AHDB Dairy inbreeding checker gets special mention at UK Dairy Day

Published 14 September 16

044B1705 Low ResAHDB Dairy's inbreeding checker received the Judges Special Mention in the New Products Competition at UK Dairy Day in Telford today.

This quick and simple tool allows users to check how related all available bulls are to the herd. Individual bulls can then be selected, based on genetic merit and inbreeding suitability, and for these bulls it will then perform pair-wise inbreeding checks on the bulls and cows of interest and flag up problem matings.

The Inbreeding Checker can be accessed here.  A Herd Genetic Report is needed to use the tool, if you don't have one you can register for your herd’s genetic summary by emailing breeding.evaluations@ahdb.org.uk with your trading name, address and milk recording number. Log in details will be sent to you by email within two working days.

For further information, a HGR and Inbreeding Checker factsheet is available from the library section.  This factsheet details the information found in the reports and gives a step-by-step guide to using the Inbreeding Checker.