Research & Development
Bottom line boost for dairy genetics
The economic value of the UK’s chief breeding index £PLI is worth £1.58 in pre-tax profit for every point of PLI, according to new analysis.
Would you like to take part in a project to help inform future funding opportunities?
ADAS are looking for dairy farmers to take part in a Defra-funded research project to inform the development of a future voluntary scheme to financially support farmers in delivering good animal welfare.
New features launched in Holstein UK Genomic Portal
Following the launch of the Genomic Portal last Summer, Holstein UK are delighted to announce a range of new features within the program.
Theme and dates announced for the 2020 British Cattle Breeders Club Conference
‘Focusing on succession to build a sustainable future’ is the theme for the 2020 BCBC Conference, taking place on 20-22 January at the Telford Hotel and Golf resort in Shropshire.
Changes to the Holstein Type Merit Index in April 2019
In the upcoming April 2019 proof run, Holstein UK will implement a new Type Merit formula, which dictates the makeup of the overall Type Merit Index. NBDC geneticist, Darren Todd explains the changes to the formula.
Important changes to Holstein UK genetic evaluations for type traits in April 2017
As of April 2017, Holstein UK genetic evaluations for type traits will no longer be calculated by CDN in Canada. This service will now be provided by AHDB Dairy and their contract partners SRUC/EGENES in Edinburgh.