Dairy Reproduction and Genetics News

News published on May 29, 2008:

New insights into factors affecting reproduction

Which of the following factor(s) affect reproductive performance of dairy cows: a) milk production, b) bunk space, c) type of bedding used in the far off pen, or d) hoof trimming schedule? Stay tuned - you migh...
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University of Minnesota Dairy Extension
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News published on March 28, 2008:

Tail painting: an economical and effective heat detection system

A major factor limiting optimum reproductive performance on many farms today is the failure to detect estrus in a timely and accurate manner. Increases in herd size and milk yield have been implicated as contri...
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Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension
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News published on January 17, 2008:

International Protein Sires - # 1 Red Holstein and Much More

As the result of the January 2008 sire summaries, International Protein Sires (IPS) added five highly qualified sires to their proven lineup it was announced by Ron Sersland, President and CEO.No. 1 Red Holstei...
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International Protein Sires
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News published on January 9, 2008:

Dairy Genetics: Coding system identifies carriers of undesirable recessive traits

Widespread use of AI around the world and selection for similar traits across dairy populations has reduced diversity of pedigrees of influential cows and bulls. The frequency of carrier to carrier matings for ...
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Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension
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News published on November 23, 2007:

Sexual Revolution in the Dairy Industry

In all the hoop-la over Fonterra's plan to bring in outside investment an announcement that could have as big an impact, if not more so, on the future of dairying has been barely noticed.It is a statement from ...
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Stuff New Zealand
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News published on November 20, 2007:

Declining fertility in dairy cows: €7.4 million grant for research

The greatest problem facing the dairy industry today, at primary production level, is the continuing decline in cow fertility. Low fertility leads to reduced milk yields, increased labour and veterinary costs, ...
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Innovations Report
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News published on October 12, 2007:

Know the Cost of Raising Replacement Heifers

Dairy producers need to be aware of the cost of raising replacement heifers and find ways to reduce those costs. All our discussions so far have focused on dairy cows, but what about heifers? They eat, too!The ...
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NDSU Extension Service - Dairy Focus
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News published on August 23, 2007:

Physical outline of the bovine genome revealed by Alberta University researchers

It was a little rancher know-how and access to the world's best feed that put Alberta beef on the map. Now, University of Alberta researchers are not only putting beef on a map of a different kind, they're buil...
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University of Alberta Express News
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News published on June 25, 2007:

International Protein Sires - More Additions in the Sire Lineup

International Protein Sires (IPS) expanded their growing and prominent sire lineup according to Ron Sersland, President and CEO. Three additional bulls with exciting credentials were activated for marketing by ...
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News published on June 12, 2007:

Canada - Semex Announces 2nd Annual Photo Contest

The Semex Alliance is pleased to announce its 2nd Annual Photo Contest. We’re looking for new, exciting photos to use in Semex promotions such as Semex calendars, posters, brochures, our website and much more.I...
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Semex Alliance
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