Number crunching boost helps herd decisions

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.

An increasing number of dairy farmers are relying on genomics – the study of an animal’s DNA - to make more informed breeding, sales and culling decisions for young calves and heifers.