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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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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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Breed composition of the US dairy population has changed over the last two decades. The changes occurred for various reasons including: Shifting demand for milk products. Increased interest in different traits. Promotion of breeds with little previous presence in the US. Desire to capitalize on...

Author(s)
Norman, H. D.; Megonigal, J. M.; Wiggans, G. R.; Dürr, J.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 191-195
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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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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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A comprehensive database system, integrated with DHIA and automatic milk recording has been used for total management of a herd with 7600 female animals located in Florida. Cow identity is provided by Allflex RFID tags. The herd's primary data resides in PCDART along with real-time milk weights and ...

Author(s)
Webb, D. W.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2010, No.14, pp 249-251
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Beef production remains the single largest segment of American agricultural production and is a geographically dispersed production system with many independent players in each industry segment. Economic signals for changes in genetic merit or product attributes are often not clearly communicated...

Author(s)
Weaber, R. L.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2010, No.14, pp 133-143
Abstract

This article focuses on the trends in the United States dairy industry, as well as outside forces that are influencing its future growth. It presents research in 2003 that will have a profound effect on the dairy industry in the future. The following topics are discussed: dairy product research;...

Author(s)
Keown, J. F.
Publisher
Wageningen Universiteit (Wageningen University), Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
WAAP book of the year, 2003: a review on developments and research in livestock systems, 2004, pp 145-149
Abstract

This paper presents the production system for each of the main species groups (dairy, pigs, beef, sheep and goats, poultry meat, and poultry egg production) on an individual basis as they exist in 2004 in the USA and Canada.

Author(s)
Bull, L. S.
Publisher
Wageningen Universiteit (Wageningen University), Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
WAAP book of the year, 2003: a review on developments and research in livestock systems, 2004, pp 13-20

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