AltaMate and ValueBuilder, Put your genetic plan in action and watch for the returns!

An investment in genetics has to be profitable for your farm. That is why Alta Genetics developed business programs to help you design a customized plan to maximize both genetic improvement and Return Over Investment (ROI). Through building a genetic plan and creating a specific and customized index for your dairy, the ValueBuilder and AltaMate programs offer you an integrated solution to ensure your investment today is transformed into the best assets for the future. 


By setting up breeding goals and choosing genetics according to your own customized index, ValueBuilder helps you design your genetic plan from start to finish. Not only will this program rank genetics according to your needs and goals, it will also show you the value associated with your investment in Net Present Value as well as calculate the Return On Investment. This powerful business tool will help keep your priorities focused on the long term profitability of your herd. Once the genetic plan is set up and the profitability known, the information is transferred into AltaMate to generate the best mating recommendations.


AltaMate will compile the best mating recommendations for your herd according to your genetic plan and ROI determined in ValueBuilder. AltaMate can provide mating recommendations from AIPL or CDN genomic data, or be based on pedigree and/or linear appraisals. Further fine-tuning in AltaMate includes: adjustable inbreeding levels and  trait targets. Additionally, AltaMate offers protection against recessives and haplotypes.


Protection against recessives and haplotypes includes :

Recessives Haplotypes  
BY HH3  


The program positions your herd genetically so the expected improvement from the progeny of the mate can be clearly seen. Additionally, AltaMate has the capability to generate a within-herd female index for identification of the very best animals, so admittance to a sexed semen or flushing program, is simplified.  



Be in control of your own genetic plan! With ValueBuilder and AltaMate, decide on what is important for you and the success of your dairy. These programs will reveal your plan's accompanying genetic and financial benefits - before your very eyes!

The way Alta gathers information through the Advantage® program is so stringent. When I see a bull proof from Alta, I know it will hold up better than a proof from any other company.
Clifford Hanehan
1400 cows, New York