A breeding plan using only sexed dairy and quality beef semen offers dairy farmers economic, genetic and herd health improvements according to a new booklet.

'The Ultimate Breeding Strategy – Meeting the future supply chain requirements for the profitable dairy herd,' highlights the benefits of a targeted breeding policy.

“Cogent has invested heavily in research and development with recent technological advancements offering dairy farmers the potential to significantly improve returns, through accelerated genetic gains and increased calf values, as well as reducing any issues selling low value black and white calves,” said Cogent's Mark Roach.