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Several studies conducted in the Limousine breed since the last 25 years lead to the definition of two selection criteria for beef cattle temperament: a temperament score given by the technician scoring type traits at weaning (COMP) and the number of movements during weighing at weaning (REAC)....

Author(s)
Venot, E.; Guerrier, J.; Lajudie, P.; Dufour, V.; Boivin, X.; Sapa, J.; Phocas, F.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 301-306
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During the last 15 years, France Génétique Elevage (FGE) has developed a quality management system in compliance with ISO 9001 standard, in process mode, involving more than 180 independent organisations and 6 different professional activities, in the field of cattle genetic improvement. FGE has...

Author(s)
Journaux, L.; Delacroix, J.; Delaunay, H.; Minard, I.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 15-19
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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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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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Genomic selection was implemented in France in 2009 for 3 French dairy cattle breeds and was then extended to 3 beef and 5 extra dairy cattle breeds. It was also implemented in the Lacaune dairy sheep breed in 2015, and will start in 2017 for the 2 main goat breeds and 3 other dairy sheep breeds....

Author(s)
Venot, E.; Barbat, A.; Boichard, D.; Croiseau, P.; Ducrocq, V.; Lefebvre, R.; Phocas, F.; Sanchez, M. P.; Tribout, T.; Vinet, A.; Fouilloux, M. N.; Govignon-Gion, A.; Launay, A.; Promp, J.; Barbat, M.; Baur, A.; Hoze, C.; Fritz, S.; Saintilan, R.; Carillier, C.; Larroque, H.; Legarra, A.; Palhière, I.; Robert-Granié, C.; Rupp, R.; Tortereau, F. (et al)
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 65-70
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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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The objective of this study was to describe the usage of FOSS's ketosis screening tool in dairy herd improvement (DHI) laboratories around the world and further summarise their experience on the usability of the tool for dairy farmers. Ketosis is a costly metabolic disorder which usually occurs in...

Author(s)
Schwarz, D.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 93-99
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From 1998, individual identification and traceability became essential for major cattle breeding countries. In France starting in the 70's, all the premises and the cattle were identified as early as 1978. The national system is managed by the Ministry of Agriculture with the responsibilities of...

Author(s)
Marguin, L.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2010, No.14, pp 61-67

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