ABS & Dairy News

Global Perspective Drives Dairy-Beef Confidence

Specialised dairy-beef might be a new concept in Australia, but this does not faze James Whale. Purchasing ABS Beef InFocus™ dairy beef animals isn’t a risk for the grazier from Branxholme near Hamilton in Western Victoria. He even disputed the suggestion that backgrounding these steers and heifers for feedlots was innovative, despite being one of…


Stability at the top of ABS bulls

December ABV release highlights – Top ABS bulls remain at the forefront of Australian dairy despite breeding index changes – DAZZLER shines at the top of the fresh Jersey Health Weighted Index (HWI) – Australia’s number one and two Red breed sires for daughter fertility Changes to the Australian dairy breeding indices haven’t affected the…


Beefing up fertility in Victoria

Like all dairy farmers, getting cows in calf is a priority for Simon Rea. Milking 520 Holsteins at Panmure, calving mostly in the autumn, herd fertility is crucial. “We’d reached a point where we realised, we were going to have enough Friesian heifer calves for replacements,” he said. “That when we started using the ABS…


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