The Genomics for Commercial Angus PDS continues to provide us with interesting revelations. In this update we look at how selecting replacement heifers with genomics adds significant value to your cull/surplus heifers.
In this 3rd phase of our on-farm mineral supplementation trial, we explored whether there is a benefit to using a combination trace mineral supplement (e.g. Multimin) when we’ve identified that we have only a single mineral deficiency, in our case Selenium (Se).
Genomics is actually a pretty broad term referring to a range of technologies that provide information about an animal’s genetics by analysing and interpreting the animal’s DNA.
Genetic progress in self-replacing beef herds generally moves quite slowly. New genomic products have the potential to speed up genetic gain by providing insight to the traits of future breeders that are otherwise invisible.
ng as the biggest pressure valve in our production system. In our herd, weaning (ending lactation) alone drops our stocking rate by nearly 25%.