Benefits for the dairy farmer
Dairy aptitude has been the subject of numerous studies within the field of farm animals. These have examined the effects between different cattle breeds and within individual breeds the relative genetic variability, estimating genetic responses, particularly in the Italian Holstein population. It was thus possible to include this new character in new genomic indexes, such as Pro Caseus.
All these studies have shown that it is possible to include cheese-making aptitude in the genomic index to genetically improve dairy cows for milk coagulation time and cord consistency, without affecting the annual genetic improvement for milk, fat and protein.
Other studies have evaluated in the field the effect of cheese-making aptitude of milk on cheese yield. These studies have shown that milk with an excellent level of cheese-making aptitude can improve cheese yield by 2% to 10% compare
Herd improvement with Pro Caseus
With Pro Caseus, breeders have a great tool for improving the cheese-making aptitude of their herd.
This can be achieved by setting up a genetic program, selecting both male and female Pro Caseus subjects.
Intermizoo staff is available to set up custom fit Pro Caseus genetic and mating programs.