DAIRY SIRES » Acronym Descriptions

The variety of data included on a sire price list can cause confusion and a feeling of uncertainty. The links below provide some incite and explanation of the basic proof indexes and traits.
 
CM$ (cheese merit dollars)
CM$ (cheese merit dollars) was created to show milk sold for making cheese or other dairy products. This list shows trait weights that create CM$.

50% PRODUCTION
  • 22 Protein
  • 20 Fat
  • -8 Milk
37% HEALTH
  • 11 Protuctive life
  • -7 Somatic cell score
  • 6 Cow livability
  • 6 Daughter pregnancy rate
  • 4 Calving ability dollars
  • 1 Cow conception rate
  • 1 Heifer conception rate
13% CONFORMATION
  • 6 Udder
  • -5 Body weight
  • 2 Feet and leg