ImProving Herds brought together worldclass experts, with the aim of turning complex science into simple, data-driven decisions that deliver profits to farmers.
The project investigated:
- the value of genetics to dairy businesses
- the value of genotyping young heifers
- the value of herd testing
- the contribution of genetics to reduce dairy’s environmental footprint.
At the core of the ImProving Herds project were 27 inspiring Genetic Focus Farms, where the emphasis was on demonstrating the impact on profit of using higher BPI bulls and genotyping heifers.