Beef farmer survey: genetics

Posted on Monday, 18 July 2022

New Zealand beef farmers are being asked to have their say on what cattle traits are important to them as part of the Informing New Zealand Beef genetics programme.

The Trait Prioritisation Survey will help inform the direction the programme takes in developing the genetic evaluation system for the industry.

The overall aim of the seven-year programme is to improve profitability and enhance sustainability across the beef industry through the development and adoption of improved genetics.

In addition to developing a beef genetic evaluation system to support a sustainable beef farming industry, the programme will also create easy-to-use tools to enable data to be efficiently collected, managed, analysed and used by farmers to make profitable decisions for their operation.

The survey can be found here.

The INZB programme is supported by Beef + Lamb New Zealand, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the New Zealand Meat Board. More information can be found at:

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