DAIRY farmers are being encouraged to report on the workability scores of first lactation heifers who calved this spring. Whether she’s a slow milker, a kicker or wonder cow in the dairy, DataGene wants to hear about her. Michelle Axford from DataGene said the
Sharon and Darren Parrish have been recording workability traits for first lactation heifers for 20 years. They use the information in their cow breeding decisions and it is also fed back to DataGene’s genetic evaluation system to calculate workability ABVs on bulls.