Genomic proofs provide the confidence for you to use exciting sires earlier in their careers.
All bulls we bring to Alta are genomic and health tested before joining any line-up. You can be confident these bulls will deliver on their genetic promises, since genomic testing provides an immediate reliability of nearly 70% for production, health and conformation traits.
The table below illustrates the difference in production, health and conformation values of our three different groups of genomic-proven sires.
Our 25 newest bulls with a diverse trait specialties and elite rankings on a variety of customized genetic plans are among the sires available only for our Alta ADVANTAGE partner herds.
Once a bull starts making semen, he typically starts his career on the Alta ADVANTAGE only list. These newest, young bulls simply don’t produce enough semen to be readily available to all farms around the globe. So while we work to build semen inventory, we give our loyal Alta ADVANTAGE partner herds priority access to these elite sires that best fit their customized genetic plans.
Once a bull has made enough semen he is added to the G-STAR sire list. With 25 new G-STAR additions this proof round, these sires are readily available to everyone, and provide a wide array of outliers for various production, health and type traits. From this elite list, you can find a great selection of bulls to fit your genetic plan.
About a year after a bull is first released, and after both sire fertility and calving ease information have been gathered, the chosen few that prove themselves to be above average for fertility and less than 8% for sire calving ease and sire stillbirth are added to the FUTURE STAR list.
This proof round, 22 bulls earned their FUTURE STAR stripes, gaining enough observations to prove their high fertility CONCEPT PLUS status, and with enough offspring born to prove themselves as calving ease sires.
FUTURE STARS are the way to go if you want the benefits of elite genomics, but prefer the added reliability of proven sire fertility and real observations for calving ease. You may give up some production and health as compared to the available G-STAR or ADVANTAGE only sires, but you gain peace of mind knowing that you’re upping your chances for a pregnancy and a live calf resulting from an easier calving. Because of the known calving ability, FUTURE STARS serve as ideal options to use on heifers.
Still not convinced?
If you still don’t feel comfortable going all in with genomic-proven sires, look below to compare our top daughter-proven and top genomic sires. Selection from among the top of the daughter-proven lineup provides you with a highly reliable 2525 average TPI.
Yet, if you’re looking for faster progress, the tables below prove that your best genetic gifts come from the genomic group of sires, which averages nearly 200 TPI points higher than their daughter-proven counterparts.
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To further build your confidence in the genomic-proven groups, it’s important to note that every single one of these top daughter-proven sires were previously used globally as Alta ADVANTAGE sires, FUTURE STARS and/or G-STARS. The track record is significant for these former genomic favorites to deliver on their initial predictions.
With that in mind, have confidence in using a team of sires from the Alta ADVANTAGE, G-STAR or FUTURE STAR lists that meets your goals for production, health and conformation to optimize future profitability.