Why Use the Dairy Beef Index (DBI)?

Using a bull only for his ‘easy calving’ or ‘short gestation’ attributes can result in lighter carcasses. However, incorporating several traits simultaneously into selection decisions using an overall index (i.e., the Dairy Beef Index; DBI) can produce more balanced cattle with more favourable economic returns. (more…)

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New Bull Team Usage Report

ICBF HerdPlus has just launched a new dairy bull usage report for dairy farmers. This report is an additional page to the weekly fertility report. The report outlines the main breeding guidelines on the minimum number of bulls to be used in your herd and the maximum bull usage recommended for individual bulls during the breading season. (more…)

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Sire Advice Addition-Female selector screen

From feedback we received from users of Sire Advice, we have made an improvement to the female selector screen. If females are selected for beef, culling, or crossbreeding this is now saved and retained for multiple Sire Advice runs throughout the current breeding season. (more…)

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