Cattle Breeding Learning Centre

Summary of 3 recently updated Learning Centre Articles

Sexed Semen Guidelines

To maximise the best possible results when using sexed semen, follow these simple Heat Observation, Semen Handling and Insemination steps to ensure the best success rates.

Spring Calving Index - £SCI

A new economic breeding index for spring block-calving systems

The Spring Calving Index (£SCI) is an across-breed genetic ranking index developed in consultation with industry partners specifically for spring block-calving herds and expressed as a financial value.

Profitable Lifetime Index - £PLI

An economic breeding index for UK autumn block and all year round calving herds

The national Profitable Lifetime Index (£PLI) is published by DairyCo Breeding+ as part of its genetic evaluation service. The £PLI is a within-breed genetic ranking index developed for UK dairying conditions in consultation with industry partners and is expressed as a financial value.

Featured Bulls

PLI = 636

PLI = 709

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