Picking animals for your farm is one of the most important decisions you can make to improve long-term profitability. Whether it is choosing replacements, or deciding who will become parents, without proper consideration the decisions could end up giving you the genetics you did not want.
Heather Schlesser, UW-Extension Marathon County Agriculture Educator, recently developed a factsheet “Getting the Dairy Herd You Want Through Improved Genetic Selection”. The purpose of this article highlights the principles to position your breeding program for success. For more information regarding dairy cattle genetics and breeding please visit UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science.