Do farmers who go all AB stay with it?
Based on the data available, just
over half of the herds that go all AB continue to do all AB for a second
season, and around a third go on to do a third all AB season.
What happens to the results of the herds that don’t stick with all AB?
The year that the herds changed
back to AB + bull, on average their 6-week in-calf rate and not-in-calf rates
returned to, or were better than, the performance they had before going all AB.
Herds that changed back to AB +
bull had, on average, a drop in performance in their first year of all AB unlike
those who stayed with it.