Holstein Association USA announced a new service to assist Holstein breeders to market semen to other dairy cattle breeders. Holstein Marketplace Sires – a new component of the Holstein Marketplace gives Holstein breeders the ability to directly market semen from their bulls, which will be beneficial to Holstein Association members, and dairy cattle breeders throughout the United States.
“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 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,” states Holstein Association USA President Boyd Schaufelberger.
Holstein Marketplace Sires, a division of Holstein Services Inc., provides a new and unique avenue for Holstein breeders to market their genetics. Under the program, the bull owners retain ownership of the bulls, and Holstein Marketplace Sires provides the vehicle for the semen to be sold.
For both buyers and sellers alike, Holstein Marketplace Sires will be a trusted source for dairy cattle genetics. Bulls available at the launch of Holstein Marketplace Sires include:
- Speek-NJ of Dewgood-ET, owned by E. Dean & Wanda Good, Oconto, Wis.
- Golden-Oaks Imax Lotto, owned by Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, Ill.
- Hurtgenlea Splnd Maurice-ET RC PC, owned by Hurtgenlea Holsteins Ltd, Elkhorn, Wis.
- Trent-Way-JS Roddy-ET RC, owned by Trent J. Hendrickson & John R Schneller, Blanchardville, Wis.
These bulls offer depth of maternal pedigrees, featuring multiple generations of Very Good and Excellent dams. Their strong pedigrees are complemented with the bulls’ 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.
Purchasing semen with your credit card couldn’t be easier with two methods – online or over the phone. Buy online by visiting Holstein USA, click the red “buy now” button, fill in number of units you would like to purchase, and check out using our secure online system. Or, phone in your semen order by calling customer service at 800.952.5200.
Source: Holstein USA