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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...

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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....

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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
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ICAR Technical Series, 2010, No.14, pp 79-91
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Jong, G. de
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2010, No.14, pp 323-324
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Metabolic stability or resistance to metabolic diseases can be improved by genetic selection. Strategies include direct selection based on clinically observed traits, and indirect selection using indicators or predictors of metabolic diseases. The most prevalent metabolic diseases in dairy cattle,...

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Heringstad, B.; Pryce, J. E.; Gaddis, K. L. P.; Koeck, A.; Bastin, C.; Abdelsayed, M.; Gengler, N.; Miglior, F.; Egger-Danner, C.; Stock, K. F.; Bradley, A. J.; Cole, J. B.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
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ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 171-176
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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...

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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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DHI organizations conduct testing for herd management and genetic improvement on over 27 million cows worldwide. This presents a valuable opportunity to labs, veterinarians and producers for additional testing of parameters such as infectious disease and pregnancy diagnosis. Chemical pregnancy...

Author(s)
Egli, C.; Paiva, R.; Kahila, M.; Pearse, H.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 35-40
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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...

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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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Bombal, E.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
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ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 59
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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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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...

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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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