Gains are positive for all breeds for all Merit Indexes:Lifetime, Cheese, Fluid and Grazing.
The traits include: Displaced abomasum, milk fever, ketosis, mastitis, metritis and retained placenta.
Crossbreds now make up 5% of cows on test.
The top 20% of cows need six percent less feed to produce the same amount of milk as the bottom 20%.
Holsteins have the genetic capacity to stay in the herd more than a year longer.
Four fifths of Holstein calves born in 2018 now fall in the moderate to high category, which is 6.25 to 12.5%
A jury found ABS infringed on two patents relating to the development of sexed semen.