Contents tagged with PTA

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.

30 November 2022

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.

2 January 2024

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

2 February 2023

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

1 December 2023

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.

22 May 2018

An overview of our TB Advantage genetic index and how it can used as part of a breeding strategy.