SireMatch for every farm and farmer
CRV ’s mating program can be used everywhere and anytime. SireMatch has three levels and there will be one that suits every dairy farm.
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.
SireMatch Select is also web based and results in a socalled ‘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.
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.