Genex Cooperatives’ Sort-Gate is a customizable dairy female sorting tool for dairies of all sizes. It ranks cows and heifers for breeding and culling strategies. The first version will include genomic data and pedigree information. A future version, still in development, will be able to add on-farm performance records.
A farmer will be able to select and customize weighting on traits to match their genetic goals. The end report will list all cows and heifers with their traits, including the customized pedigree profit index, LNM$ and ICC. Animals will be ranked by the customized pedigree profit index. This index value can be entered into dairy farm management software for on-farm use.