Friday, July 1, 2022

Genetics


Rethink on GM policy needed

Rethink on GM policy needed

ByRichard RennieMay 31, 2022
There is a level of hypocrisy within New Zealand’s stance on genetically modified (GM) foods that does not sit well with John Caradus.  He points out NZ consumers can shop for over 90 different GM foods produced from 10 plant…

Meat board to fund genetics programme

ByAnnette ScottMay 27, 2022
The New Zealand Meat Board (NZMB) has confirmed funding to back a genetics programme set to boost beef sector profits by $460 million. Following consultation with farmers, the board confirmed…

M bovis barriers to cattle genetic importation

ByHugh StringlemanApr 29, 2022
Importations of cattle embryos and semen have been disrupted by New Zealand’s new import health standard (IHS) on bovine germplasm to keep out Mycoplasma bovis and 15 other cattle diseases.…

Milestone for genetics programme

ByNeal WallaceApr 14, 2022
BLNZ beef genetics’ specialist Anna Boyd and Landcorp Kepler Farm manager Travis Leslie, weaning calves this week, part of beef genetics improvement programme.There was special interest in the 240 calves…


Taking charge of NZ’s beef genetics

Taking charge of NZ’s beef genetics

ByAnnette ScottApr 6, 2022
The opportunity to develop tools unique to the NZ beef industry was a big attraction for Gemma Jenkins as she…
Beef genetics programme aims to boost profits

Beef genetics programme aims to boost profits

ByAnnette ScottMar 22, 2022
NZMB chair Andrew Morrison says it’s important to invest on behalf of all farmers to ensure all farmers can benefit…
Sexed semen adds value

Sexed semen adds value

ByStaff reporterMar 15, 2022
LIC general manager NZ markets Malcolm Ellis says demand for sexed semen has increased as farmers realise that if they…
LIC extends DNA testing service to heifer calves

LIC extends DNA testing service to heifer calves

ByGerald PiddockMar 8, 2022
LIC’s Genomic Evaluation Service can now analyse DNA information from heifer calves, to give farmers the ability to identify their…
New high-tech CRV lab to meet sexed semen demand

New high-tech CRV lab to meet sexed semen demand

ByStaff reporterFeb 22, 2022
CRV’s new facility at Bellevue uses IntelliGen technology to process sexed semen for the dairy industry.Dairy genetics company CRV has…
Sheep genetic potential holds challenges

Sheep genetic potential holds challenges

ByRichard RennieFeb 16, 2022
AgResearch scientist Patricia Johnson says sheep farmers have to deal with many unproven claims about new breeds’ suitability to NZ…
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