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.
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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.
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.
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.
Genetics can help the dairy industry overcome social, environmental and financial challenges, a global expert told a recent herd improvement conference.
It’s just a matter of embracing change.
A single herd-test, within 80 days before drying-off cows can guide targeted part-herd (selective) antibiotic dry cow treatment use on-farm.
That was the message from Dr John Penry who spoke to the Herd ’19 conference in Bendigo, recently, about ways dairy farmers can reduce the use of antibiotics on-farm.
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