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How can carcase trait Estimated Breeding Values help commercial beef farmers boost profits?

A recent project, funded by AHDB and Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales, has developed new Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs). These are linked to the traits commercial farmers get paid for, such as carcase quality and speed of finishing. The new carcase trait EBVs are: Carcase conformationCarcase weightFat classDays [...]

2019-04-04T14:37:13+00:00 April 4th, 2019|Beef, Youngstock|

Calf Growth Weights – the proof is in the pudding!

One of the rewarding parts of regular weigh banding is producing the growth reports. Allowing Vets and VetTechs to look at how individuals have performed and if small changes to their calf rearing system have made either a positive or negative impact on the daily live weight gain (DLWG) of [...]

2019-03-04T15:43:39+00:00 February 8th, 2019|Dairy, Youngstock|

Keep an eye out for Ketosis

Ketosis (also known as acetonaemia) is a common metabolic condition seen in high yielding dairy cows typically during early lactation. It is characterised by high circulating levels of non-esterified fatty acids (NEFAs) in the blood, together with their metabolic products, ketones (acetone, acetoacetate and beta-hydroxybutyrate which is also known as [...]

2019-03-04T15:45:02+00:00 January 16th, 2019|Dairy, Metabolic Disease|
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