Calf MathSM: Building a Cattle Breeding Strategy
The Calf MathSM program is one of several tools GENEX offers to help you develop your strategic breeding plan. Through the program, you can test how different semen usage strategies will affect your dairy herd before you purchase semen. The calculations help you decide which semen products (beef semen or conventional or sexed dairy semen) to use and how much of each. It helps you better plan the impact breeding strategy changes will have on your future herd inventories, genetic levels and finances.
How to use the program:
A simple version of program is available below. Note this version does not include genetic value or financial impact projections. For analysis through the full version of the Calf MathSM program, contact your local GENEX representative.
» Access the Calf MathSM program.
» Download and review the step-by-step instructions (PDF).
» Enter your farm’s herd-specific inventory, conception and event information.
» Enter different semen usage values (percents of conventional or sexed semen).
The program calculates the number of heifers needed to achieve the farm's goals and the number yielded from each semen usage strategy. You can continue to test different semen usage options to determine the right percentages for your dairy's goals.
To learn more or for a more in-depth Calf MathSM program analysis with genetic value and financial impact projections, contact your local GENEX representative, email our customer service representatives or call 888.333.1783.