Breeding Values

Improved animal evaluation enables better dairy breeding decisions

category Breeding Values

More accurate genetic evaluations, drawing on ten years of New Zealand and international research, will be available to dairy farmers from February.

New Zealand Animal Evaluation Limited (NZAEL) Manager Dr Brian Wickham says dairy farmers are set to benefit from an enhanced genetic evaluations system that underpins the national breeding objective and evaluations farmers use to make breeding decisions.

“It will enable farmers to breed cows that are more efficient at converting feed into…

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