Source: South Dakota State University, by: Warren Rusche Combinations of new technologies and economic challenges often usher in sweeping changes and opportunities. The use of beef genetics on dairy cows is the most-recent example. While there has always been some...
Source: Canadian Journal of Animal Science Authors: P. Martin, C. Baes, K. Houlahan, C.M. Richardson, J. Jamrozik, and F. Miglior Abstract In the Canadian dairy industry, there are currently over 80 traits routinely evaluated, and more are considered for potential selection. Particularly, in the last few years, recording has commenced for several new phenotypes...
Source: Dairy at Guelph, University of Guelph By: Mya Kidson As climate change concerns mount, a new University of Guelph study may help dairy producers to breed cattle that are more resilient to frequent heat waves. Dr. Bonnie Mallard, a professor...
Source: Lactanet, by: Brian Van Doormaal Today, essentially every bull with semen available to Ayrshire breeders was pre-selected by the A.I. organization based on genomic testing and has an official genomic evaluation published by Lactanet.  In this way, there has...
Source: ScienceDirect L.F.BritoaN.BederebF.DouhardcH.R.OliveiraadM.ArnalceF.PeñagaricanofA.P.SchinckelaC.F.BaesdgF.Migliord a Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University, 270 S. Russell Street, West Lafayette, IN 47 907, USA b INRAE, Institut Agro, PEGASE, 35 590 Saint-Gilles, France c GenPhySE, Université de Toulouse, INRAE, ENVT, F-31326 Castanet Tolosan, France ...
Source: Lactanet, Brian Van Doormaal Where the relative emphasis placed on each of the three main components in each breed is presented in the following table along with the multiplicative factors for each component. Breed LPI Constant Production Durability Health & Fertility Emphasis Factor Emphasis Factor Emphasis Factor Ayrshire 2004 46 .5685 32 .7215 22 .9561 Brown Swiss 959 55 .5440 27 .6786 18 .8349 Canadienne 932 55 .4565 30 .6653 15 .8759 Guernsey 644 50 .5540 35 .7523 15 .6923 Holstein 2200 40 .5408 40 .8243 20 .6967 Jersey 1087 50 .5970 30 .6387 20 .7483 Milking Shorthorn 1065 56 .5389 30 .7992 14 1.0363 Production Component...
Source: Kansas State University news release New research at Kansas State University reveals how probiotics may not be as beneficial for animal and human health as thought. Probiotics, in most uses, are organisms considered to be beneficial for gut health in...
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 has brought about revolutionary change in dairy cattle selection. Genomic evaluations increase the accuracy of...
Source: Ontario Genomics Ontario Genomics, the Agricultural Adaptation Council and Genome Canada have partnered with Farm and Food Care Ontario to produce five educational videos highlighting cutting-edge technology and research across Ontario’s agriculture and agri-food sectors. This series features a 360-degree, virtual...
Source: Lactanet The ancestry of all registered dairy cattle can be traced back to the origin of each breed’s herdbook. For Jerseys this is the Island of Jersey, for Ayrshires the County of Ayr in Scotland, for Guernsey the Island of...
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