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DHI organizations conduct testing for herd management and genetic improvement on over 27 million cows worldwide. This presents a valuable opportunity to labs, veterinarians and producers for additional testing of parameters such as infectious disease and pregnancy diagnosis. Chemical pregnancy...

Author(s)
Egli, C.; Paiva, R.; Kahila, M.; Pearse, H.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 35-40
Abstract

This article describes the desirable traits and ranking of individual dual purpose bulls belonging to different breeds in Switzerland.

Author(s)
Barenco, A.
Publisher
Schweizerischer Fleckviehzuchtverband, Zollikofen, Switzerland
Citation
SwissHerdbook Bulletin, 2018, No.8, pp 14-16
Abstract

In 2014, a total of 2 326 948 semen portions were put into turnover, including 1 258 103 (54,06%) semen portions of purebred boars, 290 096 (12,47%) - of crossbred boars and 778 749 (33,47%) - of boars derived from hybrid companies.

Author(s)
Mucha, A.
Publisher
Instytut Zootechniki, Kraków, Poland
Citation
Stan Hodowli i Wyniki Oceny Świń , 2015, 33, pp 72-77
Abstract

In 2010, a total of 678 178 sow inseminations were performed, of which 620 702 were first-time inseminations. 399 084 inseminations were with the semen of purebred boars (including 361 682 first-time inseminations), 100 184 with that of crossbred boars (93 022 first-time) and 178 910 with that of...

Author(s)
Mucha, A.; Tyra, M.
Publisher
Instytut Zootechniki, Kraków, Poland
Citation
Stan Hodowli i Wyniki Oceny Świń , 2011, 29, pp 70-92
Abstract

This article discussed the significant features of using genomic breeding values in selecting progenies carrying the desired selection traits of young bulls for optimum performance.

Author(s)
Seefried, F.; Schuler, U.
Publisher
Schweizerischer Fleckviehzuchtverband, Zollikofen, Switzerland
Citation
SwissHerdbook Bulletin, 2017, No.1, pp 16-18
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The aim of this study was evaluating the effect of combining controlled natural mating with artificial insemination on the genetic structure of the flock book of Sardinian breed sheep. Discussion was focused on the feasibility of a sound genetic evaluation and the strategies to adopt for increasing ...

Author(s)
Solaris, S.; Casu, S.; Fresi, P.; Carta, A.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2009, No.13, pp 113-121
Abstract

This article discusses the steadily increasing milk yield and milk production of various dairy cows in Switzerland. The beneficial effects of breeding value and genetic improvement through selection of dairy cows on their average milk yield are highlighted. Linear description and classification of...

Publisher
Schweizerischer Fleckviehzuchtverband, Zollikofen, Switzerland
Citation
SwissHerdbook Bulletin, 2015, No.7, pp 6-12
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Cow fertility and health traits are of continued interest to breeders due to their economic importance and slow genetic progress. Optimized herd management is important for financially successful farming, thus it should include functional traits. Genomic selection provides new opportunities in...

Author(s)
Strabel, T.; Nowak, T.; Rzewuska, K.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2015, No.19, pp 83-88
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The International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR) paid considerable attention to animal identification already in the early 1980ies, and the first standards date back to this period. The number of countries using Identification and Registration (I&R) systems has increased rapidly during this...

Author(s)
Ilves, K.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2013, No.15, pp 171-176, 177-182
Abstract

This article discusses the different improvements in the traits of crossbred progenies from different cattle breeds (beef cattle and dairy cattle) which is a result of continuous research and implementation of different breeding programmes and reproductive technologies such as the use screened...

Author(s)
Bigler, A.
Publisher
Schweizerischer Fleckviehzuchtverband, Zollikofen, Switzerland
Citation
SwissHerdbook Bulletin, 2013, No.6, pp 3-15

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