Postpartum body condition score change and performance in Western Canadian dairy cows

Source: Dairy Research and Extension Consortium of Alberta Kira Macmillan1 , Mohanathas Gobikrushanth 2 , Amir Behrouzi1 , Brent Hoff3 , Marocs G. Colazo1 1Livestock Systems...

An investigation of the effects of ketoprofen following rumen fistulation surgery in lactating dairy...

Source: US National Library of Medicine Nathalie C. Newby, Cassandra B. Tucker, David L. Pearl, Stephen J. LeBlanc, Ken E. Leslie, Marina A.G. von Keyserlingk,...

LCA of Milk Production Update

Source: Dairy Research Cluster The Canadian Milk Production Lifecycle Assessment (LCA) Update conducted by Groupe AGECO and released in January 2019 assesses several environmental issues in...

NMC Research Committee Report: Bovine Mastitis Pathogens and Trends in Resistance to Antibacterial Drugs

Source: National Mastitis Council Subcommittee of the NMC Research Committee: Ron Erskine, Jim Cullor, Mel Schaellibaum, Bob Yancey and Alfonso Zecconi  Introduction Bovine mastitis is the single...

Dairy: The advantages of a consistent milking routine

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet Written by: Vanessa Taylor - Milk Quality Assurance Program Lead/OMAFRA Consistent milking practices can improve herd performance,...

Calf management best practices for optimizing productivity of replacement heifers

Source: Alberta Milk, UCVM, Lorraine Doepel Background: The rearing of healthy heifer calves is an essential component of the success of all dairy farms yet little work...

Dairy calves’ personalities predict their ability to cope with stress

Source: University of British Columbia, Erik Rolfsen A UBC study published earlier this year found that dairy calves have distinct personality traits from a very young...

Nutritional approaches to maximize milk fat production

Source: Dairy Research and Extension Consortium of Alberta Why is this important? Feeding more grain in the rations of lactating dairy cows may be an effective approach...

Dehorning of calves

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Factsheet written by: Neil Anderson - Lead Veterinarian - Disease Prevention,Ruminants/OMAFRA Horns and Their Growth Horns are the pairs...

New science on the dairy water footprint

Source: Dairy Research Blog Dr. Andrew VanderZaag, a scientist from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and his collaborators from the University of Guelph, OMAFRA, the Livestock...