WHY HOOF HEALTH INDEX? 

The conformation index for feet and legs has been widely used as an indicator for hoof health. Data shows that these two traits are related but the correlation is only 0.24 for Holstein, 0.16 for Red Dairy Cattle and 0.20 for Jersey, which is rather low. What does that mean?

 Just think of the breeding values like a GPS, with better hoof health as your destination. If you rely purely on the Feet & Legs index, you will only reach your destination one out of four times! 
Hoof Health index is a more reliable and stronger tool to breed for cows with healthy hooves and feet than the Feet & Legs index is. It is crucial to use direct traits – actual cases of hoof disorders and not only rely on indirect traits – Feet & Leg conformation.

WHY RELY ON LUCK? GET IT RIGHT EVERY TIME – RELY ON THE HOOF HEALTH INDEX
If you want to improve hoof health in your herd, then choose the Hoof Health index as your selection tool. 
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Learn more about our unique hoof health index and how you can breed for better hoof health
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