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The National Dairy Study research team are working with writers from the University of Guelph, Dairy Farmers of Canada, and other industry collaborators to produce articles on the findings from the National Dairy Study.


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top dairy stories in 2018

Publication: Milk Producer

Date Published: February 2019

Description: This article, written by Shelley Crabtree at the Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC), features that National Dairy Study as it reviews the five most popular stories in 2018 from the DFC Dairy Research Blog (www.dairyresearchblog.ca).

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how do reproductive management practices vary across canadian dairy farms?

Publication: Progressive Dairyman

Date Published: March 2019

Description: This article, written by Sabrina Van Schyndel, reviews the National Dairy Study results relating to reproductive goals, protocols, and procedures. The results highlight Canadian dairy farmer preferences toward visual estrous detection, artificial insemination, and ultrasound use to confirm pregnancy.

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Canadian dairy producers’ priority management and disease issues

Description: This interactive info sheet describes the key management and disease issues identified by responding Canadian dairy producers. Designed by Meagan King, this sheet also provides a series of resources to access more information on these priority issues.

Access English Resources Here Access French Resources Here


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Johne's disease control takes more than a few years

Publication: Progressive Dairyman

Date Published: September 2018

Description: This article, written by Karen Lee, describes some of the risk factors, best management practices, and lessons learned for controlling Johne's disease on Canadian dairy farms.

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national dairy study benchmarks health across canada

Publication: Progressive Dairyman

Date Published: September 2018

Description: This article, written by Karen Lee, review the primary methods used to explore the health of dairy herds across Canada. 

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Mildly lame cows need to be the focus of attention

Publication: Ontario Farmer

Date Published: April 2018

Description: This article, written by John Miner, reviews the key points from a recent talk given by Dr. Stephanie Croyle at the Southwest Ontario Dairy Symposium on lameness and her research results from the National Dairy Study.

 

Taking Healthy steps towards lameness improvement

Publication: Progressive Dairyman

Date Published: June 2017

Issue No: 8

Description: This article, written by Drs. Steven Roche and Stephanie Croyle, discusses key actions producers should take to identify and address lameness on the farm, and provides recent data from the National Dairy Study, and research from abroad, on lameness in dairy cattle.

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keeping track of somatic cell counts

Publication: Milk Producer

Date Published: May 2017

Description: This article, written by University of Guelph SPARK writer Sydney Pearce, describes recent findings from the National Dairy Study on somatic cell count patterns seen across Canada.

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dairy producers turn to social media

Publication: Milk Producer

Date Published: December 2016

Description: This article, written by University of Guelph SPARK writer Sydney Pearce, describes Canadian dairy producer preferences for receiving new information and their use of different information sources, such as producer publications, the internet, and social media.

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a better picture of lameness

Publication: Milk Producer

Date Published: June 2016

Description: This article, written by University of Guelph SPARK writer Sydney Pearce, describes what researchers from the National Dairy Study are uncovering about lameness in Canadian dairy cattle.

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gathering of minds: dairy cow health

Publication: Milk Producer

Date Published: March 2016

Description: This article, written by DFC Communications Specialist writer Shelley Crabtree, describes some of the key outcomes of the Dairy Research Symposium, hosted by the Dairy Farmers of Canada, and highlights some of the preliminary findings from the National Dairy Study.

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improving mastitis prevention

Publication: Milk Producer

Date Published: December 2015

Description: This article, written by University of Guelph SPARK writer Amy Westlund, describes how the National Dairy Study will help identify areas for udder health improvement across Canada.

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collecting data: the first national dairy health & management study in canada

Publication: Milk Producer

Date Published: August 2015

Description: This article, written by University of Guelph SPARK writer Amy Westlund, reviews the details and plan for the National Dairy Study, and provides updates on the study's schedule and when you can expect results.

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first national dairy study under way

Publication: Progressive Dairyman

Date Published: February 2015

Issue No: 2

Description: This article, written by Dr. David Kelton, presents an overview of the National Dairy Study.  It describes the goals and objectives, specific methods being used, and key points of interest for the first national study of its kind in Canada.

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