Updated Interbeef breeding values – now also for Angus and Hereford

Now there are new official Interbeef breeding values published for the breeds Aberdeen Angus, Charolais, Hereford, Limousin and Simmental.

New with this update is that international breeding values for Adjusted Weaning Weight (AWW) are published also for Angus and Hereford. For the other breeds breeding values for Birth Weight (BWT) and Calving Ease (CAE) are also published.

Read more about the Nordic cooperation in Interbeef and look at top lists of Interbeef breeding values under Interbeef publication.

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Genetic traits on the NAV homepage

Genetic traits are not a new area in cattle breeding, but because of intensive use of genomic test, it is now possible to derive results for many traits for both bulls and cows. Therefore, it is now possible to see available test results genetic traits, for all bulls on the NAV Bull Search. International standards and names for genetic traits have been adapted in the Nordic countries. We will therefore introduce changes in presented genetic traits and their names and codes, both on the NAV homepages and how traits are shown nationally – for instance on printouts.

Read more about the possibilities with Genetic traits.

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Webinar about beefxdairy breeding values

On Wednesday the 6th of March, NAV hosted a webinar about beef x dairy breeding values, for interested beef breeders from Denmark, Finland and Sweden.
Beef x dairy breeding values can be used to select the best beef sires, for crossbreeding with dairy cattle. The webinar explained the principles behind the beefxdairy breeding values, and how to utilize them in practice.

If you are interested in learning more about beef x dairy breeding values, the webinar has been recorded and is accessible for all.

Click here if you would like to see the webinar.

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NAV Genomic Evaluation

The latest NAV routine genomic evaluation took place as scheduled. NAV carried out genomic prediction for Holstein, RDC and Jersey.

Genomic breeding values of bulls are updated to NAV Bull Search after each evaluation.

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