Dairy Solutionz (NZ) Ltd has developed the KiwipoleTM a world leading tropical dairy

breed. Developed through natural breeding and introgression of

the Senepol slick gene, the breed is targeting a 100% Taurus animal that potentially

has the same heat tolerance as Indicus breeds, but without the negative milkability

traits that can present in the Indicus. 

Evidence indicates the slick animals will produce up to 4 litres more milk per day

  compared to non-slick Taurus, and also an improved calving interval of up to two

months.

 

 

Sire Team:

Slick Grazer

Slick Eros

Slick Himeros

Slick Pathos

       
                
                                                                          Photography by Carl Finley

                An exemplar of the KiwipoleTM Cow

            Offered in the U.S.A Through 

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*Female sexed semen made to order, so please allow appropriate lead time for bull quarantine and health testing protocols specific to your country.


References

  • Guillermo Ortiz-Colón, Esbal Jiménez-Cabán, Jaime Curbelo-Rodríguez, Melvin Pagán-Morales, and José Pantoja-López
    Differences between “Slick” Holsteins and “Wild type” Holsteins
  • Mathew D. LittlejohnKristen M. HentyKathryn TipladyThomas JohnsonChad HarlandThomas LopdellRichard G. SherlockWanbo LiSteven D. LukefahrBruce C. ShanksDorian J. GarrickRussell G. SnellRichard J. Spelman & Stephen R. Davis.
Littlejohn, M. D. et al. Functionally reciprocal mutations of the prolactin signalling pathway define hairy and slick cattle. Nat. Commun. 5:5861 doi: 10.1038/ncomms6861 (2014). http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/141218/ncomms6861/full/ncomms6861.html
The SLICK hair locus derived from Senepol cattle confers thermotolerance to intensively managed lactating Holstein cows.  J Dairy Sci. 2014 Sep;97(9):5508-20. doi: 10.3168/jds.2014-8087. Epub 2014 Jul 2.http://animal.ifas.ufl.edu/hansen/publications_pdf/docs/Dikmen%20et%20al%20JDS%202014.pdf
  • Hayes BJ, Bowman PJ, Chamberlain AJ, Savin K, van Tassell CP, Sonstegard TS, Goddard ME:
A validated genome wide association study to breed cattle adapted to an environment altered by climate change.
PLoS One 2009;4:e6676
  • Olson TA, Lucena C, Chase CC Jr, Hammond AC.
Evidence of a major gene influencing hair length and heat tolerance in Bos taurus cattle.
J Anim Sci. 2003;81:80-90.