• WITH an overall type merit (TM) of +3.64, De-Su BKM McCutchen leads both the latest UK and International indexes issued by Holstein UK.

  • DAIRYCO'S latest spring block-calving index, released in April, remains unchanged at the top as the Jersey sires Danish VJ Tester, Danish VJ Link and Danish DJ Holmer, retain their lead postitions.

  • TWO Canadian Enforcer sons have retained the top two places in the latest DairyCo young genomic sire index in April, based on Profitable Lifetime Index (£PLI).

  • TEXEL breeders will soon be at the forefront of the UK sheep breeding industry thanks to the establishment of a network of Texel phenotyping farms and the collection of data for the development of novel estimated breeding values (EBV) and genomic indexes.

  • A NEW diagnostic blood test for sheep scab infestation has been developed at the Moredun, with work now being carried out by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).

  • RICHARD Jones (pictured) has recently joined Holstein UK as its new chief executive officer.

  • A PROJECT to develop a system for the exchange of cattle information across the supply chain has been given the go-ahead by Agri-tech Catalyst.

  • A TRADING bonus for members was announced by the ANM Group, which encompasses Aberdeen and Northern Marts, at a recent press briefing ahead of the group agm next week.

  • A CANADIAN bull has topped the recent DairyCo daughter-proven Profitable Lifetime Index (£PLI) ranking after heading up the UK's first ever genomic ranking three years ago.

  • MORE cattle carcases are meeting the R4L or better target specification year-on-year according to Eblex's latest analysis of 2014 carcase classification data.