Datagene News

  • 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:

  • 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.