The Canadian National Dairy Study – Heifer Calf Management

Source: DRECA: Dairy Research and Extension Consortium of Alberta Why is this important? Producers know that heifer calves represent the future of their herds. In fact,...

Lameness in dry cows: a link to transition disease?

Source: University of British Columbia Cows often become sick in the ‘transition’ period around calving, and many dairy cows are lame, but research to date...

Fitness for transport of cull dairy cows at livestock markets

Source: Journal of Dairy Science ABSTRACT Cows are regularly removed from dairy herds and sold at livestock markets. Many cows are removed because of health problems,...

New Research: Water use management and the water footprint in current and future climates

Source: Dairy Research Cluster New research supported by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) under the Dairy Research Cluster 3...

Herd-Level Mastitis-Associated Costs on Canadian Dairy Farms

Source: Frontiers in Veterinary Science Mastitis imposes considerable and recurring economic losses on the dairy industry worldwide. The main objective of this study was to...

Milk Bacteriological Analysis Using MALDI-TOF Technology

Source: National Mastitis Council Carol Hulland (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Simon Dufour (Université de Montréal), and Marcos Munoz (Universidad de Concepción) Version: April 13, 2018 Revision due: April...

The welfare of cull dairy cows from farm to slaughter

Source: University of British Columbia Dairy cattle, By Jane Stojkov and David Fraser1 Every year about 250,000 cows are removed from Canadian dairy herds, in...

Social approach and place aversion in relation to conspecific pain in dairy calves

Source: PLOS ONE Abstract Despite scientific interest in animal empathy, and growing public concern for farm animal welfare, the empathic abilities of farm animals remain under...

Joint IDF and ICAR initiative to improve consistency in milk somatic cell counting –...

Source: IDF The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has announced the launch of the first certified reference materials for somatic cell counting in milk,...

Does the amount of pellet, and rate of increase affect performance of fresh cows...

Source: SaskMilk, Jennifer Haisan, Masahito Oba and Greg Penner About the author: Jennifer is a student at the University of Alberta and conducted this study as...
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