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...

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...

Use of Beef Sire Semen in the Dairy Industry

Source: Canadian Dairy Network Economics drives profitability! In the dairy industry, there have been various factors in recent years that have affected the economics of...

Genetics and Economics of Using In-vitro Produced Embryo Transfer in Dairy Herds

Source: WCDS Advances in Dairy Technology Take Home Messages In-vitro produced embryo transfer (IVP-ET) in dairy herds greatly reduces the genetic lag with service sires....

Genetic Traits and Colour Codes

Source: Holstein Canada Genetic Traits and Colour Codes Gene Name Description Gene and Expression Code BY Brachyspina (causes abortion & stillborn, shortened spinal cord, long legs & abnormal organs) BYC = tested...

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...

Average Gain in LPI Reliability Due to Genomics

Source: Lactanet Canada

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...

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...

Current status on haplotypes and genetic recessives

Source: Canadian Dairy Netwrok One benefit from genotyping females that has a growing interest to dairy producers is the information that becomes available relative to...
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