Sire Directory 2016/17
ABS enters a new period with a focus on Profit From Genetic Progress.
ABS takes a keen interest in what our customers are telling us and, after 75 years in the industry, we believe this sire directory is like no other produced by ABS.
Our directory offers breeders, resellers and farm services providers a unique mix of BPI & TPI bulls, together with an outstanding choice of health focused bulls.
And, more importantly, an exceptional range of high ranking medium size bull/cow options along with our first 100% polled bull, the #1 daughter fertility bull available in Australia and the 'only one of its kind' health ranking system ~ TransitionRight.
What is TransitionRight™? We haven't simply taken industry data and incorporated it into an index. ABS Real World Data®(RWD) is using REAL producer data to build value through genetic solutions.
TransitionRight is the only index to use over 20 million cow records to scientifically offer a financial value to farmers that use 5 Star (saving of $100 per lactation) & 4 Star (saving of $50 per lactation) TransitionRight bulls.
This excitingly new ranking system has taken years of study & hundreds of thousands of dollars in research & development. It sets a new standard in the industry and we are proud to now share it with the progressive Australian dairy community.
Stay tuned for more exciting developments & announcements this year.
Reliability & Genomics
ABS prides itself in providing the most stable and accurate genetics in the industry. Dairy producers using ABS' proven genetics add profitability with:
- Consistent daughters
- Expected performance
- A sound genetic investment
ABS identifies different levels of reliability through:
These sires have superior genomic values, highly appealing cow families and strong & reliable sire stacks. Using a group of ABS Primetime sires is important as these sires are lower reliability than our reliable ABS proven sires that are progeny tested.
ABS Primetime™ Elite
These are the world's most elite Genomic sires - focusing on a balance of TPI, APR, Daughter Pregnancy Rate, Productive Life, PTAT & Calving Ease
Rock Solid Genetics™
ABS has more sires with 100 daughters in 60 herds at graduation. These sires achieve ABS' Rock Solid Genetics level of reliability - the highest standard in the industry
ABS Diamond Sires
ABS leads the industry in sire achieving Diamond Sire status - 1,000 milking daughters.
Other logos in our directory:
Identifies sires that produce trouble-free, fertile & long-lasting cows. Sires have to qualify in areas of Sire & Daughter calving ability, Health Traits (Longevity, Daughter Fertility & Udder Health), Functional Conformation
ABS sires with 7.4% or less Calving Ease (or equivalent). ABS Calving Ease sires can be used with confidence to produce less calving problems.
These are the most extreme semen fertility sires, rated ***** & **** on ABS Real World Data. RWD is derived from actual on farm pregnancy test data collected from all over the world, including Australia.