Datagene News

  • Created on: Monday 06 March 2017

    WA breeding advisors, Nick and Rod Brasher love talking about dairy bulls and this year they are looking forward to having more lively discussions with their FarmWest clients, with the release of the Good Bulls App.
    The Brashers expect the app to be a big hit with dairy farmers because it’s easy to use and accessible anywhere, even if there’s no mobile or internet reception.

  • Created on: Monday 06 March 2017

    After 20 years of declining dairy cow fertility, the genetic trend has turned around and improved every year since 2011. It is now about 5% higher than cows born in 2011, and similar to cows born in 1996.
    This finding and others are reported in the 2015 Herd Improvement Report, published by ADHIS and the National Herd Improvement Association of Australia (NHIA).