The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.[Australian Breeding Values (ABVs) are an estimate of the genetic merit of dairy cows and bulls. Cow ABVs predict a female’s value for breeding future dairy cattle. Published twice yearly, ABVs allow farmers to compare the genetic merit of cows between Australian herds.]
The recently released Australian Breeding Value for feed conversion means farmers can now breed cows with better feed conversion traits. Better feed conversion can mean more milk, less input costs and lower greenhouse gas emissions.
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