The fermentation of milk by Streptococcus thermophilus is a widespread industrial process that is susceptible to bacteriophage attack. In this work, a preventive fast real-time PCR method for the detection, quantification, and identification of types of S. thermophilus phages in 30 min is described.
- American Society for Microbiology
- Multiplex fast real-time pcr for quantitative detection and ...
Bull Calves Need Care Too
By far, most bull calves will never become a lasting benefit to a dairy herd, and as such may not always receive the same level of care that heifer calves do. Harmonizing your calf rearing programs will yield positive results for all calves and your bottom line. All calves require excellent care, especially in the first few days of life. Without adequate, timely colostrum and proper milk replacer/milk intake, heifer calves will produce less milk later in life, not to mention reduced likelihood of entering the...
Fat extraction of milk powder and infant formula samples
SpeedEctractor E-916: Fat determination of milk powder and infant formula sample without hydrolysis In the dairy industry, the fat determination and extraction is not only a routine procedure in quality assurance and labelling also it is very important for contaminant determination, as e.g. PCBs, dioxins or pesticides. A procedure for fat determination in milk powder and infant formula samples is introduced. The samples are extracted by applying elevated pressure and temperature with the SpeedExtractor E-916....
High Fat Feeding - Case Study
The challenge Design a milk replacer feeding schedule to maximize efficient growth while considering: fat content of milk replacer encourage grain intake prior to weaning maintain growth rate through weaning cold weather feeding implications Using a higher milk volume feeding schedule and offering calves a higher fat content in a milk replacer does not mean that success at weaning will be compromised. In fact, during 2015 and 2016 research trials at the Grober Young Animal Development Centre (GYADC),...
5 C’s Of Calf Care
Every producer has individual opportunities and challenges due to their housing environment and management strategy. The key to maximizing growth, health, and long-term profitability is establishing a sound system of care for your pre-ruminant livestock. No matter the system you choose, ensuring these 5 keys to management are acknowledged and defined for you and your team will enhance the performance of your young stock. Here are the 5 keys to success in young animal nutrition Colostrum: Proven to be the key to...
Improved Performance Through Weaning
Weaning can be a stressful event for calves. Taking the time to wean gradually can help reduce that stress and give the calf time to adjust their eating patterns to include more starter. It is important to establish the right time to wean ensuring (a) the calf has received enough milk for optimal growth and (b) is consuming enough starter to wean gently and not lose body condition after weaning. The Grober Young Animal Development Center (GYADC) compared weaning over 5 days and 10 days in individual or paired...