Workability traits (Australian Breeding Values – ABVs)

Workability refers to three traits that reflect how easy a cow is to have in the herd: milking speed, shed temperament and overall likeability. Workability is included in all three indices. Workability ABVs are expressed as a percentage more or less than an average of 100. To improve workability traits in your herd, select animals with Milking Speed ABV, Temperament or Likeability ABVs of more than 100.

Milking speed