More fertile, productive and healthy herds through unlocking genetic gains

DairyBio has five projects that will improve animal performance. Focus areas include improving the reliability of genetic evaluations that use DNA markers (called genomics), delivery of priority traits (such as calving ease and gestation length), development of new and improved traits (such as mastitis resistance and other health traits) and methods to predict the merit of cattle of multiple breeds. All projects aim to identify superior cattle for Australian farming conditions and demonstrate that higher quality cattle are more valuable across a broad range of Australian farming systems.