Controlled Breeding Programs for Heifers

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Kira Macmillan and Marcos G. Colazo Livestock Research Section, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. E-mail: marcos.colazo@gov.ab.ca Introduction Improving the reproductive efficiency of...

Gestation length added as new trait

Source: Alta Genetics The Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB) is adding gestation length as a new trait to be released with August 2017 proofs. Gestation...

A Step Towards Genetic Improvement for Hoof Health

Source: Canadian Dairy Network What are the major health issues in your lactating herd? Chances are good your answer includes some or all of the...

Unsaturated fatty acids enhance early embryonic development in dairy cows

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Feeding unsaturated fatty acids has been shown to improve reproduction in dairy cows by decreasing pregnancy losses and increasing conception...

Polled genetics – examine the pros and cons

Source: Alta, Chrissy Meyer The polled gene in dairy cattle is dominant over the horned gene Polled dairy cattle trace back as far as pedigree records...

Does Filtering Really Help Achieve Your Breeding Goals?

It can be argued that sire selection is the single most important element of a successful breeding program. Of course, it goes without saying...
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