Breeding

12 February 2021

Explore how you compare against our optimal dairy system key performance indicators to help establish what we can learn from each other

20 June 2018

Learn how Farm Excellence is benefiting David Goodier's 230-sow pig farm

23 May 2018

Ewe fertility is one of the main drivers underlying the output of a sheep flock. Optimising fertility increases the number of lambs scanned and born, which in turn drives flock profitability. Following the advice in this manual can help sheep producers set and achieve flock targets

9 August 2018

Successful beef production starts with a bright and healthy calf that has been well looked after from the moment it is born. Following the advice in this manual will help ensure calves enter the next stage of their lives in the best possible condition and continue to grow to their expected targets

16 February 2021

Replacement heifers contribute to the new genetic make-up, cost structure and productivity of the suckler herd. This manual provides advice on sourcing, selecting and managing replacement heifers so they can become productive members of the breeding herd

22 May 2018

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

11 September 2018

An overview of our somatic cell count and mastitis indexes and how they can be used as part of a breeding strategy.

10 August 2020

The lifespan index helps farmers select for animals that will have a longer herd life.

28 February 2019

The fertility index is a guide to the fertility of the daughters of bulls in UK herds. Find out how it can be used as part of a breeding strategy.

28 February 2019

Lameness Advantage helps dairy farmers reduce the incidence of lameness in their herd through direct genetic selection.

9 August 2018

An overview of our calf survival index and how it can be used as part of a breeding strategy.

28 February 2019

The maintenance index is also published as a stand-alone trait provides a way of estimating the feed efficiency differences of animals so farmers can select the right bulls for their farm.

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