Selection Indexes is the remains the only multi-trait selection tool to improve the genetics that will add profit to a operation from sale of progeny and improvements to the cow herd.
The short cut to cow herd fertility is to use bulls with DTC EBV's that will improve the genetics of your herd. Always buy bulls from herds with a beter reproduction status than your own.
The South African fascination with high weaning weights had the unintended consequence of larger cows. Larger cows means larger maintenance requirements. At BTB we are making an effort to moderate cow size while, at the same time, not losing early growth.
The high milkers unfortunately also have higher maintenance requirements.Careful consideration should be given to reproduction and production in constrained environments. We at BTB moderate on milk to ensure that our bulls daughters will keep reproducing.
The utilization of X-breeding remains the proven method of producing more beef for commercial producers. Simmentaler remains the unchallenged cross-breeding partner for serious commercial breeders.
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