Ask any dairy farmer, anywhere in the world, to describe their breeding goals and irrespective of the breed of cattle, the answers will be very similar. The nuances of their breeding strategy and choices differ marginally, determined by the local market and the production conditions. But high on every farmer’s wish list is a cow that produces effortlessly and converts feed efficiently into milk.
Numerous breeding values have been developed in recent years to facilitate a targeted breeding strategy that accommodates a range of traits. CRV clearly summarises all these breeding …read more ›