Net Merit - Designed for dairies paid for protein and fat that puts an emphasis on management traits.
Total Performance Index - Focuses on dairies paid for protein plus fat and requiring more emphasis on type.
Milk - Milk production in pounds, showing the expected milk production of future daughters.
Protein - Protein production in pounds, showing the expected production of future daughters.
Fat - Fat production in pounds, showing the expected butterfat production of future daughters.
Protein % - Genetic variance of a bull for transmitting protein as a positive or negative percentage point.
Fat % - Genetic variance of a bull for transmitting fat as a positive or negative percentage point.
Productive Life - Expressed as additional months of life in the milking string.
Somatic Cell Score - Uses somatic cell score data from the first five lactations as an indicator of mastitis resistance.
Daughter Pregnancy Rate - Percentage of nonpregnant cows that become pregnant during each 21-day period.
Type - Calculation of the genetic excellence for conformation that a bull will transmit to its offspring.
Udder Composite - A composite index based on the ability for udder improvement.
Feet and Legs Composite - A composite index based on the ability for feet and leg improvement.
Sire Calving Ease - Percentage of difficult births expected in first calf heifers.
Bull Fertility - 5 stars = above average fertility; 3 stars = average fertility; 1 star = below average fertility
TransitionRight - 5 stars = $100 savings or top 10%; 3 stars = $0 or average; 1 star = $100 cost or bottom 10%.
Headquartered in DeForest, Wisconsin, U.S.A., ABS GLOBAL is the world-leading provider of bovine genetics, reproduction services, artificial insemination technologies, and udder care products. Marketing in more than 70 countries around the globe, ABS has been at the forefront of animal genetics and technology since its founding in 1941. ABS Global is a division of Genus plc. You can also visit the ABS Global website at www.absglobal.com to learn more about all of our offerings like TransitionRight, ABS uddercare products and the latest ABS Sire Summary. Don’t forget to check out ABS Global Bull Search! This website allows you to search for bulls by name or number. It’s easy to use and country and language specific. You can also compare TPI, NM$ and other fatctors.
Bull Search Update
Please Note - Bull Search will NOT be available during the periods stated below, due to planned maintenance:
Start Time - Monday, June 26th, 2017 - 8:00 AM CDT (14.00 GMT)
End Time - Monday, June 26th, 2017 - 4:00 PM CDT (22.00 GMT)
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this notice please email ABS.BullSearch@genusplc.com.