To increase their “Completeness of Performance” rating, Breedplan gives stud breeders an independent tool to assist them in selection of highly desirable traits. Stud stock purchasers and bull buyers can select stock with measurable traits generated by an independent agent (ABRI) eg low birth weights, high milk etc. based on data recorded.

     The Blonde breed receives BREEDPLAN Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) for the following traits:

    • Gestation length
    • Birth weight
    • 200, 400 and 600-day weight
    • Mature cow weight
    • 200-day milk
    • Scrotal size
    • Carcass weight
    • Eye muscle area
    • Rib fat
    • Rump fat
    • Retail beef yield
    • Intra-muscular fat


    Breeders are also recording and submitting data for docility scoring, net feed intake and other traits, that will be able to be used to calculate EBV's for those traits in the future. They are also able to submit DNA test results which may assist in the development of marker assisted EBV's.

    Breedplan Enquiries

    For more information contact:

    Catriona Millen

    Phone: 02 6773 3357
    mobile: 0409 102 644
    email: catriona@sbts.une.edu.au




    Blonde d'Aquitaine Society of Australia & New Zealand Inc.

    Agricultural Business Research Institute

    University of New England

    Executive Officer: John Thomas

    Armidale NSW 2351, Australia 


    Phone: +61 2 6773 3126

    Fax: +61 2 6772 1943

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