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Herd Management

Refreshing considerations for the warm months: the importance of…

Herd Health

Managing subclinical ketosis in dairy herds: key factors and insights

Comfort & Welfare

What Does the Code of Practice Bring to Your Calves?

Feeding

The Art of High-Forage Diets

Genetics

Genetic Tools Tips & Tricks: The Inbreeding Calculator

Media

Lactanet Celebrates 5 Years of Innovation, Growth, and Success

Genetics

Minimum Criteria for an Official Bull Proof

Genetics

Average Gain in LPI and Pro$ Reliability Due to Genomics

Milk Production & Quality

Three breeders of Canada’s Top 10 Cows by  Lifetime Income…

Genetics

New Lactanet Tools to Manage Undesirable Genes

Genetics

New Genetic Condition and Haplotypes: Muscle Weakness and BH14

Genetics

What’s Coming in April 2024?

Genetics

Sire Proof Interpretation Table for Linear Type Traits – April…

Genetics

Pro$: Canada’s Profit-Based Genetic Selection Index – April…

Genetics

Lifetime Performance Index (LPI) Formula – April 2024

Genetics

Base Change Summary – April 2024

Media

Celebrating Excellence in Canadian Dairy 

Business & Economics

Ten New Year’s Resolutions for Improved Farm Management

Herd Health

Optimizing transition period management: insights from milk testing…

Milk Recording

Moo’ving forward with Dairy Data: Awareness and Value

Solutions Guide

Solutions Guide – Essential Tools For Herd Management

Solutions Guide

Solutions Guide – Essential tools for Herds management

Mycotoxins

What Are Our Options in a Mycotoxin-Prone Year? 

Genetics

Trends in Haplotypes and Genetic Recessives

Media

Dairy Farmers Leading Industry Change

Genetics

How to Maximize Genetic Progress in Your Herd

Media

Dr. Cindy Jaton is Lactanet’s Genetics Industry Ambassador

Genetics

Display of Type Traits with an Intermediate Optimum

Heifer Raising

Cost and profitability of rearing programs in Quebec

Herd Health

Transition Period: The Crucial 6 Weeks for Lactation Success 

Herd Health

Herd Management: New features on Lactanet Mobile   

Genetics

Open Industry Session Recap: October 2023

Robotic Milking

The Lambton farm is aiming for 100 kg of fat/day per robot!

Robotic Milking

How long do cows wait to be milked in a free-flow automated milking…

Reproduction

Are heifers or cows the best source of replacements?

Media

Lactanet Canada and Semex Win the Prestigious Innovation in Climate…

Media

Lactanet Presents a Special Dairy Cattle Industry Distinction Award

Reproduction

What’s new in research?  

Farm sustainability

Enteric methane estimation using bulk tank milk analysis: A research…

Constru+

Dairy barn construction costs and impacts 

Genetics

Inbreeding Update – August 2023

Genetics

Using the Power of Genetics to Improve Hoof Health

Genetics

Virtual Open Industry Session – Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Genetics

A Producer’s Perspective on Research

Herd Health

On-farm origin of raw milk bacteria and contamination

Milk Analysis

How to get better with GestaLab?  

Genetics

Trend in Genomic Versus Proven Sire Usage

Genetics

A.I. Market Share Update

Media

Representing the Very Best Interest of Dairy Farmers

Heifer Raising

Age at First Calving: Successes at Wardway Farms

Genetics

How to Purchase Methane Efficiency and Feed Efficiency Evaluations?

Milk Production & Quality

How do your cows’ milk incomes compare to other Canadian cows?

Forage

Monitoring Grass-Fed Status of Dairy Herds by Routine Analysis of…

Milk Production & Quality

Udder Health: Reports to Manage SCC

Milk Production & Quality

Milk Value: The HPI’s Main Component

Genetics

Introducing Methane Efficiency!

Genetics

Genetic Evaluations for Body Maintenance Requirements

Pasture

HappyGrass: A new application for pasture management

Media

Lactanet Shines a Spotlight on Canada’s Best Managed Dairy Herds

Genetics

New Genetic Evaluations Coming in April 2023

Genetics

Genetic Selection for Reduced Methane (CH4)

Genetics

Genetic Tools Tips & Tricks: The Group Query

Genetics

Genetic Tools Tips & Tricks: The Animal Query

Business & Economics

Planning: a key factor in dairy production!

Farm sustainability

Environmental Footprint of the Dairy Industry

Farm sustainability

Employee Retention: Essential for Farm Sustainability

Comfort & Welfare

Steps to Help Manage Non-Ambulatory Cattle

Genetics

A2 (Beta Casein) Genotype Reports

Comfort & Welfare

Down Cattle Care

Media

Extraordinary Opportunities for Dairy Producers Ahead

Business & Economics

Progress Reports

Media

Canada is Global Leader for Delivering Methane Evaluations

Media

Lactanet External Advisory Committee Appointments

Comfort & Welfare

How to Increase the Bottom-Line Through Cow Comfort? 

Business & Economics

Are Lactanet’s Workshops for me?

Genetics

How to Access Feed Efficiency for Your Heifers

Genetics

Modernized Standards for Publishable Lactations

Mycotoxins

Mycotoxins in silage: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of…

Media

New dairy proficiency testing service now available!

Genetics

A New Look and Focus on Feed Efficiency

Business & Economics

Rising expenses and interest rates: How much can we control?

Herd Health

Cleaning and Disinfection: What’s the Difference?

Heifer Raising

Research Bits – Part 2

Genetics

A Look at Genomic Bulls Used in Canada

Farm sustainability

Producer Welfare Pays Off!

Heifer Raising

Research Bits – Calf and Heifer Management

Farm sustainability

Animal Welfare in Everyday Life

Heifer Raising

Your Mature Cows: Your Heifers’ Best Unit of Measure

Genetics

Selection for Milk Caseins: Beta and Kappa

Goats & Sheeps

Optimizing Goat Nutrition for a Sustainable Operation

Feeding

Corn Processing, How to Milk the Most of It?

Robotic Milking

Know Your Feed Margin Better to Take Advantage of It

Heifer Raising

How to Cope with a Challenging Fall Season?

Heifer Raising

Expert Tips for Raising Successful Calves – Post-Calving Care

Genetics

Mitigating Dairy Cattle Methane Emissions for a Green Economy

Business & Economics

Impact of rising interest rates on dairy farms

Organic Dairy Production

“Planet Score,” An Environmental Label for Consumers

Farm sustainability

Herd Sustainability Makes Sense!

Business & Economics

Reducing farm expenses: optimizing forage production and use

Milk Analysis

SNF ratio, why and how?

Farm sustainability

Innovative practices in comfort and welfare: The secret to a sustainable…

Heifer Raising

Expert Tips for Raising Successful Calves – Pre-partum and Calving…

Comfort & Welfare

What is the Management Index?

PROFILab analysis

PROFILab: Fact Sheet and Potential Solutions

Dry Off & Transition

How to Achieve a Successful Transition Period and Be More Profitable?

Genetics

Improved Selection for Feed Efficiency

Genetics

Insemination Trends: The Rise in Sexed and Beef Sire Semen

Media

Building Equity for Canadian Dairy Farmers

Business & Economics

Scheele Organic Dairy

Forage

Your Best Investment of the Year is to Harvest Quality Forage

Robotic Milking

A New Tool to Select Your Most Efficient Cows For the Robot

Milk Production & Quality

Your Tactical Decision Tools are at Lactanet

Feeding

Is Your Grain Milling Process Optimized?

Media

2022/05/09 – Shaping the Future of Dairy Through Resolutions

Feed Margin

Quick solutions when the price of concentrates is high

Heifer Raising

Colostrum Management is Key

Robotic Milking

Milking Robots, Where Efficiency meets Profitability

Genetics

5 Reasons to Genomic Test Your Ayrshires

Genetics

The Impact of Genomics

Pasture

PROFILab is Useful In The Pasture!

Milk Analysis

A Bulk Tank Test to Estimate Bovine Leukosis Prevalence in Your Herd

Farm sustainability

Breaking the Taboos: Mental Health in Agriculture

PROFILab analysis

PROFILab: factsheets with benchmarks

Media

Lactanet will host the annual ICAR conference

Feeding

Precision Feeding Principles Can Be For Anyone

Forage

Improving Soil Health to Increase Farm Profitability

Forage

Establishing Your Field with the Best Cover Crop

Media

Canada’s Best Managed Dairy Herds Revealed

Business & Economics

The Portrait of Quebec Dairy Farms in Constant Evolution!

Forage

Grass is green, IR Analysis is red, this can determine what your…

Genetics

A2 (Beta Casein) Reports Now Available!

Farm sustainability

DFC Targets Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050

Herd Health

Be in control of your herd…

Media

2022/01/19 – Lactanet’s 2022 Insight to Support Dairy Producers

Farm sustainability

Guide to the Sustainability Index

Genetics

Defining Breed Purity

Media

2021/12/21 – Helping Resilient BC Dairy Farmers Bounce Back

Farm sustainability

The Life Cycle of a Dairy Operation: A Wheel That Turns!

Comfort & Welfare

ICAR’s Hoof Health and Lameness Toolkit

Comfort & Welfare

Your Voice Counts!

Farm sustainability

Sustainability Index for Ferme Claude Larocque Inc.

Genetics

A New Genomics Impact Visualization Tool

Milk Production & Quality

How to get more milk fat?

Genetics

Updating Indirect Herd Life

Genetics

Functional Trait Interpretations

Dry Off & Transition

Five key factors impacting transitions

Genetics

Updates for the December 2021 Genetic Evaluation Release

Dry Off & Transition

Overview of the Using the Numbers – Dairy Benchmarking Project

Herd Health

Dairy producers’ perception toward lameness control

Heifer Raising

Get Off to a Good Start: The Importance of the First Hours of Life

Heifer Raising

Disinfecting the Navel: Get Off to a Good Start

Milk Production & Quality

Exciting On-Line Learning Opportunities Ahead

Genetics

Data Collection Blitz: The Crampy Project

Forage

Have you considered ensiling your fall rye?*

Genetics

Curly Calf Syndrome in Ayrshires

Genetics

Updates for the August 2021 Genetic Evaluation

Business & Economics

The new milk payment policy: it doesn’t change the world, but…

Business & Economics

Fifteen Days: Take Them or Leave Them

Robotic Milking

A Peak in Robot Concentrate Costs

PROFILab analysis

Management Practices that Promote de novo Fatty Acid Production

Milk Production & Quality

Are these targets within your reach?

Media

2021/07/05 – Lactanet Acquires Lac-T Dairy Software

Milk Production & Quality

Fix A Milk Quality Problem Quickly: A Smart Strategy

Milk Recording

Milk Sampling in Summer Temperatures

Thermal Stress

Beat the heat on your herd, thinking out of the “lactating cow”…

Thermal Stress

Beat the Heat with Genetics

Media

2021/06/03 – Tools and Resources for Better Herd Management

Robotic Milking

Benchmarks 2020 by Milking Systems

Genetics

Genetic Selection for Fat Production to Meet Market Needs

PROFILab analysis

Portrait of Ferme Yves R. Couture: The Chop that Can Make All the…

Forage

A tool to help you decide when to mow your forages!

Forage

Update on the Use of Silage Inoculants

Forage

Strategies to improve winter survival of legumes

Media

2021/05/10 – The Votes Are In!

Atlantic

Hazelhill Farms: They’ve Got Flair!

Business & Economics

N&N Farm: Passing The Torch to the Next Generation

Genetics

Improving On-Farm Performance: Management vs Genetics?

Milk Production & Quality

Top 1% herds: What sets them apart from the rest?

Milk Production & Quality

A Cow’s Circadian Rhythm

Feeding

Strategic Guide to Feeding Diets Without Palm Oil Derivatives

Business & Economics

A new dynamic dashboard for informed decision making

Business & Economics

Characteristics of High Performing Herds – DairyComp 305

Dairy Research Blog

Are some cows genetically susceptible to Johne’s Disease?

Genetics

Heritability Estimates Used for Genetic Evaluation in Canada

Media

2021/03/23 – Engaging with Dairy Producers for a Thriving Future

Herd Health

Sub-clinical Ketosis Screening

Genetics

Is your feed going to waste?

Genetics

Major Type Traits Move to Composite Indexes

Genetics

Introducing Feed Efficiency

Business & Economics

Artificial intelligence: Fact or fiction?

Genetics

Update on Haplotypes Including JNS for Jerseys

Business & Economics

Producing cost-effective milk in 2021

Milk Production & Quality

Bacteria penalties in Quebec – What you need to know

Dairy Research Blog

Innovative research to advance genetic and genomic improvements in…

Media

2020 Top Canadian Managed Herds

Heifer Raising

Growth Chart by Breed

Genetics

What’s New with April 2021 Genetic Evaluations

Robotic Milking

Are peaks and persistency different for cows in robotic milking?

PROFILab analysis

PROFILab: a cost-effective tool for robotic farms

Heifer Raising

Milk Feeding plan

Heifer Raising

The importance of your breeding program on profitability

Media

2021/01/18 – Lactanet recognizes impactful work and sets the…

Mycotoxins

Mycotoxins 101

Mycotoxins

The challenge of mycotoxins in cattle

Mycotoxins

Detecting mycotoxin problems in cattle…

Mycotoxins

Analysis of mycotoxins in feed

Mycotoxins

Analysis of mycotoxins in blood

Mycotoxins

Use of feed additives

Mycotoxins

Prevention and control of feed contamination

Genetics

Genetic Herd Inventory Report

Genetics

Interpreting Sire Proofs for Linear Type Traits

Milk Analysis

12 Steps For Representative Sample

Feed Margin

Per Cow, Per Hectolitre, or Per kg Milk Fat: Which is the best indicator…

Milk Analysis

How does a BactoScan™ work?

Robotic Milking

Concentrates at the Robot: Two is good, but three is better!

Milk Recording

Are we aware of the power of data and digital technology?

Atlantic

Spotlight on Nadine Othberg, Dairy production technician — New…

Milk Production & Quality

Tips from the pros to ensure milk quality

Forage

Calculating your forage yield is not that complicated

PROFILab analysis

PROFILab on Barjo Farm: 45 kg/day of milk and higher than average…

Feed Margin

You can produce more for less!

Forage

Preventive measures that save lives

Goats & Sheeps

The Key Factors to Consider when Feeding Goats

Genetics

Modified Requirements for Official Information Due to Covid-19

How to improve drought resistance in your forage stands

Genetics

New Genetic Evaluations Coming in December 2020

Herd Health

Lameness is always a hot topic!

Media

2020/11/02 – Efficient dairy data exchange the focus of a new…

Business & Economics

What do managing a dairy farm and making an apple pie have in common?

Robotic Milking

Robot Production & Efficiency Report

PROFILab analysis

PROFILab: More than just a question of nutrition

Milk Recording

Your data is trying to tell you something… are you listening?

PROFILab analysis

Research Project on de novo Fatty Acids in Milk

Atlantic

Spotlight on Ed Frazee, Robot Services Specialist

Milk Recording

Three factors that contribute to the accuracy of milk recording data

PROFILab analysis

The milk fatty acid profile: What else can we learn?

Dairy Research

Recommended protocol for the administration of an internal teat sealant…

Forage

Where do silo gases come from and why are they dangerous?

Forage

The 2020 Harvest Season in Quebec: rations to be rich in corn silage?

Feed Margin

Mastering my feed costs

Robotic Milking

One Year After Start-Up (Part 2): Why were the results so variable?

Media

2020/09/15 – Alberta Milk and Lactanet announce closer industry…

Genetics

Six Tips for Choosing Which Heifers to Raise

Business & Economics

Is there a sure-fire strategy for maximizing the profitability of…

Forage

Seven ways to reduce forage requirements in the barn

Robotic Milking

How has production evolved one year after start-up?

Forage

Eight Strategies for Increasing Forage Stocks

Forage

How can we assess whether we’re going to run out of forage?

Milk Analysis

Ensure the quality of your samples

Genetics

Compass: New Features

Pasture

Dairy cows on pasture: myths versus facts

Dairy Research

Crop Management Practices to Mitigate Greenhouse Gases

Dairy Research

Drying off cull dairy cattle at high production and in emergency…

Dairy Research

Manure Management Practices to Mitigate Greenhouse Gases

Dairy Research

Livestock Management Practices to Mitigate Greenhouse Gases

Milk Recording

Milk recording: making the most out of technologies

Genetics

A Roadmap for Delivering Genetic Evaluations

PROFILab analysis

PROFILab: a useful tool for Persil farm!

Thermal Stress

Are your dry cows too hot?

Dry Off & Transition

Checklist for Limiting the Negative Effects of a Long Dry Period

Forage

Spring frost: how are my corn seedlings reacting?

Forage

Forage Yield vs. Quality: the Eternal Dilemma!

Feed Margin

The feed margin: a good indicator of herd profitability?

Heifer Raising

Housing for Newly Weaned Heifers: How and Why? – Part 2

Genetics

Annual Pro$ Update – April 2020 –

Genetics

Publishable Lactations and Official Genetic Indexes During COVID-19…

Business & Economics

FIATE: for reliable foreign workers

Business & Economics

Collective Decrease in Production: How to Meet the Challenge on the…

PROFILab analysis

10 Steps to Using PROFILab Effectively

PROFILab analysis

The Importance of the de novo Group in Your Fatty Acid Profile

PROFILab analysis

What should you do when de novo fatty acids are low?

Heifer Raising

Housing for Newly Weaned Heifers: What type of building to choose?…

Robotic Milking

Maximize robotic milking efficiency to boost profitability

PROFILab analysis

PROFILab Training

Robotic Milking

Now you can compare with the best robot farms!

Milk Analysis

PROFILab Report – Milk Fatty Acid Profile

Milk Recording

Genetic selection of females: 5 benefits to choosing milk recording…

Herd Health

Udder Health Report – Dry Off & Fresh Monitoring

Dairy Research

ABC’s of footbathing!

Business & Economics

Do you hire Spanish-speaking workers on your farm? Call Omar!

Pasture

Milking robots and pastures: more compatible than we think!

Genetics

Genomic Evaluations Without Published DGV

Atlantic

Spotlight on Yvonne MacIsaac, Dairy production technician — Nova…

Atlantic

Spotlight on Brittany DeWolfe, Dairy production technician — Nova…

Media

2019/11/14 – Holstein Canada and Lactanet Announce Compass

Reproduction

Four Good Reasons for Using Beef Sire Semen in a Dairy Herd

PROFILab analysis

Milk fatty acid profile: a new tool for herd management

Organic Dairy Production

Dairy cattle out in the pastures at McGill University!

Genetics

10 Years of Genomic Selection: What’s Next?

Dry Off & Transition

Subclinical ketosis: Are your cows hiding something?

Forage

Nine Common Questions about Harvesting Corn Silage

Organic Dairy Production

Quality organic milk

Forage

Top-quality silage with oxygen-limiting silos

Atlantic

Spotlight on Ashley Egyedy, ­Dairy production technician — Prince…

Thermal Stress

Is heat stress different with robot milking systems?

Media

2019/08/06 – 2019 Dairy Cattle Improvement Industry Distinction…

Forage

Interseeding: what are the options?

Forage

All there is to know about late-summer forage seeding

Forage

Everything You Need to Know About Corn Silage Fungicides

Genetics

When Do Your Cows Pay Back Their Debt?

Genetics

Use of Beef Sire Semen in the Dairy Industry

Milk Recording

Three golden rules to ensure the integrity of milk recording production…

Robotic Milking

Introducing heifers to robotic milkers prior to calving – Part…

Robotic Milking

Introducing heifers to robotic milkers prior to calving – Part…

Forage

5 keys to sow forage crops successfully

Robotic Milking

Are there any advantages to isolating first lactation cows in a robotic…

Genetics

Value of Type Classification in the Era of Genomics

Forage

Did your alfalfa stand survive winter?

Comfort & Welfare

Is your ventilation system up to the challenge of keeping your cows…

Genetics

Current Status on Haplotypes and Genetic Recessives

Genetics

Pro$ & LPI: Enhancements and Updates

Genetics

A Portrait of Genomic Young Bulls Marketed in Canada

Genetics

A Closer Look at Direct Genomic Values (DGV)

Genetics

Genetic Selection for Improved Hoof Health is Now Possible!

Dairy Research

Water Use on Canadian Dairy Farms

Dairy Research

Preserving Water Quality

Genetics

Translating Somatic Cell Score Proofs into Daughter Performance

Genetics

New Expression for Somatic Cell Score Evaluations

Genetics

DairyTrace: The National Dairy Cattle Traceability Solution

Genetics

The Fertility Challenge

Heifer Raising

Guide to raising a dairy heifer

Genetics

Two Tools to Reduce Calving Difficulties in Your Herd

Genetics

Heifer Re-Ranking with Genomic Testing

Cow Feed and Water Analysis

Sampling techniques

Genetics

Embryo Transfer Activity in Canada: A Snapshot Look

Genetics

Increased Profits from Higher Lactation Persistency

Dairy Research

Hock, Knee & Neck Injuries

Dairy Research

Body Condition Score

Dairy Research

Lameness in dairy cattle

Heifer Raising

Quick Reference Card for Calves

Comfort & Welfare

Lameness Intervention Guide

Comfort & Welfare

Practical guide to evaluating and improving comfort in the barn

Forage

Guide to Forage Plants Identification

Forage

Best management practices for forages

Authors in the category

Liliana Fadul, Ph.D
Bruna Mion, Ph.D
Dominique Maxime, Ph.D
Elouise Molgat, D.M.V.
Hannah Sweett, Ph. D.
Jean-Marc Neilson
Simon Jetté-Nantel, Ph. D.
Laura Solano, DVM., Ph. D.
Mazen Bahadi, Ph. D.
Rodrigo Molano, Ph. D. – PostDoc
Daniel Warner
Allison Fleming, Ph. D.
Neil Petreny
Débora Santschi, agr., Ph. D.
Geneviève Clermont
Mario Séguin, agr.
René Roy, agr.
René Lacroix, ing. Ph. D.
Jeff Gunn, M. Sc.
Jean-Philippe Laroche, agr., M. Sc.
Isabelle Morin, D.M.V., Cert. LAM
Gervais Bisson, agr.
François Labelle, agr.
Daniel Lefebvre, agr., Ph. D., PAS, Dipl. ACAN
Brian Van Doormaal