Nearly 3,400 bulls were declared active by A.I. marketing organizations. Of those sires, 2,576 were Holsteins, 515 were Jerseys, and the remaining 297 bulls could be found in nine other breeds. We sorted through the top bulls and ranked them on nine different traits or indexes.
Genomics continue to garner a larger portion of the bull rankings. Overall, 66 percent of the bulls were ranked on DNA evaluations without direct daughter data.
While the Hoard's Dairyman Bull List will be available in the December issue, we are making it available to readers here as well. It can be downloaded by clicking this link.
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December 7, 2015