New PLI Formula launched 12th August 14


Dairy Co are introducing a new PLI formula with the August proofs due out today, with more emphasis on health and fertility traits at the expense of Production and with the introduction of a “Maintenance ” factor which will penalise larger cows, this is calculated from Stature, Body Depth and Chest Width, and will lead to a reduction in these traits. The EGCS FOB committee at a meeting in April 14 , decided to continue with GMI as our principal Index, while accepting that the new £PLI will be calculated and published by Dairy Co

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