Breeding Cattle for Mastitis Resistance11 January 10 The aim of this project was to determine whether an immunological test performed using blood from bulls, could be used as a marker for resistance to subclinical mastitis caused by Staphylococcus
aureus, in their progeny.
British Friesian Herds15 January 10 The performance of Friesian cows was investigated, using a number of different methods, and compared with the performance of Holstein cattle.
Dairy Cattle Reproduction14 January 10 This study looks at the problems with fertility and how they are a major constraint to efficient dairying in the UK.
Reproduction performance of High GM Cows15 January 10 There is evidence from previous research on dairy cattle from Scandinavia, the USA, the UK and elsewhere, of unfavourable associations between milk production, fertility and some diseases,
including mastitis and lameness.
Speciality Breeds - British Friesian15 January 10 The project carried through a process with the broad objective of helping the British Friesian Breeders Club (BFBC) resolve and take forward a variety of genetics-related issues.
Speciality breeds: Guernsey & Ayrshire14 January 10 To evaluate the existing and alternative breeding structures for the Guernsey and Ayrshire breeds, utilising progeny testing, nucleus herds, and international resources.
Summary of Energy Deficit in High Genetic Merit15 January 10 This study has identified a number of key issues that will allow the management of these cows to be improved in order to meet the overall objectives of high milk and milk solids output, improved fertility, controlled body condition score loss and reduced associated health issues.