Sire Selection Considerations for Dairy Producers

Presenter: Chad Dechow, Penn State University

Choosing sires is one of the more important decisions on a dairy, affecting herd health and productivity in future generations. In this webinar, Dr. Dechow will join us to discuss some key points you should consider when selecting sires. He'll cover:

  • genetic progress and lag in commercial populations
  • the use of young vs. daughter-proven sires
  • selection indexes to simplify selection criteria
  • breeding for healthier cows


Created by Nancy McGill

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