Management Benchmarks

Herd Management Benchmarks

Annually, DHI publishes a listing of herd management benchmarks categorized and ranked according to the herd management scoring system. The data compiled to project herd score originates from test day data from all qualifying herds. DHI compiles management benchmarks for viewing in both English and French for individual provinces, and all of Canada. These benchmarks are also broken down by category for all Canadian provinces into Free Stall, Robotic Milking, Tie Stall and Organic Herds. The 6 management benchmark areas are:

  1. Milk Value: Holstein Average of Current 305 Day Lactations*
  2. Milk Value: Non Holstein Average of Current 305 Day Lactations*
  3. Udder Health Herd Average Linear Score
  4. Age at First Calving First Lactation (months)
  5. Calving Interval Herd Average (months)
  6. Longevity Annual Herd 3rd+Lactations (%)
  7. Herd Efficiency Average Herd in Milk (%)

DHI also publishes annual reproduction benchmarks, which can be viewed by province or altogether (Ontario & Western Provinces). The Reproduction Benchmarks Reports include:

  • Pregnancy Rate %
  • Insemination Rate %
  • Conception Rate %
  • DIM at 1st Bred
  • Pregnant at 150 DIM %
  • Times Bred
  • Pregnant to 1st Bred %
  • Days Open
  • Calving Interval (months)

DHI Herd Benchmarks

2017

Ontario (English)
Ontario (Francais)
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta
British Columbia
Canada (English)
Canada (Francais)
Tie Stall, Free Stall, Robotic & Organic
Reproduction by Herd Size
Reproduction by Province


2016

Ontario (English)
Ontario (Francais)
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta
British Columbia
Canada (English)
Canada (Francais)
Tie Stall, Free Stall, Robotic & Organic
Reproduction by Herd Size
Reproduction by Province


2015

Ontario (English)
Ontario (Francais)
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta
British Columbia
Canada (English)
Canada (Francais)
Reproduction by Herd Size
Reproduction by Province


2014

Ontario (English)
Ontario (Francais)
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta
British Columbia
Reproduction by Herd Size
Reproduction by Province


2013

Ontario (English)
Ontario (Francais)
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta
British Columbia
Reproduction by Province


2012

Ontario (English)
Ontario (Francais)
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta
British Columbia
Reproduction by Province


2011

Ontario (English)
Ontario (Francais)
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta
British Columbia
Reproduction by Herd Size
Reproduction by Province


2010

Ontario (English)
Ontario (Francais)
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta
British Columbia
Reproduction by Province

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