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.
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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).