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Tasks

BREEDING

  • Application and Development of the Genetic Evaluation for Dairy performance traits, Beef performance traits and Fitness traits for the breeds Fleckvieh, Brown Swiss, Pinzgauer, Tyrolian Grey Cattle and Holstein Friesian and for the Beef performance traits for Beef breeds.
  • Evaluation and Monitoring of breeding programs for the breeds Fleckvieh, Brown Swiss, Pinzgauer, Tyrolian Grey Cattle and Holstein Friesian.

PERFORMANCE TEST, HERD-BOOK KEEPING

  • Further development of the RDV- Software and record
  • Storage and Processing of performance test- and herd book data in a central online database
  • Produce performance test reports and delivery of these reports, depending on requirements, by post, fax or e-mail.
  • Provide necessary pipe connections to the access to the central database.
  • Create evaluations from the central data set for the Provincial Recording Associations, Breeding Associations, Chambers of Agriculture, ZAR and Science.
  • Train employees from the Provincial Recording Associations and Breeding Associations.
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