Taking control of your breeding decisions is vitally important if you want to take full advantage of your farming system and milk contract.
The first and vital step is to understand the current status of your herd. Here you'll find the tools, resources and case studies from other farmers to start your breeding journey.
We'll help you select the right sires to meet your breeding goals and shape your future.
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Breeding Blocks workshops
A practical session where you'll discover how to evaluate the status of your herd and select the right sires to meet your breeding goals.
October & November workshops
Practical sessions where you’ll learn about identifying positive and negative traits, making breeding decisions, top tips for pre-sire selection and reviewing herd performance post calving
Farmer case study
Listen to how autumn block calver Matt Ford from East Sussex uses a Herd Genetic Report to help him achieve his breeding goals.
We spoke with Andy Rutter to understand how he makes his breeding decisions, the tools he uses and the impact it has had on his herd.
Useful tools and resources
Herd Genetic Report
Our report enables you to see the genetic potential of your herd by providing the following information for the cows registered on your farm:
- Milk (kg)
- Fat and Protein (kg and %)
- £PLI, £SCI or £ACI
- Inbreeding level
- Management traits - lifespan, SCC, fertility, mastitis and maintenance. Calf survival and lameness advantage are available in the Individual Reports.