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...

Breed Canadian and Benefit from International Exposure

Source: Canadian Dairy Network There are many advantages to genotyping heifers as part of an overall herd management program including improved decisions for selection and...

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...

Genetics 101: coat colour

Source: Holstein Canada We hope to unravel some of the confusion surrounding coat colour in the Holstein breed. Over the past decades, coat colour is...

Canada’s ten thousand cows genome project

Source: Dairy Research Cluster, Dairy Farmers of Canada Principal Investigator: Dr. Flavio Schenkel University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario Collaborators: F. Miglior, (University of Guelph), M. Sargolzaei (L’Alliance Boviteq) Genomic...

New Expression for Somatic Cell Score Evaluations

Source: Canadian Dairy Network Dairy producers are highly aware of the importance of good udder health on milk quality, animal health and the general profitability...

Connecting the Genetic Dots Critical for Dairy Project

Source: Genome Alberta, Geoff Geddes As anyone with an e-dating horror story will attest, relationships can be tricky. It’s not surprising, then, that estimating genetic correlations...

Get ‘Em Bred and Keep ‘Em

Source: Select Sire, Mel DeJarnette, director of technical research, Select Sires Inc. A.I. breeding problems can be classified into two fairly broad categories: fertilization failure and...

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...

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...
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