2020 Top Canadian Managed Herds
Guelph (ON) and Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue (QC) – Lactanet Canada unveiled today Canada’s Top 25 dairy herds according to the Herd Management Score (HMS) / Herd Performance Index (HPI).
Producers from across the country attended a virtual event to discover which farm made the prestigious list.
“We are proud to recognize the remarkable work of dairy farmers in terms of herd management. It was important for us to underline their exceptional dedication, especially this year with all the challenges brought by the pandemic,” says Lactanet’s Chair, Barbara Paquet.
The Herd Performance Index is based on six criteria: milk value, age at first calving, herd efficiency, longevity, udder health and calving intervals. A score is given to each of these criteria according to the herd’s performance against 7 000 others.
“This list is published every year, so it’s a very good tool for monitoring the progress of a herd over time. It’s also interesting to compare the performance of different production systems,” explains Barbara Paquet.