Animals & Livestock
Bull
Testing bulls for reproductive health is even more important now for beef cattle producers because feeder calves are expected to generate record prices this fall, a Purdue University veterinary scientist says.
Sheep shearing
The Indiana Sheep and Wool Market Development Council, administered by the Office of Agricultural Research at Purdue University, is now accepting applications for funding requests for any program promoting the sheep industry.
Dairy cow
"Purdue Dairy Digest," Purdue Extension's long-running dairy podcast, has switched from a weekly to a biweekly schedule, with new episodes presented on the first and third Wednesday of each month. The next new episode is set to run May 20. Listeners to the podcast should continue to expect timely, informative and entertaining commentary on a wide variety of topics related to the dairy industry, said Mike Schutz, professor of animal sciences and one of the podcast creators.
Glofish express a fluorescent protein cloned from sea anemones. (Purdue Agricultural Communication p
Purdue University research found that wild-type zebrafish consistently beat out genetically modified Glofish in competition for female mates, an advantage that led to the disappearance of the transgene from the fish population over time.