Breeding the genomic perfect cow: the NZ firm making the future

Breeding the genomic perfect cow: the NZ firm making the future
Ransom is a young sire who recently joined the premier team. (Image: supplied)
Rebecca Howard
Livestock Improvement Corporation says business is booming in the race to lower methane emissions and lift productivity. “Mating season has always been an important time to get cows in calf but now with a focus on cow quality over quantity, we’re seeing more farmers turn to premium genetics to help them meet climate targets and drive efficiency gains,” said LIC chief executive Wayne McNee.LIC says farmers are increasingly buying into the idea that elite dairy genetics via genomic selection will play a significant role in...

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