Pen-side mastitis test being developed in Alberta

Burim Ametaj (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science) and David Wishart (Science) have developed a pen-side mastitis test for dairy cattle. It would provide dairy producers with the capability to take a blood or urine sample from a cow to determine whether or not the cow is susceptible to mastitis

High-tech feed bunks help rank bull efficiency

Agriculture Canada said studies at the U of A’s Kinsella Ranch, led by John Basarab (AFNS), found low residual feed intake animals had a tendency for low carcass weights, and heifers with a low RFI reached puberty later than high RFI heifers.