Johne’s disease costs the Canadian dairy industry an estimated $90 million a year through loss of production. PBD Biotech has gained funding from the Canadian government to progress development of its unique Actiphage test for mycobacterial diseases to address this major economic issue.
Climate impact of grass-fed herds in pastures, that include white clover, are less than previous IPPC estimates, which are based on collated data not direct measurement and underestimate the reduction in microbial activity.
#BFA19 finalist: Breedr’s precision livestock app is underpinned by analysis from six years of real-world farm records. Breedr founder, Ian Wheal, discussed the results at the European Animal AgTech Innovation Summit this week.
“We know as arable farmers that we need to do something to improve soil health and structure and the inclusion of livestock in the rotation