A comparison of different algorithms for phasing haplotypes using Holstein cattle genotypes and pedigree...

Source: Journal of Dairy Science YounesMiar*†MehdiSargolzaei†‡Flavio S.Schenkel† * Department of Animal Science and Aquaculture, Dalhousie University, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada B2N 5E3 † Centre for...

Canadian dairy genetics

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada A century of improvement Canadian dairy cattle genetics are among the best in the world. So it's not surprising that producers...

A Portrait of Genomic Young Bulls Marketed in Canada

Source: Canadian Dairy Network There is no doubt that the arrival of genomics in Canada ten years ago has had a major impact on the...

Publishable Lactations and Official Genetic Indexes During COVID-19 Service Disruption

Source: Lactanet Canada Industry Standards Committee, Lactanet Canada April 20, 2020 Background During the COVID-19 pandemic, routine milk recording services have been significantly disrupted.  Service is provided,...

Genetic Evaluation Board (GEB) Executive Summary – February 2019 –

Source: Canadian Dairy Network The Genetic Evaluation Board of CDN met on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at the Holiday Inn in Guelph, Ontario following an...

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...

Using body condition scoring in dairy herd management

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by:R. Parker – Dairy Cattle Specialist/OMAFRA Introduction There are six key times during the yearly...

The Efficient Dairy Genome Project – An International Project

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...

Improving selection tools for economically important traits in dairy cattle

Source: Dairy Research and Extension Consortium of Alberta, Shadi Nayeri and Dr. Paul Stothard, University of Alberta Why is this important? Milk production and fertility are two important...

Understanding the impact of cutting-edge genomic technologies on breeding strategies for optimum genetic progress...

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: •...
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