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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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A record-breaking Showcase Tour!
The Alta Advantage Showcase Tour, held June 14-17, 2016 in Wisconsin was one for the record books! With a record number of guests in attendance and countries represented, the 10 year anniversary of the tour was one to celebrate!
Inaugural Dairy Manager School Success!
The Alta UK team hosted the pilot Dairy Manager School near Bristol, England May 23-25, 2016. Thirteen participants representing eight dairies from the UK and Italy were trained specifically on dairy reproduction in this school.
Millionaire sire, AltaIOTA passes away
With regret we share the news that global icon and millionaire sire, Regancrest AltaIOTA has passed away.
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!