Riga 2010

Informative material from the Biennial Session held in Riga (31 May – 4 June 2010)  includes:

The PDF files of the presentations and the manuscripts are hereby listed:

President’s Report
Neil Petreny
PPT Presentation / Complete paper 
Secretary General’s Report

Complete paper

Financial Inspector’s Report
Jay Mattison
PPT Presentation
Presentation of 2011 Meeting (Bourg En Bresse, France)
Pierre Louise Gastinel
PPT Presentation
Presentation of 2012 38th ICAR Session (Cork, Ireland)
Brian Wickham
PPT Presentation
Reference Laboratory Network – New developments
Chairperson: Olivier Leray
Introductory remarks PPT Presentation
Objectives & Stage of Progress in 2010
Olivier Leray
PPT Presentation
Analytical precision performance in ICAR proficiency testing programmes
Olivier Leray
PPT Presentation
International reference system for somatic cell counting – A world wide challenge
Christian Baumgartner
PPT Presentation
Latvian milk recording analysis and Dairy Laboratory Ltd. in the ICAR analytical reference system
Diana Ruska
PPT Presentation
Determination of fatty acid composition in milk of individual animals by Fourier-Transform Mid-Infrared Spectrometry (FTMIR)
Marion Ferrand
PPT Presentation
New parameters and analytical challenges for milk recording by Fourier Transform Mid-Infrared Spectrometry (FTMIR)
Hélène Soyeurt
PPT Presentation
Animal herd monitoring through milk analysis on-farm
Tove Asmussen
PPT Presentation

 

Keynote Presentations

Welcome for ICAR participants
Janis Duklavs (Minister of Agriculture of Latvia)
PPT Presentation
Agriculture sector in Latvia, animal breeding and milk recording system in Latvia
Ainars Nabels-Sneiders (Ministry of Agriculture of Latvia, Division of International Affairs)
PPT Presentation
Cooperation in the field of animal breeding in Baltic countries
Haldja Viinalass
PPT Presentation
Genomic selection an its potential to change cattle breeding
Reinhard Reents
PPT Presentation
Competitiveness of different dairy production systems
Kees de Roest
PPT Presentation

 

Special Workshop WS1 – Use of molecular genomic tools in animal breeding
Chairperson: Reinhard Reents

Chip technology for use in genomic evaluation and new developments
André Eggen
PPT Presentation
Combining different marker densities in genomic evaluation
Paul Van Raden
PPT Presentation
Implementation of genomic selection in dairy cattle breeding schemes
Theo Meuwissen
PPT Presentation
Interbull’s activities in genomic evaluation
João Dürr
PPT Presentation

 

Special Workshop WS2 – Manufacturers Showcase

A new high potential method for the rapid determination of milk chemical composition in cow, sheep and goat milk
Pierre Broutin (Bentley Instruments)
PPT Presentation

The vision of Lely in automation and sensor development
Tom Vanholder (Farm Management Support, Lely Industries NV)

PPT Presentation
New method for Fast and Easy Collection of High Quality DNA from nasal samples
Ellen Maclean (Product Manager DNA Genotek)
PPT Presentation
Adding value to the central milk testing business – the ongoing FOSS strategic commitment
Steen Kold-Christensen (Senior Business Manager, Foss, Denmark)
PPT Presentation
The production complexity of complex fluid
Gil Katz (Afikim)
PPT Presentation
The Virtual Cow
Henry Richardson (Holstein UK)
PPT Presentation

Work session – Subcommittee for Recording Devices – Milk Recording Systems & Services in the 21st Century – Challenges / Opportunities

Introduction
Martin Burke

PPT Presentation

New Technologies and their impact on Milk Recording (Inc. Guidelines update)
Kees de Koning
PPT Presentation

International Review of Best Recording Practices/Routines
Presented by ICAR Sub-Committee on Recording Devices

PPT Presentation

 

Technical session 2.1 – Small dairy ruminants
Chairperson: Jean Michel Astruc

On-line sensing of suitability of milk for cheese making
Uzi Merin
PPT Presentation
Part lactation sampling as a powerful design to select dairy sheep both on milk composition and mastitis resistance provided to maintain ICAR sheep requirements regarding milk recording devices and analysis of sheep milk in laboratories
Francis Barillet
PPT Presentation
Evaluating the accuracy of the genetic ranking of rams in the selected population of the Sarda dairy sheep breed
Soterio Salaris
PPT Presentation
Use of genomic data in French dairy sheep breeding programs: results and prospects
Jean Michel Astruc
PPT Presentation
Analysis of a representative sample of Sarda breed artificial insemination rams with the OvineSNP50K BeadChip
Antonello Carta
PPT Presentation

 

Technical Session 2.2 – Breeding technologies
Chairperson: Pierre-Luis Gastinel

Implementation of Developments of Institute of Animal Science in Dairy Cattle Breeding in Ukraine
Volodymyr Shablia
PPT Presentation
A wide range of tools to improve Reproduction in dairy cattle
Xavier David
PPT Presentation
Genetic gain in open nucleus breeding scheme to improve milk production in Egyptian Buffalo
Sameh Abdel-Salam
PPT Presentation

 

Technical Session 2.3 – ID techniques and marketplace requirements
Chairperson: Ole Klejs Hansen

Current situation of animal identification and recording systems in developing countries and countries with economies in transition
Cuthbert Banga
PPT Presentation
The French bovine identification and traceability system, updated with the technology of RFID
Jean Michel Astruc
PPT Presentation
Performance test of EID devices
Pieter Hogewerf
PPT Presentation
Introduction of mandatory electronic identification of cattle in Denmark
Ole Klejs Hansen
PPT Presentation

 

Parallel Technical Session 3.1 – Improving health and fertility in dairy cattle
Chairperson: Erling Strandberg

Registration of health traits in Austria – Experience review
Christa Egger-Danner
PPT Presentation
Animal Health Data Comparison – two EADGENE sub projects
Anne-Marie Neeteson van Nieuwenhoven
PPT Presentation
Real-time QPCR-based DNA mastitis analysis using the preserved DHIA sample
Jere High
PPT Presentation
Improving the management of the dairy cow through use of the Herd Companion on line website
Tony Craven
PPT Presentation
The use of a new sensor (Behaviour tag) for improving heat detection, health and welfare monitoring in different rearing conditions
Alon Arazi
PPT Presentation

 

Parallel Technical Session 3.2 – Beef Production and Recording
Chairperson: Brian Wickham

Using integrated solutions to achieve high levels of performance recording in Beef Herds.
Sean Coughlan
PPT Presentation
Trends in Beef Cattle Performance Record Collection and Genetic Evaluation Systems in the United States
Robert L. Weaber
PPT Presentation

 

Parallel Technical Session 3.3 – Milk Recording
Chairperson: Franz Schaller

Use of the Tru-Test Electronic Milk Meter (EMM) in France
Brett Ellis
PPT Presentation
Determination of carry-over in automated milking, recording and sampling systems using fluorescent tracers
Peter Løvendahl
PPT Presentation
Health monitoring in Austria – statistical models based on somatic cell count at cow level for early detection of udder health problems developed
Karl Zottl
PPT Presentation
Role of Agricultural Recording Systems in Reducing the Carbon Footprint
Philip Dukas
PPT Presentation

 

Technical Session 4.1. – Management of recording and evaluation organisations
Chairperson: Marco Winters

New services to support uptake of breeding value results
Daniel Abernethy
PPT Presentation
Management of the B-system in a small country
Kaivo Ilves
PPT Presentation
Adding Value to Test-Day Data by Using Modified Best Prediction Method
Alain Gillon
PPT Presentation
Improved method for calculating daily yields from alternate testing schemes
Sophie Mattalia
PPT Presentation
Transitioning Milk Recording Service in Changing Times
Patrick Baier
PPT Presentation
Adding value to data emanating from routine animal recording processes
Charl Hunlun
PPT Presentation

 

Technical Session 4.3 – Southern hemisphere opportunities
Chairperson: Pierre van Rooyen

Opportunities in Southern Africa using Animal Economic Values
Jacob van der Westhuizen
PPT Presentation
The role of pedigree recording in sustainable animal agriculture with special focus on indigenous breeds
Charl Hunlun
PPT Presentation
Maximizing performance on a typical Southern Hemisphere pasture dairy
Nigel Lok
PPT Presentation
Challenges and Opportunities for Beef Production in Developing Countries
Helena Theron
PPT Presentation
Persistency of conjugated linoleic and vaccenic acids in Argenine Tybo and Sardo cheeses produced from natural high CLA milk
Roberto Castañeda
PPT Presentation

 

Technical Session 5 – New Technologies
Chairpersons: Jay Mattison

Potential estimation of titratable acidity in cow milk using mid-infrared spectrometry
Frédéric Colinet
PPT Presentation
Exchanging data from and into on barn automats and sensors
Rognant René
PPT Presentation
Experiences with Comprehensive Herd Management of a Mega-Dairy Using RFID, Automatic Milk Recording and Multi-client Cow-side Data Entry with Reproduction and Health Protocols
Daniel Webb
PPT Presentation
Continuous improvement for dairy laboratories through Redelac
Roberto Castañeda
PPT Presentation
The new infrastructure of cattle and sheep breeding in Ireland
Brian Wickham
PPT Presentation

 

Technical Session 6 – Presentation of Sub-Committees, Task Force and Working Groups
Chairperson: Neil Petreny

Sub-Committees
Animal Identification (O. Hansen)
PPT Presentation
Recording Devices (U. Lauritsen) PPT Presentation
Interbull (R. Reents) PPT Presentation
Milk Analysis (O. Leray) PPT Presentation
Working Groups
Animal Fibre (M. Antonini) – Not present
Animal Recording Data (E. Rehben) – P.L. Gastinel on his behalf PPT Presentation
Artificial Insemination and Relevant Technologies (L. Journaux)
InterBeef (B. Wickham) PPT Presentation
Conformation Recording (G. De Jong) PPT Presentation
Developing Countries (B. Besbes) – not present PPT Presentation
Genetic Analysis (P. Ajmone) – M. Winters on his behalf PPT Presentation
Functional Traits (E. Strandberg)
Lactation Calculation Methods (F. Miglior) PPT Presentation
Milk Recording in Goats (Z. Barac) PPT Presentation
Milk Recording in Sheep (J.M. Astruc) PPT Presentation
Parentage Recording (S. Harding) PPT Presentation

 

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