M8(Mate)onPedigree available for international consultants/breeding organisations

Breeding for healthy and vital dairy cows starts with selecting bulls that meet up these goals by breeding values for effecting genetic traits. When mating individual cows farmers should prevent to mate closely related animals resulting in negative effects of inbreeding.

The number of available bulls with corresponding data is enormous and time to study individual pedigrees to be able to make correct individual mating’s is limited. As statistics show us, the chance of mating your individual cows to a closely related bull within the same breed is likely, causing a higher risk on embryonic death (Haplotypes effecting fertility) and genetic defects.

M8 on pedigree is a practical tool to provide dairy farmers with individual mating recommendations that will not lead to higher inbreeding levels.

Mating software M84U available for international consultants/breeding organisations
The M84U (Mate for You) software is available for companies that want to provide a computerized individual mating service to dairy farmers.
M84U was created by Peek & van der Kroon in 2008, based on years of experience in the breeding industry and research results related to high lifetime production. M84U was developed in cooperation with UNIFORM Agri, which is the largest dairy management software provider in the world. Peek & van der Kroon is an independent breeding consultancy in the Netherlands, which offers support in bull selection and individual mating service, without any financial connection towards AI companies or semen distributors. Therefore, this program is unbiased and can work for any other breeding or consulting company outside the Netherlands and Belgium.

Available in any language
M84U is based on linear evaluation of cows, and breeding values of bulls. It takes an experienced man/ woman in judging cows, who will evaluate the cows on all 19 linear traits on a 1 to 9 scale and puts the data in a hand-computer (PDA). A three generation sire stack on each evaluated cow will also be added into the program, to prevent high inbreeding levels and genetic defects.

The program will take a 5 generation sire stack into account when calculating the individual matings.

You can also add production information with the individual cows that needs improvement. After selecting a group of bulls within the breeding goal of the farmer, you can start making recommendations for that particular herd. There are several different setting options (for pedigree check, breeding goal, production, crossbreeding etc.) in the program, so you can make recommendations according to the wishes of the customer.
Heifers can also be mated, based on pedigree information (parent average is calculated).

The program can be made available in any language so recommendations are easy to read for customers.

For more information or to get a demonstration, mail or call: Peek Onafhankelijk Fokkerijadvies, Netherlands.
Phone Huub Peek: +31 183 404 988 / +31 626 098 998.
Or mail: huub@peek-vdkroon.nl