Beef on dairy

April 2023

Beef on dairy

STg: Elite Testing Program for Optimal Use of Beef-on-Dairy

The name says it all: ST stands for Sexing Technologies. This organization is one of the important pioneers in the area of sexing semen. Thanks to this technology, dairy farmers...

April 2023

Beef on dairy

Early Beef-on-Dairy Start in the US

‘Beef-on-Dairy started a long time ago here. As soon as sexed semen was introduced, progressive dairy farmers started with beef-on-dairy. Four years ago that accelerated when calf growers started paying...

April 2023

Ireland

Dúnmasc: All Beef Breeds have Something to Offer Beef-on-Dairy

Ireland has an index (DBI) that is especially developed for beef-on-dairy. ‘It’s a truly valuable instrument for both distributors and farmers to distinguish the best sires for beef-on-dairy,’ explains Stephen...

April 2023

Ireland

NCBC: Testing Beef-on-Dairy for Ten Years Already

For ten years already, the National Cattle Breeding Centre (NCBC) has operated the largest beef-on-dairy program in Ireland, for Munster Bovine, Progressive Genetics and Ireland Genetics. ‘The Irish dairy herd...

April 2023

Beef on dairy

Substantial and Useful Beef-on-Dairy Experience at KI Samen

At the Dutch AI company KI Samen, they are clear about the future prospects for beef-on-dairy: ‘The average age of milking cows needs to increase, and therefore herd turnover rates...

April 2023

Beef on dairy

Cogent: A Beef-on-Dairy Strategy Already Since 2009!

Beef-on-dairy is absolutely not a new phenomenon at the British AI company Cogent. ‘We launched our beef-on-dairy program in 2009 in order to ensure that we could make the right...

April 2023

Belgium

Enormous growth for BBG

HI has already reported various times about the Belgian Blue Group (BBG) and that is not surprising: the organization has a large offering of >200 sires and is active in...

March 2023

Management

Beef-On-Dairy: Semex Breeds a Nr.1 Indexing Beef Bull from Their Internal Program

Semex offers it’s popular Elevate genomic testing program to help dairy producers choose the females to breed with sexed semen to produce herd replacements, diverting other females to be bred...

February 2023

Management

Van de Plashoeve: Source of Dutch Blue for Beef-on-Dairy

With 45 active AI sires at thirteen different breeding companies in their homeland and abroad, Morsink Dutch Blue is a significant source for the Beef-on-Dairy sector. For more than twenty...

December 2022

Management

The French Breed INRA-95 was Produced Specifically for Use on Dairy Cows

Good early growth, extra muscularity in the hindquarter, and smaller calves to promote calving-ease; the breeding goals for the INRA-95 have been clear right from the start. This is one...

October 2022

Management

Beef-on-Dairy Programs: Swissgenetics

The surge in use of beef bulls on lower genetic merit dairy cows continues to grow, and part of the evolution in this market is the use of male sexed...

September 2022

Management

Beef-on-Dairy Programs: Masterrind

The surge in use of beef bulls on lower genetic merit dairy cows continues to grow, and part of the evolution in this market is the use of male sexed...