• THE genetic superiority of genomic young sires is continuing going by the latest rankings which features no fewer than nine elite sires exceeding £600 for the newly revised Profitable Lifetime Index (£PLI).

  • A NEW leader, along with an increased number of proven Holstein sire rankings dominated by bulls which transmit improvement to their daughters' health and fertility have emerged in the first proof run based on the revised Profitable Lifetime Index (£PLI).

  • Higher milk prices have boosted margins in the latest results reported by Kingshay in its new Dairy Costings Focus, but the gap has widened between the best and worst herds in efficiency of milk production.

  • CHANGES ARE afoot in the world of dairy cattle breeding where DairyCo Breeding+ is soon to launch a revised Profitable Lifetime Index (PLI).

  • A COMPREHENSIVE surveillance scheme to help control bovine virus diarrhoea (BVD), in UK beef and dairy herds will be launched next month.

  • A RECORD setting genomic sire has been added to Genus ABS' Holstein line up.

  • DAIRY FARMS relying on the Genus ABS Reproductive Management Service (RMS) make more than £111 per cow than the average National Milk Record (NMR) herd, solely due to better fertility.

  • DAIRY PRODUCERS need to keep a careful watch on milk composition as cows go out to grass to avoid changes in milk composition and particularly a drop in butterfat levels.

  • THE JERSEY breed saw the biggest re-shuffle in the latest bull proofs released from DairyCo, which included all the main dairy breeds bar Holstein sires.

  • THE LATEST bull proofs published by DairyCo show that the £300 Profitable Lifetime Index (PLI) barrier has been broken for the first time.