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 or, or contact Darin Johnson at 802.451.4048, [email protected].

Beef, Dairy Collaboration Launches HOLSim™ Program

Bull List
effective April 2019
Animal Reg Nbr Animal Name Animal Reg Nbr Animal Name
3253063 2E EL DORADO 1E 3344847 IR CAPITALIST E041
3358946 5GF HR 8006 3344814 IR CAPITALIST E071
3381624 5GF HR 8023 3344929 IR CAPITALIST E075
3042611 ASR SUPER BALDY C5122 3344944 IR CAPITALIST E104
3370554 BAR CK BOTTOMLINE 7028 3062953 IR DUNDEE C889
2912129 BAR CK SNOOZE 4015B 3437184 IR F118
3043246 BAR CK 225Z 5191C 3344824 IR MAKERS MARK E044
2808981 BAR CK 38K 915Z 3210728 IR NIGHTRIDE D948
2912142 BAR CK 57X 4028B 3210730 IR OPPORTUNITY D950
3235353 BAR CK PROVISION 6068D 3344851 IR PROSPERITY E107
2809020 BAR CK RODGERS 1004Z 3217690 IR ROBUST D932
3256190 BGIBBS 6240D MAS 4346B 2628568 J BAR J NIGHTRIDE 225Z
3452018 BGL UP RIVER F186B 3281730 JC MR RIVER 020E
3401037 BHSF FHG 38K 641A 222E 3281718 JC MR ZEUS 9201E
3337082 BHSF FHG BEACON 700D 3433254 JC052F
2909046 BHSF PROGRESS 652A 3500805 JC3013F
3478337 BLACK BALANCER 6028 3433316 JC555F
3137515 BRIDLE BIT MR D636 3433292 JC610F
3271399 BRIDLE BIT MR E709 3433261 JC631F
3291807 BROWN ADV AVIATOR E4537 3433269 JC688F
3291826 BROWN ADV BOULDER E4532 2628542 J-J 201Z
3191780 BROWN ADV MR ZEUS D3031 3394630 J-J MR BLK H FRIDE 831F
3191758 BROWN ADV N. RIDE D3029 2895078 K M J B69
3241285 BROWN FSCR AUGUSTUS D209 2849266 K M J BROMLEY B52
3508008 CAMP F8037 3118390 KS AIKMAN D934
3305894 CBL 5E 2977716 KS BATMAN C9234
3078668 CCLC GAME CHANGER B4007 2977449 KS IRON MAN C477
3323132 CCLC MR A3005 E730 3452222 KS MR BOZEMAN F45
3323110 CCLC UPGRADE E707 3259450 KS MR HOME RUN E312
3323112 CCLC UPGRADE E709 2977707 KS SPIDERMAN C7364
3323113 CCLC UPGRADE E710 3268894 LMS PRIME TIME E06L
3323114 CCLC UPGRADE E711 3434548 LOCK N LOAD/1106 W315E
3323124 CCLC UPGRADE E721 3313961 LOCK N LOAD/1106 W780E
3298018 CCR ABSOLUTE 5048E 3313963 LOCK N LOAD/1106 W784E
2720274 CCR ATLAS 0346Z 2969485 LRS 1007C
2880390 CCR BOULDER 1339A 2983741 LTA MR STEP FOCUS
3402023 CCR BOULDER 5555E 3475188 M4 CONVICTION 852F
3297857 CCR GRADUATE 3027E 3350201 MCDF COMBO PREMIUM 7165E
3245761 CCR GRADUATE 4512D 3350169 MCDF COMBO VALUE 7171E
3297833 CCR HANDY MAN 2120E 2675278 MCDF DUAL COMBO 262Z
3402008 CCR YUMA 5533E 3350286 MCDF NITERIDE COMBO 7111
3152334 CDI 260D 3522835 MCDF RANCHER JUMP START 8110F
2853939 CLRS BOURBON 604 B 3005441 MR WEF INSTINCT 11C
3399333 CLRS FINALIST 380F 3318045 NLC 159E
2735698 CLRS GRADE-A 875 A 3189968 NLC 22D
3087234 DIXON NS PRIME CUT C529 2897686 NLC BARRETT 11B
2697009 DIXON PRIME CUT NS Z209 3160956 OPEN 8 BOZEMAN 691
3056867 DRCK COWABUNGA C21 3345269 PBS-MANIFEST E244
3180486 EGL DATATRAC 04D 3474619 PPSR BRUISER 105F
3355442 EGL EMERGENT 70E 3311045 RC EASY ANSWER 060E
3355412 EGL EVEREST 25E 3163432 RC EASY ANSWER 093D
3498940 EGL FIRESTEEL 103F 2864036 RC EASY ANSWER 137B
3498942 EGL FIRESTEEL 104F 3252583 RC EASY ANSWER 267D
3498944 EGL FIRESTEEL 110F 3102026 RC EASY ANSWER 269C
3498946 EGL FIRESTEEL 111F 3102031 RC EASY ANSWER 274C
3498947 EGL FIRESTEEL 115F 3102048 RC PREMIUM BEEF 440C
3498948 EGL FIRESTEEL 116F 3409821 RC SIGNIFICANT 464E
3498949 EGL FIRESTEEL 117F 3038663 RC TOP GRADE 131C
3498754 EGL FUSION 16F 3402703 RCR F27
3498766 EGL FUSION 34F 3009938 REDHILL 225Z 160Y 138C
3498771 EGL FUSION 37F 3396688 REDHILL 231A 158B 96F
3330163 ES EC43 3088128 REDHILL 231A 191Z 303C
3481780 ES FX85 3278479 REDHILL 231A 53A 106E
3409199 EWA 7158 OF 3160 BEACON 3395137 REDHILL 294C 281C 356E
3275236 FAUTH PARARAMPAGE 705E 3501041 RFS F632
3275237 FAUTH PROFIT MOUNT 631D 3462183 RFS F7
3337463 FSCR BEACON E185 3426339 RHODES BEACON F64
3337522 FSCR BEACON E206 3426350 RHODES BEACON F82
3337517 FSCR BEACON E210 3294184 RL4 RYMO OLIE POWER F53E
3337524 FSCR BEACON E223 3071124 RLWF NIGHT STRIKER C5274
3234764 FSCR D117 PIRATE B065 3438346 RYMO NICKELBACK K21F
3405128 FSCR F034 3438363 RYMO REVENUE PACE A09F
3405130 FSCR F036 3469647 S D S CONSTITUTION 899F
2622776 GCCR EASY ANSWER Y108 2999063 S D S HOOVER DAM 505C
3104722 GIBBS 5063C HOME RUN 3297282 S D S NIGHTRIDE 703E
3104726 GIBBS 5096C NIT 3290A 3297317 S D S NIGHTRIDE 714E
3104849 GIBBS 5729C COMMANDER 3240536 SF FHG BEACON D90
3256503 GIBBS 6121D TUR W858 3520573 SFG NIGHTRIDE F803
3256504 GIBBS 6155D SUPER DUTY 3045754 SFG3 C205 OF 231A X Z349
3256508 GIBBS 6235D TUR Y531 3486914 SHEL AVIATOR 8378F
3256246 GIBBS 6271D BOL 0609X 3250490 SLN ZEUS 43E
3256369 GIBBS 6427D BOL Y608 3403084 SOUTHERN 045F
3256395 GIBBS 6785D STA 2431Z 3383012 SOUTHERN 1510E
3404218 GIBBS 7022E TRP 5781C 3275795 SOUTHERN 7192E
3404224 GIBBS 7069E TRP 5015C 3383029 SOUTHERN BLK HAWK 383E
3404237 GIBBS 7143E TRP 5095C 3383049 SOUTHERN BLK HAWK 802E
3404240 GIBBS 7177E TRP 5286C 2630148 SSF BLK PRE-DEST Y796
3404317 GIBBS 7180E BOL 5751C 3301622 TFS BLACK SAND 7450E
3088732 GW BLUE COLLAR 399D 3020350 TFS DREAM DOCTOR 5656C
2832529 GW COUNTRY BOY 142B 3460307 TFS REMEDY 8437F
2954746 GW DUAL GAMBLER 029C 3460308 TFS REMEDY 8438F
2954745 GW JACKPOT 027C 3184294 TFS RESOURCE 6407D
3295296 GW VINDICATOR 312E 3254252 WS LIGHT SPEED E230
3242801 GW-SCC BREAKTHRU 596E 3498031 XXL FUSION 267F
2725800 GW-TF STEP OUT 827Z 3406034 YON HOOVER DAM F154
3423770 HAYS ADMIRAL F08 3246071 YON NIGHTRIDE E352
3273753 HAYS PROPHET E02 3246100 YON NIGHTRIDE E440
3336704 HHR ACHILLES E047 3245966 YON NIGHTRIDE E685
3484469 HHS HOME RUN 836F 3436064 YON NIGHTRIDE F1103
2838197 HHS MR CLEAR PROGRESS 517B 2744919 YON OLIE A188
3013502 HOOK`S CAPITALIST 37C 2980116 YON OLIE C758
3132826 HOOK`S DELANO 87D 3097710 YON OLIE D784
3403355 HOOK`S FEDERALIST 43F 3097616 YON OLIE D806
3403333 HOOK`S FORTE` 21F 3246090 YON OLIE E353
3403336 HOOK`S FUTURITY 24F 3436070 YON OLIE F1109
3062936 IR ABSOLUTE C872 3436053 YON OLIE F1140
3062940 IR ABSOLUTE C876 3436095 YON OLIE F1331
3358314 IR ABSOLUTE E027 3406097 YON OLIE F690
3062949 IR ALUMNI C885 3406120 YON OLIE F691
3210743 IR ALUMNI D963 3406079 YON OLIE F822
3210731 IR BEACON D951 3406082 YON OLIE F997
3358284 IR BEACON E010 3406076 YON SUBSTANCE F352
3344912 IR CAPITALIST E040 3246004 YON WEIGH UP E418



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