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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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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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New Zealand A2A2 Jersey genetics?

New Zealand A2A2 Jersey genetics?

One of the most common questions we get about our bulls is: “Do you have New Zealand A2A2 Jersey 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...

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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 importantly--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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