Activity monitors to improve reproduction

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Brian Lang - Dairy Cattle Production Systems Specialist/OMAF and MRA Activity monitors offer the opportunity...

Development and testing of new methods for genomic evaluation in dairy cattle

Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada, dairyresearch.ca Principal Investigator: FLAVIO SCHENKEL University of Guelph COLLABORATORS: Mehdi Sargolzaei, Filippo Miglior and Stephen Miller University of Guelph OBJECTIVE: The overall goal of this activity...

Current status on haplotypes and genetic recessives

Source: Canadian Dairy Netwrok One benefit from genotyping females that has a growing interest to dairy producers is the information that becomes available relative to...

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...

2018 Individual Production Awards

Source: Jersey Canada Here are the winners for the individual production awards: HALL OF FAME TROPHY Honouring the Hall of Fame Cow with the highest composite BCA...

Lifetime Performance Index (LPI) Formula

Source: Canadian Dairy Network Where the relative emphasis placed on each of the three main components in each breed is presented in the following table...

Pro$ & LPI: Enhancements and Updates

Source: Canadian Dairy Network Pro$ was introduced in August 2015 as a selection tool to maximize genetic response for daughter lifetime profitability. Since that time,...

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...

Mighty good advice for your heifers

Source: Select Sires Mighty Good Advice For Your Heifers by Mel DeJarnette, director of technical research, Select Sires Inc.   For any animal breeding operation with progressive genetic...

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...