Hamish & Kiri Finlayson, Whangarei have used mostly Genetics Australia NZ bulls for the past 12 years on their mainly grass-fed herd and can see the benefits every day.
The farm is undulating with a fair bit of walking, but that does not worry this herd of 300 with the breeding goals concentrating on feet and legs, medium stature, Udders and reducing SCC.
The herd started with Italian genetics and now uses predominantly Australian bulls. In the past 12 years, the reduction in lameness has greatly improved along with Udders and SCC.
Thanks Hamish and Kiri for sharing this with us.