Interview with David Erf of Zoetis on the Jersey health traits

Joel Hastings

Zoetis has introduced genomic testing for seven healthtraits in Jersey cows and three wellness traits in calves. Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News speaks with David Erf of Zoetis, who talks about how the traits were determined, the data collected, and new genetic indexes - including them as part of their Clarified Plus program. Zoetis research shows a difference of $804 in lifetime profitability between the top 10% and the bottom 10% of ranked animals.


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