Breeding for low heritability traits can achieve real results

A common misconception is that breeding should not be pursued as a method for improving health or fertility traits due to their low heritability. Low heritability does not mean the trait cannot be improved. Low heritability simply signifies that much more records are required to achieve the same rate of genetic gain as high heritability trait (e.g., carcass weight or milk yield). (more…)

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Teagasc Online Breeding Seminars

Given current circumstances the Teagasc farm walks that would usually take place at this time of year, have been replaced by a series of free webinars. Make sure you tune in to the online breeding seminars for your opportunity to ask those all-important questions regarding the impending breeding season! (more…)

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Progeny of Genomic AI Bulls are more profitable, compared to Daughter Proven or Stock Bulls.

One of the popular myths presented at this time of the year, is that proofs for young genomic AI bulls don’t stack up and that as a result, farmers would be better to stick to using daughter proven or even stock bulls when breeding dairy female replacements. (more…)

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