Dairy Farmers: Darren and Sharon Parrish
Region: NSW south coast
Topic: Workability ABVs
Darren and Sharon Parrish use Australian Breeding Values (ABVs) for workability and calving ease to help run a productive and profitable dairy business and make better decisions on their farm at Bodalla, on the New South Wales south coast.
The ABVs help them identify bulls whose progeny are quick and relaxed milkers, while reducing the need for assisted calvings.
While these ABVs are on the check list for any bulls used in the herd, the Parrishs also record the traits within their own herd so they have a measure on how each heifer and cow performs and how their herd is tracking. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE