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Ranking high on ABV’s

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.

Head down Crackhom AltaRabo from Crackholm holsteins
Dasha AltaRABO daughter
Ansal AltaHOTROD daughter
Ansal AltaHOTROD daughter

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.

AltaAROLDIS – (AltaROBSON x Yoder)
011HO12161 PEAK AltaAROLDIS
AltaANCHOR (Chinchi x Yoder)
011HO12163 PEAK AltaANCHOR

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.

011HO12258 PEAK AltaSTAFFORD
011HO12130 PEAK AltaZONE
011HO12130 PEAK AltaZONE
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Alta Proven on Pasture

Alta Genetics Bulls continue to perform under Australian Dairying conditions. With Daughter proven favourites improving greatly on BPI and new Genomic Superstars emerging, Alta Genetics have had an extremely strong ABV run.

Our high genomic bulls from the April run, AltaANCHOR, AltaZONE and AltaGILMORE made slight gains for BPI to 354, 340 and 331 respectively whilst newcomers AltaAROLDIS 356 and AltaSTAFFORD 330 blasted to the top filling number 4 (highest Type bull in the top 5) and =22nd. In all Alta have 8 of the top 25 including the #4, #5 (#2 and 3 positive for milk) and #12 bulls.

Daughter proven performers continue to strengthen...

Daughter proven performers continue to strengthen with the addition of Australian daughters. Full brothers AltaROBLE and AltaRABO maid great gains to 252 and 242 BPI improving for all production traits. AltaROBLE is the #1 Mammary bull in the GBG at 116.

Crackholm AltaROBLE Buckle from Crackholm Holsteins; Richmond, QC
Crackholm AltaROBLE Buckle | Crackholm Holsteins; Richmond, QC

AltaRABO is no slouch...

AltaRABO is no slouch at 108 Type and 112 Mammary. AltaRABO is a known female fertility improver and can fast track improved pregnancy rates on your farm. AltaRABO is A2A2 and is considered a genuine CE bull. Daughters of both bulls are impressing their owners with their style, will to milk and quiet nature.

Head down Crackhom AltaRabo from Crackholm holsteins
Dasha AltaRABO daughter

AltaSPRING has cemented himself as a true transmitter of Elite Progeny...

AltaSPRING added global daughters and has cemented himself as true transmitter of elite progeny under any conditions. With early Australian daughters now milking, reports of impressive udders, moderate, open dairy frames and high production are starting to be the norm. With an increasing BPI of 238, AltaSPRING improved for all production traits and now rates at 26kg Protein, 30Kg Fat and over 850ltrs Milk good for an ASI of 148. Add in 106 Type, 110 Mammary and 109 daughter fertility and it is easy to see why AltaSPRING is performing everywhere.

Head Down AltaSpring Daughter
Halloverhill Spring Gypsy | Halloverhill Holsteins UK

AltaHOTROD continues to improve each proof round. Now up to 240 BPI, AltaHOTROD has improved to 24kgs P, 25kgs Fat and 804 ltrs Milk. Rated at 110 Type and 110 Mammary, AltaHOTROD is also highly rated for all Dairy Frame traits and noticeable lowers rumps. A high female fertility improver, AltaHOTROD is a perfect choice to add Dairy Frames, Production, Fertility and Udders to your herd.

AltaLEAF, the outcross Top 10 TPI sire also made great improvements on ABV with 30 Australian daughters now milking. Offering 34kg Protein, 29Kg Fat with 1364lts, AltaLEAF has an impressive ASI of 147. Increases in SCS, Survival and Daughter Fertility saw an increase in BPI of 52 to 218. Type and Mammary virtually remained unchanged at 105 and 103.

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