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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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The ICAR Board has initiated a Sensor Devices Task Force (SD-TF) with the task to provide guidelines and methodology to help classify and qualify on-farm sensors and sensor data in relation to milk production. This to create better safeguards on their suitability for herd management and breeding...

Author(s)
Bijgaart, H. van den; Orlandini, S.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 45-51
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The paper deals with the value of phenotypic information obtained from participation in milk recording. Examples are presented of how somatic cell counts are used for benchmarking the herd health and where management interventions are needed to ensure sustainable profit.

Author(s)
Westhuizen, J. van der; Greyling, S.; Francis, S.; Mostert, B. E.; Westhuizen, R. R. van der
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 19-22
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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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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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In the European Union there is a strong increase in labelling systems for branding agricultural products and of course heavy competition in the food market. This has led to some demand-driven changes in agricultural production in general and in the cattle and dairy business in particular. About a...

Author(s)
Zottl, K.; Bucek, P.; Kyntäjä, J.; Westhuizen, J. van der; Onken, F.; Lecomte, Ch.; Kucera, J.; Haase, K.; Lavon, Y.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 221-227
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Emerging animal health related issues and improved animal health management require sufficient comparable data. In the EADGENE Health Data Comparison Project a pilot study indicated that, both across Europe and between species, animal health data collection is fragmented and lacks harmonisation....

Author(s)
Neeteson, A.; Aumüller, R.; Bleriot, G.; Hoste, S.; Jones, G.; Jones, H.; Malafosse, A.; Neuteboom, M.; Oostenbach, P.; Rehben, E.; Sanden, A. van der
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2010, No.14, pp 79-91
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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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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 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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