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Feed Saved trait can vary 1,600 pounds
João Dürr, Ph.D.
December 28, 2020
Dairy producers are now able to breed for more feed-efficient cows. The trait — Feed Saved — debuted with the genetic evaluations published on December 1 by the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB).
Genetic Tool for Feed Efficiency Coming in December
Kristen Parker Gaddis
November 6, 2020
As dairy producers seek new and additional strategies to improve production efficiency, feed costs are a clear focus, with feed averaging 51% of total dairy farm expenses (USDA Economic Research Services, 2018).
Desde Washington, el doctor Javier Burchard, director de Innovación del CDCB (Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding) se refiere a los desafíos que está enfrentado la genética lechera bovina en Estados Unidos y el mundo.
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.