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Fourier-transform mid-infrared (FTIR) milk spectra data is routinely collected within milk recording programs of different countries. This information can be used both for assessing milk composition and for genetic evaluations. Establishing an optimal strategy for the use of spectra data in genetic ...

Author(s)
Rovere, G.; Campos, G. de los; Tempelman, R. J.; Vazquez, A. I.; Miglior, F.; Schenkel, F.; Cecchinato, A.; Bittante, G.; Toledo-Alvarado, H.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 127-134
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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 Dairy Cattle Milk Recording Working Group has finished revising the ICAR Guidelines for dairy cattle milk recording. The work has taken three years with input from many specialists inside and outside the working group. This part of the ICAR Guidelines concerns the core process of many...

Author(s)
Kyntäjä, J.; Bucek, P.; Haase, K.; Kuwan, K.; Lavon, Y.; Leclerc, H.; Miglior, F.; Trejo, C.; Westhuizen, J. van der; Zottl, K.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 217-220
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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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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 survey looks at the plausibility checks used at data capture of a few key data sets in milk recording organisations around the world. The aim of these checks is to keep the data integral, with no internal discrepancies. We found that the most important plausibility checks are almost universal, ...

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Kyntäjä, J.; Alday, S.; Barras, E.; Bhagat, R. L.; Bucek, P.; Craven, T.; Feeney, L.; Galvanovska, E.; Haase, K.; High, J.; Jóhannesson, G.; Kuwan, K.; Larsson, N. L.; Lauritsen, U.; Lavon, Y.; Mikalsen, V.; Pecinar, M.; Radzio, D.; Rapaioli, F.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 179-183
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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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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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This paper discusses the various aspects of domestic animal recording to improve management and increase productivity. New strategies for recording and the most updated technologies are presented. The applications of these technologies to cattle, buffalo, sheep and goat milk and meat production,...

Author(s)
Kyntäjä, J.; Lampinen, K.; Rosati, A.; Mosconi, C.
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Breeding, production recording, health and the evaluation of farm animals, 2007, pp 384 pp.

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