ABS & Dairy News

Farm purchase the reward for investment in cattle

Breeding extra dairy heifers and capitalising on demand for beef has helped one NSW dairy couple purchase a farm. Young farmers Ben Clarke and Abbey Smeets will make move into farm ownership in November, after leasing a farm at Hannam Vale on the state’s mid-north coast. Additional income from livestock sales bolstered the milk cheques,…


Breeding the best thanks to genomics and Sexcel

Andrew Delaney isn’t short of replacement heifers. In fact, the Nirranda dairy farmer has enough to satisfy his annual herd intake and plenty leftover to sell to the export market – making the most of recent high prices. But it’s one thing to have quantity and something totally different to combine this with quality. Andrew and Jacqui Delaney…


JERONIMO joy – Holstein smashes breeding records

Australia’s highest-ranking dairy bull and heifer were revealed on Monday in the latest Australian Breeding Values (ABV) release. ABS JERONIMO-P was the first sire to record a Balanced Performance Index (BPI) of more than 590, coming in at a record breaking 596, deeming him the most profitable dairy sire in the nation. The Holstein also notched a…


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