LATEST NEWS FROM Dairy Genetics

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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.

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10:44AM Jan 13, 2020

Crossbred Cows Skyrocket In DHI Herds

Jim Dickrell
Dairy Editor

Crossbreds now make up 5% of cows on test.

09:56AM Nov 26, 2019

Sire Evaluations for Feed Efficiency To Be Released in 2020

Jim Dickrell
Dairy Editor

The top 20% of cows need six percent less feed to produce the same amount of milk as the bottom 20%.

15:04PM Nov 25, 2019

Are You The Reason Cows Aren’t Staying in the Herd Longer?

Jim Dickrell
Dairy Editor

Holsteins have the genetic capacity to stay in the herd more than a year longer.

09:43AM Oct 24, 2019

Holstein Inbreeding Reaching Moderate to High Levels

Jim Dickrell
Dairy Editor

Four fifths of Holstein calves born in 2018 now fall in the moderate to high category, which is 6.25 to 12.5%

05:59AM Sep 13, 2019

ABS Moves Forward After Sexed Genetics Litigation

Mike Opperman
MILK Editor

A jury found ABS infringed on two patents relating to the development of sexed semen.