Source: The University of British Columbia As anyone who has worked with cattle knows, cows produce a huge volume of urine and feces each day. All that manure quickly adds up, increasing the risk of slips and falls, mastitis and...
Source: University of British Columbia Cows learn better when housed together, which may help them adjust faster to complex new feeding and milking technologies on the modern farm, a new University of British Columbia study finds. The research, published in PLOS...
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry - Dr. Marcos Colazo, Livestock Research Branch, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development Why is this important? Poor or inadequate visual estrus detection on is the major cause of low insemination on risk (the percentage of eligible...
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Negative energy balance post-calving leads to fertility problems in dairy cows During the transition from late pregnancy to lactation, most dairy cows decrease the amount of feed they consume. At the same time, their energy requirements...
Source: UBC Providing quality care for recumbent (‘downer’) cows is a crucial role for the modern dairy farmer. Cases of poor quality care can harm both the cow and the reputation of the dairy industry. Providing good care can be...
Source: Frontiers in Veterinary Science Abstract Determination of antimicrobial susceptibility of bovine mastitis pathogens is important for guiding antimicrobial treatment decisions and for the detection of emerging resistance. Environmental streptococci are ubiquitous in the farm environment and are a frequent cause...
Source: Richard, F., Chouinard, Y. and Pothier, F., Département des sciences animales, Université Laval (Québec, QC).  A typical lactation curve can be described as increasing from initial yield at calving to maximum or peak yield, maintaining peak yield, and decreasing from...
Source: von Keyserlingk, M. A. G. et al. Dairy cows value access to pasture as highly as fresh feed. Sci. Rep. 7, 44953; doi: 10.1038/srep44953 (2017). Many dairy cows in the developed world are now housed exclusively indoors with fewer...
Abstract The reduction in milk production caused by subclinical mastitis in dairy cattle was assessed through the regression of test day milk yield on log-transformed somatic cell counts (LnSCC). Data was obtained from Valacta, Quebec, and a total of 312,756...
It is true... As an industry we ask Canadian dairy producers to collect A LOT of data on the animals in your herd. Our primary purpose for such data collection is to offer valuable reports and services to assist...
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