News Article selected in the Archive of 2018: the MONEY-COW
Date: March 2018
Breeding “money” all the time would be just GREAT. Will the use of Genomics help us to produce more “Money-Cows”? My opinion - a big YES!
There are already many “Money-Cows” bred by using good stockman sense, precision farming and performance testing. VBB 07-0302 from the Hartebeestloop Stud is the Bonsmara Elite Platinum Cow for 2018 and a good example of a “Money-Cow”.
10 Years old
8 calves averaging 243kg at 205 days
with an intercalf period of 371 days
and average wean index of 108.
And a beautiful calf at foot!
What more can you ask?
At Hartebeestloop we use genomics to identify our “Money-Cows” earlier, breeding more of them and breeding them even better.
Bonsmara breeders are fortunate to have access to Genomic Enhanced Breeding values and they will soon produce “Super Money-Cows” that will benefit us all. And lots of them! :)
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