If you don’t measure it, you can’t improve it

August 26, 2020 2:21 pm

Structure can be an important component of a breeding program, with structural scores accepted for animals less than 750 days of age, for inclusion in... Read more

August 11, 2020 4:38 pm

Breeding values allow breeders to compare the genetic merit of animals raised in potentially very different environmental conditions. These environmental factors are not genetic and... Read more

July 29, 2020 12:19 pm

Mature cow weight has been a topical trait in 2020 and whether your breeding program aims to increase, decrease or remain constant the genetic merit... Read more

July 14, 2020 9:25 am

The term “rubbish in – rubbish out” is often used when discussing the requirements of performance recording with the TransTasman Angus Cattle Evaluation (TACE). In... Read more

July 1, 2020 11:52 am

Docility measurements are typically taken at weaning, which has the advantage of all calves having had minimal handling and so can express variation in their... Read more