ABS & Dairy News

Dairy beef semen sales skyrocket

Australian dairy farmers are looking to the beef market to diversify their income, with expectations dairy-beef animals could help fill feedlots as the drought continues to bite. In the past two years there’s been a 600 per cent increase in the volume of the new ABS Beef InFocus™ semen sold into the dairy market, something…


ABS making better cows faster

ABS’ focus on making better cows faster has never been more evident than in the August ABV proofs, delivering the top sires in both the Holstein genomic rankings and sires with Australian milking daughters. The success of the ABS genomic program is reflected in proving sires like Glomar SUPERLUCKY. His first proof with 180 daughters…


Genetic reporting made easy

For years managers Isaac and Michelle Johnstone have contemplated how to best demonstrate their herd’s genetic progress for the corporate offshore farm owners. Sure, the New Zealand-based board of directors viewed the cows when they were in south west Victoria a few times a year, but the visual assent and production details only went so…


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