ICRISAT develops high-forage pearl millet  variety

 Farmers cultivating Pearl Millet can now grow millets that are resistant to leaf spot and blight diseases, farmers in the states of Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry as per the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT).  It will, now, be possible to...Read more

ICAR-CIPHET inks MoU with GADVASU for livestock research

Guru Angad dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Indian Council of Agricultural Research- Central Institute of Post-Harvest and Engineering Technology, (CIPHET) Ludhiana for collaboration in teaching, research and extension activities for the we...Read more

BASF to invest in animal husbandry focused startup SmartAHC

 BASF Venture Capital has announced that along with specialty chemicals producer Evonik and China’s Shenzhen Sinoagri E-Commerce it will be investing in SmartAHC, a leading supplier of digitalization solutions for pig farming focused on the Chinese market.  SmartAHC uses sensors, camera systems an...Read more

American red meat demand boosts corn, soybean exports: USMEF 

The United States Meat Export Federation, (USMEF) has released an updated version of the independent study aimed at quantifying the value red meat exports provide to U.S. corn and soybean producers. Since 2015, indirect exports of corn and soybeans through beef and pork exports have been the fastest-growing categ...Read more

Africa’s livestock sector unsustainable: Malabo report

The Malabo Montpellier Panel has concluded in its report that Africa will be unable to meet demand for meat and milk by 2050 and benefit from growth in the livestock sector unless countries adopt new policies and methods. Meat consumption per capita across Africa is expected to increase from 19 kg to 26 kg p...Read more

S&W Seed Company ties up with Ag Alumni Seed for developing dhurrin-free sorghum

S&W Seed Company and The Agricultural Alumni Seed Improvement Association, Inc. (Ag Alumni Seed) announced the execution of an exclusive agreement to collaborate on joint development of dhurrin-free sorghum for use in S&W’s grain, sweet, forage sorghum and other sorghum species. Dhurrin is a precurso...Read more

Govt announces Rs 15,000 cr to boost dairy and livestock sector

The central government announced an allocation of Rs 15,000 crore to bolster India’s animal husbandry and livestock sector, or ‘pashudhan’, and an interest subvention of up to 3% to private players for setting up of dairy, poultry and meat processing units. The government announced an allocation...Read more

ICAR’s Fodder Beet: Lifesaver for livestock in arid zones  

  The Indian Council of Agricultural Research's Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur, Rajasthan has come up with a new fodder crop, Fodder Beet, a plant that produces tubers of an average weight of 5 to 6 kgs. This is in response to the farmers’ need in arid regions who find it challenging to ...Read more

Neogen launches enhanced genomic test for commercial cattle  

     Neogen Corporation recently announced that is has launched an enhanced version of its Igenity® Beef profile, a genomic test for commercial cattle.  Last fall, Neogen announced a partnership with International Genetic Solutions (IGS) to put even more power behind Igenity Beef by leve...Read more

Brooke India provides veterinary services amid Covid19 lock down

     Brooke India (BI), an International NGO dedicated to the service of the working equine and the socially backward and marginalised equine owning community immediately responded to the critical situation due to covid19. BI reached out to various Central, State and Local Administrative bodies an...Read more

TenderCuts introduces contact-less retail service during  Covid19 pandemic

TenderCuts, a Chennai-based tech-driven omni-channel meat & seafood company; in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, has introduced contactless retail - a one-of-its-kind service amongst meat & seafood retail at its stores.  The service is part of the company’s initiative to mitigate the ongoing...Read more

KVK Jhajjar develops a live model of livestock-based Integrated Farming System

Krishi Vigyan Kendra - Jhajjar is going to be the first center in the state, where a live model of livestock-based Integrated Farming System has been established. Not only the farmer community, but the general public will also be able to understand the usefulness of the system. The exhibition unit will have a set-...Read more