Displaying items by tag: Genetics

A pilot trial has begun, seeking to understand a possible link between the methane cows produce and their genetics.

Published in General News
Friday, 26 October 2018 11:55

Huge leap forward for sheep genetics

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (BLNZ) Genetics has launched a $5 million genetic evaluation system said to be a transformative step for the sheep industry. 

Published in Management
Friday, 09 February 2018 07:55

Animal genetics ‘olympics’ a first in NZ

About 1000 people will this month travel to New Zealand for three prestigious animal recording and genetics conferences.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 11:55

Genetic lessons show Ireland heads off NZ

Beef + Lamb NZ Genetics is looking at how Ireland improves herd genetics, in a bid to improve the way it delivers genetic information to NZ farmers.

Published in General News
Monday, 05 September 2016 13:19

Call to review GMO decision-making welcomed

Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith’s voice of reason is the common sense approach New Zealand needs when it comes to genetically modified organisms, says Federated Farmers’ president Dr William Rolleston.

Published in General News
Monday, 09 May 2016 10:55

Beefing up genetics pays off

Genetics trials on a scale not seen for at least 15 years have renewed farmer enthusiasm for beef genetics.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 29 April 2016 09:55

Dairy beef an income option for winter mating

Dairy farmers wanting to spread risk and income source are enquiring about Firstlight Wagyu genetics, says the company's supply manager Peter Keeling.

Published in Management

A New Zealand dairy farmer who has farmed overseas and worked with some of the largest dairy genetics organisations now heads World Wide Sires in New Zealand.

Published in Agribusiness
Friday, 08 April 2016 11:55

GMO regulations clarified

Minor amendments to regulations on the definition of what is and is not a GMO have been approved by Cabinet, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says.

Published in General News
Thursday, 03 March 2016 15:35

Kinky GE laws need ironing out

Forest owners say kinks in the laws covering the release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) need to be ironed out.

Published in General News
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