TransitionRight™ Genetics

ABS Global is the first and only company to offer a patent-pending genetic selection tool to help prevent multiple post-calving metabolic disorders that occur during transition—the most crucial period in a cow’s life. Learn more by watching our short video about TransitionRight and why choosing a highly-ranked ABS Holstein or Jersey sire can help you save time, money, and productivity.




 

Don’t react. Prevent through genetics.

Transition health disorders cost you serious time, money, and productivity. With 75% of diseases 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 herd.

Break the cycle of prevention and reaction. Use the power of genetics to address transition cow health for your Holstein or Jersey herd.

 

Powered by ABS Real World Data®

TransitionRight is powered by a robust database of cow records:
· Real-time data provided by ABS customers
· Contains more than 20 million cow records
· Average herd size ~1500 cows

“TransitionRight has been scientifically validated by our team of geneticists using a robust database of cow records—real data from commercial herds around the world. The data proves that our customers can improve efficiencies and their bottom lines by simply using TransitionRight Genetics.”
-Katie Olson, Ph.D., Global Director for Dairy Product Development


TransitionRight Economics

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 for Holsteins and $50 for Jerseys in preventive or reactive costs per cow per lactation over a breed-average 3-star sire.

 HOLSTEIN TRANSITIONRIGHT GENETICS

JERSEY TRANSITIONRIGHT GENETICS
 

ECONOMIC INDEX
(PER COW, PER LACTATION)

★ ★ ★ ★ ★     $100      Lactation Savings
★ ★ ★ ★         $50        Lactation Savings
★ ★ ★             $0          Lactation Savings
★ ★                  -$50      Lactation Savings
★                      -$100     Lactation Savings

ECONOMIC INDEX
(PER COW, PER LACTATION)

★ ★ ★ ★ ★      $50          Lactation Savings
★ ★ ★ ★          $25           Lactation Savings
★ ★ ★              $0             Lactation Savings
★ ★                   -$25         Lactation Savings
★                       -$50         Lactation Savings

DISEASE REDUCTION IN 5-STAR DAUGHTER GROUP COMPARED TO 1-STAR DAUGHTER GROUP:

DISEASE REDUCTION IN 5-STAR DAUGHTER GROUP COMPARED TO 1-STAR DAUGHTER GROUP:

DISEASE TRAIT

Mastitis
Metritis
Ketosis

DIFFERENCE IN INCIDENCE RATES

7%
6%
4%

DISEASE TRAIT

Mastitis
Metritis

DIFFERENCE IN INCIDENCE RATES

10%
3%


Contact your ABS representative today to learn more about Holstein and Jersey TransitionRight Genetics. We want to help you start saving time and money today!

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

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