A genome-wide association study for natural antibodies measured in blood of Canadian Holstein cows.

Source: US National Library of Medicine Abstract BACKGROUND: Natural antibodies (NAb) are an important component of the innate immune system, and fight infections as a part of...

Benchmarks for reproduction at the herd level

Source: WCDS Advances in Dairy Technology Mark Carson EastGen Genetics, Guelph, ON Email: Mark.Carson@EastGen.ca Take Home Messages Reproductive performance has improved in herds larger than 150 cows in...

Genetics

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals - Dairy Cattle, Section 3.12 Improved genetics and environmental...

Canada’s Ten Thousand Cow Genomes Project

Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada OBJECTIVE: The goal of the activity was establishing a database of cows genotyped with high quality records for fertility, survival, health,...

Value of Type Classification in the Era of Genomics

Source: Canadian Dairy Network It has been said by many researchers around the world that "Phenotype is King!" in this era of genomics. What does...

Symposium review: Genetics, genome-wide association study, and genetic improvement of dairy fertility traits

Source: Journal of Dairy Science, L. Ma1,†, J.B. Cole2 Y. Da3 P.M. VanRaden2 ABSTRACT Before fertility traits were incorporated into selection, dairy cattle breeding primarily focused on production traits, which...

Updates in genetic tools for farmers: Pro$ and Lifetime Profit Index

Source: Dairy Research Cluster April 2019 will see the release of an enhanced Pro$ formula, which will allow for selection for optimal daughter profitability in...

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...