Once-a-day selection index

Identify bulls capable of producing high-BW offspring suited to OAD milking or buy one of our No Choice OAD Packs.

Breed cows suitable for milking once a day. Use our OAD selection index to help identify bulls that are more likely to produce daughters suitable for an OAD regime, or buy our convenient No Choice OAD packs to get a team of bulls to meet your needs.

Some do it for the whole season, others do it during dry periods or to take the pressure off cows during early lactation or before mating.

Milking your cows once every 24 hours instead of twice can:

  • save time — you’ll have more time for other jobs on the farm
  • save money on labour and feed costs
  • increase the number of days in milk
  • improve your herd’s condition
  • get more cows in calf
  • reduce the number of lame cows due to less walking each day.

The index takes into account the traits farmers have identified as being important for successful OAD milking:

  • udder support
  • milking speed
  • body capacity
  • front teat placement.

You can use the index to compare animals based on their suitability for OAD systems.

Choose your own bulls or buy our convenient No Choice OAD Packs

Identify individual Alpha bulls you want to breed from or buy our convenient No Choice OAD Packs to get a team of bulls to do the job.

We put together teams of bulls with a high OAD selection index that means they’ll produce high BW animals with the right traits to cope with OAD milking. 

We offer No Choice OAD Packs in three breeds:

  • Holstein Friesian
  • Jersey
  • KiwiCross.

Minimum order: 30 straws


No Choice OAD Packs

$19.50 per straw

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Buy OAD bulls

Breed animals suitable for milking once a day — choose individual Alpha bulls suitable for a OAD system, or choose a No Choice OAD Pack.

Contact your LIC rep to buy

alpha logo

Buy OAD bulls

Breed animals suitable for milking once a day — choose individual Alpha bulls suitable for a OAD system, or choose a No Choice OAD Pack.

Contact your LIC rep to buy