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),...

Impact of cow strain and concentrate supplementation on grazing behaviour, milk yield and metabolic...

Source: Source: Journal of Dairy Science Abstract As ruminants are able to digest fibre efficiently and assuming that competition for feed v. food use would intensify...

Hot weather does not affect the quality of silage blocks

Source: Lely On behalf of Lely, the University of Milan conducted a study into the feed quality and heating of blocks of corn silage in...

MCWF greatly improves pregnancy success in heifer ET recipients

NovaVive Inc., an animal health immunobiology company, today announced that an abstract being presented at the 2021 International Embryo Technology Society (IETS) Virtual Conference...

Blanket, Selective, or No Dry Cow Therapy: Which Should I Choose?

Blanket dry cow therapy, the infusion of all quarters of all cows with antibiotics following the last milking of the lactation, is a fundamental...

NEW RESEARCH: Providing opportunity for movement to dairy cows by redefining indoor and outdoor...

Source: Dairy Research Cluster 3 Providing freedom of movement to dairy animals was cited in the top five predominant welfare concerns by respondents (43.75% were...

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,...

Nutrition and feeding of dairy cattle

Source: National Library of Medicine Peter S. Ericksona and Kenneth F. Kalscheurb Guest Editor (s): Fuller W. Bazer Guest Editor (s): G. Cliff Lamb Guest Editor (s): Guoyao...

Pessimistic individuals more vulnerable to depressive-like states after hot-iron disbudding

Source: University of British Columbia Disbudding dairy calves is a common but painful procedure to prevent horn growth. Even when controlling for the immediate, intra-operative...

Extending cow longevity on dairy farms by improving calf management practices in the first...

Source: Dairy Research Cluster 3 Principal Investigators: Greg Keefe and J Trenton McClure (University of Prince Edward Island) Co-Investigators: Elsa Vasseur (McGill University), Luke Heider (University...
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