Ask the Researcher: Dairy cattle genetic improvement

Dairy Cattle

Join WestVic Dairy extension officer Debbie Twiss and Agriculture Victoria research scientist Professor Jennie Pryce to hear more about genetic improvement, the NBO and ABVs at the Genetic improvement virtual forum

  • Genetic gain has doubled in sires since 2010
  • DairyBio drives innovation through improving and developing new ABVs, that are adopted into DataGene’s BPI and HWI
  • A BPI of 300 means that the animal is $300 more profitable than the average
  • Increases in reliability are valued at $27 per cow per year
  • The new National Breeding Objectives will be released in early Decemb