Hester acquires technology from ICAR - IVRI to develop Brucella vaccine

     Hester has signed the agreement towards receiving the indigenously developed technology from ICAR-IVRI (Indian Council of Agriculture Research – Indian Veterinary Research Institute), for developing the Brucella Abortus S19 Delta Per vaccine. The agreement was signed through video confe...Read more

Suminter India Organics distributes 50 indigenous cows to farmers

Suminter India Organics a privately held supplier of certified organic products from India to Europe and the United State has been producing and exporting organic cotton in Kutch, Gujarat since the last 12 years Suminter India has recently distributed cows under the "Livelihood Dairy Development Program" in colla...Read more

Scientists create gene-edited livestock surrogate sires fertile

In a recent study by a research team led by Oatley used the gene-editing tool, CRISPR-Cas9, to knock out a gene-specific to male fertility in the animal embryos that would be raised to become surrogate sires. The male animals were then born sterile but began producing sperm after researchers transplanted stem cell...Read more

Suguna Foods inks $15 Mn deal with ADB to sustain poultry farming operations  

 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed an agreement for $15 million of debt financing through the subscription of nonconvertible debentures for Suguna Foods Private Limited (Suguna), in equivalent Indian rupees, to help sustain poultry farming operations, as well as rural livelihoods and food security i...Read more

15 Karnataka districts to launch domestic animal ambulances

Officials of the Animal Husbandry Department will soon launch domestic animal ambulances in 15 Karnataka districts to cater to their welfare, as reported by an official recently.   Though phase 2 has also been approved, the funding is yet to be released because of the disruption caused by coronavirus. The ...Read more

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