Beef, Dairy Collaboration Launches HOLSim™ Program

Beef, Dairy Collaboration Launches HOLSim™ Program

First-of-its-kind branded program promises to reshape beef-on-dairy opportunities.

 

Beef, Dairy Collaboration Launches HOLSim™ Program
The American Simmental Association (ASA) and Holstein Association USA (HAUSA) have announced the formation of the HOLSim™ branded program.

The program identifies elite SimAngus™ bulls with specific production attributes as mating solutions for dairy producers who breed some of their herd to beef.

The program’s objective is threefold: to provide additional revenue to dairy producers through the production of value-added terminal calves; to offer new marketing avenues for progressive beef seedstock operations; and to offer a consistent supply of high-quality calves better situated to capture market premiums.

“Holstein producers now have the opportunity to easily participate by simply selecting from the list of HOLSim bulls carried by their semen provider,” says Chip Kemp, ASA Director of Commercial and Industry Operations. “Through the International Genetic Solutions platform, we took a breed agnostic look at what type of beef bulls make the most sense to complement a Holstein female to add the most profitability to the terminal calf.”

Qualifying for the sire list is not easy, and bulls that do so represent an elite group of beef genetics. All bulls in the program will be required to include the HOLSim logo in all marketing and promotional material.

“The bulls must be homozygous black, homozygous polled, have a minimum birth weight accuracy of .4, and meet a minimum threshold in the HOLSim Index,” Kemp explains.

The HOLSim Index uses the IGS Feeder Profit Calculator™ (FPC), the industry leader in feeder cattle evaluation, as the foundation for this effort.

The results from the FPC are then adjusted for the unique economic situations relevant to Holstein cattle, namely, the need for added calving ease, muscle conformation, grading ability and sensitivity to carcass length.

John Meyer, CEO of Holstein Association USA, says the HOLSim program has the potential to change the beef-on-dairy dynamic.

“Instead of just breeding Holsteins to a black beef bull, now dairy farmers can breed to a SimAngus bull that ranks high on the HOLSim index. By doing that, they can raise more profitable offspring coveted by both the feedlot and the consumer,” Meyer says.

The program is underpinned by HAUSA’s industry-leading animal identification program, something that will add increasing value in the marketplace as consumers require more information about where their food comes from. Because dairy operations calve year-round, a continuous and steady supply of high-quality beef will be available to distributors, retailers and restaurateurs that have struggled historically with seasonal fluctuations of supplies.

To qualify for the program, all animals must have a Registered Holstein® dam, and be bred to SimAngus bulls identified through the IGS Feeder Profit Calculator.

The HOLSim program is the first of its kind and offers dairy farmers a unique opportunity to build new profit centers.

“To my knowledge, this is the first time that a beef and a dairy breed association have collaborated to have a specific program to benefit both organizations and their respective members and industries,” Meyer says.

Access a list of bulls eligible for the program online. Those wanting to learn more can visit simmental.org or holsteinusa.com, or contact Darin Johnson at 802.451.4048, [email protected].

Beef, Dairy Collaboration Launches HOLSim™ Program

Bull List
effective April 2019
Animal Reg NbrAnimal NameAnimal Reg NbrAnimal Name
32530632E EL DORADO 1E3344847IR CAPITALIST E041
33589465GF HR 80063344814IR CAPITALIST E071
33816245GF HR 80233344929IR CAPITALIST E075
3042611ASR SUPER BALDY C51223344944IR CAPITALIST E104
3370554BAR CK BOTTOMLINE 70283062953IR DUNDEE C889
2912129BAR CK SNOOZE 4015B3437184IR F118
3043246BAR CK 225Z 5191C3344824IR MAKERS MARK E044
2808981BAR CK 38K 915Z3210728IR NIGHTRIDE D948
2912142BAR CK 57X 4028B3210730IR OPPORTUNITY D950
3235353BAR CK PROVISION 6068D3344851IR PROSPERITY E107
2809020BAR CK RODGERS 1004Z3217690IR ROBUST D932
3256190BGIBBS 6240D MAS 4346B2628568J BAR J NIGHTRIDE 225Z
3452018BGL UP RIVER F186B3281730JC MR RIVER 020E
3401037BHSF FHG 38K 641A 222E3281718JC MR ZEUS 9201E
3337082BHSF FHG BEACON 700D3433254JC052F
2909046BHSF PROGRESS 652A3500805JC3013F
3478337BLACK BALANCER 60283433316JC555F
3137515BRIDLE BIT MR D6363433292JC610F
3271399BRIDLE BIT MR E7093433261JC631F
3291807BROWN ADV AVIATOR E45373433269JC688F
3291826BROWN ADV BOULDER E45322628542J-J 201Z
3191780BROWN ADV MR ZEUS D30313394630J-J MR BLK H FRIDE 831F
3191758BROWN ADV N. RIDE D30292895078K M J B69
3241285BROWN FSCR AUGUSTUS D2092849266K M J BROMLEY B52
3508008CAMP F80373118390KS AIKMAN D934
3305894CBL 5E2977716KS BATMAN C9234
3078668CCLC GAME CHANGER B40072977449KS IRON MAN C477
3323132CCLC MR A3005 E7303452222KS MR BOZEMAN F45
3323110CCLC UPGRADE E7073259450KS MR HOME RUN E312
3323112CCLC UPGRADE E7092977707KS SPIDERMAN C7364
3323113CCLC UPGRADE E7103268894LMS PRIME TIME E06L
3323114CCLC UPGRADE E7113434548LOCK N LOAD/1106 W315E
3323124CCLC UPGRADE E7213313961LOCK N LOAD/1106 W780E
3298018CCR ABSOLUTE 5048E3313963LOCK N LOAD/1106 W784E
2720274CCR ATLAS 0346Z2969485LRS 1007C
2880390CCR BOULDER 1339A2983741LTA MR STEP FOCUS
3437417CCR BOULDER 5131F2983743LTA MR STEPN FORWARD
3402023CCR BOULDER 5555E3475188M4 CONVICTION 852F
3437503CCR BOULDER 6171F3522736MCDF BEACON DUAL GAMBLER 8101F
3297857CCR GRADUATE 3027E3350201MCDF COMBO PREMIUM 7165E
3245761CCR GRADUATE 4512D3350169MCDF COMBO VALUE 7171E
3297833CCR HANDY MAN 2120E2675278MCDF DUAL COMBO 262Z
3402008CCR YUMA 5533E3350286MCDF NITERIDE COMBO 7111
3152334CDI 260D3522835MCDF RANCHER JUMP START 8110F
2853893CLRS BOBCAT 607 B3522710MCDF ROBUST DUAL GAMBLER 8188F
2853939CLRS BOURBON 604 B3005441MR WEF INSTINCT 11C
3399333CLRS FINALIST 380F3318045NLC 159E
2735698CLRS GRADE-A 875 A3189968NLC 22D
3087234DIXON NS PRIME CUT C5292897686NLC BARRETT 11B
2697009DIXON PRIME CUT NS Z2093160956OPEN 8 BOZEMAN 691
3056867DRCK COWABUNGA C213345269PBS-MANIFEST E244
3132024DRI MAJOR UPGRADE C2283471934PBS-PROSPECTOR F83
3180486EGL DATATRAC 04D3474619PPSR BRUISER 105F
3355442EGL EMERGENT 70E3311045RC EASY ANSWER 060E
3355412EGL EVEREST 25E3163432RC EASY ANSWER 093D
3498940EGL FIRESTEEL 103F2864036RC EASY ANSWER 137B
3498942EGL FIRESTEEL 104F3252583RC EASY ANSWER 267D
3498944EGL FIRESTEEL 110F3102026RC EASY ANSWER 269C
3498946EGL FIRESTEEL 111F3102031RC EASY ANSWER 274C
3498947EGL FIRESTEEL 115F3102048RC PREMIUM BEEF 440C
3498948EGL FIRESTEEL 116F3409821RC SIGNIFICANT 464E
3498949EGL FIRESTEEL 117F3038663RC TOP GRADE 131C
3498754EGL FUSION 16F3402703RCR F27
3498766EGL FUSION 34F3009938REDHILL 225Z 160Y 138C
3498771EGL FUSION 37F3396688REDHILL 231A 158B 96F
3330163ES EC433088128REDHILL 231A 191Z 303C
3481780ES FX853278479REDHILL 231A 53A 106E
3409199EWA 7158 OF 3160 BEACON3395137REDHILL 294C 281C 356E
3275236FAUTH PARARAMPAGE 705E3501041RFS F632
3275237FAUTH PROFIT MOUNT 631D3462183RFS F7
3337463FSCR BEACON E1853426339RHODES BEACON F64
3337522FSCR BEACON E2063426350RHODES BEACON F82
3337507FSCR BEACON E2073476119RKNWHRT BLACKHAWK 82F
3337493FSCR BEACON E2093476120RKNWHRT BOULEVARD 76F
3337517FSCR BEACON E2103294184RL4 RYMO OLIE POWER F53E
3337524FSCR BEACON E2233071124RLWF NIGHT STRIKER C5274
3234764FSCR D117 PIRATE B0653438346RYMO NICKELBACK K21F
3405128FSCR F0343438363RYMO REVENUE PACE A09F
3405130FSCR F0363469647S D S CONSTITUTION 899F
2622776GCCR EASY ANSWER Y1082999063S D S HOOVER DAM 505C
3104722GIBBS 5063C HOME RUN3297282S D S NIGHTRIDE 703E
3104726GIBBS 5096C NIT 3290A3297317S D S NIGHTRIDE 714E
3104849GIBBS 5729C COMMANDER3240536SF FHG BEACON D90
3256503GIBBS 6121D TUR W8583520573SFG NIGHTRIDE F803
3256504GIBBS 6155D SUPER DUTY3045754SFG3 C205 OF 231A X Z349
3256508GIBBS 6235D TUR Y5313486914SHEL AVIATOR 8378F
3256246GIBBS 6271D BOL 0609X3250490SLN ZEUS 43E
3256369GIBBS 6427D BOL Y6083403084SOUTHERN 045F
3256395GIBBS 6785D STA 2431Z3383012SOUTHERN 1510E
3404218GIBBS 7022E TRP 5781C3275795SOUTHERN 7192E
3404224GIBBS 7069E TRP 5015C3383029SOUTHERN BLK HAWK 383E
3404237GIBBS 7143E TRP 5095C3383049SOUTHERN BLK HAWK 802E
3404240GIBBS 7177E TRP 5286C2630148SSF BLK PRE-DEST Y796
3404317GIBBS 7180E BOL 5751C3301622TFS BLACK SAND 7450E
3088732GW BLUE COLLAR 399D3020350TFS DREAM DOCTOR 5656C
2832529GW COUNTRY BOY 142B3460307TFS REMEDY 8437F
2954746GW DUAL GAMBLER 029C3460308TFS REMEDY 8438F
2954745GW JACKPOT 027C3184294TFS RESOURCE 6407D
3012758GW PROSPECTOR 389C2899309TRPH MR NIGHTRIDE B13
2954741GW TRIPLE CROWN 018C3050958TRPH MR NIGHTRIDE C24
3295296GW VINDICATOR 312E3254252WS LIGHT SPEED E230
3242801GW-SCC BREAKTHRU 596E3498031XXL FUSION 267F
2725800GW-TF STEP OUT 827Z3406034YON HOOVER DAM F154
3423770HAYS ADMIRAL F083246071YON NIGHTRIDE E352
3273753HAYS PROPHET E023246100YON NIGHTRIDE E440
3336704HHR ACHILLES E0473245966YON NIGHTRIDE E685
3484469HHS HOME RUN 836F3436064YON NIGHTRIDE F1103
2838197HHS MR CLEAR PROGRESS 517B2744919YON OLIE A188
3013502HOOK`S CAPITALIST 37C2980116YON OLIE C758
3132826HOOK`S DELANO 87D3097710YON OLIE D784
3403355HOOK`S FEDERALIST 43F3097616YON OLIE D806
3403333HOOK`S FORTE` 21F3246090YON OLIE E353
3403336HOOK`S FUTURITY 24F3436070YON OLIE F1109
3062936IR ABSOLUTE C8723436053YON OLIE F1140
3062940IR ABSOLUTE C8763436095YON OLIE F1331
3358314IR ABSOLUTE E0273406097YON OLIE F690
3062949IR ALUMNI C8853406120YON OLIE F691
3210743IR ALUMNI D9633406079YON OLIE F822
3210731IR BEACON D9513406082YON OLIE F997
3358284IR BEACON E0103406076YON SUBSTANCE F352
3344912IR CAPITALIST E0403246004YON WEIGH UP E418

 

 

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