Genetics turns cows into export marvels

Hawke’s Bay agri-businesses Brownrigg Agriculture and Firstlight Foods are turning a wasted resource into export gold. Hybrid dairy bobby calves are usually sent straight to the works but thanks to Brownrigg’s success in breeding top wagyu, a cross between the animals is producing a premium product.  They imported embryos and air-freighted wagyu calves to their Japanese customer who helped improve their Te Aute Valley herd’s genetics. They now produce top-flight bulls. Use is also made of pharmaceutical company Pfizer’s genetic profiling service.

View the original article here: Genetics turns cows into export marvels

Outbreak Daily Digest
Biotech Facts & Fallacies
Genetics Unzipped
Infographic: Deaths from COVID-19 are far higher than reported estimates

Infographic: Deaths from COVID-19 are far higher than reported estimates

More than 2.8 million people have lost their lives due to the pandemic, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis ...
seralinistud

Gilles-Éric Séralini: Activist professor and face of anti-GMO industry

The French biologist and his research team--funded by the Rodale ...
vandana shiva

Vandana Shiva: ‘Rock Star’ of GMO protest movement has anti-science history

In a 2012 interview, Bill Moyers referred to Vandana Shiva as ...
News on human & agricultural genetics and biotechnology delivered to your inbox.
glp menu logo outlined

Newsletter Subscription

Optional. Mail on special occasions.
Send this to a friend