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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...

Author(s)
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
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 217-220
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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...

Author(s)
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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A project to establish an Austrian wide health monitoring system for cattle started in 2006. Veterinary diagnostic data, which have to be documented by law (law of animal drug control) are standardised, validated and recorded into a central cattle database. This Austrian wide project is a...

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Egger-Danner, C.; Obritzhauser, W.; Fuerst-Waltl, B.; Grassauer, B.; Janacek, R.; Schallerl, F.; Litzllachner, C.; Koeck, A.; Mayerhofer, M.; Miesenberger, M.; Schoder, G.; Sturmlechner, F.; Wagner, A.; Zottl, K.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2010, No.14, pp 69-77
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An Austrian wide health monitoring system for cattle has been established since 2006. A monitoring tool based on somatic cell count (SCC) is a further step for early and accurate awareness of subclinical mastitis cases. A logistic regression model based on the Dairy Herd Improvement (DHI) data for...

Author(s)
Winter, P.; Hofrichter, J.; Obritzhauser, W.; Zottl, K.; Egger-Danner, C.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2010, No.14, pp 153-157
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Continuing price pressures on milk, as well as consumer demands for quality products from healthy animals, result in increasing interest in novel traits for breeding programs but also for optimization of herd management to reduce costs. To facilitate improved herd management, easier access and...

Author(s)
Koblmüller, M.; Mayerhofer, M.; Obritzhauser, W.; Wöckinger, M.; Zottl, K.; Weissensteiner, R.; Fuerst-Waltl, B.; Steininger, F.; Firth, C.; Egger-Danner, C.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 197-202
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Breeding goals are revised worldwide according to the needs of farmers but also considering requirements from the consumers. Recently, farmers in Austria expressed their demand for further developments in the areas of metabolism, claw health and feed efficiency. The core challenge is to define...

Author(s)
Zottl, K.; Koeck, A.; Fuerst-Waltl, B.; Pfeiffer, C.; Steininger, F.; Gruber, L.; Ledinek, M.; Fuerst, C.; Egger-Danner, C.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 183-188

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