Dr. Bonnie Mallard and PhD student Shannon Cartwright are breeding climate-resilient cattle

Posted on Tuesday, March 14th, 2023

Written by Mya Kidson, SPARK writer

Research at the Ontario Dairy Research Centre suggests cows with a naturally higher immune response also have a higher tolerance for increased temperatures, meaning that this research may allow dairy producers to breed cattle that better withstand heat stress. The researchers used Mallard’s High Immune Response (HIR™) technology to determine which cows had high, average or low immune responses.

Read or download the article from Dairy at Guelph.

See current research at the Ontario Dairy Research Centre in Elora, Ont.

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