Dairy Australia is calling for the dairy community to submit their heifer genomics questions in anticipation of their new episode of the successful podcast Dairy Pod.
To help prepare for the special event, dairy farmers who are interested or already using genomics are being encouraged to email their questions on heifer genomics to firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions submitted are set to be answered in the upcoming ‘Top tips to get started with genomics’ episode, which will be released in early October.
In the upcoming podcast episode, fellow dairy farmers using heifer genomic technology will share their on-farm experience, detailing how genomic testing has been beneficial to their business operation.
Dairy Australia’s managing director David Nation said the Dairy Farm Monitor Project (DFMP) figures suggest the average cost of raising a heifer is between $1,500 and $2,200 and a growing number of farmers were using genomic technology on their heifers.
"Data-driven, early decision making is a great opportunity to optimise the investment in your replacement heifers and save unnecessary expense. Because of this, genomic testing heifers has a very quick payoff for many herds” he said.
The upcoming episode features Dairy Australia’s South Australian Field Officer Beck Burgess with interview guest South Australian Holstein breeder Andrew Cavill.
Dairy Pod is Australia’s number one dairy podcast covering a range of dairy topics with are 55 episodes available to date. To tune to Dairy Pod in your podcast app or alternatively you can listen to the podcast via the Dairy Australia website.