Deadline for Sire Advice Submission 2nd April

The deadline for the submission of HerdPlus Dairy Sire Advice for inclusion in the HerdPlus Breeding Chart is Tuesday 2nd April. Herd-owners will have until this date to run the dairy sire advice for their herd so that the chosen matings can be included in the Breeding charts before they are printed.

The HerdPlus Dairy Sire Advice is updated with the latest figures for all AI bulls (March 2019). If you have previously run Sire Advice, you can now re-run it.

Please note: AI bulls have had their EBI proofs updated (March 2019)

Sire advice is an application that is available to all dairy HerdPlus users. This application allows you to select the bulls you wish to use for the breeding season and match these bulls to the most suitable cows. The application allows users to do this in one of two ways:

  1. Sire Advice Plus – Narrow your selection of bulls by entering ranges for particular traits of importance for your herd e.g. you may only want bulls above a certain % on protein, or bulls from a certain AI organisation etc.
  2. Manually Enter Bulls – If you have already selected your team of bulls you can simply enter these bulls and run the application.

The HerdPlus Sire Advice application helps to accelerate genetic gain by matching the selected bulls with the most suitable cows. Once saved, the suggested matings are made available to AI technicians via handhelds and are also made available to farmers via HerdPlus Breeding Charts.

Please Remember to Send to Breeding Chart and AI Handheld

Please note: Sire Advice will not save to Breeding Chart and AI handheld unless you tell it to. You have to click ‘Send Now‘ for matings to save to breeding chart and AI handheld

For any queries regarding HerdPlus Dairy Sire Advice, please contact the HerdPlus team on 023-8820452