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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Posted by on Monday, May 16th, 2016 in Cloning

Cloned Animals Are Identical Twins A cloned animal is simply an identical twin….just born at a later place in time. Yes, that’s right…’s that simple. Oh sure, there are scientific terms that are used to describe the technology, like SCNT – somatic cell nuclear transfer, but the fact is, it simply is the method animal […]

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The concept of a livestock show may be as old as history itself.  So what is a livestock show? It is an event where livestock are exhibited and judged according to specific phenotypical (physical) breed traits, which are usually determined by a breed association. Some of the livestock species that are exhibited in these shows […]

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