cows on-line

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She was the most famous cow in New Zealand for a while last year – for what her mother would probably say were all the wrong reasons.

Number 90 has a baby bull

Another interesting piece of information I found recently was a chart showing the average, top 10% and top 1% breeding values for the main NZ dairy breeds. Is it my imagination or is the cow in the top 1% considerably higher than the average AI sire? Jersey Udder Overall of 1.03, Dairy Conformation .63 – Friesian even higher. You’d be looking a long way to find bulls to improve those cows.

Found here (pdf file)

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~ by Nellta on June 30, 2009.

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