NZAEL

  1. Breeding Values-1

    Breeding Values (BV) reflect our knowledge of a cow or bull's genetic merit for a trait.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/animal/animal-evaluation/breeding-values-1/

  2. Breeding Worth-1

    Breeding Worth (BW) is the index used to rank cows and bulls on their expected ability to breed profitable, efficient replacements.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/animal/animal-evaluation/breeding-worth-1/

  3. Accurate records breed success

    Are the heifers you choose to keep the ones you think they are?

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/news/accurate-records-breed-success/

  4. South Island farmers join animal evaluation advisory panel

    Two South Island farmers, Mo Topham from Southland and Tania Riddington from Canterbury, have recently joined the New Zealand Animal Evaluation (NZAEL) Farmer Advisory Panel, bringing the panel numbers to nine.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/news/south-island-farmers-join-animal-evaluation-advisory-panel/

  5. International dairy sires

    Breeding values for international dairy sires are generated by Interbull, an international genetic evaluation organisation.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/animal/animal-evaluation/interpreting-the-info/international-dairy-sires/

  6. Measure cow performance

    Measuring cow performance shows you who your best and worst cows are. Having this infomation helps you to decide which cows you should keep replacement heifers from, and which you should cull.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/animal/animal-evaluation/six-steps-to-a-high-bw-herd/measure-cow-performance/

  7. Recording parentage

    Recording parentage, and measuring cow performance on-farm enables farmers to make informed decisions about which cows to breed from and which to cull.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/animal/animal-evaluation/six-steps-to-a-high-bw-herd/recording-parentage/

  8. Six steps to a high BW herd

    Find out what raising the genetic merit of your herd is worth and how to get there.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/animal/animal-evaluation/six-steps-to-a-high-bw-herd/

  9. Waitomo farmers gaining from BW index

    Despite tougher financial times, Waitomo farmers Euan and Claire Reeve have maintained a strong focus on genetic gain in their herd.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/animal/animal-evaluation/six-steps-to-a-high-bw-herd/waitomo-farmers-gaining-from-bw-index/

  10. Breeding Worth

    Breeding Worth (BW) is the index used to rank cows and bulls on their expected ability to breed profitable, efficient replacements.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/animal/animal-evaluation/interpreting-the-info/breeding-worth/

  11. Fertility improvement

    A change to how mating data is treated within the fertility model hs improved the reliability of the fertility Breeding Value (BV) allowing farmers to be more accurate in their selection of genetically elite replacement heifers.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/animal/animal-evaluation/interpreting-the-info/changes-to-the-fertility-index-lift-accuracy/

  12. Supplying data to DIGAD

    Data standards are put in place to help maintain and enhance the quality of animal data entering the dairy industry good animal database (DIGAD). This data is used for research and animal evaluation purposes.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/animal/animal-evaluation/animal-database/data-standards/

  13. Interpreting the info

    Learn how to get the most value out of the Animal Evaluation tools and information.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/animal/animal-evaluation/interpreting-the-info/

  14. About NZAEL

    Find out about the aims of NZAEL, how the team and farmer advisory panel work together, and how to contact us.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/animal/animal-evaluation/about-nzael/

  15. Animal

    Animal management is a critical component of farm profitability and sustainability. From genetics to herd management and more, this section covers topics that will help guide your decisions.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/animal/