In Jersey Calves
Breeding for a Healthier Herd
Healthy cattle that transition well, breed back easily and last in the herd positively impact your bottom line. For that reason, GENEX is and always has been dedicated to ongoing genetic improvement in health traits. This dedication led us to develop the ICC$ index and a propriety health trait for Jerseys known as Calf Survivability.
Calf Survivability (CSRV)
This health trait brings awareness to genetics that instill hardiness and survivability in newborn calves, which is a continual area of concern for Jersey producers. Demonstrating its significance, our research database shows approximately 6.5% of Jersey calves die between days 2 and 120 of age.
What you need to know …