Measuring birthweight - are we doing more harm than good?

By Jamie Brown
June 26 2022 - 6:00am
What if the extra stress placed on a mother by weighing calves at birth did more harm than good? Is there a different approach we can take to collecting genetic data? And if scientists can't work with an alternative, then perhaps they should be the ones to try and weigh a newborn.

To breed on with the next generation a producer needs to be confident in choosing the right sire that will swing their flock or herd towards better commercial success.

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