Dairy Carcase Index factsheet

Published 28 February 19

With around 55 per cent of UK beef originating from the dairy herd, there is a supply chain efficiency desire to monitor, and where, possible improve dairy cattle carcases.

The dairy carcase index (DCI) has been created to improve dairy cattle carcases. The DCI is calculated using the average daily carcase gain and carcase conformation predicted transmitting abilities (PTAs).

Download the factsheet here.