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The World Holstein Friesian Federation registration working group reviews the recording of Genetic Traits prevalent in the Holstein breed with emphasis on harmonization and exchange of data. The term 'Genetic Trait' is used to describe a monogenetic inherited trait, i.e., one that is simply...

Author(s)
Niklitschek, S.; Lama, J.; Trejo, C.; Wickham, B.; Burke, M.; Mosconi, C.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 287-290
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The ICAR Dairy Cattle Milk Recording Working Group has finished revising the ICAR Guidelines for dairy cattle milk recording. The work has taken three years with input from many specialists inside and outside the working group. This part of the ICAR Guidelines concerns the core process of many...

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Kyntäjä, J.; Bucek, P.; Haase, K.; Kuwan, K.; Lavon, Y.; Leclerc, H.; Miglior, F.; Trejo, C.; Westhuizen, J. van der; Zottl, K.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
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ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 217-220
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This fortieth ICAR Conference is the right forum and location for reinforcing the new philosophy of ICAR based on the mission of networking and building global synergies. These principles are reflected in the organization in Puerto Varas of a new Global Reach Latin American Working Group in which...

Author(s)
Niklitschek, S.; Lama, J.; Trejo, C.; Wickham, B.; Burke, M.; Mosconi, C.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 313 pp.
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The paper deals with the value of phenotypic information obtained from participation in milk recording. Examples are presented of how somatic cell counts are used for benchmarking the herd health and where management interventions are needed to ensure sustainable profit.

Author(s)
Westhuizen, J. van der; Greyling, S.; Francis, S.; Mostert, B. E.; Westhuizen, R. R. van der
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 19-22
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Scoring cows on conformation has been successful as tool to define the right type of cow. The development of linear traits also made it possible to use conformation traits in mating programs and has given knowledge on the relationship between conformation and functional traits. International...

Author(s)
Jong, G. de
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 291-294
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The International Genotype Exchange Platform "GenoEx" is being developed at the Interbull Centre, with financial support from Interbull, SLU and ICAR. The first service to be provided through this platform will be the Parentage SNP Exchange (GenoEx-PSE) service. GenoEx-PSE will be provided to...

Author(s)
Roozen, A. W. M.; Jorjani, H.; Doormaal, B. J. van
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 71-77
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In the European Union there is a strong increase in labelling systems for branding agricultural products and of course heavy competition in the food market. This has led to some demand-driven changes in agricultural production in general and in the cattle and dairy business in particular. About a...

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Zottl, K.; Bucek, P.; Kyntäjä, J.; Westhuizen, J. van der; Onken, F.; Lecomte, Ch.; Kucera, J.; Haase, K.; Lavon, Y.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 221-227
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Several studies conducted in the Limousine breed since the last 25 years lead to the definition of two selection criteria for beef cattle temperament: a temperament score given by the technician scoring type traits at weaning (COMP) and the number of movements during weighing at weaning (REAC)....

Author(s)
Venot, E.; Guerrier, J.; Lajudie, P.; Dufour, V.; Boivin, X.; Sapa, J.; Phocas, F.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 301-306
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This study was conducted to test the hypothesis that a combination of more frequently, but less accurately analysed milk components should give a more representative measure of a cow′s longer term milk composition than a DHIA sample taken once per month. Systematic biases with respect to stage of...

Author(s)
Lavon, Y.; Weller, J. I.; Ezra, E.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 113-129
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Dairy cattle require healthy, functional udders to produce high-quality food for human consumption. Consumers also expect their food to be produced in a manner that safeguards animal health and welfare. Clinical and subclinical mastitis are the most frequent and costly diseases associated with...

Author(s)
Cole, J. B.; Egger-Danner, C.; Bradley, A. J.; Gengler, N.; Heringstad, B.; Pryce, J. E.; Stock, K. F.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 151-156

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