Beef genetics resources
Everything beef farmers need to know about genetics is right here, from estimated breeding values to genetic traits, breeding tips, selecting bulls, calving and fertility.
3 February, 2017
The decision you make about which bull to buy this season will affect your business for four cow generations.
26 June, 2010
Code of welfare relating to dogs.
14 December, 2014
The first B+LNZ Genetics newsletter for beef breeders outlines the Beef Progeny Test project.
1 September, 2016
This Dairy Beef Integration project compared the use of Ezicalve (high estimated breeding values for calving ease and live weight) to unrecorded Hereford sires on a dairy farm and assessed the impacts on mating, calving, calf rearing and beef finishing. Using beef sires with high EBVs had benefits for both dairy and beef farmers.
1 April, 2009
This factsheet summarises what you need to consider before you buy a bull. It includes questions to ask your bull breeder, describes the physical attributes you should look for, and explains the importance of estimated breeding values.