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Alta Genetics Sire Selection

  1. 1. Alta Genetics Sire SelectionUW-Madison Dairy Cattle CenterJacob Brey, Christine McFarland,Daniel Peterson, Jordan Simonson
  2. 2. The AltaAdvantageAltaAdvantage® marks the most revolutionarychange in progeny testing to dateThe dairy industry has changed much faster andhad become more innovative than the AI industryFive years ago we took the necessary steps toensure we could market a product that met theneeds of the growing number of progressiveherds around the world.The AltaAdvantage® program is perfectly alignedwith our progressive herd focus
  3. 3. Features of AltaAdvantage• DNA verification to ensure accuracy• Testing exclusively in commercial herds• Comparison to large contemporary groups allowsestimates of true genetic merit• Source of unique, highly valued and accurateevaluations• On-Farm Data Capture• Consultant Assigned to Dairy• National Sampling Program• Evaluate Daughters through Life Cycle
  4. 4. Your HerdStrengthsDairy Form: The herd has good openribbed cows.Body Depth: The herd is deep, whichallows to hold the internal organs.Stature: The herd is tall, but not tootall.Rear Udder Width: The herd has goodrear udder width, which promotes milkproduction.WeaknessesRear Legs Side View: Sickled legs canlead to poorer health and issignificantly related to culling.Strength: Most of the cows have anarrow chest, which leads to lessability for the cow to hold her internalorgans.Udder Depth: This trait is the closestrelation to overall udder composite.Fore Udder Attachment: The loose foreudder attachments are importantbecause it is related to milk production.
  5. 5. Cattle Linear Evaluation Weaknesses051015202530354045501 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13Fore Udder AttachmentFore Udder Attachment05101520253035401 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13Udder DepthUdder Depth05101520253035401 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13StrengthStrength0510152025303540451 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13Rear Legs S.V.Rear Legs S.V.
  6. 6. Cattle Evaluation Strengths010203040501 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13Rear Udder WidthRear Udder Width01020304050601 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13StatureStature0510152025303540451 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13Dairy FormDairy Form0510152025303540451 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13Body DepthBody Depth
  7. 7. Breeding GoalsAlta’s goal for the Dairy CattleCenter is to improve your herd’stype, while retaining the productionneeded to have your herd berepresentative of a typical Wisconsinherd.
  8. 8. Sire Selection CriteriaSelected Items ValueStud Code 11PTA Milk > 500PTA PL > 1Udder Composite > 1.5Feet and Legs Composite > 1.5Sire TPI > 1600•We want a sire that givesgood feet and legs and udder.•We want a sire that promotesgood milk components.•We want a sire that promoteslongevity because theseanimals are used in researchand need to live long,productive lives.•We want a sire that gives agood total performance.
  9. 9. Bomaz Favre-ET TV TL (11HO09342)Genomic USDA Sire Summary (4/2010)MILK: +369Lbs 89% Rel EFI: 5.3%PROTEIN: $+41 +.00% +12 Lbs DPR: -0.3FAT: -.03% +5 Lbs SCS: 2.93CHEESE MERIT: $+229 NM$: 219HEALTH: +1.43 80% Rel PL: +2.8Alta Value: $19064 Dtrs/ 42 Herds 100% US Dtrs 26770m 3.6% 959f 3.0% 816PGenomic Type Summary (4/2010)PTA TYPE: +1.39 UDC:+1.28FLC:+2.61 87% Rel TPI: 165453 Dtrs/ 34 Herds Reliability 87%Favre Daughter GroupDam: Bomaz Hershel 2387-ET$ 22
  10. 10. Walnut-S Blade-ET TV TL (11HO09212)Genomic USDA Sire Summary (4/2010)MILK: +124Lbs 92% Rel EFI: 6.0%PROTEIN: $-10 -.01% +1 Lbs DPR: +1.0FAT: -.06% -11 Lbs SCS: 2.55CHEESE MERIT: $+162 NM$: +150HEALTH: +1.96 82% Rel PL:+0.2Alta Value: $15390 Dtrs/ 50 Herds 100% US Dtrs 26495m 3.6% 946f 3.0% 788PGenomic Type Summary (04/2010)PTA TYPE: +1.25 UDC:+1.65FLC: +1.47 88% Rel TPI: 1555Type: +1.25 71 Dtrs/ 41 Herds Reliability 88%Dam: Walnut-S Mtoto 821 Elyse-ET TV VG-86Grandam: Walnut-S CorkyRita Faye-ET TV VG-87$ 15
  11. 11. Springway Aside-ET TV TL(11HO08919)Genomic USDA Sire Summary (4/2010)MILK: +489Lbs 93% Rel EFI: 5.4%PROTEIN: $+160 +.02% +21 Lbs DPR: -0.5FAT: +.24% +81 Lbs SCS: 2.88CHEESE MERIT: $+486 NM$: +452HEALTH: +1.38 85% Rel PL: +3.2Alta Value: $322117 Dtrs/ 65 Herds 100% US Dtrs 26916m 3.9% 1060f 3.1% 826PGenomic Type Summary (04/2010)PTA TYPE: +0.76 UDC: +0.80FLC: +0.83 90% Rel TPI: 182295 Dtrs/ 57 Herds Reliability 90%Bomaz Aside No 3757Dam: Springway Mandel Amanda$ 24
  12. 12. Glen-Toctin Omax-ET TV TL (11HO09497)Genomic USDA Sire Summary (4/2010)MILK:+449Lbs 93% Rel EFI: 6.0%PROTEIN: $+161 +.08% +36 Lbs DPR:+0.1FAT: +.13% +52 Lbs SCS: 2.85CHEESE MERIT: $+388 NM$: +286HEALTH: +0.77 84% Rel PL: -0.4Alta Value: $244107 Dtrs/ 56 Herds 100% US Dtrs 26310m 3.7% 979f 3.1% 821PGenomic Type Summary 04/2010PTA TYPE: +1.32 (stature)UDC: +0.69FLC: +1.30 90% Rel TPI: 1728100 Dtrs/ 53 Herds Reliability 90%SGD Omax No 9503 & 9507$ 28
  13. 13. Jose TV TL (11HO09651)Genomic USDA Sire SummaryMILK: +624Lbs 97% Rel EFI: 5.0%PROTEIN: $+132 -.02% +14 Lbs DPR: -0.6FAT: +.18% +72 Lbs SCS: 3.00CHEESE MERIT: $+397 NM$: +413HEALTH: +1.73 PL: +2.2 86% RelAlta Value: $3105548 Dtrs/ 1688 Herds 7% US Dtrs 28612m 3.9% 1130f 3.0% 868PGenomic Type Summary (04/2010)PTA TYPE: +1.05 UDC: +1.06FLC: +1.54 94% Rel TPI: 17812683 Dtrs/ 928 Herds Reliability 94%Dam: Wunder$ 40
  14. 14. Schilldale Outbound-ET TV TL (11HO9142)Genomic USDA Sire Summary (4/2010)MILK: +503Lbs 91% Rel EFI: 5.8%PROTEIN: $+13 -.05% +1 Lbs DPR: +0.8FAT: -.05% +4 Lbs SCS: 2.89CHEESE MERIT: $+208 NM$: +257HEALTH: +2.76 83% Rel PL: +3.4Alta Value: $26379 Dtrs/ 46 Herds 100% US Dtrs 27898m 3.6% 1010f 3.0% 833PGenomic Type Summary (4/2010)PTA TYPE: +2.48 UDC: +2.42FLC : +2.27 88% Rel TPI: 178468 Dtrs/ 36 Herds Reliability 88%Green Meadow Outbound LatinSteenblik Outbound 7869$ 32
  15. 15. Mating ReportCow # Mating Reason• 3401 ALTABLADE UDDER IMPROVER• 3425 ALTABLADE UDDER IMPROVER• 3443 ALTAASIDE ADDS STRENTH• 5301 ALTAOUTBOUND OVERALL INCREASE• 5358 ALTAFAVRE F&L IMPROVER• 5403 ALTAOUTBOUND +3 UDC TO IMPROVESOUNDESS OF UDDER
  16. 16. Mating ReportCow # Mating Reason• 5597 JOSE GOOD OUTCROSSMATING• 5633 ALTAASIDE ADDS STRENGTH ANDWIDTH• 5649 ALTAFAVRE F&L IMPROVER• 5130 ALTABLADE STATURE & FRAMEPROVIDER• 5287 ALTAOMAX YOUTHFULNESS OFUDDER/SOUNDNESS OFATTACH• 5292 ALTAOMAX F&L/UDDER IMPROVER
  17. 17. Find out more about the AltaAdvantage andAlta’s bulls at our website.– www.altagenetics.com– (information found from www.altagenetics.com)

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