Advantages of AI go beyond genetics
Greg McKay, managing director of South Island-based Xcell Breeding and Veterinary Services, has seen AI use in beef cattle increase 10-fold over the past 20 years, to a point where it is now a 50/50 mix of commercial and stud farmers.
Beef bulls adding value
Making use of strategically-selected beef bulls as follow-up bulls in a dairy operation adds value, with minimal downside. A four-year Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Genetics’ Dairy-Beef Progeny Test is now into its second year and the results make for positive reading.