The days of cafes getting milk in plastic bottles may be numbered if two young Dunedin entrepreneurs have their way.
Dairy farmers are being sought for a progeny testing to develop the next generation of elite dairy sires.
The fertility breeding value is a genetic assessment of future cow fertility and it works, says DairyNZ senior scientist Dr Chris Burke.
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In beef progeny trials by Beef + Lamb NZ across NZ, initial weight-based results show Simmental are performing at the top of the breeds.
The latest device from the Irish maker, Moocall Heat, monitors cows for heat detection, centering on a collar worn by the bull to detect his activity as he moves through the herd.
A new embryo transfer biopsy and genomic selection technology is being used to boost elite animal breeding for the dairy industry.
The latest Australian Breeding Values (ABVs) will be under the spotlight when Australia hosts an international genetics conference in Lorne, Victoria, next month.
Mating more dairy cows to beef sires and rearing more dairy-beef calves are attractive options for some dairy farmers as they look for ways to supplement their income.