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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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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.
Tis the season to be jolly for Jerseys!
There’s a new JPI leader on the daughter-proven list, and he calls Alta home! 11JE01117 Glynn Valentino MARCIN now ranks as the #1 daughter-proven JPI Jersey, and is #2 for PTAT, and #2 for pounds of protein!
Koepon Holding announces launch of DairyXL Management Services
DairyXL Management Services offers assistance to take progressive dairy operations to a new level of profitability and productivity.
Get the gift of maximum genetic progress
This year’s best Christmas gift will provide maximum genetic progress for your dairy.
Alta’s genomic-proven lineup of G-Stars, FutureStars and Alta Advantage sires continue to climb in production, health and conformation figures.