After 20 years of declining dairy cow fertility, the genetic trend has turned around and improved every year since 2011. It is now about 5% higher than
cows born in 2011, and similar to cows born in 1996.
This finding and others are reported in the latest Herd Improvement Report, published recently by the Australian Dairy Herd Improvement Scheme (ADHIS)
and the National Herd Improvement Association of Australia (NHIA).
particularly in the Balanced Performance Index (BPI) and Health Weighted Index (HWI).
Fertility ABV (>104). She said recent research had given dairy farmers more choice for bulls with better fertility ABVs and more confidence in those
This is the outcome of collaborative work between ADHIS and the Dairy Futures CRC,” she said.
For more information contact Michelle Axford at ADHIS, ph (03) 8621 4240 or firstname.lastname@example.org.