Northern Ireland dairy farmers and advisors are invited to join an AHDB Dairy webinar on Wednesday 16th March 2016 at 7pm on the recently launched TB Advantage index.  The webinar will be taken by Marco Winters, Head of Genetics

The important contribution of genetics to the long term advancement of the national dairy herd is well accepted. Improving trends, as a consequence, in a wide range of traits such as milk production, conformation and several fitness traits is further evidence of this.

It would be unimaginable that as part of a national progress strategy, genetics could be ignored, despite other important and on-going management enhancements. Now, with the knowledge that bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) is similarly affected by an underlying degree of genetic resistance, the availability of bTB bull proofs is expected to contribute to long term improvements in the national situation, if used alongside other important industry control measures.

Marco will look at how the index has been developed and it's potential use within future breeding decisions.

To register for the webinar click here.