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The objective of this study was to evaluate the ability of mid-infrared predictions of blood BHB concentration to serve as a tool for large-scale phenotyping and management tool in New Zealand dairy farms. The data were on 553 cows (Holsteins and Holstein x Jersey crossbreds), from 2 farms located...

Author(s)
Bonfatti, V.; Turner, S. A.; Kuhn-Sherlock, B.; Phyn, C. V. C.; Pryce, J. E.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 203-207
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Recent research showed the usefulness of using estimated breeding values (EBV) for mid-infrared (MIR) based biomarkers in genetic improvement. Similarly, research has also shown that genetic variation is contained in the absorbance traits along the MIR band of wavelengths. Targeted extraction of...

Author(s)
Gengler, N.; Mineur, A.; Vanderick, S.; Hammami, H.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 221-227
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The objective of this work is to provide an overview on (a) the validation and certification of FOSS's milk analysers, (b) working with FTIR technology/data and standardisation as part of quality assurance as well as (c) quality assurance for new milk-testing parameters. Besides extensive internal...

Author(s)
Schwarz, D.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 23-29
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Metabolic diseases in early lactation have significant negative effects on dairy cow health and welfare, and farm profitability. The most commonly described metabolic diseases are ketosis, hypocalcaemia, and hypomagnesaemia. Subclinical metabolic diseases, which are not associated with obvious...

Author(s)
Luke, T. D. W.; Rochfort, S.; Wales, W. J.; Pryce, J. E.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 209-216

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