Genes reveal elite dairy cow in average-looking body

Dairy farmer: Andrew and Christine SebireSibre
Region: Northern Victoria
Topic: Australian Breeding Values (ABVs)

By Marian MacDonald*

There’s a lesson for every livestock farmer in the story of  how a couple discovered Australia’s most profitable dairy cow: you should never judge a cow by its coat.

Andrew and Christine Sebire were left scratching their heads after hearing they owned the nation’s highest genomically ranked cow.