New research aims to identify best practices for robotic milking technologies

Source: Alberta Milk New research launched in 2018 is investigating ways to maximize efficiency of robotic milking systems and optimize cow health within those systems....

Alfalfa baleage with increased concentration of nonstructural carbohydrates supplemented with a corn-based concentrate did...

Source: US National Library of Medicine Brito AF1, Tremblay GF2, Bertrand A2, Castonguay Y2, Bélanger G2, Michaud R2, Lafrenière C3, Martineau R4, Berthiaume R5. 1. University...

Summaries of 15 new research projects launched under the Dairy Research Cluster 3 now...

Source: Dairy Research Cluster Fifteen new research projects targeting dairy farm efficiency and sustainability, cow health and welfare, milk quality, and dairy and cardiometabolic health...

A new trial at Cornell University shows low subclinical hypocalcemia levels in dairy cows...

Source: X-zelit Cornell University tested the efficiency of a calcium binder (X-Zelit®) for preventing hypocalcemia. Feeding low level calcium in the prepartum diet has shown...

LCA of Milk Production Update

Source: Dairy Research Cluster The Canadian Milk Production Lifecycle Assessment (LCA) Update conducted by Groupe AGECO and released in January 2019 assesses several environmental issues in...

Meta-analysis Quantifies Mastitis Effects on Repro Performance

Source: National Mastitis Council Almost three decades ago, a relationship between mastitis incidence and decreased reproductive performance was suggested, using mostly observational studies and qualitative...

Dairy cows value access to pasture as highly as fresh feed

Source: von Keyserlingk, M. A. G. et al. Dairy cows value access to pasture as highly as fresh feed. Sci. Rep. 7, 44953; doi:...

A new strategy to improve milk production in dairy cows by optimizing the inherent...

Source: Richard, F., Chouinard, Y. and Pothier, F., Département des sciences animales, Université Laval (Québec, QC).  A typical lactation curve can be described as increasing from...

Optimizing health and production of cows milked in robotic systems

Source: Dairy Research Cluster 3 Principal Investigator: Trevor DeVries (University of Guelph) Co-Investigators: Greg Penner (University of Saskatchewan), Karin Orsel (University of Calgary) Collaborators: Tim Mutsvangwa (University...

A look at late-gestation interventions in first-calf heifers

Source: National Mastitis Council Just because you’re milking a first-calf heifer, don’t assume she doesn’t have mastitis. In fact, the incidence of mastitis during early...
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