716-243-2826 - 201 Middle Bay Rd., Freeport, Maine ben@holtcreekjerseys.com

Cowman Sense: The Holt Creek Jerseys Blog by Ben Gotschall

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,...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
POLLED A2A2 Jersey Semen: BOZEMAN-P

POLLED A2A2 Jersey Semen: BOZEMAN-P

UPDATE 2/19/2021: BOZEMAN SEMEN IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. Name:  UR JX BRANCHED OAK BOZEMAN {0}-P Registration Number: USA 119314179 129JE131 aAa: 4-3-5 (Strong-Open-Smooth) Born: 09/12/2014 Sire: Holt Creek MONTANA Our customers use BOZEMAN  for the following reasons:...

read more
A2A2 Polled Jersey Semen: Branched Oak Sunpower ALVIN-PP

A2A2 Polled Jersey Semen: Branched Oak Sunpower ALVIN-PP

A2A2 Polled Jersey Semen available--LIMITED SUPPLY! Name: Branched Oak Sunpower ALVIN-PP Stud Code: 129JE135 aAa: 4-5-3 (Strong-Smooth-Open) Beta Casein: A2A2 Kappa Casein: BB Beta Lactoglobulin: AB Holt Creek Jerseys 10 star rating: 9 out of 10 stars (what's this?)...

read more

ASK A QUESTION, GIVE US FEEDBACK, OR MAKE A REQUEST: