GENETICS Australia will hold its second Elite Genetic Merit sale at the Gippsland Field Days site at Lardner Park, near Warragul, on October 1.
This follows their successful, inaugural sale based on the same concept last year.
Selection of the 55 dairy cows, semen and embryos in the catalogue has been based on their proven Australian Breeding Value (ABV) in conjunction with pedigree and performance.
Genetics Australia says that gives potential buyers access to the highest possible genetic merit stock as measured by the ABVs produced by the independent, industry owned Australian Dairy Herd Improvement scheme.
The ABV measurement rewards animals according to production of protein and butterfat, the major contributors to milk value in Australia and substantially different to the payment systems in other counties.
Australia’s mostly pasture-based farmers also look for cows with good fertility, likeability and workability that were likely to remain in herds for many years, attributes that Genetics Australia said were all incorporated in the ABV measurements.
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