Contents tagged with Genetics

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.

12 July 2021

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.

12 July 2021

These PTAs show the potential for production traits, such as milk, fat, protein and persistency, to be passed on to the next generation.

12 July 2021

An introduction to the basics of genetic indexes and PTAs, why they are needed and how they’re calculated.

7 July 2021

The reliability of genomic evaluations is an important consideration when using them to inform your breeding programme.

7 July 2021

Genomic evaluation highlights young bulls with higher-reliability proofs compared with traditional genetic indexes. Find out more about genomics, the testing process and costs.

25 May 2021

As the second phase of RamCompare comes to a close, we reflect on the culmination of data collection and research over the past five years to identify what we can learn from the results.

16 April 2021

As the second phase of RamCompare comes to a close, we reflect on the culmination of data collection and research over the past five years to identify what we can learn from the results.

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