Dairy Genomic Selection

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...

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...

What’s in a healthy cow?

Source: Alta Genetics, Chrissy Meyer Think about the healthiest cows in your herd. What defines them as your healthiest? Is it their older age? Is it...

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....

Mighty good advice for your heifers

Source: Select Sires, by Mel DeJarnette, director of technical research, Select Sires Inc. For any animal breeding operation with progressive genetic goals, the youngest animals in...

Effect of in-vitro heat stress challenge on the function of blood mononuclear cells from...

Abstract Background The warming climate is causing livestock to experience heat stress at an increasing frequency. Holstein cows are particularly susceptible to heat stress because of...

New genetic evaluations coming in December 2020

Source: Lactanet Several new traits will be introduced by Lactanet with the December 2020 release of genetic evaluations. For all breeds, genetic evaluations for the...

Curly Calf Syndrome in Ayrshires

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...

A dairy herd-level study of postpartum diseases and their association with reproductive performance and...

Source: Journal of Dairy Science J. Dubuc, J. Denis-Robichaud, Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire, Université de Montréal, C.P. 5000, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, J2S 7C6, Canada ABSTRACT The objectives of this...

Annual Pro$ Update – April 2020 –

Source: Lactanet A prominent change with the April 2020 official genetic evaluation release is the annual update of the Pro$ formula. Following the revision of...
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