Don’t react. Prevent through genetics.
Transition health disorders cost you serious time, money and productivity. With 75% of disease in dairy cows occurring in the first 30 days in milk and as many as 50% of high-producing cows affected, transition cow disorders take a major toll on your dairy operation and bottom line.1 In a year, it is not uncommon to lose up to 10% of a herd due to transition cow problems.2 Prevention through genetics has not been available to help reduce multiple post-calving disorders—until now. With TransitionRight, you can strategically choose ABS sires to enhance the transition health of your Holstein or Jersey herd.
Break the cycle of prevention and reaction. Use the power of genetics to address transition cow health.
TransitionRight is powered by the industry’s most robust database—ABS Real World Data®.
· Real-time data provided by ABS customers
· Contains more than 20 million cow records
· Average herd size ~1500 cows
“We’re not simply taking industry PTA’s and incorporating them into an index. ABS Real World Data is using REAL producer data and creating value through genetic solutions.”
– Dr. Katie Olson, Ph.D., Lead Research Scientist
TransitionRight Economic Sire Ranking
The economic impact of sire genetics on cow transition health is significant for any size dairy operation. By choosing a 5-Star sire, your operation is projected to save approximately $100 in preventive or reactive costs per cow per lactation over a breed-average 3-Star sire.
Star Ranking Sire Ranking Expected Economic Impact Per Lactation
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Top 10% $100 Savings
★ ★ ★ ★ 20% $50 Savings
★ ★ ★ Average 40% $0
★ ★ 20% -$50 Cost
★ Bottom 10% -$100 Cost
Reduce early metabolic disease traits with ABS TransitionRight 5-Star Sires.
Disease Trait % Difference in Expected Incidence Rate vs. 1-Star Sire
Cost Per Condition
U.S. Dairy Example: Metritis
At a typical incidence rate of 15%, a 1,000 cow herd can lose over $52,000 from reduced productivity, treatment costs, and herd loss from metritis alone.
Contact us today to talk about ABS TransitionRight Genetics. We want to know how ABS can help your operation become more profitable.
1 Major Advances in Disease Prevention in Dairy Cattle. 2006. LeBlanc, S.J. et al. Journal of Dairy Science , Volume 89 , Issue 4 , 1267 – 1279 and Monitoring metabolic health of dairy cattle in the transition period. 2010. LeBlanc. J Reprod Dev. 2010 Jan;56 Suppl:S29-35.
2 Reproductive performance of North American dairies by geographic region. 2015. C. F. Vergara*, F. Bitencourt, L. Johnson, D. Vallejo, and H. Lopez. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 93, Suppl. s3/J. Dairy Sci. Vol. 98, Suppl. 2