Livestock Research

Canadian mobile device offers instant dairy cow health check September 2016

Dairy Quality Inc. is a Queensville, Ont. company that prides itself on creating high tech solutions to meet dairy farming challenges. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Check off study shows benefits to beef producers August 2016

Every check-off dollar invested in research and marketing activities resulted in a benefit cost ratio of 14:1 or $14 of benefit for cattle producers. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

AAFC researcher receives recognition from beef industry August 2016

Tim McAllister received the 2016 Canadian Beef Industry Award for Outstanding Research and Innovation at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

CCIA accounces traceability symposium July 2016

The Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA) has announced its Traceability Symposium 2016 on November 2-3, 2016. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Research identifies gene variant responsible for scrapie July 2016

Live goats can now be tested for scrapie susceptibility and resistance thanks to newly completed genetic research by a researcher at Trent University. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Livestock diversity: March 2016

The ARS National Animal Germplasm Collection is helping to open up a genetic bottleneck in the Holstein dairy breed. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Canola beats soybean as a protein source for dairy cattle February 2016

Canola, traditionally raised for its seed oil, can also be a good source of protein for dairy cattle. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Underlying heart problems could be causing pig deaths during transport February 2016

New research is suggesting that heart failure due to enlarged hearts may be a key reason why some pigs die on farm or during transport. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

The same for less: February 2016

MSU researchers are working to breed cows that require less food to produce the same volume of milk. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Investment in dairy research February 2016

$1.75 million to be invested in dairy research cluster to help increase milk production and improve understanding of health affects of dairy fat. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Improving disease response goal of new University of Guelph tool February 2016

A new decision-making tool created at the University of Guelph could aid in the complicated task of prioritizing responses to zoonotic diseases and outbreaks. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Tackling cattle fever ticks with vaccines January 2016

RS scientists are developing novel vaccines to help protect livestock against cattle ticks that hitchhike on wildlife. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

New nano sensor detects dairy cattle diseases quickly, easily January 2016

A new handheld instrument can quickly and easily detect two significant diseases in dairy cattle before the animals become sick. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Quick-test identifies compounds that can give pork an unpleasant smell October 2015

A new tool being developed will be able to quickly and easily identify the presence of two compounds in pork that can give the meat an unpleasant odour. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

University of Guelph agricultural research ranks high in global lists October 2015

he University of Guelph is among top schools worldwide for research, and No. 1 in Canada for agricultural sciences, in two university rankings recently released. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Firing up fibre digestion for hogs September 2015

What if we can redirect high quality grains like corn and wheat from feeding livestock to feeding our growing world population? Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Crowd hears presentation by Dr. Temple Grandin

A sold-out crowd of 250 gathered at War Memorial Hall at the University of Guelph on August 27 to hear world-renowned animal behaviourist Dr. Temple Grandin give a keynote presentation. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Major dairy cattle feed efficiency research project August 2015

Project to increase feed efficiency and reduce methane emissions. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

New funding to increase feed efficiency and reduce methane emissions in Canada's dairy industry July 2015

Project will help industry growth by helping select dairy cattle with the genetic traits needed for more efficient feed conversion and lower methane production. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

New funding to improve disease resilience and sustainability in pork production July 2015

Researchers are leading a team that has received funding to develop genomics tools to help producers manage disease, reduce costs, and increase product quality. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

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