Genus ABS 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.
Help your herd TransitionRight™
Transition health disorders cost you serious time, money and productivity. With 75% of disease 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 in excess of 6% 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 Genus ABS sires to enhance the transition health of your herd.
Change the cycle of prevention and reaction. Use the power of genetics to address transition cow health.
TransitionRight is powered by the industry’s most robust database—Genus ABS Real World Data.
- Real-time data provided by Genus ABS customers
- Contains more than 20 million cow records
- Average herd size ~1500 cows
“We’re not simply taking industry PTA’s and incorporating them into an index. Genus ABS Real World Data is using REAL producer data and creating value through genetic solutions.”
– Dr. Katie Olson, Ph.D., Lead Research Scientist
Cost Per Condition
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 £68 in preventive or reactive costs per cow per lactation over a breed-average 3-Star sire.
Reduction in cases per 100 cows using a 5-star sire compared to a 1-star sire
At a typical incidence rate of 15%, a 200-cow herd can lose over £6,720 in reduced productivity, treatment costs, and herd loss from metritis alone.
For further information please download our TransitionRight information sheet
If you would like to know more about how the transition period affects the incidence of mastitis in the first 2 months of a cows lactation, please download our Udder health through the transition period
Contact us today to talk about ABS TransitionRight™ Genetics. We want to know how Genus ABS can help your operation become more profitable.
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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Genus ABS Real World Data
Genus ABS Real World Data is a proprietary data model comprised of real 'on farm' customer data. To date it contains over 20 million records and continues to grow. This database is used to develop new innovative traits that will directly impact efficiency and profitability in herds 'just like yours'.
The first RWD resource in the UK is a TransitionRight ranking that helps customers capture the genetic potential of bulls that are pre-disposed to transition best in their herds. It offers you the advantage of accuracy, reliability, trustworthiness and timeliness of data. The RWD model is evolving and you can look forward to other new innovative traits coming soon to help improve your herd's profitability.