Cattlemen’s Webinar Series: Fake News! EPDs Don’t Work!

Jamie Johansen

Next up in the Cattlemen’s Webinar Series from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is centered around genetics and specifically expected progeny differences or EDPs. Join experts January 18, 2018 at 7 p.m. CT for FAKE NEWS: EPDs Don’t Work. There is a lot of fake news out there, and the perception that EPDs don’t work is one such piece …

Ag Group, Beef, Cattle, Genetics, Genomics, NCBA, Reproduction, Webinar

Red Angus Genomic Testing by Zoetis

Lizzy Schultz

Zoetis and the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) have announced a distribution agreement that will allow Red Angus breeders to order the Zoetis HD 50KTM and i50K genomic tests and tests for parentage and genetic conditions for seedstock animals directly from the RAAA. The RAAA will process orders, execute billing, and submit samples on behalf of breeders to Zoetis …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Angus, Cattle, Genomics, Zoetis

Neogen Selected to Improve Scotland Beef Herd Genetics

Jamie Johansen

Neogen Corporation has been selected by Scottish Government to perform genomics testing as part of the government’s program to improve the country’s beef herd. The objective of the Scottish Government’s program, The Beef Efficiency Scheme, is to improve overall herd profitability, and make the country’s beef herd more sustainable — both economically and environmentally. The five-year project is a partnership …

Agribusiness, Beef, Cattle, Genetics, Genomics

Fighting Antibiotic-Resistance with Genomics

Lizzy Schultz

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that at least 2 million illnesses and 23,000 deaths are caused each year in the United States by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and scientists at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are using cutting-edge technology called whole genome sequencing (WGS) to help identify the presence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria as early as …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, FDA, Genomics, Health, Research

Genus and Caribou Announce Collaboration

Lizzy Schultz

This week, Genus plc and Caribou Biosciences, Inc. announced a multi-year strategic collaboration. As part of the collaboration, Genus will receive a worldwide, exclusive license to Caribou’s leading CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology platform in certain livestock species. The partnership marks the largest technology-driven alliance that Genus has made to date, and positions Caribou at the forefront of an emerging market …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Biotech, Company Announcement, Genetics, Genomics, Research, Science, Technology

Zoetis & AGI's Beef Cattle Genomic Calibration for GE-EPDs

Jamie Johansen

Zoetis and Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) have completed the world’s largest and most comprehensive genomic calibration for beef cattle and associated integration into genomic-enhanced expected progeny differences (GE-EPDs). Angus breeders and commercial users of Angus genetics can now make even more dependable and informed decisions using DNA test results incorporated into weekly genetic evaluations. “The value of GE-EPDs powered by …

Agribusiness, Angus, Beef, Cattle, Genetics, Genomics, Zoetis

AGI President Discusses Genomics Technology

Lizzy Schultz

While visiting the headquarters of the American Angus Association in St. Joseph, Missouri, AgWired’s Jamie Johansen was able to sit down for an interview with Dr. Dan Moser, president of Angus Genetics Incorporated (AGI), the largest provider of genetics worldwide AGI develops and promotes technology for use by the beef industry, including DNA technology, and has developed genomic-enhanced EPDs for …

Ag Group, Angus, Audio, Beef, Breeding, Genetics, Genomics, Technology

CRV Launches HerdOptimizer

Jamie Johansen

CRV USA launches CRV HerdOptimizer to assist producers in reaching elite performance to maximize ROI on every animal in a herd during these times of fluctuating prices for milk, meat and resources. CRV is accepting 30 applicants to be the first U.S. HerdOptimizer herds. HerdOptimizer is an efficient and easy-to-use genomic herd management tool for dairy farmers who are innovators …

Agribusiness, Cattle, Dairy, Genetics, Genomics