CMSS launches Embryo Expansion Program

Source: Canadian Milking Shorthorn Society The Canadian Milking Shorthorn Society is excited to unveil its new Embryo Expansion Program in an effort to make high-quality...

Are some cows genetically susceptible to Johne’s Disease?

Source: Dairy Research Cluster A research project led by Nathalie Bissonnette (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) -Sherbrooke) and Kapil Tahlan (Memorial University of Newfoundland) is investigating genetic markers...

Select Sires Develops First-Of-Its-Kind Genetic Tool To Combat Mastitis

Mastitis is the most common clinical disease reported in dairy cows and cited as the No. 3 reason for culling in commercial dairy herds....

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...

Accelerating genetic gain for novel traits in Canadian Holstein cows

Source: Dairy Research Cluster 3 Principal Investigator: Flavio Schenkel (University of Guelph) Co-Investigators: Christine Baes, Angela Canovas, Janusz Jamrozik (University of Guelph) Collaborators: Xin Zhao (McGill University),...

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...

Interpreting Sire Proofs for Linear Type Traits

Source: Lactanet Author:    Allison Fleming, Geneticist, Lactanet Brian Van Doormaal, Chief Services Officer, Lactanet Conformation has been an important element of genetic improvement and selection programs...

Harnessing the genetics of the modern dairy cow to continue improvements in feed efficiency

Source: Journal of Dairy Science M.J.VandeHaar*L.E.Armentano†K.Weigel†D.M.Spurlock‡R.J.Tempelman*R.Veerkamp§ * Department of Animal Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing 48824 † Department of Dairy Science, University of Wisconsin,...

New undesirable genetic factor identified in Jersey breed

Source: Jersey Canada A new undesirable genetic factor, known as Jersey Neuropathy with Splayed Forelimbs (JNS), has been identified in the Jersey breed. The Jersey...

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...
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