Data dive leads to discovery

Dairy farmer: Telford familyTelford family
Region: South Australia
Topic: DataVat

Imagine discovering that a portion of your milking herd earned at least $850 a lactation more than some of your other cows.

That’s the figure that was recently identified at Mundoolun Dairying in South Australia, thanks to the DataGene’s Genetic Futures Report.

The Telford family at Mt Schank, south of Mt Gambier, now monitor their 2,750 cows plus their offspring through the report, which is available on DataVat, the dairy industry’s herd improvement web portal that provides herd reports based on a farmer’s own data.