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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 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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