Dairy R&D in SA

by Heinz Meissner

Click on any of the publications below to read more about the specific topic:


GENOTYPE BY ENVIRONMENT INTERACTION IN SOUTH AFRICAN HOLSTEIN CATTLE IN REPRODUCTION AND PRODUCTION TRAITS

Discipline: genetic evaluation; 


 

DIVERSITY OF SPORE-FORMING SPOILAGE ORGANISMS AND THEIR ABILITY TO ATTACH TO STAINLESS STEEL.

Discipline: contamination; 

CHARACTERIZATION OF ESHERICHIA COLI STRAINS, SOME OF WHICH MAY BE PRESENT IN BULK MILK.

Discipline: contamination; 

CARBON FOOTPRINT ESTIMATES SOMETIMES PROVIDE SURPRISING RESULTS.

Discipline: environment: 

YEAST EXTRACT CAN ACCELERATE FERMENTATION TIME OF YOGURT.

Discipline: yogurt; 


Researchers at the University of the Free State investigated whether the fermentation process in manufacturing yogurt could be accelerated on the premise that if successful, the cost of production should decrease. For that purpose they used as additive a water soluble auto-lysate of yeast, which is usually utilised for microbial growth support.

WHAT IS THE ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS OF SOMATIC CELL COUNT?

Discipline: Economics;


 

BACTERIOPHAGE THERAPY: IS THIS THE WAY TO GO WITH MASTITIS?

Discipline: mastitis; 

GENOMIC SELECTION: WHAT IS IT AND HOW DOES IT WORK

Discipline: breeding; 


This overview was kindly provided by Prof Esté van Marle-Köster of the University of Pretoria.


Genomics defined in broad terms:

MANAGING HEALTHY SOILS FOR SUSTAINABLE PASTURE PRODUCTION.

Discipline: grazing/pastures; 

EFFECT ON FEED INTAKE, MILK PRODUCTION AND MILK COMPOSITION OF HOLSTEIN COWS BY REPLACING MAIZE GRAIN WITH WHEAT IN TOTAL MIXED RATIONS.

Discipline: Nutrition/feeding;