Datagene News

  • Created on: Monday 12 April 2021

    Australian dairy farmers can now make faster and more informed breeding decisions, thanks to new weekly genetic analysis.

    This change means Australian milk producers can now access their herd’s genomic data as frequently as their peers in the United States of America – one of the world’s largest milk producing nations.

  • Created on: Wednesday 10 March 2021

    Further research into how much dairy cows eat will help farmers identify their most efficient animals and provide tools to improve culling and breeding decisions.

  • Created on: Friday 04 December 2020

    Health and business performance underpin refinements to Australia’s dairy breeding indices, as the industry improves how animals are evaluated to reflect the evolution of the nation’s herd improvement priorities.

    These updates make it easier to choose animals to fast-track breeding priorities such as fertility and mastitis resistance.

  • Created on: Friday 20 November 2020

    Larpent, Victoria dairy farmer, Sam Simpson has been elected to the board of DataGene, the dairy industry’s orgaSam Simpsonnisation to drive herd improvement.

  • Created on: Thursday 05 November 2020

    DataGene advises that updated BPI and HWI models were effective from the routine ABV release on 4 November 2020, which is available to customers only. December will be the first public ABV release using the updated models. The updates have had has had an impact on the animals’ index values and rank positions. In particular, animals that are strong for fertility are likely to have higher index values and rise in rank position.

  • Created on: Friday 14 August 2020

    DataVat delves into dairy genetics


    DataGene’s August release of Australian Breeding Values (ABVs) shines the spotlight on DataVat, a website that puts a wealth of genetic information at dairy farmers’ fingertips.

  • Created on: Wednesday 15 April 2020

    South Australian dairy farmer Gary Zweck talks about how using ABVs has helped

    with breeding decisions for better cows, using genomic testing and the Good Bulls App

  • Created on: Tuesday 14 April 2020

    Big data adds precision to breeding for mastitis resistance

    Australian dairy farmers can now breed specifically for Mastitis Resistance, a trait which delivers animal welfare and economic benefits.

    The Mastitis Resistance Australian Breeding Value (ABV) is one of eight new or updated health and type traits released by DataGene on 14  April.

  • Created on: Thursday 19 March 2020

    DataGene is working proactively to manage risk and maintain service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Our priorities are to protect public health and the well-being of our colleagues while maintaining services. We are committed to executing the routine genetic evaluations and the April 14 public release of Australian Breeding Values (ABVs). We aim to continue to provide the services that dairy farmers and service providers rely on for effective herd and business management.

  • Created on: Tuesday 25 February 2020

    Direct access to the old ADHIS website has been redirected, as part of DataGene’s ongoing transition across to the new genetic evaluation system and associated web-based services and resources.

    Here are the links to access these services:

    • To access the old site from the internet now use this link: