Climate change causes a run on banks, for crop genes (commentary)

While the impacts of climate change are putting pressure on agriculture, they are also making the conservation of the world’s most important crops more challenging.Even industrialized nations like Portugal, Spain and Italy–as well as research institutes and...

Understanding Genetics When Raising Livestock

An animal’s biological system is just as important to understand as humans. Genetics impacts health, which is essential when raising livestock. Sick animals can infect others and lead to lost profits. Here are some tips for understanding livestock genetics. It’s...

Agricultural Mindset Change for Africa; Top Plant Breeder Speaks

Professor Paul M. Kimani, (once chairman of the Crop Science Society of Kenya), is a geneticist and a plant breeder, whose impact on Africa’s Agricultural development cannot be downplayed. He has extensive research and teaching experience in genetics and plant...

Plant extracts to promote growth and feed efficiency in beef cattle

Since the 1940’s the livestock market has been restructured to meet the population’s food needs. This intensification phase has been accompanied by great improvement in genetics, housing and other farm practices. Research in animal nutrition also contributed to a...