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See detailLa dimension "travail", un élément clé pour le maintien de nos systèmes laitiers
Turlot, Amélie; Froidmont, Eric; Bauraind, Catherine et al

in Centre wallon de Recherches agronomomiques (Ed.) 18ème Carrefour des Productions Animales "Nouvelles approches pour une optimisation de nos élevages laitiers" (2013)

Les agriculteurs sont les principaux architectes du milieu rural wallon. En effet, ils assurent la gestion de près de la moitié de la superficie de la Wallonie. On observe néanmoins, depuis quelques ... [more ▼]

Les agriculteurs sont les principaux architectes du milieu rural wallon. En effet, ils assurent la gestion de près de la moitié de la superficie de la Wallonie. On observe néanmoins, depuis quelques années, une régression lente (3%/an) et constante de leur effectif. Confrontés à un contexte changeant, de plus en plus concurrentiel, les agriculteurs sont face à des choix stratégiques difficiles en vue d’optimiser l’efficience de leur exploitation. Pour y parvenir, ils doivent mener une réflexion globale de leur mode de production et intégrer tous les aspects assurant la durabilité de leur exploitation. Pour les aider dans cette démarche, une analyse de la durabilité de 90 exploitations « 100% Lait » (>95% de vaches laitières et pas de culture de rente) a été réalisée dans le cadre de DuraLait et de DuraLait Plus. Ces études sont subsidiées par la DGARNE, Direction de la Qualité. Les piliers économique et social de la durabilité ont été plus particulièrement étudiés dans ces projets. L’organisation du travail a été spécifiquement traitée car elle constitue un enjeu essentiel pour l’avenir de l’agriculture. En effet, les agriculteurs souhaitent soulager la pénibilité de leur travail. Dans un contexte économique difficile, cette dimension est essentielle pour envisager le maintien de l’agriculture dans notre région. Le présent article s’intéresse uniquement aux données relatives à l’organisation du travail. [less ▲]

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See detailGenetic parameters for methane indicator traits based on milk fatty acids in cows
Kandel, Purna Bhadra ULg; Vanlierde, Amélie ULg; Dehareng, Frédéric et al

in Journal of Dairy Science (2012, July 18)

Dairy production is pointed out for its large methane emission. Therefore, currently studies of factors affecting emission and methods to abate methane emission are numerous. However, an important issue ... [more ▼]

Dairy production is pointed out for its large methane emission. Therefore, currently studies of factors affecting emission and methods to abate methane emission are numerous. However, an important issue is the development of easily obtainable indicators, because they would also allow estimating animal genetic variability of methane emission. Recently methane indicators were proposed using gas chromatrography based milk fatty acid composition. We derived these published methane indicators using 1100 calibration samples directly from mid-infrared (MIR).For the published indicator showing the highest relationship (R2 = 0.88) with Sulfur Hexafluoride 6 methane emission data, genetic parameters for this MIR based indicator were estimated by single trait random regression test-day models from 619,272 records collected from 2007 to 2011 on 71,188 Holstein cows in their first three lactations at Walloon region of Belgium. The average daily heritability was 0.35±0.01, 0.35±0.02 and 0.32±0.02 for the first three lactations, respectively. Similarly, the lactation heritability was 0.67±0.02, 0.72±0.03 and 0.62±0.03. As expected, methane production was higher during the peak milk production depicting the normal lactation curve. The largest differences between estimated breeding values (EBV) of sires having cows in production eructing the highest and the lowest methane content was 21.80, 22.75 and 24.89 kg per lactation for the first three parities, the variances of the EBV of the sires with daughters were 10.67, 12.46, 12.18 kg2. Results were similar for other indicators. This study suggested that methane indicator traits can be predicted by MIR. Genetic parameters also indicated a rather high heritability and genetic variability exist for these published indicators and consequently a potential high genetic variability of methane eructation by dairy cows. Therefore, these first finding might open new opportunities for animal selection programs that include the reduction of methane emission. [less ▲]

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See detailGenetic parameters for methane indicator traits based on milk fatty acids in cows
Kandel, Purna Bhadra ULg; Vanlierde, Amélie ULg; Dehareng, Frédéric et al

Conference (2012, July 18)

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See detailConsommation locale de produits animaux : que produire localement avec nos propres ressources végétales ?
Beckers, Yves ULg; Bodson, Bernard ULg; Vancutsem, Françoise ULg et al

in 17ème Carrefour des productions animales (2012, March 07)

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See detailRelationships between methane emissions of dairy cattle and farm management.
Vanrobays, Marie-Laure ULg; Vanlierde, Amélie ULg; Kandel, Purna Bhadra ULg et al

Poster (2012, February 10)

Livestock is considered as an important contributor to global methane emissions, predominately due to methanogenesis from ruminants. Moreover, these emissions also represent major losses of energy for ... [more ▼]

Livestock is considered as an important contributor to global methane emissions, predominately due to methanogenesis from ruminants. Moreover, these emissions also represent major losses of energy for dairy cows and therefore are linked to production efficiency. The on-going development of predictive equations (e.g., from milk composition) would allow to relate methane emissions to farm management (e.g., nutrition, environment) on a large scale in the Walloon Region of Belgium. Finally, by acquiring improved knowledge of these relationships, contributions to mitigate methane emissions could be based on an improved management of dairy herds. [less ▲]

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See detailPotential use of milk mid-infrared spectra to predict individual methane emission of dairy cows
Dehareng, Frédéric; Delfosse, Camille; Froidmont, Eric et al

in Animal (2012), 6(10), 1694-1701

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See detailComparison of fattening performances of booars casrated or immunized against GnRF and evaluation of the vaccination efficiency
Wavreille, Jose; Boudry, Christelle ULg; Romnée, J. M. et al

in EAAP (Ed.) Book of absracts of the 62nd annual meeing of the european federation of animal science (2011, August 29)

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See detailEstimating daily yield and content of major fatty acids from single milking: First approach
Arnould, Valérie ULg; Froidmont, Eric; Nguyen, Nam et al

Poster (2011, July 11)

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See detailEstimation de la quantité journalière grasse du lait à partir d'une seule traite (matin ou soir) des composés fins de la matière grasse du lait
Arnould, Valérie ULg; Froidmont, Eric; Nguyen, Nam et al

in 16ième Carrefour des Productions animales: la filière laitière bovine européenne est-elle durable? (2011, March 02)

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See detailPrediction of individual methane emission by dairy cattle from mid-infrared spectra
Vanlierde, Amélie ULg; Delfosse, Camille; Dehareng, Frédéric et al

in Journal of Dairy Science, 94(E-Suppl. 1) (2011)

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See detailLe travail : première approche dans des exploitations laitières wallonnes
Turlot, Amélie; Froidmont, Eric; Cardoso, C. et al

in INRA; Institut de l'Elevage (Eds.) 18èmes Journées 3R (Rencontres, Recherches, Ruminants), Paris, 7-8 décembre 2011 (2011)

En 2010, on dénombre 4.819 exploitations laitières en Wallonie, soit une diminution de 70 % depuis 1984. Parmi ces exploitations, il y a 2.133 qui sont spécialisées en lait (OTE 41). Elles disposent, en ... [more ▼]

En 2010, on dénombre 4.819 exploitations laitières en Wallonie, soit une diminution de 70 % depuis 1984. Parmi ces exploitations, il y a 2.133 qui sont spécialisées en lait (OTE 41). Elles disposent, en moyenne, de 56 ha de SAU avec un cheptel de 58 vaches laitières (VL). Le quota pour ce type d'exploitations est de +/- 451.000 l. La taille des fermes moyenne a doublé depuis 1984 or la main-d'oeuvre disponible reste constante. Comment gérer ces structures ? L'étude DiraLait s'intéresse à ce problème en réalisant une analyse globale (économie, sociale, durabilité et performance zootechniques). Le présent article se focalise uniquement sur le temps de travail. [less ▲]

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See detailPotential of near infrared spectroscopy for on-line analysis at the milking parlour using a fiber-optic probe presentation
Nguyen, Hoang Nam; Dehareng, Frédéric; Hammida, Mohamed et al

in NIR news (2011), 22

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See detailImpacts of growth development and age at first calving on first lactation yield in Holstein dairy cows
Picron, Pascale ULg; Froidmont, Eric; Turlot, Amélie et al

Poster (2010, August)

In a context of economic constraints, reducing the herd replacement costs represents a way to improve the economic efficiency of the dairy sector. Studies reported that heifers calving between 23 and 24.5 ... [more ▼]

In a context of economic constraints, reducing the herd replacement costs represents a way to improve the economic efficiency of the dairy sector. Studies reported that heifers calving between 23 and 24.5 mo of age achieved the highest economic return. However, the heifer has to be well developed to guarantee milk performance, calving ease and low stillbirth rate. Monitoring growth, by Heart Girth (HG) measurements, constitute a convenient way to evaluate the feasibility to inseminate heifers early. The aim of this study was to analyse the relationship between HG, age at first calving and milk production at first lactation. HG measurements of 704 Walloon (Belgium) Prim Holstein heifers have been recorded, every 3 months, during 2 years (2006 – 2008). The impact of development, at key-ages (from 3 to 24 mo, every 3 mo), on age at first calving and first lactation yield, was determined using analysis of variance. Mean total milk production in February 2010 (n = 319) rose to 7686 ± 1388 l/365 days of lactation, for a mean age at first calving (n = 421) of 27.4 ± 3.5 mo. These preliminary results suggest a positive correlation between growth performances and first calving age. Heifers with a better conformation (HG > 2.5 % of the French reference) calved significantly earlier than smaller animals. For instance, a lack of conformation at 15 mo implied a delay at first calving of 4.1 mo of age. HG measurement should therefore constitute a preferential tool of management of heifers herd. First lactation yield was significantly higher (950 l/365 d) for heifers calving older (> 30 mo) comparatively to early calving animals (24 mo). These results do not correspond to those related to larger samples in Wallonia. No significant relation could state, at this time, a direct relation between growth development and first lactation yield. Lactation data are still collected to complete this study. [less ▲]

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See detailPrediction of individual methane emission by dairy cattle from mid-infrared spectra
Vanlierde, Amélie ULg; Delfosse, Camille; Dehareng, Frédéric et al

Conference (2010, July 14)

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See detailLa maîtrise des strongles gastro-intestinaux en élevage laitier: des pratiques souvent inappropriées.
Picron, Pascale ULg; Turlot, Amélie; Froidmont, Eric et al

Poster (2009, December)

Dans le contexte actuel de crise, le secteur laitier est en difficulté. Il devient alors essentiel de maîtriser les coûts liés à chaque phase d’élevage tout en optimisant la croissance des jeunes animaux ... [more ▼]

Dans le contexte actuel de crise, le secteur laitier est en difficulté. Il devient alors essentiel de maîtriser les coûts liés à chaque phase d’élevage tout en optimisant la croissance des jeunes animaux. La première mise à l’herbe est, dans ce cadre, une étape importante et sensible. Cependant, la méconnaissance de cet aspect de la part des éleveurs et le recours à des pratiques bien souvent inappropriées engendrent des frais superflus sans garantir de manière systématique l’état sanitaire du cheptel. [less ▲]

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See detailLe lupin : ses aspects nutritionnels et son intégration dans les rations des ruminants
Beckers, Yves ULg; Froidmont, Eric

Conference given outside the academic context (2009)

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See detailBilan du projet ecopathologique de l'observatoire de la santé mammaire
Bertozzi, Carlo; Froidmont, Eric; Jadoul, Thierry et al

Conference given outside the academic context (2009)

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See detailImpact of winter feeding strategies on the growth of young dairy heifers in Wallonia
Picron, Pascale ULg; Turlot, Amélie; Froidmont, Eric et al

Conference (2009)

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