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Episode Description Join us for a special episode of Dairy Digressions recorded live at the International Embryo Technology Society’s 50th Annual Conference. Between sessions, host Matt Lucy sat down with Goetz Laible, PhD, biochemist and principal scientist at AgResearch and...
Source: Lactanet by: Hannah Sweett, Ph. D. and Brian Van Doormaal Genetic evaluations for linear type traits are recognized as an important selection tool to ensure a well-balanced herd. However, not all genetic evaluations for these linear type traits are interpreted in...
Source: University of British Columbia Technology is everywhere on modern dairy farms. It is now common to see cows being milked using machines like automated milking systems and wearing electronic sensors such as activity monitors than can be used to...
Source: National Library of Medicine Ricardo Zamorano-Algandar, Methodology, Software, Validation, Formal analysis, Investigation, Data curation, Visualization,1 Juan F. Medrano,2 Milton G. Thomas,3 R. Mark Enns,4 Scott E. Speidel,4 Miguel A. Sánchez-Castro,4Guillermo Luna-Nevárez, Software, Formal analysis,5 José C. Leyva-Corona,5 and Pablo...
Source: University of Guelph A University of Guelph innovation that uses genetic selection methods to reduce methane emissions in dairy cattle has received the University’s Innovation of the Year Award for 2023. The annual awards from the Office of Research and...
AgriVision Extension · AgriVision Episode 33 - Breeding to beef bull semen on bottom half of dairy herd Host Katie Wantoch and Lyssa Seefeldt, Agriculture Extension educator in Eau Claire County, discuss the trend of breeding with beef bulls to...
Source: CoBank news release U.S. dairy producers are increasingly leveraging the power of genomic science to optimize the genetic potential of their herds for milk production, animal health and operational efficiency. Since genomic testing became commercially available in 2008, over...
Source: Holstein Association USA, Inc. Linear type trait genetic evaluations are first calculated as Predicted Transmitting Abilities (PTAs) similar to the production traits and final score. PTAs for different traits (such as PTA Milk and PTA Protein) expressed in the...
Source: University of Wisconsin-Maddison, Ryan Sterry Synchronization protocols evolve rapidly as newer procedures are tested and improvements are made. To help veterinarians and industry professionals deal with rapid change and make informed decisions related to synchronization protocols, the Dairy Cattle Reproduction...
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 genetics easier. Sire selection is the fastest way to make improvements in herd genetics. Crossbreeding...