Datagene News

  • Created on: Monday 09 December 2019

    The arrival of summer sees dairy farmers in hot areas looking at ways to help cows handle hot, humid weather. This week’s release of Australian Breeding Values (ABVs) from DataGene is a good opportunity for farmers to think about adding breeding to their tool kit for managing heat in dairy herds.

  • Created on: Monday 09 December 2019

    Dairy farmers and industry people are being encouraged to have their say about the industry’s National Breeding Objective (NBO), by filling in a survey over the coming month (Dec 19-Jan 20).

    Michelle Axford from DataGene said the National Breeding Objective described the agreed collective breeding priorities for the Australian dairy industry. It is currently expressed as the Balanced Performance Index (BPI), Health Weighted Index (HWI) and Type Weighted Index (TWI).

  • Created on: Monday 18 November 2019

    Genetics Australia CEO, Anthony Shelly has been elected to the board of DataGene, the dairy industry’s organisation to drive herd improvement.

  • Created on: Tuesday 22 October 2019

    One of the key scientists behind dairy genomic breeding values has been named Australia’s best animal husbandry researcher.

  • Created on: Friday 23 August 2019
    Newly appointed Interbull Chair, Dr Matt Shaffer from DataGene, Australia with retiring chair, Reinhard Reents from Germany.
    Newly appointed Interbull Chair,
    Dr Matt Shaffer from DataGene,
    Australia with retiring chair,
  • Created on: Monday 19 August 2019

    This week’s release of Australian Breeding Values (ABVs) and the upcoming joining season will have dairy farmers around the country thinking about the next best sires to use over their herds.

  • Created on: Tuesday 13 August 2019

    DataVat will be offline on Wednesday 14 August from 5 pm for updates. This is in preparation for release of August ABVs and reports.

  • Created on: Tuesday 21 May 2019

    Australia’s Southern beef industry would benefit from adopting a dairy industry program which has almost doubled genetic gain in the past eight years.

    That’s the opinion of agribusiness leader and NSW beef breeder Lucinda Corrigan.

  • Created on: Tuesday 21 May 2019

    DEVELOPING a herd of equal stature has meant some careful breeding decisions for the Hill family.

    The dairy farmers from South Riana in Tasmania inherited a cross-bred herd when they purchased their farm five years.

  • Created on: Friday 17 May 2019

    It’s official, Western Australia is home to some of the best dairy genes in the country. And they were celebrated this week (16 May) at the Dairy Innovation Day hosted by the Daubney and Bettink families at Northcliffe.