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Polled dairy cattle trace back at least as far as pedigree records have been kept. The polled gene in dairy cattle is dominant over the horned gene. Yet horned cattle are still much more prevalent in the global dairy population because few producers ever chose to select for polled cattle as part of their breeding program. This is because the real, economic paybacks of selecting for production, health and conformation traits has traditionally trumped the desire for polled genetics.> Read more
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April 2016 specialty sire lists
No matter how you customize your genetic plan and which criteria you use to select sires for your breeding program, we have daughter-proven and genomic-proven options to meet those goals.
Proof news: great expectations come to fruition!
We continue to find proof in genomic predictions as we welcome former favorite G-Star and FutureStar sires to Alta’s daughter-proven ranks!
Genomic confidence assured
Looking for confidence that you’ll truly make maximum genetic progress? Don’t overlook the genetic strides you’ll make with Alta’s genomic-proven lineup of G-Stars, FutureStars and Alta Advantage sires, regardless of your genetic plan.
What you need to know about A2
A2 milk has created recent industry buzz in dairy news. As consumers continuously look for new ways to eat healthy, A2 milk is a trend that emerges on their radar. While A2 milk has been a common brand in Australia and New Zealand for several years, it only made its entry to the US marketplace in California stores in the spring of 2015.
Genetic legend AltaBAXTER passes away
A few months short of his 14th birthday, global icon and sire of sons, Emerald-Acr-SA T-Baxter has passed away.