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.