Dairy Knowledge at Your Fingertips

Quebec Edition | May 2021



Everything You Need

We are celebrating our 2nd anniversary as a partnership by launching Lactanet’s new and improved stack of innovative herd management tools - designed to take your herd to the next level. The new Lactanet website beautifully houses access to MySite for internet reports and the Dynamic Dashboard for visual "at a glance" insight.

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Benchmark 2020 by Milking Systems

When a producer plans to build a new barn, a number of questions arise. Many will opt for a free-stall barn, but what to choose, parlour or robot?

These are the type of findings you will discover in the 2020 Milking System report. Enjoy the article!

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

It is springtime! The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer, and the fields have begun to grow! In 2020, the CRAAQ forage committee launched NUTRI-Fourrager (only available in French), an easy-to-use tool that can help you to predict when is the best time to mow your forages. 

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Portrait of Ferme Yves R. Couture

Since the fall of 2020, the components at Ferme Yves R. Couture have been slowly decreasing. With the help of PROFILab, we tested some feeding solutions, but nothing was conclusive. Some time later, we began to question the forages in the PMR. We compared the old rations and made some observations. Let’s find out more about this story and its happy ending.

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Improving Performance: Management vs Genetics?ghfgh

Advances in research and technology give us a deeper understanding of the complex biological processes and environmental factors behind the production of dairy products.

But how are these genetic improvements showing on your farm? Are you working for your cows, or are your cows working for you?

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Genetic Selection for Fat Production

One possible solution for increasing milk fat levels is focusing efforts on genetic selection, with heritability being 50% for fat content, and 26% for fat yield.

Ferme Bessette et Frères has prioritized selection for fat index for several years now. See their results :

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See our May 2021 Article

Strategies to Improve Winter Survival of Legumes

The damage caused to legumes over the winter months can result in serious financial losses for dairy farms. The impact on yield is sometimes so significant that producers are required to take action, for example, by overseeding or terminating the stand. So how can you better the odds for legume survival?

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Virtual Open Industry Session

Lactanet is pleased to continue organizing and offering its virtual Open Industry Sessions, which have traditionally been planned in advance of each meeting of the Genetic Evaluation Board (GEB). Due to the positive response and increasing interest in these open meetings, Lactanet Canada has scheduled a 1-day virtual session to be held on Thursday, June 10, 2021.

To participate in this open and free webinar session, you must first register in advance:

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