Source: University of Guelph Make better cows and cool the planet. That’s the dual goal of a University of Guelph-led, international project intended to reduce climate-warming methane emissions from dairy cattle – a key issue following adoption of a global methane-reduction...
Source: Lactanet Managing herd turnover is challenging! We want to make sure that cows are leaving your herd because it is the best management choice – not because they have to. Herd turnover is highly related to many non-genetic factors,...
Source: South Dakota State University, Warren Rusche Combinations of new technologies and economic challenges often usher in sweeping changes and opportunities. The use of beef genetics on dairy cows is the most-recent example. While there has always been some beef on...
Source: Lactanet Canada For each official genetic evaluation release, we take the opportunity to update and improve our current services to ensure we are providing the best possible genetic selection tools to Canadian dairy farmers. Along with this update, we...
Source: Dairy Research Cluster 3 Principal Investigator: Christine Baes (University of Guelph) Co-Investigators: Flavio Schenkel, Getu Hailu, Angela Canovas (University of Guelph) National Dairy Research Strategy investment priorities targeted: • Dairy cattle genetic improvement (disease resistance, fertility, productivity, feed efficiency) • Dairy cow reproduction Why this research...
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 best possible genetic selection tools to Canadian dairy farmers.  Here are the updates for the...
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 in-kind funding from international and national sources and includes researchers from Ontario, Alberta, Australia, USA, United...
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 greenhouse gas (GHG). However, good feeding management with adequate mineral intake can offers an effective...
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 (AM), but it is commonly known as Curly Calf Syndrome. Calves with this genetic defect...
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...
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