Beef on Dairy, but not as you know it.
ABS Beef InFocus, powered by NuEra Genetics, delivers proven and reliable beef genetics for the dairy producer to maximize calf crop value while driving beef supply chain efficiency.
The idea of crossbreeding low genetic/productive dairy cows with beef semen has become a growing practice on dairies. The main reason for the growth is the increased value of the offspring when compared to the traditional dairy male calf.
While the beef calf value is a real benefit, there are even more advantages. The use of sexed semen on the top of the herd to create replacement heifers also increases the selection intensity and speeds up genetic progress. Moreover, proactively managing heifer inventory will avoid excess replacements and result in lower rearing expenses.
Tailored Beef Genetics for Dairies
More cash for beef cross calves, better genetics for replacement females and cost optimization is ideal, but it can be at risk if not careful while selecting beef genetics.
The first step in this process is to ensure the beef genetics will perform well in getting the cows pregnant and then to demonstrate calving performance. Additionally, producing a healthy and efficient calf that will create value for the whole beef supply chain.
Beef InFocus sires are specifically created for dairy cows to maximize dairy and beef supply chain profitability.
- NuEra Genetics is the genetic engine behind Beef InFocus.
- NuEra develops an elite source of composite sires intentionally designed for performance on dairy breeds.
- Each sire carries the XB breed code and NuEra in their name, is DNA-confirmed homozygous black and homozygous polled and evaluated for: Growth, Feed Intake & Carcass Quality.
Proven Performance on Dairies
Fertility and calving performance – traits that are economically important for dairies – are collected through ABS Global’s Real World Data® (RWD™) system.
To qualify as a Beef InFocus fertility graduate, a sire must have a minimum of 500 breeding observations from at least four different herds.
Calving performance is evaluated by collecting data and confirming:
- Calving ease
- Gestation length
Beef Supply Chain Marketability
ABS Beef InFocus has quickly become the most reliable source of consistent quality beef on dairy calves in the market place.
ABS works with key industry partners in the beef supply chain to help dairies find the most profitable opportunities for Beef InFocus cattle.
Additionally, ABS evaluates and benchmarks total performance of ABS Beef InFocus genetics from birth to harvest.
The first 48 hours of a calf’s life are critical to maximizing genetic potential. To set Beef InFocus calves up for success, follow the Beef InFocus calf newborn protocols.
Contact your ABS Representative to learn more!
What sets ABS Beef InFocus apart from other beef on dairy programs?
Not every beef on dairy calf has the same genetic value. Each ABS Beef InFocus sire delivers:
- Tailored beef genetics for dairies
- Proven performance on dairies
- Beef supply chain marketability
- Data-driven results
What Customers Have to Say
“Using Sexcel® and Beef InFocus™ semen has improved the performance of our dairy. We see overall improvement in: herd health, milk production, as well as reproduction. The Beef InFocus™ calves allow us to use our facilities, labor and extra feed to create a new profit center.”
“We’re trying to take advantage of the genetic potential all of our cows have through the GMS mating and we are trying to eliminate the worst by getting rid of those genetics with the beef and also the time same time we’re producing a calf that we’re getting a really nice premium on compared to our regular Holstein bull calf.”
Johnson’s Rolling Acres
“ABS has allowed us to accelerate genetic progress and now that we know we have the capability of getting a heifer calf our of our best cow and getting a beef animal out of our worse cow, we’ve began to implement genomics to further increase the genetic progress. The sky is the limit for how much we want to push in order to make a better cow.”