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Dairy organizations partner to manage risk

A partnership among Canadian dairy service provider organizations should help position Canadian producers to take advantage of rapidly changing technology and make the sector more efficient, the groups say. Why does it matter? The number of Canadian dairy farmers continues to drop and the need for more efficient services is growing as the price of […] Read more

Paul Stothard wants to develop a simple tool to allow producers to breed for more feed-efficient dairy cattle that produce less methane.

Researchers using big data to find feed-efficient dairy cattle

The goal is to develop a prediction tool for breeding cows that will eat less with no loss in productivity

Researchers at the University of Alberta are looking to give producers a bit of a boost by isolating feed-efficient traits in dairy cattle. “We have an estimate that breeding for increased feed efficiency and reduced methane emission can reduce feed costs by about $100 per cow per year,” said Paul Stothard, an assistant professor of […] Read more