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...

Unsaturated fatty acids enhance early embryonic development in dairy cows

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Feeding unsaturated fatty acids has been shown to improve reproduction in dairy cows by decreasing pregnancy losses and increasing conception...