…to help you create more Alta 4-EVENT COWS
1. There’s a variety of new Alta bulls that will sire Alta 4-EVENT COWS
No matter your comfort level on sire reliability, we have some impressive new sires atop our marketing lists.
- Alta ADVANTAGE
21 new sires are available exclusively for our Alta ADVANTAGE partner herds.
These sires average an impressive 928 for the 6040 index, 158 CFP & 7.1 PL.
- Alta G-STARS
You currently have access to nearly 100 G-STAR sires! Among that list are sires that will fit whichever genetic plan is the right one for your operation.
- Alta FUTURE STARS
6 of the top 8 FUTURE STARS are new to the list. They join this the FUTURE STAR ranks after gaining calving ease observations to pair with their high fertility CONCEPT PLUS ratings. The familiar names in this elite group include AltaRONDON, AltaBUGGY, AltaALTUVE, AltaNITRO, AltaWILLIE, AltaGILMORE.
- Daughter-proven new releases
11HO11779 AltaTOPSHOT tops the line-up of bulls with milking daughters. With 164 milking daughters, he increased 125 points on the 6040 index and 111 for both TPI and NM$. What makes this even more exciting is that we have numerous AltaTOPSHOT sons at Alta, who gained traction on various rankings to fit your strategic genetic objectives.Other new release sires include popular sire of sons 11HO11778 AltaROBSON, as well as AltaTURNKEY, AltaBAYOU, and AltaAMULET. Learn more about the results from the newest additions to the daughter-proven lineup HERE.
2. Stability will improve for fertility traits
You can have confidence in the future stability of a bull’s DPR, CCR and HCR values. A new calculation update from CDCB means that previous fluctuations for these female fertility traits should now be a thing of the past. So, with August proofs, keep in mind that industry averages for DPR did change as follows:
- HO genomic young bulls: ↓0.6
- HO dtr-proven bulls: ↓0.3
- JE genomic young bulls: ↓0.3
- JE dtr-prven bulls: no average change
Looking for more info? Read more about these changes HERE.
3. Focus on sire fertility to create more 4-EVENT COWS
We share your goal – to create more pregnancies on your dairy. Getting cows pregnant on the first service is a key piece to the puzzle of creating more Alta 4-EVENT COWS.
Regardless if you use conventional semen or sexed semen in your strategic breeding plan, we’ve got you covered. You have access to a LOT of sires that have proven themselves with higher conception rates than the norm – on large progressive dairies, just like yours.
So if creating more pregnancies is a main goal of yours, be sure to focus on fertility as part of your customized genetic plan.