In this episode, we talk about global genetics, their suitability for NZ farming systems and the benefits for NZ farmers of using CRV’s global sires offering.
- Protect against inbreeding
- Select the best three bulls
- Your breeding advice tool
SireMatch breeding support
SireMatch is a powerful breeding support product to get the most out of your herd.
SireMatch is a paper report that can be specifically tailored to your herd and farming situation by CRV’s experienced consultants. It helps to prevent inbreeding and genetic defects using your cow’s pedigree information. It also has the ability to advise you on the three best bulls to use per cow, based on your preferences.
SireMatch analyses the breed make-up of your herd and is able to sort the breed information of your cows into separate groups. As a result, you can mate specific bulls to specific breeds of cows in your herd, for example:
- Your group of Friesian cows to Jersey bulls
- Your group of Jersey cows to Friesian bulls
- Your group of Crossbred cows to both Jersey, Friesian and Crossbred bulls
SireMatch helps you to produce the very best herd for your farming operation. It also integrates with the PortaBULL App, giving you the option to use the information on your mobile device.
Prevent inbreeding & genetic defects
The risk of inbreeding is countered with SireMatch. It will prevent the inbreeding of your cows and exclude matings that will pass on genetic defects like BLAD, CVM and the Small Calf Syndrome - helping you to breed a healthy and efficient herd.
The best breeding choices for your herd
Use predefined breeding goals for farming operations in New Zealand or develop your own breeding goals with the help of your local CRV consultant. Using the bulls you’ve chosen, SireMatch will seek out the best sire-cow combination to correct the weakness of the animals to give you the best possible herd suited to your breeding goals.
The SireMatch paper reports are very easy to read and provide you with useful information in the middle of the breeding season. SireMatch also gives you the best breeding choice on an animal level and progress overview on a herd level. Your breeding decisions are easily made and you know exactly what kind of progress to expect.
SireMatch is available for CRV and non-CRV recording clients. Contact your local field consultant or CRV’s Head Office to take advantage of the benefits of SireMatch today.