SireMatch is completely web based and very easy to use. Sire data files are maintained centrally and always up to date. The program is regularly updated and new versions are installed immediately. SireMatch needs no additional software to be installed locally.
Cow groups and bull packages
Multiple cow groups can be used within SireMatch. For example when a farm uses different breeds or wants to use specific bulls only on a certain part of the herd, this option can be very useful. Other reasons to make cow groups can be the size of the farm or the use of multiple breeding goals within one herd. Because specific breeding goals and bull packages are selected per cow group, farmers are able to get a customised mating advice per cow group.
Breeds and crossbreeding
A unique feature of SireMatch is that it can give advice for every breed and every breeding value base. Moreover SireMatch supports crossbreeding between breeds!
Minimize breeding risks
SireMatch uses all data available and makes sure that genetic defects are excluded. The user can easily adjust the maximum level of inbreeding. The reports give several sire recommendations.
Profit functions for each trait support the output of the optimal mating regarding your breeding goal. The mating advice is being presented in several reports with three possible matings. The user can also get a report of sires that should not be used.
SireMatch can run on a PDA or hand-held computer. Animals can be type scored using a PDA.
Genomic selection and sexed semen
SireMatch supports the use of InSire genomically selected young sires and SiryX sexed semen.
The programme gives a reliable advice and can include bulls from multiple suppliers.