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Performance Recording of Animals State of the Art, 1998 : Proceedings of 31th Biennial Session of ICAR, Roturoa, New Zealand :  Proceedings of 31th Biennial Session of ICAR, Roturoa, New Zealand - Cathy Linton

Performance Recording of Animals State of the Art, 1998 : Proceedings of 31th Biennial Session of ICAR, Roturoa, New Zealand

Proceedings of 31th Biennial Session of ICAR, Roturoa, New Zealand

By: Cathy Linton (Editor)

Hardcover Published: December 1998
ISBN: 9789074134545
Number Of Pages: 352

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These proceedings of the International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR) reflect the results of ongoing developments in respect of performance recording, including identification. A feature of the 1998 ICAR session were the reports addressing the important issues of the accuracy of the animal records and animal evaluations. Grouped loosely under the headings of computing, milk traits, cattle breeding and general, short papers provide a detailed insight into developments which are affecting the direction of animal recording in member countries.

Forewordp. 5
Opening speech by the Presidentp. 9
The President's report on the activities of ICAR since the last sessionp. 13
Animal recording in New Zealandp. 15
New Zealand dairy farmers' expectations of animal recording - now and in the futurep. 25
Impact of the changing political environment on animal recording with emphasis on the European Union and Eastern Europep. 31
Traders in animal genetics expectations of animal recording - now and in the futurep. 41
The impact of emerging genetic technologies on animal recordingp. 47
The necessity for identification and registration of bovine animals from birth to consumerp. 53
Animal identification as a tool in the Danish cattle databasep. 59
Quantifying the value of identification in the USA Holstein populationp. 63
Recording in large herdsp. 69
Using PC based lactation calculations to provide management informationp. 73
Interfaces between recording organisations and Government run national databasesp. 77
System InvenTaurusp. 79
Web data processing in dairy cattle improvementp. 83
Integrated information service for the New Zealand dairy industryp. 91
Data recording in robotic milkingp. 97
An integrated approach to pedigree and performance recording, genetic evaluation and information transfer for beef cattle in South Africap. 105
Genetic evaluation for kiwi cattlep. 113
Use of high performance computing is solving large mixed model equations in animal breedingp. 117
Approval and checking procedures for electronic milk meters in French farms: a survey over the last 15 yearsp. 123
Quality control of conventional mid-infra-red milk analysers using recombined milk samplesp. 131
Tendencies in AM/PM recording in Germany and non-conventional recording methods in the futurep. 139
The introduction of a milk recording system based on milk yields of ICAR approved electronic milk meters and AT4 sampling for fat, protein and SCCp. 147
Electronic data interchange between milk meters and the central computers for milk recording and evaluations (EDI-MM2CC)p. 151
Simplifying schemes for recording fat and protein contents in Sarda dairy sheepp. 155
Actual aspects of quality management in the routine laboratory determining milk contents and milk qualityp. 161
Internationally certified milk recording following DIN EN ISO 9002 in the Federal State of Sachsen-Anhalt - necessity and first resultsp. 165
Experience with ISO 9000 in Livestock Improvement Corporation Limited in herd recording and herd testingp. 169
The benefits of scale and integration - The New Zealand experiencep. 171
Optimisation of production using management control systemsp. 177
Liveweight recording of dairy replacements - why and howp. 181
A view of the future for on-farm records users and for the organisations that provide records based systems and servicesp. 185
Using data already recorded to provide fertility management informationp. 189
Reproductive traits and health in dairy sheepp. 195
Genetic evaluation for beef traits in dual purpose breedsp. 203
The genetic survey of the suckling herd: a new management tool for farmersp. 209
Report of ICAR Task Force Breed Associationsp. 215
Performance recording for cattle and buffaloes in developing countries - the current situation, constraints and strategies for improvementp. 219
The use of developed country recording systems to provide services to developing countriesp. 233
INTERBULL report for 1996 and 1997p. 239
Final report of the ICAR-INTERBULL Working Group on Milk Recording Accuracy and its impact on genetic evaluationsp. 249
Report of INTERBULL Auditing Expert Group: Quality assurance systems for international breeding value estimationp. 259
Generating data to check mixed-model equationsp. 263
Report of the Sub-Committee on Milk Meters and Jarsp. 265
Analysis for the enquiry concerning the practical use of milk metersp. 269
ICAR Working Group on Milk Testing Laboratories: Biennial report of activities in 1996-1997p. 273
Analysis of protein, somatic cell count and butterfat yield in milk Production: Update on the French Dairy Herd Improvement Association Projectp. 277
The Internet is not coming to Agriculture - its herep. 281
Report of the Working Group on Animal Identification and Registrationp. 285
Proposal for the update of the pedigree documentp. 291
Report of Beef Performance Working Groupp. 299
Report of Fertility and Health Recording Working Groupp. 309
Report of the Lactation Working Groupp. 317
Report of Milk Recording of Goats Working Groupp. 321
Programme of artificial insemination done by the Spanish National Association of the Murciana-Granadina Goat (Acrimur) in 1997p. 323
Report of the Working Group on Milk Recording of Sheep: Survey of milk recording, use of AI and progeny test, pedigree information and supervisory systems, and on-farm computerisation of data collection in ICAR member countriesp. 327
ICAR Working Group: milk recording in buffalo activity reportp. 345
Water Buffaloes: A proposal for international exchange and comparisonp. 349
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ISBN: 9789074134545
ISBN-10: 9074134548
Series: EAAP Publication
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: December 1998
Publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 17.4  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.82

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