Farm Gauge
Farm Gauge

Herd

Herd

There are 12 questions in this section and it should take around 6 minutes to complete. 

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Breeding Worth

1.

1. What is your herd’s breeding worth (BW)?

Optimise genetic gain

2.

2. Of the following six steps, how many are done on your farm? 1. Use high BW sires; 2 Keep accurate and detailed records; 3. Use DNA sire verification; 4. Measure cow performance; 5. Use AI over your best heifers; 6. Target replacements from top cows

6-week in-calf rate

3.

3. What is your herd’s 6-week in-calf rate?

Heifer liveweight

4.

4. What is the liveweight of your heifers at 22 months?

Body Condition Score

5.

5. What is the average BCS of your heifers and cows at calving?

Somatic Cell Count

6.

6. What is your bulk milk somatic cell count?

Metabolic diseases

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7. What is your incidence of metabolic diseases/disorders during the calving and early lactation period?

Lameness recording

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8. Do you have an accurate measure of lameness in your herd?

Biosecurity management

9.

9. Do you and your farm team actively identify and manage biosecurity risks on your farm?

Disbudding calves

10.

10. Do you use pain relief when disbudding calves?

Tail shortening

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11. Do you shorten any tails?

Knowledge and skills

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12. Do you and your team have the knowledge and skills to get the results you want/need in herd management?