Ideal Commercial Cows
Progressive Genetics for Today’s Modern Dairies
Producers requested a better way to rank sires that would create cows for commercial herd conditions. In response, GENEX introduced the Ideal Commercial Cow™ (ICC$™) index for Holsteins in 2014 and in 2017 added the ICC$™ index for Jerseys.
The ICC$™ index was created with a focus on feed efficiency, health, fertility and production. Therefore, when choosing the ICC$™ index as your selection tool, you can expect to create healthy and trouble-free moderately sized cows that breed on schedule, calve easily and produce milk efficiently – all qualities that are valued by today’s modern dairies and qualities that add to your bottom-line profitability.
While enhanced over time, this global index remains economic based, real-time and flexible. It utilizes data-driven genetic evaluations and research from multiple sources so you can capitalize on the genetic potential of your cows.
Data sources include the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB), Canadian Dairy Network (CDN) and the GENEX dairy research database.
Real-time and Flexible
Can be modified to reflect economic changes, to address emerging trends or to add new traits of economic impact.
Data and traits used are directly tied to economic impact on the farm.
Sub-indexes enable you to narrow genetic emphasis to specific areas of farm management.