A customized approach to help you hit 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, we have created four different Alta BULLSEYE indexes to fit your target for beef x dairy.
FERTILITY FOCUS SIRES
For dairy producers who use beef semen simply to create a pregnancy on lower-end genetic animals, and want to ensure an easy calving.
Fertility Focus sires have proven results for optimal sire fertility when used on dairy animals, and promote easy calvings 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 within 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 ($F) or Terminal Index (TI).
TERMINAL INDEX SIRES
For dairy producers that also raise and finish their beef x dairy cross animals, or contract with a buyer focused primarily on carcass merit.
The Terminal Index optimizes growth traits and carcass merit by focusing on Beef Value ($B) and Feedlot Value ($F) or Terminal Index (TI).