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WI Bulls Part of Holstein Association's New Sire Marketplace
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 01/17/2019

Holstein Association USA has unveiled its new service that aims to assist Holstein breeders with marketing semen to other dairy producers. It's called Holstein Marketplace Sires, a new component of the Holstein Marketplace that gives breeders the ability to directly market semen from their bulls.

"Holstein breeder/members have been looking for a vehicle to market semen of high-quality genetics from their own herds to other breeders. Holstein Marketplace Sires does just that," Holstein Association USA President Boyd Schaufelberger. "Members now have the opportunity to offer semen from bulls out of deep pedigreed cow families that excel in production, genomics, health traits, reproduction, and type. Breeders will have the opportunity to select from phenotypically proven cow families that emphasize longevity and continue breeding programs to fit their own individual goals."

Under the program, the bulls' owners retain ownership of the sires, and Holstein Marketplace Sires provides the vehicle for the semen to be sold.

Some of the bulls currently available on the site include Speek-NJ of Dewgood-ET, owned by E. Dean & Wanda Good, Oconto; Hurtgenlea Splnd Maurice-ET RC PC, owned by Hurtgenlea Holsteins Ltd, Elkhorn; and Trent-Way-JS Roddy-ET RC, owned by Trent J. Hendrickson & John R. Schneller, Blanchardville.

Schaufelberger says these bulls offer depth of maternal pedigrees, featuring multiple generations of Very Good and Excellent dams. And their strong pedigrees are complemented with the bullsí high-ranking genomic evaluations resulting in a balance of production, health, reproduction and type. Holstein Marketplace Sires will be a unique addition to any Holstein breeders breeding program.

More information can be found online at: www.holsteinusa.com/marketplacesires

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