It starts with a straw of semen, but it is so much more. You are making a conscious decision for the future. It is a decision to invest in genetics that will create your cow of tomorrow – one that will be even more productive and efficient with each generation, giving you and yours a bright future.

Genetics today for
the generations
of tomorrow.

Genetic selection simplified

Identifying genetics for your next generation can be a daunting task. Which traits should you consider? How many traits are enough or too much? What trait combination will lead to overall genetic progress?

ICC™ takes the guesswork out of your genetic decisions. It is backed by sound science and crafted with careful consideration for farm-level economic impact and genetic selection response. 

 ICC™ empowers tomorrow’s cows to perform through balanced selection for efficient production, sustainability and fertility.

ICC™ is a true legacy index – one that you can build your future on. By selecting on ICC™, you are creating a feed efficient and sustainable cow that calves easily and transitions seamlessly. It’s the kind of cow that goes unnoticed, that works hard day in and day out, lactation after lactation. It’s the kind of cow that makes dairy farming enjoyable.

Whether your cow of the future is Holstein, Jersey or a Mixed Breed, ICC™ genetics will empower her and her future generations to thrive. Holstein ICC™ and Jersey & Mixed Breed ICC™ are each comprised of three sub-indexes encompassing the priority focus areas on your modern dairy: Production Efficiency or Cheese Yield, Sustainability and Fertility.

ICC™ for Holsteins

ICC™ for Holsteins focuses on what truly makes your cows profitable and sustainable and, therefore, includes the traits that matter to you, your herd and your future.

Click on each sub-index below to learn more about the traits included:

Focused on feed efficient production and component yield.

  • Fat
  • Protein
  • Body Weight Composite
  • Residual Feed Intake
  • Milk

Selection for overall health and longevity, including traits impact easy transition, milk quality and functional udders.

  • Longevity: Productive Life, Livability
  • Transition Health: Daughter Stillbirth, Daughter Calving Ease, Metritis, Ketosis, Retained Placentas, Displaced Abomasum
  • Udder Functionality: Teat Length, Rear Teat Placement
  • Udder Health: SCS, Mastitis

Includes cow and heifer fertility traits for overall reproductive efficiency.

  • Daughter Pregnancy Rate
  • Heifer Conception Rate

ICC™ for Jerseys

ICC™ for Jerseys & Mixed Breeds gives you balanced genetic response for production, daughter fertility and overall sustainability while addressing confirmation-based areas that are common pain points on the farm.

Click on each sub-index below to learn about the traits included:

Focused on total component yield with equal weightings on Fat and Protein.

  • Fat
  • Protein

Selection for overall health and longevity, including traits that focus on easy transition, milk quality and functional udders.

  • Longevity: Productive Life, Livability, Heifer Livability
  • Transition Health: Metritis, Ketosis, Retained Placenta, Displaced Abomasum
  • Udder Functionality: Udder Depth, Teat Length
  • Udder Health: SCS, Mastitis

Emphasizes cow and heifer fertility and selection for optimal age at first calving.

  • Daughter Pregnancy Rate
  • Heifer Conception Rate
  • Early First Calving

Backed by economics and sound science, ICC™ is a true legacy index on which to build your future and hers.