Genetics is one of the fundamental drivers of improving industry productivity and profitability. The industry is well served by a variety of commercial stud breeders and artificial breeding companies.
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Genetic improvement is permanent, cumulative and sustainable. These tools help identify the right genetics for your farm, and balance your breeding programme.
Stud breeders are collectively responsible for effecting genetic change in the commercial (producer) herds.
Commercial herds are producer farms, which breed offspring for product end points such as venison, velvet or trophy production.
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