Herd genetic report factsheet

Published 14 January 16

Herd Genetic Reports

Herd Genetic Reports (HGRs) have been available for a number of years through AHDB Dairy, to all UK dairy farmers who milk record. HGRs allow farmers to see the genetic potential of their herd by providing  the following information for the cows registered on their farm:

  •  Profitable Lifetime Index (£PLI)
  • Milk (kg)
  • Fat and Protein (kg and %)
  • Inbreeding Level
  • Management Traits - SCC, Lifespan and Fertility

HGRs are available in four parts - Herd Genetic Report Summary, Individual Cow Report, Individual Youngstock and Breed Herd Standards.

This information sheet gives you an insight into how the reports are generated and how to access a report for your herd.

Registering for a Herd Genetic Report

If you would like to register for your herd’s genetic summary, please email: breeding.evaluations@ahdb.org.uk with your trading name, address and milk recording number. Log in details will be sent to you by email within two working days.