Latest News
Red meat and dairy are vital for human health
Red meat and dairy are vital for human health and more must be done to challenge publications that advocate dramatic reductions or total exclusions of animal-sourced foods from human diets. This was the message from Professor Alice Stanton, from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, who warned that many publications calling for this are not rigorously peer-reviewed or transparently evidence-b...
20th February 2024
read more
Genetics a 'key part' of a healthy business
Organic dairy farmer Wil Armitage said genetics was a key part of a healthy business alongside good cow and soil health, people, and profit. Wil milks 900 cows across three farms comprising almost 3,000 acres under various agreements. Cow health Moderate-sized Holsteins make up the mainstay of the herds. “We have stuck with the Holstein, and she has delivered,” said Wil. Bulls are selected fo...
14th February 2024
read more
Sponsors Feature - Hereford Cattle Society
Over 250 years of breeding has made the famous red-coated, white-face Hereford the worlds most recognised beef breed. Capable of adapting to all type of production systems and environmental conditions, the breed can be found from the highlands of Scotland to the prairies of Canada. The breeds many attributes include ease of calving, docile natures, and superior calf survival: however, it is not j...
13th February 2024
read more
Sponsors Feature - Weatherbys Scientific
Weatherbys is a family business which has been operating successfully since 1770. The core business is rooted in thoroughbred horses and is responsible for Racing Administration in the United Kingdom, as well as registering all thoroughbred horses in Britain and Ireland within The General Stud Book. In Ireland, Weatherbys run an industry-leading laboratory service, Weatherbys Scientific, which ha...
10th February 2024
read more
Nominations for the prestigious Sir John Hammond Award 2024 - open until 1st March
BCBC continues to support one of the sector's most prestigious awards, the Sir John Hammond Award with BSAS.  Awarded to those working in research, teaching, advisory, farming or affiliated professions who have made a significant contribution and positive impacts in the UK and RoI to animal science. The nominations for the 2024 award close soon, please visit
9th February 2024
read more
How genetics, data and technology can help reduce farm emissions
Genetics holds the key to lowering farm emissions and improving farm profits. This was the message from Dairy speakers at the British Cattle Breeders conference (24 January) at Telford. Mark Smith, EMEA Beef Director at Genus ABS, said: “Sustainability starts with genetics. It’s permanent and cumulative - it carries on generation after generation.” Selecting ‘greener genetics’ Mr Smith spoke a...
5th February 2024
read more
British Cattle Breeding Conference sheds light on how farmers can go green
How can farmers adapt to meet the climate change challenges? This was the question posed at our conference in Telford, Shropshire, last week (22-24 January). Acclaimed academics, scientists and leading farmers told delegates how a combination of tools could help farmers deliver Net Zero. These included adopting carbon calculators, using cutting-edge technology to breed more efficient animals and...
30th January 2024
read more
Sponsors Feature - VikingGenetics
VikingGenetics – Innovative Breeding At VikingGenetics, we help feed the world’s expanding population and sustain the earth’s natural resources by breeding healthy, efficient, trouble-free cows. We provide science-based cattle genetic solutions for progressive dairy and beef producers innovating for the future of dairy farming. Future-friendly Farming Sustainability is the future. The world ne...
19th January 2024
read more
Sponsors Feature - Neogen
Take Advantage of Neogen’s Cutting-Edge Advancements in Genomics and Dairy Hygiene Today Our advanced combination of tailored genomics and dairy hygiene solutions enables us to support dairy farmers in achieving optimal herd health, milk quality, and profitability. Your Professional Partner in Dairy Hygiene Neogen provides a comprehensive range of dairy hygiene solutions, contributing to the ov...
18th January 2024
read more
Meet the speakers... Jason Rowntree
Jason Rowntree is a professor of Animal Science at Michigan State University (MSU) where he holds the Charles Stewart Mott Distinguished Professorship for Sustainable Agriculture. He also serves as the Director of MSU’s Center for Regenerative Agriculture. Rowntree’s research focus is identifying the metrics and management that reflect ecological improvement in grazing land systems. He conducts th...
16th January 2024
read more