Contents tagged with breeding indexes

16 November 2023

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

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.

15 July 2024

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.

16 November 2023

Breeding indexes and traits can help you make the right breeding decisions which are an important part of long-term profitability.

14 November 2018

The running of efficient, productive cows that thrive within the farm’s specific environment, while making the most of the available resources, is vital. This document examines the issues related to suckler cow performance so that producers can develop the right female replacements for their system