Friday, 23 September 2016 17:15

Bull data at farmers' fingertips

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ABC Global says it will now be easier to compare bulls around the world (Mark Goebel) ABC Global says it will now be easier to compare bulls around the world (Mark Goebel)

I new online tool promises to put a world of breeding data at the fingertips of Australia's dairy farmers.

The ABS Global product called 'Bull Search’ provides tailored data on all the bulls currently available in Australia as well offering detailed information on leading sires in the key breeding countries around the world.

The new tool has the capability to map a farm’s genetic gain by the group of bulls and the quantities required in a genetic summary page.  

Dairy farmers can create and save their breeding goals for future bull proof updates so their bull list is always updating.

Bull Search has a full list of sires being actively marketed in Australia showing pedigree, production, genomics and photo support. 

“Bull Search allows dairy farmers and advisors to search for bulls according to their ranking in Australia, US, Canada and UK. Each list ranks bulls according to the main ranking system in that country,” said Paul Quinlan, ABS Global National Sales Manager.

Beyond their BPI rankings there is the capacity to search and compare sires according to the attributes a dairy farmer is looking for.

“We wanted to make sure Bull Search would be useful to dairy farmers,” said Paul. 

“It is very practical with an ‘easy to use’ filtering system that homes in on desired attributes.

“You can compare up to three sires side by side and extend a sire’s pedigree in order to trace more lineage information.”

Bull Search is freely available on the ABS Australia website at 

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