Updates for the August 2021 Genetic Evaluation

Source: Lactanet Canada For each official genetic evaluation release, we take the opportunity to update and improve our services to ensure we are providing the...

The Efficient Dairy Genome Project – An International Project

Source: The Efficient Dairy Genome Project The Efficient Dairy Genome Project (EDGP) is a large international research project funded by Genome Canada. This Canadian-led project has...

Mineral status and enteric methane production in dairy cows during different stages of lactation

Source: BMC Veterinary Research, Ľubomíra Grešáková, Monika Holodová, Małgorzata Szumacher-Strabel, Haihao Huang, Piotr Ślósarz, Janusz Wojtczak, Natalia Sowińska & Adam Cieślak Abstract Background Lactating dairy cows are the greatest livestock contributor of methane, a major global...

Curly Calf Syndrome in Ayrshires

Source: Lactanet A new genetic abnormality has recently been identified in the Canadian Ayrshire population. The formal name of this genetic defect is Arthrogryposis Multiplex...

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...

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...
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