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 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 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 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.
Customers Using Beef InFocus
Tim Sinnott milks 225 cows on an autumn block calving system in Warwickshire. Calving from July through to November with all fertility work done by the Genus Reproductive Management System (RMS) team. The cows are milked three times daily with yields at 12,700lts/cow milk sold which equates to 890kg milk solids sold per cow. “In […]
Tim Sinnott, Warwickshire
Nathan Pryor milks 480 cross bred Jersey-Friesians on a once a day, grazing based system. The herd is block calved and average annual yields stand at 4,000 litres a cow. Sexed semen now plays an important role in reducing the number of unwanted dairy bull calves and realising the genetic potential of Nathans herd. “Traditionally […]
Nathan Pryor, Cornwall
Johnson Rolling Acres is a family farm that has been in business since 1979. After starting out milking 36 cows, the farm has steadily milked more cows to support a growing family. The most recent expansion was in 2012 when the Johnson’s built a cross-ventilated freestall barn and expanded to 1,200 milking cows. As a […]
Johnson’s Rolling Acres
Ebert Enterprises is a 4,800-cow dairy farm in rural Algoma, WI. The family farm takes pride in producing quality food in an environmentally safe and profitable fashion. Back in the late 90s, ABS started tail chalking for Eberts when no one else would. Because of the superior customer service, the Eberts have been customers ever […]