Inbreeding Update – August 2019

Source: Lactanet Canada Each year, based on official animal registration and pedigree information within its database, Lactanet Canada computes current statistics related to the level...

When Do Your Cows Pay Back Their Debt?

Source: Canadian Dairy Network In April 2019, Canada’s profit-based selection index, Pro$, was updated to reflect current economic values and consider additional expenses and traits....

Comprehensive Phylogenetic Analysis of Bovine Non-aureus Staphylococci Species Based on Whole-Genome Sequencing

Source: US National Library of Medicine Abstract Non-aureus staphylococci (NAS), a heterogeneous group of a large number of species and subspecies, are the most frequently isolated...

Use of Beef Sire Semen in the Dairy Industry

Source: Canadian Dairy Network Economics drives profitability! In the dairy industry, there have been various factors in recent years that have affected the economics of...

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 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...
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