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.


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Heifer Rearing Field Day Newsletter

Date published 1 March, 2017

This month's newsletter looks at negotiating a fair contract, the Bankview farm system, and autumn management planning including fodder beet.

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5 steps to finding the bull for your operation

Date published 3 February, 2017

The decision you make about which bull to buy this season will affect your business for four cow generations.

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Benefits-of-dairy-farms-using-better-beef-genetics-fact sheet

Date published 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.

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Beef Breeder Update - Dec 2014

Date published 14 December, 2014

The first B+LNZ Genetics newsletter for beef breeders outlines the Beef Progeny Test project.

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Animal Welfare (Dogs) Code of Welfare

Date published 26 June, 2010

Code of welfare relating to dogs.

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