Valacta contributes to the sustainable development and prosperity of the dairy sector through knowledge transfer, information management and analysis

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2 Valacta contributes to the sustainable development and prosperity of the dairy sector through knowledge transfer, information management and analysis services

3 Client Satisfaction 95% 5,200 clients 300 employees

4 300 Employees At your service 215 Field (4 regions) 135 Technicians, 60 Advisors, 6 Strategic Advisors, 3 Coaches, 7 Managers 35 Lab0ratory 21 IT + Customer Service 15 Administration (incl. HR, Communication and QA) 15 R&D

5 Valacta: Global Approach Model Forage Nutrition Lab R&D Valact a Milk Recording Economics Data Processing Milk Quality Advisory Service

6 Data Advice Lab Technical Knowledge Main Activities

7 Technical Services for Dairy Producers Technical Milking Supervision, Data Entry, CQM, Labour Efficiency, Measurements, Sampling

8 Advisory Services Regular -basis, Specialized, Strategic (on demand), Milk Quality. Advice

9 Knowledge Transfer and Development Knowledge Practical Workshops and Courses, Communication, Science and Technology Watch, Research Projects

10 Nutrition and Management Organic Comfort and Well-being Transfer Economy Forage Systems Data Analysis Herd Health

11 Data Processing

12 Data Sharing among Genetic Improvement Partners Veterinarians Health Data Canadian Dairy Network (CDN) Genetic Evaluation Research Data Exchange Valacta (Vision2000) Laboratory Analyses Data Collection and Processing On Farm Services AI Semen Sales Choice of Sire ATQ Identification Traceability Breed Associations Pedigree Recordkeeping Classification

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14 2,600 installations 400 advisors and technicians

15 For Producers Milk Recording Payment Quality Illness and Gestation Forage/Feed Water Lab For Processors and Other Laboratories Calibration Samples Wet Chemistry Analysis Microbiology

16 L A B O R A T O R I E S Milk Recording Payment Quality Reference/Calibration Forage/Feed Microbiology

17 Laboratories Milk Recording (2.6 million samples/year) Fat, protein, lactose, somatic cells Urea (57% of samples, 78% of farms) BHB ( 54% of samples, 70% of farms) ELISA: Pregnancy testing, Johne s Disease, Leukosis Payment (1.1 million samples, 15/months/farm) Fat, protein, lactose Somatic Cells Extraneous Water Urea

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21 Transition Cow Index MD Milk recording for dry cows! 44% of herds use TCI «Tip of the Iceberg» Healthy Cows Subclinical Cases The Iceberg! Clinical Cases TCI of 1,000 represents an extra $450 in the current lactation.

22 Cost of Ketosis: $354 per case 61 % of Quebec clients use Ketolab

23 Milk Ketone Testing by FTIR Advantages Suitable for whole herd screening Simple for the producer Low cost Can be performed on regular intervals Rapid results Disadvantage: With monthly testing, not all cows are tested in the period most at risk

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25 Blood vs Milk : Test Characteristics Se: 84% Sp: 96% PPV: 84% NPV: 96% Denis-Robichaud et al., 2014

26 Tresholds Milk BHB tresholds: 0.20 mm POSITIVE ( ) Intermediate SUSPECT ( ) <0.15 mm NEGATIVE ( )

27 Ketosis Prevalence (%) Ketosis prevalence (POS + SUSP) according to parity MULTIPAROUS: Average prevalence: 25.7 % Highest prevalence: 32.8% (2 nd week) PRIMIPAROUS: Average prevalence : 20.4 % Highest prevalence : 33.2 % (1 st week) Multiparous Primiparous Average prevalence: 24.0% DIM Valacta, 2014

28 Number of herds 160 Herd distribution for ketosis prevalence in the first 5 weeks of lactation a Ketosis prevalence (%) a Excluding herds < 10 cows tested for BHB within the first 35 DIM; 3651 herds are included Valacta, 2014

29 Number of herds Herd distribution for ketosis prevalence in the first 5 weeks of lactation a 40 % of herds had a prevalence of 20 % or less Ketosis prevalence (%) a Excluding herds < 10 cows tested for BHB within the first 35 DIM; 3651 herds are included Valacta, 2014

30 Number of herds 160 Herd distribution for ketosis prevalence in the first 5 weeks of lactation a % of herds had a prevalence above 50% Ketosis prevalence (%) a Excluding herds < 10 cows tested for BHB within the first 35 DIM; 3651 herds are included Valacta, 2014

31 Impacts on Test Day Milk Yield and Components. SE P Milk yield (kg/d) 30.1 a 32.3 b 32.5 b Fat (%) 5.07 c 4.62 b 4.10 a Protein(%) 3.19 b 3.17 a 3.25 c SCC (1000 cells) 360 c 318 b 232 a Urea (mg N/dL) 9.2 a 10.0 b 10.5 c Protein:Fat ratio 0.65 a 0.71 b 0.82 c Transition Cow Index 1-68 a 202 b 189 b Multiparous cows only Valacta, 2014

32 Days ,0 b Days Open 146,6 130,7 BHB pos BHB susp BHB neg b a P (catbhb) = P (Parity*catBHB) = 0.09 Valacta, 2014

33 % cows pregnant Effect on Reproduction Pregnancy rate according to BHB status % 60.3% 51.6% DIM NEG SUSP POS Valacta, 2014

34 % vaches réformées Impact on survival % vaches réformées Culling by 100 JEL POS SUSP NEG Culling by lactation POS SUSP NEG Valacta, 2014

35 Association with disease Koeck et al. 2014

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37 Valacta s Strategy for Ketolab Ketolab is used as a screening tool to evaluate ketosis prevalence at the herd level Ketolab is not an individual diagnosis tool High BHB does not necessarily mean that this specific cow is sick, but it is an important risk factor for other problems

38 Ketolab in Quebec >70% of Valacta herds have registered for the service >55% of the samples analysed each month 88% of farms using advisory service 57% of farms not using advisory service

39 Stocking density Feeding frequency Fat yield Protein yield 6,8 6,6 6,4 6,2 6,0 5,8 5,6 HDN LDN 5,5 6,0 6,5 7,0 Predicted ruminal ph Chouinard et Gervais 2016 Woolpert et al. 2016

40 ThankYou!