International Markets Love US Cattle

In the last five years the global market has quadrupled, having a tremendous impact on the U.S. dairy industry, according to Carl Kent, international marketing coordinator, for the Holstein Association USA.

He says that 30 to 40 percent of dairy cattle imported into other countries originated from the United States, which includes live cattle, semen and embryos.   

Topping the list for trade partners for live U.S. cattle imports are Mexico, Russia, Turkey and Canada.

Registered Holstein bulls from the United States are making global impact through selling outstanding genetics — and opening new marketing opportunities for breeders back home.

Kent shares that 89 of the top 100 Holstein bulls available worldwide are from the United States. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.