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Milk, particularly from ruminants, constitutes a major dietary component throughout the world. Because of that producers and processors are constantly searching for novel methods of management that improve yield, animal health, and milk quality. Therefore, mastitis treatment, control and...

Author(s)
Dahl, G. E.; Amaral, B. C. do; Bubolz, J. W.; Tao, S.
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Animal production and animal science worldwide: WAAP book of the year 2007, 2009, pp 89-94
Abstract

This paper discusses the various aspects of domestic animal recording to improve management and increase productivity. New strategies for recording and the most updated technologies are presented. The applications of these technologies to cattle, buffalo, sheep and goat milk and meat production,...

Author(s)
Kyntäjä, J.; Lampinen, K.; Rosati, A.; Mosconi, C.
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Breeding, production recording, health and the evaluation of farm animals, 2007, pp 384 pp.
Abstract

This book contains 26 chapters divided into 4 sections regarding the livestock industry and possible application of research developments worldwide, development of research in the various fields of animal science (genetics, reproduction, immunology, health and animal products), current issues of...

Author(s)
Rosati, A.; Tewolde, A.; Mosconi, C.
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Animal production and animal science worldwide: WAAP book of the year 2007, 2009, pp 264 pp.
Abstract

This paper discusses the production of beef in the Southern Cone of Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay) and its impact on the global market.

Author(s)
Mariante, A. da S.; McManus, C.; Mezzadra, C.; Rovere, G.; Euclides, K.
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Animal production and animal science worldwide: WAAP book of the year 2007, 2009, pp 35-40
Abstract

This article presents achievements of research in the field of beef cattle. The following topics are discussed: expanding existing knowledge; genetic resources and variation; recording; breeding and genetics; physiology; nutrition; animal health; and new challenges and future directions.

Author(s)
Westhuizen, J. van der
Publisher
Wageningen Universiteit (Wageningen University), Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
WAAP book of the year, 2003: a review on developments and research in livestock systems, 2004, pp 151-154
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In the eighties and nineties ISO standards were developed for milking machines. In the Netherlands these standards were implemented in a quality system for the maintenance of milking machines and the accuracy check on milk meters and jars. These checks are conducted by certified technicians of the...

Author(s)
Koning, K. de; Huijsmans, P.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2001, No.7, pp 19-26
AbstractFull Text

The Research Institute for Animal Husbandry in Lelystad and the IMAG institute in Wageningen have combined their milking machine research in the Dutch Expertise Group Machine Milking. The Expertise Group focuses on generating knowledge on the milking process. Improvement and fine-tuning of the...

Author(s)
Koning, K. de; Neijenhuis, F.; Ipema, B.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2001, No.7, pp 203-205
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In automatic milking systems (AM-systems) cows are milked by a robotic milking system without direct human supervision. The number of farms with an AM-system is growing, especially in those countries where the costs of labour are relatively high, such as in many West European countries. Many...

Author(s)
Koning, K. de
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2001, No.7, pp 131-139
AbstractFull Text

This proceedings is comprised of 50 papers covering several physiological and technical aspects of machine milking. Focus is given on the equipment used in milking and its effects on teat and udder health, animal behaviour and milk quality.

Author(s)
Rosati, A.; Mihina, S.; Mosconi, C.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2001, No.7, pp 297 pp.
AbstractFull Text

The teat is an important barrier against invasion of mastitis pathogens into the udder. Tissue changes affecting teat opening allow penetration of bacteria into the udder. Calf suckling is nature's way of cow milking which induces little teat swelling or teat end callosity. This should be our...

Author(s)
Neijenhuis, F.; Koning, K. de; Barkema, H.; Hogeveen, H.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2001, No.7, pp 33-40

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