Breedplan is a modern genetic evaluation programme for beef cattle breeders. It compares cattle on the basis of their breeding values.
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December 2016 Update Dairy Beef Progeny Test: Limestone Downs home to 640 Hereford- and Angus-cross dairy-beef calves, had more than half of of their progeny reach weaning weight by early November. The mean birth weight of Hereford-cross calves was 37.
RECOGNISING EXCELLENCE WITHIN THE HEREFORD BREED BY IDENTIFYING SUPERIOR AND FUNCTIONAL, HIGH PERFORMING FEMALES AND THEIR SIRES. The Merial-Ancare Hereford Benchmark programme has a truly commercial focus; recognising elite Hereford animals that display excellence in fertility and longevity – both profit generating traits of significant importance to the beef industry .
‘Less calving troubles, increased milk production, more live calves’ The Hereford breed acknowledges the importance and contribution of dairy beef production to the NZ beef industry so have focused on investing in Hereford Dairy Sire Selection programmes and subsequent Dairy Beef packages to assist dairy farmers in their selection of appropriate Hereford Dairy Sires – be it a focus on low birth weight and/ or short gestation length. Herefords offer … The easily identifiable ‘White Face Advantage’ – Friesian-Hereford cross calves and animals have long been known to command premium prices at sale time.