Prevent inbreeding

With Grasshill genetics from Canada, we introduce unique genes into the Europian dairy goat population that cannot be traced back to European genetics in any way. With our bucks we increase genetic variation, which leads to better selection options and faster genetic progress on your farm.

What is the profit of more variety and less inbreeding for you farm?

  • Better health
  • Better fertility
  • Higher lifetime production

Opinions are different on the extent to which the European dairy goat industry has a problem with inbreeding. It is a incorrectly stated to say that “we do not see inbreeding in the herd”. This may apply to visible defects, such as skeletal deformation. However, you don’t always see inbreeding, but it does cost money. According to researcher Wytze Nauta. from Wageningen University. “In animals with inbreeding depression, milk production and fertility gradually decline. Introduction of new genes can immediately increase vitality, fertility, durability and viability ”.

By using Grasshill bucks, you have two big advantages: we improve your genetic progress and increase the biosecurity of your farm.

“You don’t always see inbreeding, but it does cost money. In animals with inbreeding depression, milk production and fertility gradually decrease.”

Researcher Wytze Nauta