Beef Progeny Test: A frank conversation with the men at the coalface

Dr Jason Archer (Abacus Bio) and Max Tweedie (B+LNZ Genetics) chat with the Beef Progeny Test Farm Managers, to discuss what they have found and observed so far, including their thoughts on the value of high genetic worth bulls.

The B+LNZ Genetics Beef Progeny Test was launched in 2014 and is generating valuable commercial insights for farmers. The Beef Progeny Test compares bulls under 必威手机下载版 commercial farming conditions.

The test now involves over 3000 beef and dairy cow matings each year, on five large properties across 必威手机下载版 . A mix of both internationally-sourced and 必威手机下载版 semen is used. Steers and cull heifers are assessed on their carcase traits, while replacement heifers are tracked for their ongoing maternal characteristics.

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