Top bulls will improve average milk yield by 500kg

August 2007
Farmers Weekly;8/17/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 7, p82
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The article reports that the top 25 bulls in the Profitable Lifetime Index (PLI), released by Milk Development Council (MDC) Breeding + in Great Britain, will improve average milk yield by nearly 500 kg each lactation. It cites that the top bulls can extend the lives of their daughters by at least a quarter of lactation. According to Marco Winters, director of MDC Breeding +, the bull's combined ability to lessen somatic cell counts in his daughters by 27%, increase lifespan by 60 days and deliver good all-round production traits.


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