Accelerating genetic gain for novel traits in Canadian Holstein cows

Source: Dairy Research Cluster 3 Principal Investigator: Flavio Schenkel (University of Guelph) Co-Investigators: Christine Baes, Angela Canovas, Janusz Jamrozik (University of Guelph) Collaborators: Xin Zhao (McGill University),...

What’s New with April 2021 Genetic Evaluations

Source: Lactanet It seems that Canada’s genetic evaluation release in April of each year always comes with a series of important changes, and April 2021...

Interpreting Sire Proofs for Linear Type Traits

Source: Lactanet Author:    Allison Fleming, Geneticist, Lactanet Brian Van Doormaal, Chief Services Officer, Lactanet Conformation has been an important element of genetic improvement and selection programs...

Dairy genomic selection

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Blair Murray – Dairy Genetic Improvement Specialist/OMAFRA The use of genomic information in genetic evaluation...

Harnessing the genetics of the modern dairy cow to continue improvements in feed efficiency

Source: Journal of Dairy Science M.J.VandeHaar*L.E.Armentano†K.Weigel†D.M.Spurlock‡R.J.Tempelman*R.Veerkamp§ * Department of Animal Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing 48824 † Department of Dairy Science, University of Wisconsin,...

New undesirable genetic factor identified in Jersey breed

Source: Jersey Canada A new undesirable genetic factor, known as Jersey Neuropathy with Splayed Forelimbs (JNS), has been identified in the Jersey breed. The Jersey...

Dairy cattle genetics

Source: University of Minnesota Extension, Joe Armstrong, DVM, and Brad Heins, Extension educators Quick facts There are several genetic evaluation tools that make interpreting dairy...

In vivo model to study the impact of genetic variation on clinical outcome of...

Source: BMC Veterinary Research Abstract Background In dairy herds, mastitis causes detrimental economic losses. Genetic selection offers a sustainable tool to select animals with reduced susceptibility towards...

New genetic evaluations coming in December 2020

Source: Lactanet Several new traits will be introduced by Lactanet with the December 2020 release of genetic evaluations. For all breeds, genetic evaluations for the...

Select Sires launches new mobile app with sire search

Source: Select Sires news release Select Sires has developed a full-service sire search mobile application for farmer-owners. This easy-to-navigate app is available at no cost...
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