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Which replacements to keep?

Date: 
Wed, 04/01/2015

Genomics is taking away some of the guesswork.

By Patti Hurtgen, Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manager

Some read the milk meter. Others admire cow families. A few “just know” that a heifer or cow will be great.

With dairy cattle, producers use various information sources to determine the caliber of the animals in their herd: pedigree, performance and progeny. Holstein, Jersey, Brown Swiss and Ayrshire breeders have a fourth source, genomics. Read more

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