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French milk recording schemes have been regularly adapted to technological and economical changes over the last 30 years. On a technological point of view, farmers' needs have changed over time and according to their equipment, from conventional milking parlours to milk meters, robots or in-line...

Author(s)
Mattalia, S.; Bourrigan, X.; Journaux, L.; Leclerc, H.; Lecomte, C.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 265-269
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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
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Based on the first two years of measuring SCK prevalence rates in over 3,000 Holstein herds, using the KetoMonitor® management tool, a seasonal pattern is observed with highest prevalence rates in the winter and early spring. Considerable economic impact can carry throughout the entire lactation...

Author(s)
Coburn, A. D.; Adams, H. A.; Chandler, T. L.; Oetzel, G. R.; White, H. M.; Fourdraine, R. H.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 41-45
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Author(s)
Bombal, E.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 59
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Milk Recording Organization from European Countries (Belgium, Germany, UK, Ireland, Luxembourg, France and Austria) worked together with research teams through an European project called OptiMIR. The goal of OptiMIR was to use the MIR spectral data from the milk recording in mathematical models to...

Author(s)
Lecomte, C.; Massart, M.; Bertozzi, C.; Gollé-Leidreiter, F.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 61-64
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A study of 7 health information systems aimed to analyze the consistency of events recorded by farmers, in order to use them for genetic evaluations or for new herd management tools. From 2007 to 2012, these software were used by 18 303 cattle farmers. The diseases recorded are more or less...

Author(s)
Bourrigan, X.; Mattalia, S.; Bouissel, C.; Dremaux, R.; Dupres, M.; Evard, J. J.; Gouraud, X.; Legay, M.; Maurin, L.; Schmitt, B.; Gautier, J. M.; Roussel, P.; Blériot, G.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 177-182
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The Lifecorder+® is a uniaxial neck mounted activitymeter. It was first tested to assess grazing time in two French experimental AMS farms (20 cows equipped in Derval farm, 14 cows equipped in Trévarez farm) in 2014. The Lifecorder+ raw signal (from 0 to 9) was converted into a grazing yes/no...

Author(s)
Allain, C.; Danilo, S.; Raynal, J.; Beck, C.; Delagarde, R.; Brocard, V.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 211-216
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Genetic evaluation beyond common economic traits are necessary in tropical sire summary. Thailand Tropical Holstein dairy cattle has been development for improvement of milk yield (MY), milk composition (Fat, Protein, SNF), SCC, days open under tropical environment for decades. Nowadays, there are...

Author(s)
Duangjinda, M.; Boonkum, W.; Puangdee, S.; Saowaphak, P.; Chareonsin, S.; Chankitisakul, V.; Buaban, S.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 155-160
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The cattle ticks represent a particularly important danger for ruminant production, because of the losses they directly cause, or because of the infectious diseases they are associated with. In New Caledonia, as in other tropical regions, the tick Rhipicephalus microplus represents a real plague,...

Author(s)
Hue, T.; Naves, M.; Camoin, M.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 161-165
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The sustainability of beef production in the world demands the identification and selection of efficient animals that can produce more products with fewer inputs. Feed accounts for around 50-70% of variable costs of beef cattle systems, depending on the level of intensification adopted. Water has...

Author(s)
Menezes, G. R. O.; Gomes, R. C.; Ribas, M. N.; Torres Junior, R. A. A.; Fernandes Junior, J. A.; Pereira, G. M.; Fávero, R.; Silva, L. O. C.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 167-171

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