Thursday, 06 June 2019 07:55

Farms wanted for progeny testing

Dairy farmers are being sought for a progeny testing to develop the next generation of elite dairy sires.

Published in Management

The fertility breeding value is a genetic assessment of future cow fertility and it works, says DairyNZ senior scientist Dr Chris Burke.

Published in Management
Thursday, 28 March 2019 08:21

No longer so sure about BW

OPINION: Breeding worth (BW) was introduced decades ago and has served farmers well as a breeding guide – or has it?

Published in Opinion
Monday, 25 March 2019 07:45

Swiss breed proves a heavy hitter

In beef progeny trials by Beef + Lamb NZ across NZ, initial weight-based results show Simmental are performing at the top of the breeds.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 06:55

Fresh is best semen trial finds

A field trial using frozen sexed semen didn’t produce the desired results, says LIC.

Published in Farm Health
Monday, 22 October 2018 08:55

Heat detection with no tail paint

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. 

Published in Machinery & Products
Friday, 19 October 2018 08:55

IVF-type technology for breeding cows

A new embryo transfer biopsy and genomic selection technology is being used to boost elite animal breeding for the dairy industry.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 10 November 2016 09:55

Fertility on the rise

Better breeding is shown to be raising the fertility level of Holstein Friesians, say the breeders.

Published in Management
Friday, 28 August 2015 14:00

Feed intake data sets Oz breeding values

The latest Australian Breeding Values (ABVs) will be under the spotlight when Australia hosts an international genetics conference in Lorne, Victoria, next month.

Published in Farm Health

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.

Published in Management
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