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Heifer Livability Genetic Evaluations Coming in December
Jim Dickrell for Dairy Herd Management
October 8, 2020
The Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding has announced that a heifer livability (HL) genetic evaluation will be released for Holstein and Jersey sires with the December sire evaluations. The trait will be included in the Net Merit index when it is updated next year. Heifer livability will get 1% emphasis in the new Net Merit index.