Genetics 101: genetic progress before & since genomics

Source: Holstein Canada SINCE THE INTRODUCTION OF GENOMICS, we have seen advancements in genetic progress for all traits in the Holstein breed. Though it may...

Using body condition scoring in dairy herd management

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by:R. Parker – Dairy Cattle Specialist/OMAFRA Introduction There are six key times during the yearly...

10 Years of Genomic Selection: What’s Next?

Source: Lactanet It was ten years ago, in August 2009, that genomic evaluations were first officially published in Canada.  This started with the Holstein breed...

What’s in a healthy cow?

Source: Alta Genetics, Chrissy Meyer Think about the healthiest cows in your herd. What defines them as your healthiest? Is it their older age? Is it...

Improving selection tools for economically important traits in dairy cattle

Source: Dairy Research and Extension Consortium of Alberta, Shadi Nayeri and Dr. Paul Stothard, University of Alberta Why is this important? Milk production and fertility are two important...

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...

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...
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