What better way to celebrate being selected as finalists than a weekend-long data binge? by
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What better way to celebrate being selected as finalists than a weekend-long data binge? / Published February 19, 2017 by Catherine McVey

Catherine McVey

What better way to celebrate being selected as finalists than a weekend-long data binge?

Fertility is the biggest risk to a cow's longevity in the producing herd, and accounts for roughly a quarter of all cullings. Here's a sneak peak into the results a weekend full of data crunching. Genetic estimates for conformation and milk producing ability on their own account for less than 5% of the variability in cow conception rate. A preliminary model that utilizes our facial metrics accounts for over 50% of the variability in the genetic estimate of cow fertility!