October 18, 2018

SireMatch


Breeding is investing in the future and SireMatch will help you to make the right breeding decisions. CRV’s new breeding program is suitable for all modern herds’ needs and for every breeding goal, for every breed and for every cow. SireMatch finds the best unbiased mating.

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CRV’s mating program can be used everywhere and anytime. SireMatch has three levels and there will be one that suits you and your farm.


GO

The web-based SireMatch GO module is very easy to use and flexible. It is particularly suitable for farms without any official herd data. The user can fill in known pedigrees and, based on the customised breeding goal, reliable advice is given. Inbreeding can be restricted and genetic defects will be excluded. SireMatch GO can take care of problem traits within the herd.


SELECT

SireMatch Select is also web based and results in a so-called ‘pedigree mating’. Based on the users’ customised breeding goal and problem traits, advice will be given that’s based on the animal data (from the management system or herdbook) which is uploaded into the system. The reliability of the outcome is very high as SireMatch uses up to five generations, which are in the data file. Genetic defects are excluded and inbreeding is minimised.


PRO

The most advanced module of SireMatch combines the pedigree information with linear scoring traits. Scoring can be done using a PDA application. In the web-based PRO module a customised breeding goal can be made and problem traits are taken into account. Genetic defects are excluded and inbreeding is minimised. Extensive reports are at the user’s disposal.


Risks
Holstein-Friesian breeding is criticised sometimes because the population is small and risks on inbreeding and genetic defects are present. The SireMatch program takes this into account by selecting the maximum rate of inbreeding or chance on genetic defects a farmer wants. The inbreeding risk option is one of the most advanced options in SireMatch. The user can choose between different maximum percentages of inbreeding:
· Very low risk (max. 1.5%)
· Low risk (max. 3.1%)
· Average risk (max. 6.2%)
· High risk (9.3%)
· Very high risk (12.4%)

Sires that do not fit the percentage of inbreeding are excluded from possible matings. Sires that do not fit the percentage of genetic defects are excluded from possible matings in the same way.

Groups
SireMatch also enables the user to use different breeding goals for different groups of cows, for example selected on parity or production level. When the user can provide the right data from his herd, SireMatch can make mating recommendations for these groups.

Click here to read the leaflet on SireMatch.   

 

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Leaflet SireMatch