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 calving ease, high fertility, and the opportunity to crossbreed in dairy and beef cattle.
Aaron Horst, the ABS Jersey sire analyst says ABS Global Jersey bulls are known to customers for their genetic capabilities: “Our customers continue to show their appreciation for genetics that result in high-value milk from low maintenance cows with good udders. Bulls such as 29JE3506 LEGAL, 29JE3576 PREMIER, and 29JE3624 VERNON have been important to our program’s growth. 29JE3866 HARRIS, and 29JE3870 NIKON-P have expanded popularity for our Primetime lineup. We look forward to 29JE3761 VISIONARY and 29JE3762 VOLCANO receiving daughter’s proofs. New 29JE3791 HILARIO sons, such as 29JE3927 WALTER, will continue to provide our customers the Jersey genetics they seek from diverse pedigrees.”
“As the world leader in bovine genetics, ABS is committed to understanding and meeting the needs of our customers and the dairy industry. We feel the Jersey breed will continue to grow due to its feed and reproductive efficiency, as well as the global push for milk components,” says Kris Scott, ABS global dairy brand manager.
“The million unit milestone is a key indication ABS is aligned with the genetic goals of our customers,” he continues. “We will continue to provide the most sought-after Jersey genetics that meet the needs of our customers today and in the future.”
Headquartered in DeForest, Wisconsin, ABS Global is the world‐leading provider of bovine genetics, reproduction services, technologies and uddercare products. Marketing in more than 80 countries around the globe, ABS has been at the forefront of animal genetics and technology since its founding in 1941. ABS Global is a division of Genus plc.
Editor’s Note: Primetime® is a registered trademark of ABS Global, Inc.
Posted on Wed, July 23, 2014
by Jan Francois