• 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.

  • SHEEP numbers processed in abattoirs and sold through livestock auction marts have continued to rise steadily according to reports released by both the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and the Livestock Auctioneers' Association (LAA).