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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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The objective of this study was to evaluate the ability of mid-infrared predictions of blood BHB concentration to serve as a tool for large-scale phenotyping and management tool in New Zealand dairy farms. The data were on 553 cows (Holsteins and Holstein x Jersey crossbreds), from 2 farms located...

Author(s)
Bonfatti, V.; Turner, S. A.; Kuhn-Sherlock, B.; Phyn, C. V. C.; Pryce, J. E.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 203-207
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In-line milk meters allow us to derive milk volume, fat and protein yield for each cow at every milking, but produce less precise measurements than meters used for monthly herd testing. As the use of in-line milk meters increases, it is important to quantify how the data from in-line meters...

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Anderson, G. P. S.; Zhang, I. L.; Winkelman, A. M.; Harris, B. L.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 203-209
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The Australian experience with across country genetic evaluations of beef cattle performed by BREEDPLAN for Australia and New Zealand is briefly described. Analytical options of BREEDPLAN are outlined including sire by herd interactions, heterogeneous residual variance adjustments, incorporation of ...

Author(s)
Reverter, A.; Johnston, D. J.; Graser, H. U.
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Performance recording of animals: state of the art 2002. Proceedings of the 33rd Biennial Session of ICAR, Interlaken, Switzerland, 26-31 May, 2002, 2003, pp 139-145
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Food safety has become increasingly important from both the perspectives of consumer and retailer. This has resulted in a demand to have systems in place that allow greater confidence in the product's safety through risk management programmes, QA programmes, and the ability to undertake both...

Author(s)
Hayes, D.; Jeffries, M.
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Performance recording of animals: state of the art 2002. Proceedings of the 33rd Biennial Session of ICAR, Interlaken, Switzerland, 26-31 May, 2002, 2003, pp 163-169

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