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Managing large herds successfully on pastures presents a myriad of ever mutating challenges. In this period of extreme climatic conditions (droughts and floods) constant monitoring of many variables is essential. In spite of supplementary irrigation, grass growth can vary by as much as 300% from...

Author(s)
Lok, N.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2010, No.14, pp 215-220
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Although 92% of cows in Estonia are in milk recording, the size of population still remains smaller than in most countries. The Animal Recording Centre (Jõudluskontrolli Keskus) is a state agency which offers in addition to milk recording also services to the breeders of other animal species. The...

Author(s)
Ilves, K.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2010, No.14, pp 165-170
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Different management strategies have been investigated including the total system of organic beef production, heifer development and weaning practices. The benefits of the genetic progress have been assessed, multi-breed evaluation system for growth traits has been developed, and carcass weight and ...

Author(s)
Piedrafita, J.
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Animal production and animal science worldwide: WAAP book of the year 2007, 2009, pp 101-108
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The present review aims to describe some of the important advances and new directions in livestock genetics, including dairy and beef cattle, small ruminants (sheep and goat), as well as pig. The goal is to combine scientific advances published during 2007 and 2008, providing a global overview on...

Author(s)
Garcia, J. F.; Fortes, M. R. S.; Porto Neto, L. R.; Boettcher, P. J.
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Animal production and animal science worldwide: WAAP book of the year 2007, 2009, pp 53-58
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Author(s)
Miglior, F.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2010, No.14, pp 331-332
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With Herd Navigator frequent measurements ensures close monitoring of the herd to allow pro active action on a number of parameters such as reproduction parameters, mastitis, ketosis and urea. It is evident that alerts informing the herd manager about need for insemination or other immediate...

Author(s)
Asmussen, T.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2010, No.14, pp 291-293
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Author(s)
Hansen, O. K.; Ilves, K.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2010, No.14, pp 301-304
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A comprehensive database system, integrated with DHIA and automatic milk recording has been used for total management of a herd with 7600 female animals located in Florida. Cow identity is provided by Allflex RFID tags. The herd's primary data resides in PCDART along with real-time milk weights and ...

Author(s)
Webb, D. W.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2010, No.14, pp 249-251
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The increased development of international trade in animal genetic has made worldwide comparability and equivalence recognition forf animal performance measurement a topical issue. This is especially the case for milk recording where milk analysis is a major issue. To assure a harmonised analytical ...

Author(s)
Leray, O.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2010, No.14, pp 263-270
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Real-Time PCR has dramatically improved the usefulness of the common preserved DHIA bovine milk sample. It allows for a quicker turn around time while utilizing a high-end technological test. This helps to identify many of the common mastitis causing bacteria without the need for a sterile sample....

Author(s)
High, J.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2010, No.14, pp 93-95

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