LATEST NEWS FROM Dairy Genetics

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10:29AM Jul 01, 2020

August Holstein Calving Traits Will Look Vastly Different

Jim Dickrell
Dairy Editor

To avoid the problem in the future, both the genetic and phenotypic bases for calving ease traits will be updated at the same time.

09:17AM Jun 04, 2020

Anyway You Cut It, Disbudding Hurts

Jim Dickrell
Dairy Editor

Since there are no good options for pain control, polled genetics is likely the best long-term solution.

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09:48AM May 14, 2020

Selecting Beef Bulls for Dairy-Beef Crosses Not Easy

Jim Dickrell
Dairy Editor

Little research exists as to which beef bulls work best.

08:35AM May 14, 2020

Could Bulls Descending From the 1800s Help Alleviate Inbreeding?

Jim Dickrell
Dairy Editor

Use of these unique genetic bulls could reintroduce lost genetic variation.

09:05AM Apr 02, 2020

How Many Heifers Do You Need?

Jim Dickrell
Dairy Editor

The actual number of heifers you need to maintain herd size can be quite surprising.

12:56PM Feb 10, 2020

Genetic Base Change Coming in April

Jim Dickrell
Dairy Editor

Gains are positive for all breeds for all Merit Indexes:Lifetime, Cheese, Fluid and Grazing.

09:52AM Jan 14, 2020

Jersey Sire Evaluations to Include Health Traits in April

Jim Dickrell
Dairy Editor

The traits include: Displaced abomasum, milk fever, ketosis, mastitis, metritis and retained placenta.