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Reaseheath Holsteins welcomes new bloodlines

Reaseheath College has purchased 33 new pedigree Holstein heifers to help secure the long term performance of the college’s elite dairy herd.

The freshly calved heifers, which have been imported from 12 guaranteed TB free breeders in northern Germany, have been genetically selected to raise the levels of fat and protein in the herd’s milk without adversely affecting its volume.

It is the first time that Reaseheath has bought in dairy cows since its purchase of the Genus MOET high genetic merit herd in 2010 and the arrival of the new cows is viewed as a significant milestone.