Genetic Gain Before and After Genomics

Source: Canadian Dairy Network You've likely heard the statement: "Genomics has doubled the rate of genetic progress". In this article, we find out if this...

Dairy Researchers Reading Clues and Making News

Source: Genome Alberta, Geoff Geddes  Researchers and detectives have something in common: They both read clues and make deductions to achieve success. While they aren’t tracking...

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...

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...

Genetic analysis of subclinical mastitis resistance in early lactation

Source: University of Alberta Subclinical mastitis (SCM) causes economic losses for producers by affecting milk production and leading to higher incidence of clinical mastitis and...

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...

Prevalence of digital dermatitis in Canadian dairy cattle classified as high, average, or low...

Source: Journal of Dairy Science ABSTRACT Lameness is a major animal welfare issue affecting Canadian dairy producers, and it can lead to production, reproduction, and health...

Conference Over Down Under, But Benefits Live On

Source: Genome Alberta, Geoff Geddes While your two-year old might disagree, sharing is important. And if you’re dealing with cutting edge technology like genomics, sharing information...

Genetic selection of cattle for improved immunity and health.

Source: US National Library of Medicine Mallard BA, Emam M, Paibomesai M, Thompson-Crispi K, Wagter-Lesperance L. Abstract The immune system is a sensing structure composed of tissues...

Benchmarks for reproduction at the herd level

Source: WCDS Advances in Dairy Technology Mark Carson EastGen Genetics, Guelph, ON Email: Mark.Carson@EastGen.ca Take Home Messages Reproductive performance has improved in herds larger than 150 cows in...
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