As a dairy farmer, you are always looking for ways to navigate regulations on your emissions and carbon footprint. You have to juggle this with precise cow management, optimising your feed and energy usage, and improving crop performance.
A great way of combining these to reduce your herd’s carbon footprint is the targeted use of feed-efficient genetics.
The Saved Feed Index in the Nordic Total Merit index (NTM) shows how efficiently a cow turns feed into milk. With it, you can identify the most promising bulls to breed high-performing, feed-efficient, more sustainable dairy cows.