Independent type evaluation - the key to dairy cow longevity, welfare and profitable herd management
- An independent assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of you herd:
- See your cows through fresh eyes
- Identify individual cow strengths and weaknesses to eliminate problems in your herd:
- Breed in good functional conformation
- Enhance the longevity, health & welfare in your herd by identifying the correct type traits:
- Reduce unnecessary rearing costs
- Increase the financial value of your herd and importantly the young stock;
- Increased asset value
- Identify the best families to use high quality semen on:
- Save on semen costs
- Use the latest technology to plan your herds breeding for the future:
- Improved longevity
- Classification information may be used in the only truly independent mating program ‘WebMate’ Breeding decisions made easy
- Sale figures show classified animals average over 100% more than non classified milking sale animals:
- Improve your chances of increasing farm revenue Interested?
What do I need to do next?
- Arrange a visit: For Ayrshires call 01292 267123, all other breeds call 01923 695208.
- If you milk record with Cattle Information Service then that’s all the paperwork completed. The classifier will have ALL your herd’s individual details.
- When the classifier visits, they will require:
- The animals to be inspected individually on concrete All 1st calvers are scored. All other animals are optional
- All relevant registration certificates for the animals to be inspected
- It’s that easy!
The classifier does not require you to:
- Wash or clip the animals
- Lead them on a halter
- Show them full of milk
What do I receive after the classification?
- An official classification score for each animal inspected, endorsed by the classifier on all relevant registration certificates
- Full assessment report on each animal together with a choice of three individual mating recommendations are provided
- You decide the type of cows you want to breed. ‘WebMate’ locates the sire best suited to your needs
- ‘WebMate’ will also provide the best mating for semen you have already purchased
- The chance to re-run the matings at your convenience or after each official proof release directly from the NBDC website using your latest information via a PIN protected login.