Publications

Since our priority is to keep you updated on topics that are important to you, we have gathered here numerous publications on the dairy production sector that you will find useful.

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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

Genetics

Data Collection Blitz: The Crampy Project

Forage

Have you considered ensiling your fall rye?*

Genetics

Average Gain in LPI and Pro$ Reliability Due to Genomics

Genetics

Inbreeding Update – August 2021 –

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

Genetics

A.I. Market Share Update

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

Business & Economics

Annual Reports

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?

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

2021/02/09 – 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?

Feeding

Feed prices are soaring: Now what do we do?

Business & Economics

Planning: a key factor in dairy production!

PROFILab analysis

PROFILab: a cost-effective tool for robotic farms

PROFILab analysis

PROFILab: factsheets with benchmarks

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

Tendances de cosanguinité au Canada
Genetics

August 2020: Inbreeding Update

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

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…

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?

Protected: test

Forage

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

Media

2020/09/17 – Appointment of DairyTrace Program Manager

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

Feeding

Is there a winning recipe for maximizing the profitability of a dairy…

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?

Forage

Dairy cows on pasture: myths versus facts

Dairy Research

Crop Management Practices to Mitigate Greenhouse Gases

Dairy Research

Manure Management Practices to Mitigate Greenhouse Gases

Dairy Research

Livestock Management Practices to Mitigate Greenhouse Gases

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!

Genetics

Annual Pro$ Update – April 2020 –

Genetics

Publishable Lactations and Official Genetic Indexes During COVID-19…

Business & Economics

FIATE: for reliable foreign workers

Genetics

Lifetime Performance Index (LPI) Formula

Genetics

Base Change Summary

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?

Robotic Milking

Maximize robotic milking efficiency to boost profitability

PROFILab analysis

PROFILab Training

Milk Analysis

PROFILab Report – Milk Fatty Acid Profile

PROFILab analysis

PROFILab: Fact Sheet and Potential Solutions

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!

Forage

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

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?

Organic Dairy Production

Quality organic milk

Atlantic

Spotlight on Ashley Egyedy, ­Dairy production technician — Prince…

Media

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

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

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

Trend in Genomic Versus Proven Sire Usage

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

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