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the trend to bigger cows needs to be arrested

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the trend to bigger cows needs to be arrested

for years now dairy cows have been growing in stature, however that trend needs to be arrested to ensure efficiency. that was the message at a recent ahdb calf to calving meeting held in aberdeen.ahdb dairy technical manager andy dodd explained that a maintenance value had been added into the most commonly used breeding indices to try and stop uk dairy cattle getting any bigger. in time the value should see fewer very large cows being bred.while breeding indexes such as the profitable lifetime in...