It is estimated that over the next 10 years genetic gain will deliver $3 billion dollars in profit gains across the industry, which is $250k per herd.
The national herd improves every year, and the value of this compounds over time. The difference between the genetic merit of the median herd, and a herd in the top 10% is estimated to be worth $12,600 in profit every year.
Use high Breeding Worth Sires
The quality of your bull team is the number one driver of genetic improvement in your herd.
Keep accurate and detailed records
Calving and mating records are used to assign a mother and a father to your replacement heifers.
Use DNA sire verification
Mix ups with parentage will slow the rate of gain in your herd. DNA sire verification is an effective tool to correct any mistakes.
Measure cow performance
Herd testing, weighing, calving and mating records.
Use AI over your best heifers
Using AI over your best heifers will give you more choice when it comes to picking heifer calves to rear. It also means calves from those top heifers will be in the herd one year sooner.
Target replacements from top cows
Use BW to help you decide which cows to keep replacement heifers from. Target your top BW cows.