Australia’s top dairy herds based on genetic merit have been announced by the Australian Dairy Herd Improvement Scheme (ADHIS).
Index (BPI). Daryl and Lani Hoey’s herd from Katunga is the number one ranking Jersey herd for BPI. And Sam Graham’s herd at Numbaa, NSW is the number
one ranking red breed herd for BPI.
calibre,” Daniel said.
breeding indices were introduced following a review last year which found that while profit is important to all farmers, some place more value on traits
such mastitis, longevity, fertility, type and udder conformation.
unit gained in each trait is associated with a financial gain. But each index places slightly different emphasis on traits and this changes the rankings
of bulls, cows and herds.”
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