Data drives breeding direction at Bamawm

Brendan Martin
Region: Northern Victoria
Topic: Genomics

Genomics has helped one northern Victorian dairy farmer keep track of his breeding progress while making informed culling decisions.

Brendan Martin has used genomics for the past eight years to gain an insight into the milk production, health, and economic potential of each female on his dairy farm.

During this time, he’s also concentrated on breeding for health traits such as fertility and mastitis resistance by choosing bulls based on DataGene’s Health Weighted Index (HWI).