ADHIS Genetics Progress Report

Above: This report assesses the genetic merit of herds and how it is influencing the their performance

Fast Facts


Client: ADHIS
Location: Melbourne
When: 2012

Responsibilities: To help design a report that shows farmers that genetic merit influences performance using their own herd data

Project description

The need:  In the past, farmers taking action to genetically improve their herd had no way of measuring progress. Development of a genetics progress report aimed to make this investment more transparent by providing evidence on the genetic merit of individual dairy herds for a range of performance indicators.

What we did:  The Harris Park Group worked with the Australian Dairy Herd Improvement Scheme to design a report that helped farmers assess the genetic merit of their dairy herd and how it was changing over time. The report provides a visual picture of the outcomes of past choices and lays a strong foundation for farmers to discuss bull choices with their service providers.