Crossbreeding has been used to great effect in other industries to maximise desirable production traits – and we’re increasingly seeing it gain traction within the Australian dairy industry. So what exactly is crossbreeding, how does it work, and how can you use it to your advantage?
This Research Roundup includes: analysing a nation’s dairy breeding preferences – three farmer types emerge, enhancing bull libido using chemicals found in cow urine, hormone tests in heifers to predict productive longevity, and factors influencing maternal egg quality in dairy cows. Read more….
Some of you might remember ADHIS’ Longest Farm Walk last year, which toured 46 farms nationwide in search of farmer opinions. Maybe you’re even one of the farmers who attended these events and told ADHIS what you wanted to see in a new Australian index. Read more….