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Semen deal for Green Acres.

Cattle breeding company Green Acres has announced an exclusive marketing arrangement to source Red and White Holstein and Brown Swiss bloodlines from international semen distribution company, Swissgenetics.

The agreement entitles Green Acres to sole UK marketing rights to distribute semen from one of the most respected cattle breeding programmes in the world, according to the company's customer service manager, Jason Kean.

He said: "We are delighted to announce this exclusive marketing agreement with Swissgenetics and this additional distributorship complements our already extensive portfolio of internationally respected bulls.

"Red and White Holstein and Brown Swiss genetics are now in strong demand on a global basis and Swissgenetics currently has export markets in over 40 countries.

"Green Acres is a progressive marketing company and now offers customers world-class genetics from Holstein, Norwegian Red, Swiss Red and White Holsteins as well as Brown Swiss bloodlines.

"Switzerland has a large gene-pool of 240,000 Red and White Holsteins and has used a wide range of bloodlines for many years. We are directly responding to the needs of UK Holstein, Ayrshire and Shorthorn breeders who can now capitalise on using reliably proven Red and White bloodlines from a breeding programme that evaluates over 200 bulls per annum."

Brown Swiss bloodlines are creating strong demand in North America, and Switzerland has an indigenous cow population of 210,000 animals.

The breed is always popular in pedigree herds, and has experienced an upsurge in interest owing to large scale North American commercial farmers using Brown Swiss bloodlines as part of cross-breeding programmes.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:May 6, 2005
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