Management

August 2018

Management

10 Years of Revolution: Paul VanRaden Looks at the Evolution of Genomics

It is now almost 10 years since the arrival of the genomics. In that time it has evolved into the biggest revolution the cattle breeding industry has seen. To look...

August 2018

Management

Growing Demand for AI Equipment

A common sight on many farms around the world is the arrivial of the AI technician to breed cows. Now the number of farmers with their own tanks and doing...

July 2018

Management

Pieter Karst Bouma: Get the Most from the Cows with a Milking Robot and Extra Information

A daily production of 40 kg/cow; Pieter Karst Bouma wants to reach this goal within two years. ‘After raising the roof on the old barn, that is certainly realistic,’ says...

June 2018

Management

Udder Health: How do you Maintain a Low Somatic Cell Count?

Elevated somatic cell counts not only cause production losses, but also increase the likelihood of mastitis, with all the associated problems and costs. To prevent financial damage and animal losses,...

July 2018

Management

ProFitPlus in Germany: “The Program for Healthy Cows”

“The Program for Healthy Cows”: That is how the ProFitPlus program is described on the websites of the German AIs RinderAllianz (RA) and Rinderzucht Berlin Brandenburg (RBB). For more specific...

May 2018

Management

Tremendous Efficiency Potential Possible with Smart Use of Management Support. Top Farms Heading Towards 1 Million Kg Milk per Robot

Average daily milk production per robot for all Lely milking robots world-wide reaches 1628 kg, while the top farm is now above 3000 kg! ‘The robots are the same everywhere,...

May 2018

Management

Hoof Health: A Trait of Major Economic Importance

In August 2011, the Nordic Total Merit (NTM) index – used in Denmark, Sweden and Finland – became the first total index worldwide to include the trait Hoof Health as...

February 2018

Management

Dry Cow Management: Crucial Weeks for a Long-lasting Dairy Herd

Whether or not to use dry cow treatment, housing in one or two groups, a dry period of six weeks or is eight weeks better? Experts think differently about the...

December 2017

Management

Barn Equipment To Boost Milk Production

Whether you are thinking about enhancing your existing barn or building a new one –integrating milk-boosting tools will most likely be an advantageous goal. Here we investigate some possibilities.

September 2017

Management

Key Management Factors at Pine Tree Dairy

The name Pine-Tree is synonymous with the Rudolph Missy family. Bulls such as Supersire, Mogul, Balisto – the most dominant bulls of the genomic era – all stem from the...

August 2017

Management

Calf Raising: Focus on Colostrum Management gives Calves a Good Start

One of these busy mornings when you are lamenting the fact that you have so many calves to feed, spare a thought for Ty Fullmer and his team at Fullmer...

August 2017

Management

TransitionRight: Breeding Healthier Cows

Selection emphasis on fitness traits over the last 15 years has arrested the declining genetic merit for health in the dairy cow that had developed as an unwanted side-effect of...