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Willow Springs

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I was reading on another chat board that New Zealand Jersey cattle have measured traits for their milking proofs on a forage diet, and that some were selected under a once a day milking regime. It also talked about the semen being available in NA. I can't remember where I saw it. I beleive there was a breeder in Montana included in the discussion. Can anybody point me in the right direction for this info; breeders, semen companies??
 

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try crv4all.co.nz and lic.co.nz

Bulls have a 'once a day' index, the higher the better.
I'll check for more specific links later, rushing off now.
 

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http://www.lic.co.nz/lic_OnceADay.cfm

LIC claims the OAD index is exclusive to them, so they probably are the only NZ company testing bull progeny under once-daily milking.
This is their global website: http://www.licnz.com/
Both LIC and Ambreed http://www.crv4all.co.nz/shop/Dairy/Jersey.html can be contacted by e-mail, and I've found LIC responds quickly to queries (haven't dealt directly with Ambreed yet).

Samen http://samen.co.nz/ link with ABS global, and are also testing NZ-born bulls in New Zealand.

All bulls that are progeny-tested in New Zealand are tested under predominantly forage diets - the dairy farmer that houses cows and buys in most of their feed is an oddity out here.
 

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