HIR Technology Carries Big Benefits for Dairy Producers

Mon, 9, March, 2020 by Food from Thought

High Immune Response technology is a patented testing procedure and management tool developed by Ontario Veterinary College Prof. Bonnie Mallard and a team of co-inventors.

HIR identifies dairy cattle with genetically superior immune systems and enhanced disease resistance.

Building their best herd: HIR technology carries big benefits for dairy producers looking to naturally improve herd health and reduce veterinary treatment costsis an interesting read about how this exciting, made-in-Guelph technology was developed.

Dr. Mallard’s team is also using HIR in a Food from Thought-funded research project to investigate the possibility of breeding livestock for climate resilience.