genetics

  1. Investing your levy to lift pasture performance

    DairyNZ's levy-funded projects focus on reducing dairying's environmental effects, while improving pasture dry matter yield, quality and persistence.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/news/latest-news/investing-your-levy-to-lift-pasture-performance/

  2. Genetics and liveweight gain influence heifer puberty timing

    DairyNZ’s latest research indicates an ‘age at puberty’ trait has potential to increase the rate of genetic improvement in cow fertility.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/news/latest-news/genetics-and-liveweight-gain-influence-heifer-puberty-timing/

  3. Can genetics help to reduce nitrogen leaching?

    DairyNZ is about to start on-farm research that aims to breed cattle with a lower nitrogen footprint.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/news/latest-news/can-genetics-help-to-reduce-nitrogen-leaching/

  4. Economic values and why they matter

    The economic values used to calculate Breeding Worth have been updated to reflect world market changes.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/news/latest-news/economic-values-and-why-they-matter/

  5. Breeding resilience pays off

    Southland farmers Simon and Mo Topham have always taken genetics seriously, but especially so when milk prices took a dive in 2014/15.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/news/latest-news/breeding-resilience-pays-off/

  6. Why should I breed for fertility?

    Have you ever wondered if breeding for fertility is an effective way of improving herd reproductive performance?

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/news/latest-news/why-should-i-breed-for-fertility/

  7. Records keep herd on target

    Careful breeding decisions and attention to the basics have helped Sharon and George Moss optimise the potential of their herd.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/news/latest-news/records-keep-herd-on-target/

  8. An invisible hand in profit gains

    Genetic gain is a steady process which delivers improvements year upon year. Although these gains can go unnoticed, the value is very real and quickly adds up.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/news/latest-news/an-invisible-hand-in-profit-gains/