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Source: CDCB CDCB and USDA AGIL detail the changes implemented for the triannual genetic evaluations on August 13, 2024. Introduction of 305-AA: The New standardized yield measurement By Asha Miles, Paul VanRaden, Gary Fok, Jana Hutchison, Lillian Bacheller, Jay Megonigal and Ezequiel...
Source: Alveo Technologies news release Alveo Technologies, Inc. (Alveo), a leader in molecular sensing and diagnostics with its proprietary technology platform, today announced that it has demonstrated in silico that its rapid, hand held, point of need molecular diagnostic for...
Source: Pennsylvania State University Introduction Dairy producers use precision dairy technologies to monitor the reproductive status, feeding behavior, and health of their herd. The precision technologies are deployed using a variety of sensors integrated with software such as triaxial accelerometers, gyroscopes, geo-positioning...
Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives Non-Fibre Carbohydrates in Dairy Diets Most feed analysis labs now routinely report nonfibre carbohydrate (NFC) levels, also commonly known as nonstructural carbohydrates (NSC). The following are answers to the common questions about this relatively new...
Source: University of Kentucky Feeding and management programs for dairy cows the first 2 to 4 weeks after calving have a direct and long-term impact on their health, milk production, and reproductive performance, and thus a dairy farm’s potential profitability....
Dr. Joe answers some questions that have come up repeatedly lately about control programs, how influenza acts in the summer, and whether or not lactating dairy cattle should be at the state fair in 2024.
Source: National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals, Section 1.9 Pastures and yards Pasture and yards can be used to provide cows with comfortable walking and lying surfaces. Pasture in particular has...
Source: Michigan State University Extension, Cora Okkema Detailed records on heifers provides opportunities for stakeholders to make well-informed management and investment decisions for the farm. Keeping detailed records of heifer management is pivotal for dairy operations aiming for efficiency, productivity, and...
Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Grains and oilseeds are among the top earning agricultural commodities in Canada. Research and innovation are helping the sector evolve in response to challenges, opportunities and market developments, and put more money back into the...
Recap The Stateline Dairy and Ag Outlook Seminar, "Understanding a Changing Industry."   Listen in as Leonard Polzin, University of Wisconsin discusses Dairy Price Outlook – Spotlight on Supply, Demand and Inflation.  
Source: Government of Alberta “Haying season is underway for another year in Alberta,” says Chris Panter, competitiveness and market analysis director with Alberta Agriculture and Irrigation. ”The past few years have been challenging for hay crops with droughts in 2021...
Source: OMAFRA You can track heifer growth to make informed decisions of when to breed using simple tools Steady growth early in life plays a crucial role in preparing a heifer for future lactations and age at first calving. Body condition...
Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases A series of experiments with highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza (HPAI H5N1) viruses circulating in infected U.S. dairy cattle found that viruses derived from lactating dairy cattle induced severe disease in mice...
Source: Cornell University By: Lorianna Keuhn and Tyler Olson As the field of genetics has advanced, new undesirable haplotypes have been discovered.  Among these are fertility haplotypes and congenital defects.  As genotyping has become more prevalent on farms, the question of...
On June 28, 2024, the United States Supreme Court overturned a 40-year-old precedent. Since 1984, the Chevron doctrine has required courts to give deference to the way an administrative agency interpreted its own rules when those rules were ambiguous....

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