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ICC$ Sub-Indexes

The ICC$ index is the summation of five easy-to-use sub-indexes that enable producers to customize or narrow their genetic emphasis to specific areas of farm management. The five sub-indexes are described below.
ICC-PREF$-icon-4c-Teal-Black.png Production Efficiency (PREF$) pinpoints genetics resulting in high
yielding cows with lower feed costs. Emphasis is placed on pounds
of protein. Use of PREF$ and ICC$ reverses the trend for taller cows.

  36% Marginal Feed Costs
  36% Protein Yield
  18% Fat Yield
  10% Milk Yield

ICC-HLTH$-icon-4c-Teal-Black.png Health (HLTH$) breeds for improved, sustainable health and
longevity. High-ranking HLTH$ bulls have daughters with
proper body condition, low somatic cell scores and excellent
locomotion. With inclusion of the proprietary health traits SCK,
MTR and FH, his sub-index also selects for lower predicted blood
BHBA and fewer cases of metritis and lameness.

  31% Productive Life
  27% Locomotion
  18% SCS
  6% Body Condition Score
  6% Foot Health
  6% Subclinical Ketosis
  6% Metritis
ICC-FYFT$-icon-4c-Teal-Black.png Fertility and Fitness (FYFT$) emphasizes reproductive efficiency.
Bulls with high FYFT$ rankings result in optimal age at first calving,
reduced days open and shorter calving intervals.

  51% DPR
  36% HCR
  6% CCR
  5% Polled Genotype
  2% Fertility Haplotypes

ICC-MABL$-icon-4c-Teal-Black.png Milking Ability (MABL$) optimizes efficiency with trouble-free milking
cows. MABL$ includes mastitis resistance, milking speed and
temperament, and ideal commercial udder conformation and function.
Ideal udders have strong attachments; are above the hock; and include
proper teat placement and length. MABL$ also enhances udder texture
and manages the emerging trend of short teat length.
  70% Udder Traits
  15% Mastitis Resistance
  12% Milking Speed
  3% Milking Temperament

Calving Ability (CABL$)
focuses on live calves born without difficulty.
High-ranking CABL$ sires with high ICC$ values can maximize genetic
progress in heifer pens while ensuring an easy transition into the
milking string.
  45% Sire Calving Ease
  29% Daughter Stillbirth
  16% Dau. Calving Ease
  10% Sire Stillbirth