Source: Kansas State University news release New research at Kansas State University reveals how probiotics may not be as beneficial for animal and human health as thought. Probiotics, in most uses, are organisms considered to be beneficial for gut health in...
Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Blair Murray – Dairy Genetic Improvement Specialist/OMAFRA The use of genomic information in genetic evaluation has brought about revolutionary change in dairy cattle selection. Genomic evaluations increase the accuracy of...
Source: Ontario Genomics Ontario Genomics, the Agricultural Adaptation Council and Genome Canada have partnered with Farm and Food Care Ontario to produce five educational videos highlighting cutting-edge technology and research across Ontario’s agriculture and agri-food sectors. This series features a 360-degree, virtual...
Source: Lactanet The ancestry of all registered dairy cattle can be traced back to the origin of each breed’s herdbook. For Jerseys this is the Island of Jersey, for Ayrshires the County of Ayr in Scotland, for Guernsey the Island of...
Source: USDA, Christine Whitt When they say she has her father’s fat and protein, that’s a compliment to her dairy bull sire. Certain traits, like high fat content, can influence how much milk revenue a daughter produces in her lifetime. USDA’s Economic...
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...
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