The best genes in the west

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.

Kitchen Farms, run by brothers, Ray and Mal, received DataGene’s Award for Breeding Excellence in recognition of breeding Western Australia’s top Holstein herd, based on Balanced Performance Index (BPI), the industry’s measure of genetic merit for the traits that influence a cow’s financial contribution to a dairy business.