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Calf Health Monday, 01 April 2013

Calving Ease – Easier Said Than Done

Ask any mother if giving birth was “easy”. It’s likely this will not be her choice word to describe the experience. Difficult calvings, or dystocia, pose a particular problem not only in terms of pain, but also in terms of the future productivity of the dam and calf.



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Enroll today in AltaU for Veterinarians

March 22-24, 2017 | Watertown, WI

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Alta to offer first ever Repro-focused AltaU

February 20-24 | Gainesville, FL

Increase your leadership and management knowledge, improve reproductive diagnostic and decision making skills, and learn to identify unrealized profit potential through improved herd reproduction.

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Alta's polled sires

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.

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Alta's A2A2 sires

Do you select for A2A2 bulls within your genetic plan? Find a link here to download an extensive list of our A2A2 qualified sires.

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Alta's Robot-suited sires

Looking for the right sires to make cows that work in your robotic milking system? Look no further. We have developed a program to deliver offspring that will thrive in these modern environments.

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