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Month: July 2014

Most influential ABS sire of all time celebrates 15th birthday

The most influential ABS Global, Inc. Holstein sire of all time, 29HO12209 SHOTTLE EX-96, celebrates his 15th birthday on July 23rd.  “SHOTTLE captivated the dairy and AI industries for more than a decade, with strong characteristics such as semen fertility, production, low somatic cell counts, consistent type and fantastic temperament.  These traits assisted him in becoming one of the greatest ‘customer satisfaction’ bulls of all time,” Mark Smith, ABS global production director, expl…

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Jersey popularity increases, as ABS Global sales top one million units

As the popularity of the Jersey breed continues to rise, ABS Global, Inc., reached a major milestone of selling one million Jersey units in a fiscal year for the first time.  The company’s fiscal year ended in June. Jerseys are gaining in popularity compared with other breeds because they are smaller and more feed efficient, calve sooner and more often, and have higher levels of fat and protein in their milk.  Customers also prize Jerseys because of their genetic capabilities for calvi…

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