Alta BULLSEYE

Your target for beef x dairy.

Is beef semen a part of your dairy farm’s strategic breeding plan? If so, consider when you sell and how you market your beef x dairy cross animals. You could be leaving a premium on the table if you don’t select the right beef genetics to best fit your situation and future goals.

To fit your needs and simplify your selection process, we have created four different Alta BULLSEYE indexes to fit your target for beef x dairy:

Fertility Focus

For dairy producers who use beef semen simply to create a pregnancy on lower-end genetic animals that result in an easy calving.

Fertility Focus sires hold the coveted high fertility CONCEPT PLUS BxD status. That means each bull on this list has proven his results at a 2%-5% conception rate advantage over the average beef bull used on dairy animals. Fertility Focus sires also promote easy calving by accounting for Calving Ease Direct (CED).

Black Calf Sires

For dairy producers looking to capitalize on the optimal premium for beef x dairy cross calves sold one or two days after birth.

The Black Calf Index accounts for Calving Ease Direct (CED) for simplicity in the maternity pen and Ribeye Area (REA) to create calves with more of a beef look.

Feeder Calf Sires

For dairy producers who also raise their beef x dairy cross calves to 300-500 pounds

The Feeder Calf Index aims to optimize growth rates of beef x dairy cross calves by accounting for Weaning Weight (WW) and Feedlot Value ($F) or Terminal Index (TI).

Terminal Index

For dairy producers that also raise and finish their beef x dairy cross animals or contract with a buyer focused primarily on carcass merit.

The Terminal Index optimizes growth traits and carcass merit by focusing on Beef Value ($B) and Feedlot Value ($F) or Terminal Index (TI)

Fertility focus

For dairy producers who use beef semen simply to create a pregnancy on lower-end genetic animals that result in an easy calving.

Fertility Focus sires hold the coveted high fertility CONCEPT PLUS BxD status. That means each bull on this list has proven his results at a 2%-5% conception rate advantage over the average beef bull used on dairy animals. Fertility Focus sires also promote easy calving by accounting for Calving Ease Direct (CED).

*Limousin bulls on the Fertility Focus list have externally proven fertility results*

Black Calf Sires

For dairy producers looking to capitalize on the optimal premium for beef x dairy cross calves sold one or two days after birth.

The Black Calf Index accounts for Calving Ease Direct (CED) for simplicity in the maternity pen and Ribeye Area (REA) to create calves with more of a beef look.

Feeder Calf Sires

For dairy producers who also raise their beef x dairy cross calves to 300-500 pounds

The Feeder Calf Index aims to optimize growth rates of beef x dairy cross calves by accounting for Weaning Weight (WW) and Feedlot Value ($F) or Terminal Index (TI).

Terminal Index

For dairy producers that also raise and finish their beef x dairy cross animals or contract with a buyer focused primarily on carcass merit.

The Terminal Index optimizes growth traits and carcass merit by focusing on Beef Value ($B) and Feedlot Value ($F) or Terminal Index (TI)

Download Alta BULLSEYE sire list

Want more info?

If you’re considering beef x dairy as part of your breeding program strategy, check out these articles first.

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