Boost your herd’s potential with genetics…
Tools to manage your genetic information
1. Animal Query
2. Genetic Evaluations
Lactanet publishes Genetic Evaluations for each of seven dairy breeds for over 100 different traits and indexes. The official genetic evaluation for Canadian genotyped animals is the most valuable tool available today to select superior bulls and cows as parents of the next generation.
National Selection Indexes:
Lifetime Performance Index
3. Inbreeding Calculator
The Inbreeding Calculator provides inbreeding levels and Parent Averages (PA) for potential progeny from various matings, putting genetic information at your fingertips to facilitate the mating decision process.
Compass is a free online tool that helps Canadian producers make profitable breeding decisions. Compass is unique as it uses your individual herd data to calculate and suggest unbiased sire usage options that best align with management goals. Using the most up-to-date genetic information, Compass can customize and apply specific criteria and producers can also have a comprehensive view of their data within five different modules:
- Past Breeding Success
- Herd Genetics
- National Indexes
- Strategy and Profitability
- Bull List
Opportunity to Learn
Genomic information is used to help an animal reach its full potential and increase the rate of genetic improvement. DNA genotyping is important to the entire industry as each genomic test performed increases the accuracy of information, especially for young bulls, heifers, and cows. In Canada, over 60,000 dairy females are genotyped per year. With this data, genomic evaluations are then calculated to measure an animal’s genetic merit for a particular trait to support sound breeding decisions.
Publications and eNews
From articles and eNews to our renowned Open Industry Session (OIS), Lactanet offers producers, partners, and stakeholders various ways to engage, network, learn and keep abreast of dairy production knowledge. For all our genetics enthusiasts, a special Genetics Edition of our Dairy Knowledge eNews is released quarterly.