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Source: WCDS Advances in Dairy Technology Mark Carson EastGen Genetics, Guelph, ON Email: Mark.Carson@EastGen.ca Take Home Messages Reproductive performance has improved in herds larger than 150 cows in central and western Canada since 2011. Improvements in heifer inventory management can be seen in...
Source: Lactanet Producers and consumers around the globe have had an increased interest in A2 milk, mainly for its improved digestibility. But did you know there is another milk casein entering the niche market? Kappa Casein is known to play...
Source: MDPI Dave J. Seymour1,3,†, Dagnachew Hailemariam4, Graham Plastow4, Hinayah R. de Oliveira1,2,‡, Christine F. Baes1,5 and Flavio S. Schenkel1,* 1Centre for Genetic Improvement of Livestock, Department of Animal Biosciences, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada 2Lactanet Canada, Guelph, ON N1K...
Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada A century of improvement Canadian dairy cattle genetics are among the best in the world. So it's not surprising that producers in many countries depend on Canadian genetics to provide consistent, high-quality results in their breeding...
Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada, dairyresearch.ca Principal Investigator: FLAVIO SCHENKEL University of Guelph COLLABORATORS: Mehdi Sargolzaei, Filippo Miglior and Stephen Miller University of Guelph OBJECTIVE: The overall goal of this activity was to carry out research on the development of new genomic evaluation methods in order...
Source: Holstein Canada SINCE THE INTRODUCTION OF GENOMICS, we have seen advancements in genetic progress for all traits in the Holstein breed. Though it may be hard to believe, genetic progress has doubled in the years since genomics; it is...
Source: Canadian Dairy Network 2019 will mark Canada's 10th anniversary of the introduction of official genomic evaluations. When they were first introduced by Canadian Dairy Network (CDN) in August 2009 for Holsteins, there was much hesitation and questioning about whether the...
Source: Omafra Fact Sheet written by: Brian Lang - Dairy Cattle Production Systems Specialist/OMAF and MRA Activity monitors offer the opportunity for medium to large-sized dairy herds to improve heat detection and, at the same time, reduce dependence upon labour. An...
Source: Canadian Dairy Network 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. Production Component (PROD): PROD = + +...
Source: Canadian Dairy Network There is no doubt that the arrival of genomics in Canada ten years ago has had a major impact on the entire dairy industry. It can be argued, however, that no segment of the industry has...