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Fourier-transform mid-infrared (FTIR) milk spectra data is routinely collected within milk recording programs of different countries. This information can be used both for assessing milk composition and for genetic evaluations. Establishing an optimal strategy for the use of spectra data in genetic ...

Author(s)
Rovere, G.; Campos, G. de los; Tempelman, R. J.; Vazquez, A. I.; Miglior, F.; Schenkel, F.; Cecchinato, A.; Bittante, G.; Toledo-Alvarado, H.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 127-134
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This work contains 40 topics on the identification, parentage registration, performance and health recording and genetic evaluation of cattle and sheep for milk and meat production.

Author(s)
Bryant, J.; Burke, M.; Cook, R.; Harris, B.; Mosconi, C.; Wickham, B.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp v + 280 pp.
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As a common project of the five Nordic countries, a shared interface has been created for data exchange between farm management software and the national databases. Joining organisations only have to build the exchange between their own software and the interface. Main principles of the system are...

Author(s)
Kyntäjä, J.; Frandsen, J.; Ilomäki, J.; Jafner, N.; Jóhannesson, G.; Mikalsen, V.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 99-100
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This survey looks at the plausibility checks used at data capture of a few key data sets in milk recording organisations around the world. The aim of these checks is to keep the data integral, with no internal discrepancies. We found that the most important plausibility checks are almost universal, ...

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Kyntäjä, J.; Alday, S.; Barras, E.; Bhagat, R. L.; Bucek, P.; Craven, T.; Feeney, L.; Galvanovska, E.; Haase, K.; High, J.; Jóhannesson, G.; Kuwan, K.; Larsson, N. L.; Lauritsen, U.; Lavon, Y.; Mikalsen, V.; Pecinar, M.; Radzio, D.; Rapaioli, F.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 179-183
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The number of dairy farms in the United States has seen a steady decrease from 70,375 herds in 2003 to 41,809 in 2016 while the number of dairy cattle has stayed relatively the same or even slightly increased from 9,103,000 milking cows in 2001 to 9,328,000 in 2016. Wisconsin statistics mirror the...

Author(s)
Fourdraine, R. H.; Coburn, A. D.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 1-7
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Milk samples were collected from all milkings and from all the automatic milking system (AMS) and were analysed for fat, protein, lactose and SCC (n=10, 10, 7 and 6 farms, respectively). All herds were comprised of mostly Holstein cows and herd size was on average 74±15 milking cows. Data on milk...

Author(s)
Fadul-Pacheco, L.; Lacroix, R.; Séguin, M.; Grisé, M.; Vasseur, E.; Lefebvre, D. M.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 53-63
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International genetic trend study in Brown Swiss bulls has revealed the largest changes in genetic trend direction for somatic cell count (SCC) (Gorjanc et. al., 2011). Somatic cells in milk are represented by epithelial cells and leukocytes (immune cells), where the latter predominate and in case...

Author(s)
Lustrek, B.; Kaic, A.; Stepec, M.; Krsnik, J.; Potocnik, K.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 89-95
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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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