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Cow-Man Sense: The Holt Creek Jerseys Blog by Ben Gotschall

Working Cows Podcast: Ben Gotschall of Holt Creek Jerseys

Working Cows Podcast: Ben Gotschall of Holt Creek Jerseys

Recently, Holt Creek Jerseys owner Ben Gotschall appeared on an episode of the Working Cows podcast: For those of you that have never heard of the Working Cows podcast*, it is a great resource for grazers and ranch business owners.  A variety of topics and speakers...

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BREEDING FOR A2 BETA CASEIN MILK MAY ADD VALUE TO YOUR HERD

BREEDING FOR A2 BETA CASEIN MILK MAY ADD VALUE TO YOUR HERD

NOTE: This article originally appeared in the July 2012 issue of the Stockman Grass Farmer.  At that time, Holt Creek Jerseys had been breeding for A2 Beta Casein milk for several years, and we were actively marketing A2A2 bulls and semen.  Also at that time, A2 Beta...

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Linebreeding: We’re Not Afraid!

Linebreeding: We’re Not Afraid!

 You will notice that the same animals appear more than once on the pedigrees of many of our bulls. You may have been told that this is “inbreeding,” a practice to be avoided.  However, we have been linebreeding Jersey genetics at Holt Creek Jerseys for many years,...

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WHAT ARE ADAPTED GENETICS?

WHAT ARE ADAPTED GENETICS?

One of the most common questions we get about our bulls is: “Do you have New Zealand genetics?” The answer is Yes, and No. Most accurately, our adapted genetics could be described as “Native-ized American” adapted genetics. In the late 1990’s we began using New...

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WHAT IS GRAZING ABILITY?

WHAT IS GRAZING ABILITY?

WHAT IS GRAZING ABILITY? What is “grazing ability,” and how can our cows obtain it? More interestingly--is it hereditary? In Andre Voisin's book Grass Productivity, which Allan Savory calls "the best basic pasture management book available" Voisin discusses grazing...

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OUR GRASS-FED DAIRY

OUR GRASS-FED DAIRY

We believe that the organic, grass-fed, A2 Jersey milk and dairy products from our polled, grass-fed A2 Jersey cows is one of the best-tasting and most nutritious foods available to the public today.  We want to provide our customers with the highest-value eating...

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GRASS-FED, A2A2 JERSEY SEMEN AVAILABLE: HOLT CREEK LT KALEB

GRASS-FED, A2A2 JERSEY SEMEN AVAILABLE: HOLT CREEK LT KALEB

Name: UR Holt Creek LT KALEB Born: 05/12/2014 USA 119736854 aAa: N/A Beta Casein: A2A2 Classic Jersey Island style, Biodynamic horned genetics Small-standard Old World frame size Excellent disposition KALEB Semen Price: $15/straw Sire: Holterholm Lieutenant-P  USA...

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