Genetics: Genetic values, based on Net Merit Dollars (NM$), were significantly higher. Average NM$ for cow’s sires was $376 which is an increase of $27. The increase for heifers’ sires’ NM$ was $34.
Fourdraine notes, “2012 offered less than ideal conditions for dairy herd management, but even so, AgSource members gained ground thanks to sound information and sound decision making.”
To learn more about the Profit Opportunity Analyzer and other AgSource management reports, visit www.agsource.com. To see additional benchmark values for herds broken out by breed, herd size and production level; select “Benchmarks” under the Highlights section of AgSource’s home page.
Source: AgSource Cooperative Services