Can genetics help calves thrive?

January 3 2022 - 7:00am
HAPPY CALVES: Can genetics be the difference between calves that survive and those that thrive? DataGene group leader - genomics and LaTrobe University PhD candidate Michelle Axford is researching this question, aiming to create Australia's first calf vitality Australian Breeding Value.

RESEARCH to create the nation's first calf vitality Australian Breeding Value has started, with a project looking to determine if there's a genetic variation between calves that thrive and those that don't.

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