Cow Genetics

By: Jessica Greenlaw

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Breeding

  • 95% N.H. dairy farms
  • Artificial insemination
  • Select the bulls, cheaper than owning/maintaining the bull
  • More diversity and chosen characteristics
  • Preferred to be defined, open-ribbed, large udder
  • Variety of bulls
  • Best offspring with well chosen bull
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Baby

  • 9 Months
  • Twins 4-5 days
  • Bulls 3-4 days

Dairy Breeds

  • Ayrshire
  • Brown Swiss
  • Guernsey
  • Holstein
  • Jersey

Beef Breeds

  • Angus (red and black)
  • Belted Galloway
  • Brahman
  • Hereford