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...

Livestock Sustainability Gets A Boost From Beef-On-Dairy

By GREG HENDERSON July 8, 2021 Cargill is collaborating with beef industry partners seeking environmental benefits to dairy-beef crossbreeding, a practice known in the industry as ‘beef-on-dairy.’...

Effect of in-vitro heat stress challenge on the function of blood mononuclear cells from...

Abstract Background The warming climate is causing livestock to experience heat stress at an increasing frequency. Holstein cows are particularly susceptible to heat stress because of...

Podcast “Herd health profit dollars (HHP$)”

Have you noticed the new Herd Health Profit Dollars (HHP$) index? Jeff Ziegler, vice president of dairy cattle breeding, and Bruce Smith, district sales...

New study identifies fresh insights for reducing methane emissions in cattle

Source: Wheatsheaf Group news release A study by Synomics, the biological insights business, has identified interactions between an animal's genome and its rumen microbes that...

CMSS launches Embryo Expansion Program

Source: Canadian Milking Shorthorn Society The Canadian Milking Shorthorn Society is excited to unveil its new Embryo Expansion Program in an effort to make high-quality...

Are some cows genetically susceptible to Johne’s Disease?

Source: Dairy Research Cluster A research project led by Nathalie Bissonnette (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) -Sherbrooke) and Kapil Tahlan (Memorial University of Newfoundland) is investigating genetic markers...

Select Sires Develops First-Of-Its-Kind Genetic Tool To Combat Mastitis

Mastitis is the most common clinical disease reported in dairy cows and cited as the No. 3 reason for culling in commercial dairy herds....

Major Type Traits Move to Composite Indexes

Source: Lactanet The April 2021 official genetic evaluation release by Lactanet brings changes to the evaluations for Conformation and the four major scorecard traits; Mammary...

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),...
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