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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Milk Analysis

SNF ratio, why and how?

Farm sustainability

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

Comfort & Welfare

What is the Management Index?

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

Genetics

Trend in Genomic Versus Proven Sire Usage

Business & Economics

Annual Reports

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?

Genetics

How to Purchase a Feed Efficiency Evaluation?

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

Organic Dairy Production

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

Genetics

Lifetime Performance Index (LPI) Formula – April 2022

Genetics

Base Change Summary – April 2022

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

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…

Genetics

Defining Breed Purity

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

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

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?

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

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

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

Business & Economics

A new dynamic dashboard for informed decision making

Herd Health

Sub-clinical Ketosis Screening

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

Genetics

What’s New with April 2021 Genetic Evaluations

Robotic Milking

Are peaks and persistency different for cows in robotic milking?

Business & Economics

Planning: a key factor in dairy production!

PROFILab analysis

PROFILab: a cost-effective tool for robotic farms

Heifer Raising

The importance of your breeding program on profitability

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

Tendances de cosanguinité au Canada
Genetics

August 2020: Inbreeding Update

Genetics

Interpreting Sire Proofs for Linear Type Traits

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!

Atlantic

Spotlight on Nadine Othberg, Dairy production technician — New…

Milk Production & Quality

Tips from the pros to ensure milk quality

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!

Business & Economics

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

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?

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?

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

Forage

Dairy cows on pasture: myths versus facts

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?

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?

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?

Robotic Milking

Maximize robotic milking efficiency to boost profitability

Robotic Milking

Now you can compare with the best robot farms!

Milk Recording

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

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…

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…

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…

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!

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

Genetics

Two Tools to Reduce Calving Difficulties in Your Herd

Genetics

Heifer Re-Ranking with Genomic Testing

Genetics

Embryo Transfer Activity in Canada: A Snapshot Look

Genetics

Increased Profits from Higher Lactation Persistency