Contents tagged with Genetics

3 September 2021

Find out about replacement heifers and their importance in overall productivity.

10 August 2021

Only the Ayrshire breed sees a change at the top amongst the non-Holstein dairy breeds, as VR Vilano takes the lead in the August AHDB Profitable Lifetime Index (£PLI) rankings.

10 August 2021

As autumn approaches, the increasing number of producers in the thick of calving at this time of year will be seeking suitable sires, and can turn their attention to the latest genetic evaluations from AHDB Dairy, ranked on Autumn Calving Index (£ACI).

10 August 2021

Young sire, Genosource Captain, reaffirms his credentials as the leading Profitable Lifetime Index sire in the genomic £PLI ranking, published today (10 August) by AHDB Dairy.

10 August 2021

A new number one sire takes top spot in the proven Holstein rankings, published today (10 August) by AHDB Dairy. Westcoast Yamaska moves up from sixth position as some 159 daughters are added to his genetic evaluation, earning him a Profitable Lifetime Index of £776.

3 August 2021

Efficiency with environmental benefits through optimising sheep genetics; developing a new approach to UK sheep genetic evaluations

29 July 2021

Genetic selection of cattle for reduced bovine Tuberculosis transmission

9 August 2021

Herd genetic reports help you see the breeding potential of your milking cows and youngstock through their genetic index, trait and inbreeding values.

21 July 2021

AHDB is investigating the value of a blood test in assessing the genetic merit of animals for worm resistance.

15 July 2021

Find out what the AI Standard for pigs is and what it means for producers in the UK.

12 July 2021

Find out about the common genetic defects affecting dairy breeding in the UK.

12 July 2021

Genetic selection has resulted in impressive gains in milk yield, along with improvements in other traits for UK dairy farmers, in the last few decades.