Contents tagged with Genetics

24 January 2022

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.

19 January 2022

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.

23 August 2021

Our three economic breeding indexes – £PLI, £SCI and £ACI – help you make quick decisions about choosing bulls most suited to your calving system.

12 July 2021

Conformation traits can affect cows’ suitability for sustained milk production.

23 March 2022

Temperament, ease of milking, calving ease and maintenance traits can make a difference to the smooth running and management of your farm.

12 July 2021

These PTAs cover calf survival and related aspects, such as direct and maternal calving ease and gestation length.

12 July 2021

The PTAs concerned with health, welfare and fertility include important aspects such as SCC and mastitis.