WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT APRIL PROOFS
- YOU HAVE EXCELLENT OPTIONS TO CREATE MORE ALTA 4-EVENT COWS.
Whether you’re looking for Holsteins, Jerseys, or mixed-breed (XD) sires, our genetic provider, PEAK genetics and production teams have delivered what our clients need. Among the new marketing lists, you’ll find an abundance of genetic options with the right profile to help your clients create more of those productive, trouble-free, Alta 4-EVENT COWS.
- FIND ELITE SIRES ATOP EACH OF OUR MARKETING LISTS
Take a look for yourself, and you’ll find sires with elite production and optimal health traits (even with the rollback from the genetic base change). You’ll also find a variety of high fertility CONCEPT PLUS sires, and you have more Alta 511 sexed sire options than ever before!
You have 41 new G-STAR sire options among the G-STAR bulls readily available this proof round. These sires include a wide array of trait outliers and high index ranks to fit your genetic plan. Some of these bulls even have proven information for sire fertility, so you can balance of high genetics and high fertility CONCEPT PLUS. Some feature sires include AltaGOPRO, AltaHOTJOB, AltaINGOLD and AltaTORRENT.
- FUTURE STAR
When calving ease and high fertility are two of your main criteria, FUTURE STAR sires are some of your best bets. You’ve got 17 brand new FUTURE STAR sires this proof round, and they join a list of diverse sires to fit your genetic plan.
- PROVEN STAR
When high reliability is part of your genetic plan, you have many top sires to fit that goal. The PROVEN STAR line-up is led by these top sires:
- AltaTOPSHOT: Despite the base change, AltaTOPSHOT is still a TOP option to transmit production (+156 CFP) and health (+5.2 PL). He’s a HEALTH PLUS, A2A2 sire, and available as Alta 511 SexedUltra. His daughters are hard-working producer favorites in the herds where they live.
- AltaMIGHTY-P: When production and type are your goal, then AltaMIGHTY-P is perfect to consider. He’s 130 CFP and +1.40 PTAT. Plus, he gives you the added bonus as a polled sire, and high fertility CONCEPT PLUS status!
- AltaRECOIL: With the addition of his first milking daughters, AltaRECOIL is a true health trait specialist with functional type. He’s a high fertility CONCEPT PLUS sire that also transmits longevity (+4.8 PL) and high daughter fertility (+2.2 DPR). Add excellent udders (+1.57 UDC) and sound feet and legs (+1.33 FLC), and you have the ability to create more of the Alta 4-EVENT COWS!
- THE GENETIC BASE CHANGED & THE TPI FORMULA GOT AN UPDATE.
That means there’s a rollback for nearly all traits, and the reference levels you’ve become used to are now a little different. There are also four key updates to the TPI formula, which include updated weights for Fat and Protein, the addition of the CDCB health traits in the formula, a change to Foot & Leg Composite Index, and updated category weights for conformation and health.
If you want to more details on these changes, use these links, or find more info on the Alta website.
- Base Change Details: https://australia.altagenetics.com/april-2020-genetic-base-change/
TPI Update Takeaways: https://australia.altagenetics.com/4-things-tpi-update/