Breeding for Fertility

The following documents have been compiled as a resource guide for producers considering genetic selection for fertility traits.



Technical Notes & Tip Sheets

Improving Cattle Fertility with Genetics
Variation in Age & Weight at Puberty in Tropical Cattle
Variation in Lactation Anoestrus in First Calf Cows in Tropical Cattle
Variation in Lifetime Annual Weaning Rate in Tropical Cattle
Variation in Male Reproductive Traits in Tropical Cattle

Recording Days to Calving Information
Recording Scrotal Circumference Measurements


Webinars

The following webinars are from past webinar courses facilitated by SBTS and TBTS, which relate to genetic selection for fertility traits.

 

 

Title Date Duration
Genetics for Reproduction - The Male Influence
This webinar was presented by David Johnston (AGBU) and Christian Duff (SBTS) and was the second session in the webinar course "The Cutting Edge". It provided an overview of the latest research outcomes from Northern Australia investigating the impact of the bullís genetics on herd reproductive performance and the opportunities this provides to improve weaning rates.
20/08/2012 1 Hr 1 min
Genetics for Reproduction - The Female Influence
This webinar was presented by David Johnston (AGBU) and Andrew Byrne (SBTS) and was the first session in the webinar course "The Cutting Edge". It provided an overview of the latest results from a large breeding project in Northern Australia examining the genetics for whole of life female reproduction and the opportunities this provides to improve weaning rates.
13/08/2012 1 Hr 4 mins
Understanding and Recording Information for the Fertility Traits and Docility
This webinar was presented by Philip Mann (TBTS) & Andrew Byrne (SBTS) and was the fifth session in the webinar course "BREEDPLAN - From Go to Whoa". It discussed the Scrotal Size, Days to Calving and Docility EBVs. What do the EBVs mean? What information needs to be recorded for these EBVs and how do you record it?
19/07/2011 50 mins