Aug. 25 2017
The August 2017 Hoard's Dairyman Bull List, with all seven dairy breeds, can be opened by clicking the link below
April 10 2017
While the Hoard’s Dairyman Bull List will be available in the April 25 issue, we are making it available to readers here as well
Aug. 15 2016
Top A.I. bulls ranked for a number of traits. While the Hoard's Dairyman Bull List will be available in the August 25 issue, we are making it available to readers here as well. It can be downloaded by...
Dec. 7 2015
Hoard's Bull List available for download. 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...
April 25 2015
April 2015 Hoard's Dairyman Bull List
April 13 2015
The latest Hoard's Dairyman Bull List is a sure sign that breeders and dairy producers across the U.S. have bought into the science of genomics. As you may recall, we can learn 60 to 70 percent of the...
Dec. 8 2014
The latest Hoard's Dairyman Bull List, complete with rankings of the nation's top bulls for all seven dairy breeds, can now be downloaded by clicking the link found at the bottom of this Hoard's Dairyman...
Aug. 18 2014
The latest Hoard's Dairyman Bull List, complete with rankings of the nation's top bulls for all seven dairy breeds, can now be downloaded by clicking the link found at the bottom of this Hoard's Dairyman...
Aug. 11 2014
Since the Net Merit (NM$) index was developed 20 years ago, it has undergone five revisions as new traits have been added and the relative emphasis on these traits is reevaluated. As an index for commercial...
April 7 2014
The latest Hoard's Dairyman bull list has many new names on it. That is in large part due to the accelerated progress being made in genetics these days. The threshold to even crack the Top 50 Net Merit...
March 24 2014
In our interactions with dairy producers, especially those who study their dairy genetics closely, there have been fairly steady murmurs regarding somewhat exaggerated genetic evaluations among young genomic...
Dec. 16 2013
In the Hoard's Dairyman Intel item "Genomic-only bulls dominate Hoard's List," I noticed the author fell into the trap when he said genomic evaluations provide twice the information provided by parent...
Dec. 15 2013
December 2013 Hoard's Dairyman Bull List. Click the image or here for the December 2013 Hoard's Dairyman Bull List. This summary appears on pages 809 through 812 of the December 2013 issue
Dec. 9 2013
The latest Hoard's Dairyman Bull List is a sure sign that breeders and dairy producers across the U.S. are buying into the science of genomics. As you may recall, we can learn 60 to 70 percent of the genetic...
Sept. 10 2013
Click to open the August 2013 Hoard's Dairyman Bull List This bull list appears on pages 577 to 580 of the September 10, 2013 issue of Hoard's Dairyman
Aug. 20 2013
New faces and familiar ones mark the latest sire summary. by Patti Hurtgen, Hoard's Dairyman Online Media Manager Sire summaries occur three times each year. Sometimes it seems the top bulls rarely change;...
April 12 2013
While genomics is new to Ayrshire breeders this April, and it has gradually made inroads in Brown Swiss circles, the DNA-based science has completely transformed how we mate and market Holsteins and Jerseys
March 28 2013
The Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB) took its first official action relating to the transition of U.S. genetic evaluations by releasing the fee schedule for genomic evaluations
April 25 2011
April 2011 Bull List: Click to download
March 25 2011
Cow PTAs to get more adjustments in April. Last April, USDA implemented methods to adjust PTAs on genomically tested cows