The project measures docility and its potential impact on growth and conception rates. Fertility and growth are two primary economic drivers of the profitability of the commercial cow herd. Sarah Van Schothorst, general manager, says “while Gelbvieh-influenced females already make great cows, this work will help to further solidify and improve on the already well-deserved reputation for docility, productivity and fertility.”
To better quantify and assist in selection for these traits by breeders and commercial users of Gelbvieh genetics, the project will collect a wide array of data. Once more information and data are available, we will let you know the details.