Beginning of farm visits

So farm visits have finally kicked off! Although cows are currently in late lactation we hopefully will have enough time to sample about half of the target farms before they house the animals in late November. Eoin Ryan (UCD) has been joining me in the farm visits, what’s been a massive help. He has great experience as […]

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Choosing the farms

In the last couple of weeks we have received from Glanbia a list of their suppliers that includes farms with an alleged problem of mastitis caused by Staphylococcus aureus. In order to set a criteria to include farms we have followed the directions described in Boss et al. (2016). This paper presents a wide genomic […]

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