In a commercial beef herd, without cow recording, the bull contributes about 80% of the herd’s genetic improvement. The decision you make about which bull to buy this season will affect your business for four cow generations. Taking 10 minutes to read the below document now should yield you an exceptional return.
This 40-page booklet elaborates on the simple “Five steps” above and considers each step in detail.
Genetic improvement should be the key objective for a stud breeder. Genetic improvement occurs when the sire team you select are of higher merit than the cows in your herd and ultimately breed calves that are superior to their parents. Read our six top tips below to help you identify where you can improve your performance recording.