Selenium-fertilized forage as a way to supplement lactating dairy cows

Source: Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Séboussi, R., Tremblay, G.F., Ouellet, V., Chouinard, P.Y., Chorfi, Y., Bélanger, G., and Charbonneau, É. (2016). "Selenium-fertilized forage as a...

Simplifying the Cosynch Protocol While Achieving Acceptable Pregnancy Rates in heifers

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ The Cosynch protocol is a modified ovulation synchronization protocol which involves an initial dose of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), followed by...

Researchers want to develop better industry-wide calf raising programs on farms and reduce overall...

Source: Ontario MInistry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs While colostrum is the first milk produced after calving, transition milk refers to the milk in...

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...

Sourdough bread research aims to improve prospects for wheat sensitive individuals

Source: Alberta Wheat Commission, Victoria Decker The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC), Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) and Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotional Council (MWRPC) are...

Effectiveness of a standardized footbath protocol in the prevention of bovine digital dermatitis on...

Source: Alberta Milk UCVM, Karin Orsel Funding Partners: ALMA, GF2 Background: Digital dermatitis is an ulcerative lesion that tend to be painful, causing lameness, and thus compromise animal...

Inflammatory mechanism of Rumenitis in dairy cows with subacute ruminal acidosis

Source: BMC Veterinary Research Chenxu Zhao†, Guowen Liu†, Xiaobing Li†, Yuan Guan, Yazhou Wang, Xue Yuan, Guoquan Sun, Zhe Wang and Xinwei Li †Contributed equally Abstract Background Subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA) is a metabolic disease in high-producing dairy cattle, and is accompanied by rumenitis. However, the mechanism...

Feeding Management Strategies for Cows in Automated Milking Systems

Source: University of Saskatchewan, Silvia Menajovsky, Keshia Paddick, and Dr. Greg Penner* University of Saskatchewan Department of Animal and Poultry Science *greg.penner@usask.ca There is considerable debate...

Stray voltage and robotic milking of dairy cows

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Jack Rodenburg, Dairy Systems Production Program Lead/OMAFRA; Brian Lang, Dairy Cattle Production Systems...

Deep learning improves mastitis detection in automated milking systems

Source: WCDS Advances in Dairy Technology Automated milking systems (AMS) are already used in 10% of Canadian dairy farms and >20% of dairy farms in...
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