Genetics

Short videos assist with herd performance recording knowledge

Beef Central, 18/08/2020

THE Southern and Tropical Beef Technology Services (SBTS and TBTS) have this week released a series of 12 short instructional videos designed to help seedstock producers better understand performance recording for Breedplan.

Ranging from two to six minutes in length, the videos give a short overview of the methods and considerations when recording performance information for a variety of BreedPlan traits.

The video series can be accessed from this Breedplan website page,   or via the SBTS or TBTS Youtube channel.

The subjects covered in the new video series includes:

Recording Performance Information for BreedPlan

Recording Gestation Length Data

Recording Calving Difficulty Scores

Recording Birth Weights

Recording Data for Milk EBVs

Recording Ultrasound Scan Data

Recording Scrotal Circumference Measurements

Recording Birth Management Groups

Recording Performance Data from Pregnant Heifers

Recording weight information for 200, 400 and 600 days

Additional videos for the ‘Recording for BreedPlan’ series are currently in development and are expected to be released in coming months, on the following topics:

  • Submitting Performance Data to BREEDPLAN
  • Recording Post-Birth Management Groups
  • Recording mature cow Weights.

 

Source: SBTS and TBTS

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