Herd Improvement Strategy 2020

Objectives

Dairy farmers maximise their profit through a vibrant herd improvement industry offering effective and highly valued services.

3 year plan focus

  • Provide genetic evaluation and support genetic improvement extension.
  • Rewrite and upgrade the system which calculates breeding values.
  • Implement an extension, engagement and marketing plan; redesign herd test and genetics reports.
  • Create a Central Data Repository.
  • Redesign of genetic improvement governance structures through the creation of a new entity.
  • Work program including demonstration herds, desk top analysis and other activities.
  • Implement improved herd test functions; improve breed society efficiency; small projects to improve service delivery.
  • Develop project for ongoing collection of phenotypic data
  • Develop industry training program for herd improvement personnel; training and support in conjunction with NCDE.