BEEF X DAIRY PROGRAM
There’s More to it Than Picking a Straw of Beef Semen
To be an integral part of the beef supply chain, you must SHIFT your thinking to maximize your return. You must create value – prioritize planning, calf health and end-product performance – and establish relationships with the right buyers. That’s what the GENEX SHIFT program can do for you.
SHIFT Your Thinking and Maximize Your Return
The SHIFT program includes four easy steps to help you produce in-demand, high value beef x dairy calves while connecting you with buyers who realize their value.
1. Strategic Breeding
By utilizing our strategic breeding tools – the Calf Math and Sort-Gate programs – you can identify herd goals and determine the number of replacement females needed, select appropriate semen product lines and maximize profitability on all calves.
2. The Right Genetics
Put your genetic focus on creating the optimal terminal cross. The GENEX Beef procurement team specifically selects beef genetics that complement dairy maternal lines. Their priorities when selecting SHIFT genetics include:
3. Healthy & Identified Calves
Our robust herd care products and recommended newborn and weaned calf protocols will get your calves off to the right start. Plus, documentation of these protocols and practices will increase your calves’ value in the eyes of buyers.
4. Buyer Connections
GENEX has established relationships with buyers across the USA who value feeders that perform from the start and who prefer SHIFT genetics. Through the GENEX SHIFT program, we can facilitate connecting you with these potential buyers!