"A consortium of French breeding associations launched the site in October after a farming summit. Breeders write up their cows’ online profiles, recording age and race (eye color is assumed to be brown), followed by their ideal traits in a mate. Milking prowess in its female progeny, perhaps? Muscular fitness? Or perhaps an unfettered ability to knock up his mate on the first go-around?"I'm curious, since my impression is that in America the data on the bulls and their progeny are posted/public, not the data on the dams. Not sure if that's a true difference, and if it is, why it might exist. Certainly the universe of bulls is much smaller than the universe of cows, which might be one factor.
Friday, January 09, 2015
French Dairy Mating
Modern Farmer posts on a French site on mating dairy cows and bulls: