breeding worth

  1. 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-breed-a-high-bw-herd/measure-cow-performance/

  2. 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-breed-a-high-bw-herd/recording-parentage/

  3. Six steps to breed a high BW herd

    Pushing the genetic merit of your herd into the top 10%, find out what it's worth to you and how to get your herd there.

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

  4. 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-breed-a-high-bw-herd/waitomo-farmers-gaining-from-bw-index/

  5. Genetic Base Cow

    BW and BV are presented as the difference between an animal’s genetic merit and the ‘genetic base cow’.

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