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Cowman Sense: The Holt Creek Jerseys Blog by Ben Gotschall

Dairy Grazing Podcast: Ben Gotschall on Ranching Reboot

Dairy Grazing Podcast: Ben Gotschall on Ranching Reboot

Holt Creek Jerseys owner and founder Ben Gotschall recently appeared on the Ranching Reboot podcast to discuss his transition from ranching in the Nebraska Sandhills to dairy grazing in coastal Maine, where his family and the Holt Creek Jerseys cowherd now reside....

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Mid-size Polled Beef Semen: Clover Cove Sputnik-PP

Mid-size Polled Beef Semen: Clover Cove Sputnik-PP

WHAT?! Beef semen on a Jersey website?  Believe it or not, we have had many customers over the years wanting  mid-size polled beef semen to use on large, frail cows or to use on their Jersey cows to produce dual-purpose females and terminal cross bull calves. This is...

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AVAILABLE NOW: Polled A2A2 Jersey Semen: Holt Creek Romano-P

AVAILABLE NOW: Polled A2A2 Jersey Semen: Holt Creek Romano-P

We now have Polled A2A2 Jersey Semen from our 100% Grassfed bull, Holt Creek Romano-P. Download Printable bull page for Romano-P Romano Semen Price: $20 per straw ROMANO is a well-balanced bull that is the result of intense maternal line breeding, as is evident from...

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Grain-Free Dairy Webinar with Ben Gotschall

Grain-Free Dairy Webinar with Ben Gotschall

Are you interested in Grain-Free dairy farming?  Thinking about making the transition to 100% grass-fed?  Do you want to add more grazing to an existing production model? In this webinar, Ben Gotschall of Holt Creek Jerseys, who is now the Dairy and Livestock Manager...

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BB Kappa Casein Boosts Cheese Yield

BB Kappa Casein Boosts Cheese Yield

BB Kappa Casein is becoming an important genetic trait for dairy producers wanting to increase the cheese yield in the milk their cows produce.   In another article I discussed the emerging evidence of a difference in A2 milk, and the growing demand for A2 cattle and...

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A2A2 Polled Jersey Bulls: Rating with our 10-Star System

A2A2 Polled Jersey Bulls: Rating with our 10-Star System

Since we started breeding Jersey cattle 30 years ago, several genetic traits have emerged as desirable for the type of grass-fed dairy we operate.  Since we sell raw milk as well as cream, butter and cheese, the components of the milk are important to the value,...

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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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