Ask the Researcher: MIR technology on farm

Dairy Cattle

Watch the recording from the October ‘Ask the Researcher’ with Murray Dairy extension officer Ross Read and Agriculture Victoria research scientists Dr Jo Newton and Dr Phuong Ho to hear about the application of MIR technology on-farm

  • MIR prediction of fertility: Research to identify cows that rank low and high for fertility.
  • MIR prediction of blood metabolic profiles: Research estimating the genetic parameters of metabolic disease and enable subsequent genomic prediction.
  • MIR detection of pregnancy status: Post 150-day insemination found to be reliable
  • MIR mapping of genes affecting milk composition: ongoing research with a larger dataset.
  • MIR prediction of lameness: A practical application of the technology for on-farm prediction of lameness is difficult as lameness is subject to environmental conditions