Indices + Traits

DataGene publishes Australia’s three breeding indices and Australian Breeding Values (ABVs) for more than 40 traits.


Genomic testing analyses an animal’s DNA from a sample such as ear tissue or a tail hair, to predict future performance. 


Ginfo is Australia’s national reference herd of more than 150 commercial dairy herds with excellent records.


DataGene, with its research partners, regularly conduct investigations to test that ABVs continue to work well in Australia’s diverse dairying environments.

Beef on Dairy

DataGene is supporting the development of the beef on dairy market through a number of development and extension initiatives.

Forage Value Index

Developed by Dairy Feedbase, the FVI is a tool that helps Australian dairy farmers and their advisers to make more informed decisions when selecting ryegrass cultivars.

National Breeding Objective

The National Breeding Objective (NBO) describes the collective breeding priorities for Australian dairy herds.