Posted by on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 in General
Horse herd run in desert sand storm

Ten Top Things We Love About Horses Horses keep us, and our children, out of trouble. Horses require time. Lots of it. The time committed to the care and riding of a horse, will mean less time available to wander in the mall, play video games, and other less healthy activities. Owning a horse, builds […]

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Posted by on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 in General

2016 marks a milestone for several incredible scientific breakthroughs. It has been twenty years since Dolly the sheep was born. Dolly was the first mammal produced from an adult somatic (skin) cell. The procedures developed to produce Dolly are still used today in the ViaGen cloning program. Why is that important? Today farmers and ranchers […]

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Posted by on Monday, October 17th, 2016 in General
world food day

World Food Day October 16th is World Food Day.  You are fortunate to live in a land of abundance, but many people around the world do not.  Approximately 800 million people go hungry every day. On this day, where we have enough food to eat, we ask you to ponder these questions: Do you know what […]

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Posted by on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 in General
bovine cloning

The Cream of the Crop – 2016 World Dairy Expo When we were young children we participated in “show and tell” at school; we feel the same way today about the World Dairy expo and our work in bovine cloning and bovine genetic preservation.  We could not wait to bring our new pet, or toy, or family […]

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Posted by on Monday, August 1st, 2016 in General
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How Does the Dairy Industry Use Cloning to Capitalize the Value from High Genomic Females? Today, breeders looking into the possibility of bovine cloning have more information at an earlier age about the relative genetic merits of their animals.   Genomic prediction is a dairy industry tool that links an animal’s DNA information to its relatives’ performance information […]

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