December 2018 global proof run continues to confirm Alta’s leadership in both hemispheres.
ABV’s for Daughter proven favourites AltaROBLE, AltaRABO and AltaHOTROD continue their stellar climb to the top of the ABV list. In fact, now at 317. AltaROBLE is clearly the #1 choice for Yield, Health and Type in the top lists. Not only does he offer high production, and an amazing equal #1 Mammary and 113 Daughter Fertility, he also is breed leader for workability data. Hot on his heals are AltaRABO and AltaHOTROD, both at 294 BPI.
AltaRABO | 011HO11379 | Mogul x Observer
AltaRABO is a genuine production yield improver with outstanding workability (including #1 Likability), breed leading Mammary 112 and great health including the #1 MSpeed rating for the top 20 SCS bulls. In addition, AltaRABO is rated at 108 for Daughter Fertility, 111 Survival and 109 Type and is an A2A2 sire. AltaRABO, like AltaROBLE has had a steady climb up the BPI ladder rating more than 100 points less a year ago with a handful of daughters. Now with close to 300 Australian milking daughters, AltaRABO is an easy “go to” choice for improved profit.
AltaHOTROD | 011HO11493 | Jerod x AltaIOTA
AltaHOTROD now climbs to the number 1 position for Protein KG at 41Kg (80Kgs CFP!). He also ranks in the top 10 for ASI and in the top 5 GBG for Milk. His first 38 Australian daughters are creating a storm with great frames, strength and production. PI averages for daughters are easily some of the highest we have seen for some time. Over 1400ltrs Milk, 110 Udder Depth and 109 Daughter Fertility, AltaHOTROD is an exciting new graduate.
On the genomic front Alta continues to dominate the top ranks. With the #6, #7, #9 and #10 bulls or 40% of the top 10, Alta is clearly setting the benchmark for profitability.
AltaAROLDIS | 011HO12161 | AltaROBSON x Yoder
AltaAROLDIS #6 at 369 is still undervalued on ABV(g). With female conception rates at around 5 standard deviations above the mean in the US, I still expect his Daughter Fertility ABV to end up closer to 120 than 110, leaving a lot of room for improvement on BPI. As well as being a top 10 BPI sire, he is the #1 ASI bull in the top 10 and the #1 Type sire in the top 10 genomic sires on ABV(g). He is an A2A2 sire and offers high component production yields and great health. AltaAROLDIS is “definitely a star on the rise” and is a must for any breeding program in 2019..
AltaANCHOR | 011HO12163 | Chinchi x Yoder
AltaANCHOR is the #7 bull with a BPI of 361 and is the #1 Survival bull top 10 ABV(g). He is also the #2 Mammary bull in the top 10. AltaANCHOR offers a different pedigree, Chinchi x Yoder and has a high quality transmitting ability including high component production (0.33%F and 0.19%P with 388lts Milk), great Health (112 Survival, 104 Residual Survival and 113 Daughter Fertility) and an exceptional Mammary rating for a genomic sire. AltaANCHOR’s BPI of 361 places him at #7 for all genomic bulls.
AltaSTAFFORD | 011HO12258 | Charley x AltaSPRING
AltaSTAFFORD is an interesting bull. Climbing up the ranks, this bull has increased by 28 BPI points since August to 359. A Charley son, AltaSTAFFORD has the transmitting pattern of the modern commercial cow. High milk flow with extreme component production and improved percentage deviations, AltaSTAFFORD also excels for Health and improves fertility. Being A2A2 and BB KC, AltaSTAFFORD is a great choice for cheese producers too.
AltaZONE | 011HO12130 | Superhero x Silver
AltaZONE was one of most popular genomic sires for 2018. His profile of high component production, great health and fertility plus a great Type linear breakdown makes AltaZONE a bull that “has it all”. His Type rating offers plenty of Dairy Strength, sloped pins and strongly attached fore udders with great height and width at the rear. Noticeable AltaZONE adds some set to the rear leg whilst maintaining great foot angle and rear leg tracking. AltaZONE is also an A2A2 sire and is a bull that can be used with confidence across your herd.