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Recent research showed the usefulness of using estimated breeding values (EBV) for mid-infrared (MIR) based biomarkers in genetic improvement. A novel class of biomarkers was defined based on modelling responses of milk composition (e.g., mid-infrared (MIR) based) to stress expressed on continuous...

Author(s)
Mineur, A.; Mota, R. R.; Gengler, N.; Vanderick, S.; Hammami, H.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 229-234
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This paper will analyse the challenges facing beef breeds and breed societies in New Zealand today, and identify ways the industry can more effectively embrace innovation moving forward. The paper will also address New Zealand's unique position as a microcosm of industry issues worldwide and...

Author(s)
Bailey, C.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 185-189
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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)....

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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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The objective of this work was to identify which variables are related to the carcass yield, using path analysis., 120 nelore steers were put in a feedlot system until reaching the average weight of 570 kg. At the end of the feeding test the animals were weighed and there were obtained the...

Author(s)
Nieto, L. M.; Torres Junior, R. A. A.; Silva, L. O. C.; Nobre, P. R. C.; Pereira, N. R.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 251-253
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Sievert, S.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 21
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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 study presents a basic description and analysis of 20 common health disorders/diseases monitored in 289 802 dairy cows in the Czech Republic. The data were provided by farmers on a one-time basis from 1 183 herds and were collected between July 2015 and June 2016. In 55% of cows, no...

Author(s)
Kasna, E.; Fleischer, P.; Zavadilová, L.; Slosárková, S.; Krupová, Z.; Stanek, S.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 173-177
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This study was conducted to test the hypothesis that a combination of more frequently, but less accurately analysed milk components should give a more representative measure of a cow′s longer term milk composition than a DHIA sample taken once per month. Systematic biases with respect to stage of...

Author(s)
Lavon, Y.; Weller, J. I.; Ezra, E.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 113-129
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Dairy cattle require healthy, functional udders to produce high-quality food for human consumption. Consumers also expect their food to be produced in a manner that safeguards animal health and welfare. Clinical and subclinical mastitis are the most frequent and costly diseases associated with...

Author(s)
Cole, J. B.; Egger-Danner, C.; Bradley, A. J.; Gengler, N.; Heringstad, B.; Pryce, J. E.; Stock, K. F.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 151-156

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