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...

Research highlights 2017 – 2018

Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada Dairy Farmers of Canada in partnership with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada...

An assessment tool to help producers improve cow comfort on their farms

Source: US National Library of Medicine Abstract Effective management and an appropriate environment are essential for dairy cattle health and welfare. Codes of practice provide dairy...

Cows are highly motivated to access a brush

Source: University of British Columbia Grooming behavior is expressed by many animals, including cows, and helps them maintain a healthy coat and skin. Cows can...

Effect of grain source on the requirements of dairy cows for physically effective fibre

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Wen Yang and Karen Beauchemin • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Center, Lethbridge, Alberta Take home message The physical effectiveness factor (pef)...

Report: changing manure management would significantly reduce dairy methane emissions

Source: Dairy Cares news release New research published in the Journal of Dairy Science finds that changing the way manure is stored and handled is...

A new technology to lower the incidence of uterine infections, improve reproductive performance and...

Source: DRECA, Dr. Burim Ametaj, University of Alberta Why is this important? Reproduction failure is the number one cause for culling of dairy cows in Canada. According to...