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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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Temperature and humidity levels above a certain threshold decrease milk production in dairy cows, and there is genetic variation associated with the amount of lost production. To enable selection for improved heat tolerance, we first developed genomic estimated breeding values (GEBV) for heat...

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Nguyen, T. T. T.; Garner, J.; Douglas, M.; Williams, R. O.; Wales, W. J.; Marett, L. C.; Bowman, P. J.; Reich, C.; Haile-Mariam, M.; Pryce, J. E.; Wales, W.; Abernethy, D.; Nieuwhof, G. J.; Hayes, B. J.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 85-92

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