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Sires Excelling in Wellness Traits Dominate Accelerated Genetics List
September 1, 2016

Accelerated Genetics’ lineup of sires lead the industry with the Dairy Wellness Profit Index (DWP$™) and is home to 7 of the top sires in the industry over +1,000 for DWP$ and can also boast 37 sires over +900 DWP$. Accelerated Genetics is truly focused on assisting customers in selecting genetics for a healthier and more profitable herd.

“The Dairy Wellness Profit index covers the complete package of traits important to producers worldwide that are interested in breeding profitable, healthy cows,” says Michael Schmitt, Genetic Information Analyst at Accelerated Genetics.

DWP$ combines production, fertility, type and longevity traits, as well as the new wellness traits, to provide opportunity to make more profitable animal rankings and decisions. The Top DWP$ sires at Accelerated Genetics that are over 1,000 include:

014H007768 NOAH                  +1132 DWP$
014H007848 ENHANCE         +1058 DWP$
014H007387 ZYKE                    +1052 DWP$
014H007770 HELIX                  +1032 DWP$
014H007700 GLAUS                 +1029 DWP$
014HO07507 SHETRON        +1015 DWP$
014H007804 MYLES                 +1014 DWP$

The individual Wellness Traits provide direct indication of the genetic risk factors for six of the most common and costly animal health challenges on dairies: Mastitis, Lameness, Metritis, Retained Placenta, Displaced Abomasum, and Ketosis. These traits are backed with over 10 million lactation records recorded by Zoetis.

Look to Accelerated Genetics website for a complete listing of Wellness Sires. Holstein sires that rank well for DWP$ are designated with a Wellness icon on all Accelerated Genetics’ sales materials and website (www.accelgen.com). With customer’s needs in mind, Accelerated Genetics strives to be the producer’s trusted first choice.



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