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the trend to bigger cows needs to be arrested

For years now dairy cows have been growing in stature, however that trend needs to be arrested to ensure efficiency. That was the message at a recent AHDB Calf to Calving meeting held in Aberdeen.AHDB Dairy Technical Manager Andy Dodd explained that a maintenance value had been added into the most commonly used breeding indices to try and stop UK dairy cattle getting any bigger. In time the value should see fewer very large cows being bred.While breeding indexes such as the Profitable Lifetime Index (£PLI) and the Spring Calving Index (£SCI) have always included key traits such as fertility, longevity and production, maintenance has been a more recent addition. Using the genetics of the terminal sire it estimates the mature weight of the daughter compared to the average heifer which means

dairy farmers know what their cows need

No-one knows their cows better than a dairy farmer, and hence they are best placed to know the needs and preferences of their own herd. Even in the UK there is a huge variety in our dairy herd and dairy farms, from Guernsey cows to the black and white Holstein Friesian, from small family run mixed units to larger more specialised dairy enterprises.This is what makes the UK dairy industry unique and there is no one size fits all for dairy farming. It gets even more complicated when you consider dairy farms produce milk for different dairy products, some of which can be stored and others that are sold fresh.The biggest demand in the UK is for a year round level supply fresh liquid milk which means we have a completely different dairy system to that in Ireland and New Zealand where they have

cowlar, a 'fitbit for cows', just got into y combinator

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man arrested in probe into disappearance of corrie mckeague - this is the west c

Police investigating the disappearance of RAF gunner Corrie McKeague have arrested a man on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice. Suffolk Constabulary said the 26-year-old was arrested on Wednesday and is being questioned over "information provided to the investigation".Start the conversation, or Read more at This is The West Country.

two children, 10 and 12, arrested after blaze destroys house in norlane

Two children have been arrested over a fire that ripped through a house in Norlane, near Geelong.A blaze gutted an unoccupied house in Moa Street about 4pm Saturday. Police say the house was so badly damaged it will need to be destroyed.
The children were arrested over a fire that ripped through a house in Norlane.

 Photo: Georgia MattsSoon after, police found the children, aged 10 and 12, at a nearby address.They were arrested but later let off with police cautions.

the hidden threat behind kenya’s worsening drought - kenya

He had known they were going to die for weeks. He could tell by the dullness in their eyes and the way their ribs poked through the skin. Knowing their fate didn’t make it any easier for Guyole Elema to watch as half his cows starved to death, one after another.Read more on IRIN

five arrested for blackmailing gay men in haarlem and alkmaar

Photo: Depositphotos.comFive men have been arrested for blackmailing gay men in Haarlem and Alkmaar in two separate investigations, regional broadcaster NH Nieuws said on Tuesday.Two teenagers, aged 17 and 19, from Lelystad were arrested for the Haarlem cases. The Alkmaar incidents involve three men aged 20 to 23. All five have been remanded in custody.So far 15 victims have gone to the police claiming they are being blackmailed. They met their blackmailers online via dating apps and websites.The victims, who range in age from 17 to 76, were told to pay over money to keep the encounters a secret. Two of the victims were also subjected to physical violence, the broadcaster says.

agricultural revolution sees six out of seven farms disappear since 1950

Photo: Depositphotos.comThe Dutch farming sector has been transformed since the war by massive consolidation that has seen six out of every seven farms disappear, new figures show.A study by the CBS confirmed that large-scale agribusinesses now dominate the sector. The average pig farm in 2017 had 1,600 animals, against a figure of seven in 1950. Similarly, cattle farmers now have an average herd of nearly 160 cows, compared to 13 in 1950.Overall the Netherlands has 55,000 farming businesses, cultivating a total area of 1.8 million hectares. Both the number of farms and the total land area have shrunk since 1950, when there were 410,000 farms working 2.3 million hectares overall.The number of sheep has declined sharply from a peak of 2 million in 1992 to around 780,000, slightly fewer than

two accomplices of prajapati arrested

Two aides of the absconding UP Cabinet minister Gayatri Prajapati have been arrested from Noida by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force in connection with the rape case against the SP leader. The two accused in the case were picked up from Noida and brought here for interrogation, ADG (Law and Order) Daljit Chaudhary told PTI in Lucknow today.The two were arrested late last night from Jewar on the Yamuna Expressway. Yesterday, the minister's security guard Chandrapal was arrested in connection with the case. An FIR was lodged on February 17 against the minister for raping a woman and molesting her daughter.Chaudhary said Prajapati too would be arrested soon as a Look Out notice had been issued against him as also a Non Bailable Warrant. His passport has been impounded and if needed his pro

lucknow encounter: ex-iaf employee arrested, police call him 'mastermind'

The police on Thursday arrested a former Indian Air Force (IAF) employee who they believe is the "mastermind" of a terror module that included Saifullah, a suspected terrorist killed in an encounter on Wednesday.
Mohd Ghaus Khan was picked up from Kanpur by the Anti- Terrorist Squad, and revealed vital information during questioning, said Additional Director General of UP Police Daljit Chaudhary.
He said another suspect, identified only as Azhar, was also arrested by the ATS.
Khan "is a technical man and a hardcore member of the module," Chaudhary said, adding he was the "main accused and mastermind" of the module.
He said Azhar, the second suspect, was the main supplier of arms to the module. He did not say where he was arrested from, or in what capacity Khan worked in the air for

germany: dusseldorf axe attack leaves several injured

(BERLIN) — A man was arrested after injuring five people with an ax at Duesseldorf's main train station late Thursday, police said, correcting earlier police reports of two arrests.A spokeswoman for Duesseldorf police Anja Kynast told The Associated Press that the man arrested was also injured. She was unable to say how serious any of the injuries were.Earlier, a spokesman for federal police, who are usually in charge of policing train stations, had said two people were arrested and further attackers might be on the run.Kynast says officers are searching the station and its surroundings, but that they do not have concrete information about further attackers at this stage.

minister vows to review westconnex property valuation

Finance Minister Victor Dominello has vowed to review how a Sydney home owner was offered less than an official valuation by the NSW Valuer-General for his property, forcibly acquired for the $16.8 billion WestConnex motorway.Two days before a conciliation hearing in the Land and Environment Court on Tuesday over compensation he will receive, former St Peters resident Richard Capuano received a letter on behalf of the acquiring agency, Roads and Maritime Services.Wesley College journal identifies sexual relationships Video duration01:47Previous slideNext slideVideo duration01:16Home owner arrested during WestConnex ...Home owner arrested during WestConnex evictionA Sydney man is arrested while attempting to prevent the compulsory acquisition of his home for the WestConnex motorway.Wesley C

ruffles and lace to spice up your day

There’s something so attractive about some clothes that they are our never ending stimulation. That’s exactly where the Ruffles and Laces take over our closets and lives. Forever being in trend, there’s always a new piece in this section that can brighten your fashion sense, keeping it perfect for any occasion. Ruffles, frills, laces, once thought upon as a child-like trend has got a huge fashion makeover that you wouldn’t want to let go.Shop from shopnineteen.comDenim Blue Off The Shoulder Skater DressGrey Lace Crop TopLacey White Skater DressPink Lacey Button Down ShirtPurple Lace BlouseRed Bodycon DressAuthor: Bhavya Rebala

bollywood is getting the jumpsuit trend back

It was not long ago that we had almost rendered jumpsuits jaded.Just when we were to rest them in peace, our tinsel town beauties started flaunting their curves wearing jumpsuits from their favorite labels.Trust these divas to make or break a trend. Now, how can we let go the jumpsuits if our fashionistas are not yet ready to give up on this onies?To guide you through the trending styles and to give you all the inspiration you need to carry the trend this season, here’s a list of 10 celebrity sightings in Jumpsuits.Sonam Kapoor’s Ruffled JumpsuitWhen Sonam Kapoor works a trend she is to be followed blindly. Holding the crown of India’s most celebrated fashionista, Sonam wears everything that’s trending with a twist. At the Chandon India event most recently, stylist and sibling Rhea Kapoor

stockholm double murder suspect arrested in denmark

Police at the scene in Kista on March 8th. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT/Scanpix
Danish police have arrested a man in his thirties on suspicion of carrying out a shooting in which two men were killed in the Stockholm suburb of Kista.
The man, held on suspicion in absentia by Swedish police on Saturday, was arrested in Denmark in the early hours of Monday and will be brought to Stockholm for questioning, reports Swedish news agency TT.
“We want to ascertain what involvement he has had in this murder, whether or not he is the primary perpetrator,” Stockholm Police spokesperson Kjell Lindgren told TT.
Police declined to confirm any details of the arrest or the identity of the man himself.
The exact location in Denmark of the arrest also remains unclear, as does the man's nationality.
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vic mensa arrested for gun possession, released on $35,000 bail

After being pulled over for a traffic violation for allegedly running a red light and having tinted windows, Vic Mensa was arrested on Feb. 28 at about 2:20 p.m. PT in Beverly Hills for carrying a gun in his car and the wrong carry permit, a representative from the Beverly Hills Police Department tells Billboard.According to an initial report on TMZ, police confiscated the gun and arrested Mensa once they discovered the permit was from another state.Mensa spent the night in jail and was charged with a felony count of carrying a concealed weapon. He was released on $35,000 bail.This isn't the first time Mensa has been pinned down by the Beverly Hills police. Last year, officers detained Mensa after they accused him of stealing merchandise at Barneys.

will get bigger mandate in 2019 polls: amit shah

Describing the victory in the just-concluded Assembly polls as greater than the one in the 2014 general elections, BJP President Amit Shah today said the party "will get a bigger mandate" in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.Terming the massive win in Uttar Pradesh as approval of the BJP-led NDA government's pro-poor policies, Shah said the party's victory march will continue in upcoming polls in Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat as well the eastern and southern parts of the country.He was addressing party workers at BJP headquarters here ahead of felicitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the victory in the Assembly elections in UP and Uttarakhand."The results of these five states will take the party forward from its historic win in 2014 general elections," Shah said adding that the party

woman arrested in turkey linked to russian ambassador assassination

A 33-year-old Russian woman has been
arrested in connection with the murder of Andrei Karlov, Moscow's ambassador to
Turkey, the Turkish media has reported.The woman, known only as Yekaterina,
was arrested in the Turkish capital of Ankara, Turkey's Hurriyet
newspaper reported Monday.She is accused of contacting Karlov's
killer, former police cadet Mevlut Altyntash, before the
assassination, an unnamed law enforcement source told the newspaper.Karlov was shot in an Ankara art
gallery by Altyntashem in December 2016. The Kremlin called the attack “a
provocation” designed to derail the peace process in Syria and improving relations between Russia and Turkey.

ex-iaf man, 'mastermind' of terror group, held in kanpur

Police today arrested a former IAF employee who they believe is the "mastermind" of a terror module that included Saifullah, a suspected terrorist killed in an encounter yesterday.Mohd Ghaus Khan was picked up from Kanpur by the Anti- Terrorist Squad, and revealed vital information during questioning, said Additional Director General of UP Police Daljit Chaudhary.He said another suspect, identified only as Azhar, was also arrested by the ATS.Khan "is a technical man and a hardcore member of the module," Chaudhary said, adding he was the "main accused and mastermind" of the module.He said Azhar, the second suspect, was the main supplier of arms to the module. He did not say where he was arrested from, or in what capacity Khan worked in the air force.The UP police claimed that with these two

camila cabello's birthday wish? for her boobs to be just 'a little bigger'

Camila Cabello is turning 20 years old on Friday, and on Monday (Feb. 27), she revealed to her Twitter followers a very special birthday wish.Because the singer is already gifted with beauty, talent and success, she tweeted that only thing she wants on her big day is bigger boobs.Among the flood of fan responses assuring Cabello that she is beautiful and doesn’t need to change a single thing about herself, friend and fellow singer Charlie Puth decided to throw in his two cents by tweeting a mouthless emoji.Fans did not handle the cryptic tweet well and rushed straight to Cabello’s defense because, in their opinion, nobody asked Puth what he thought on the matter. 

fugitive jason rees arrested after alleged stabbing in wollongong

Wanted fugitive Jason Rees, who escaped police custody in Wollongong on Thursday, has been arrested after allegedly stabbing another man on Sunday. Mr Rees, 43, had been on the run since Thursday evening after he was arrested by police on Thursday in relation to firearm and assault offences.
Mr Rees has been arrested after allegedly stabbing a man on Sunday. Photo: Media AustralisHe was taken to Wollongong Hospital to be assessed but, despite being handcuffed, managed to escape at about 6pm, police said.After receiving a call at close to 3.40pm on Sunday, police attended a property on Corrimal Street, Wollongong, following reports a man had been stabbed.
Mr Rees had been on the run since Thursday when he escaped police custody. Photo: Media AustralisThe victim, a 52-year-old man, was f

fugitive jason rees arrested after alleged stabbing in wollongong

Wanted fugitive Jason Rees, who escaped police custody in Wollongong on Thursday, has been arrested after allegedly stabbing another man on Sunday. Mr Rees, 43, had been on the run since Thursday evening after he was arrested by police on Thursday in relation to firearm and assault offences.
Mr Rees has been arrested after allegedly stabbing a man on Sunday. Photo: Media AustralisHe was taken to Wollongong Hospital to be assessed but, despite being handcuffed, managed to escape at about 6pm, police said.After receiving a call at close to 3.40pm on Sunday, police attended a property on Corrimal Street, Wollongong, following reports a man had been stabbed.
Mr Rees had been on the run since Thursday when he escaped police custody. Photo: Media AustralisThe victim, a 52-year-old man, was f

vic mensa reportedly arrested for gun possession

Vic Mensa was reportedly arrested on a felony count of carrying a concealed weapon last week, and the details are now surfacing.According to TMZ, Mensa was pulled over by police in Beverly Hills for having tinted windows and running a stop sign. When he pulled his car over, the 23-year-old allegedly told officers that he had both a gun and a concealed carry permit with him. However, according to the police report obtained by TMZ, Mensa’s permit was not for California. He was subsequently arrested, booked, and spent one night in jail before being released on $35,000 bail.As of press time, Mensa has yet to publicly comment on the incident.Last year, Mensa was detained by Beverly Hills police on suspicion of shoplifting after he spent $4,000 at Barneys. The rapper in turn accused the officers

greek police reel in nationwide ring of loan sharks | news

Six suspects were arrested over the weekend as police in Ioannina, northwestern Greece, dismantled a usury racket.Police said they arrested five Greeks and one Bulgarian national during separate operations in Ioannina, Arta, Thessaloniki, Xylokastro and Vrachati in the Peloponnese.The alleged ringleader is also under arrest, authorities said.Police have also confiscated an unidentified amount of cash and gold in connection with the case.The operation is ongoing.

samsung launches galaxy a5 (2017) and galaxy a7 (2017) in india

Today, Samsung launched two new smartphones in India. You’ll soon be able to get your hands on the Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017). Both devices are already available for pre-order on Samsung’s online store, while sales will officially kick off on March 15 – online and offline. The Galaxy A5 will set you back Rs. 28,990, while its bigger brother can be yours for Rs. 33,490.The Samsung Galaxy A5 is the smaller of the two devices. It features a 5.2-inch Full HD Super AMOLED screen and is powered by the Exynos 7880 chipset. It has 3 GB of RAM and comes equipped with two 16 MP cameras — front and back — with an f/1.9 aperture. There is 32 GB of storage available, but if you’re a power user, you can expand it for an additional 256 GB via a microSD card.See also:Samsung Galaxy A3 & A5 2017

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