Beef on Dairy, but not as you know it.
Genus ABS Beef InFocus™, powered by NuEra Genetics™, delivers proven and reliable beef genetics for the dairy producer to maximise calf crop value while driving beef supply chain efficiency.
Tailored Beef Genetics for Dairies
Beef InFocus sires are specifically created or selected for dairy cows to maximise dairy and beef supply chain profitability.
- NuEra Genetics is the genetic engine behind Beef InFocus and develops an elite source of sires.
- All sires including those obtained outside NuEra are intentionally designed for performance on dairy breeds.
Proven Performance on Dairies
Calving performance – traits that are economically important for dairies – are collected through Beef Cornerstone, adding to Genus ABS’s Real World Data® (RWD™) system.
The results collected are then converted to financial values to give an overall BeefAdvantage™. The BeefAdvantage index is the additional profit an individual Genus ABS proven beef sire can deliver, compared to the average bull of that breed when crossed on to dairy cows.
To qualify as fully Beef InFocus proven, a sire must have a minimum of 120 calving observations from at least 60 different herds.
Calving performance is evaluated by collecting data and confirming:
- Calving ease
- Gestation length
- Calf Quality
- Calf Survivability
Performance in Finishing
Growth and finishing performance traits that are economically relevant to customers finishing cattle in a beef cross dairy system, is becoming more and more important with the increased use of beef in dairy herds.
Utilising RWD™ collected right through the beef supply chain, we created NuEra Profit index to rank sires on profitability to the finisher. The index is appropriately weighted to both drive down the cost of production with quick growth and less days to finish, whilst also producing higher value carcases at laughter.
Beef Supply Chain Marketability
Genus ABS Beef InFocus has quickly become the most reliable source of consistent quality beef on dairy calves in the market place.
Genus ABS works with key industry partners in the beef supply chain to help dairies find the most profitable opportunities for Beef InFocus cattle.
Additionally, Genus ABS evaluates and benchmarks total performance of Genus ABS Beef InFocus genetics from birth to slaughter.