Line One Herefords
Established in the 1940's the Line One hereford program of Fort Keogh Research Centre, Miles City, US. For 81 years the Line One program has continued to maintain it's honour of the world's longest running closed germplasm beef cattle program. The program was designed specifically to estalish a superior line of hereford cattle that could exceed the normal rate of genetic progression. By undertaking this closed genetic program any animal with undesirable traits including genetic defects was removed from the system therefore eliminating many of the problems effecting the greater beef population.
In the 1990's the Line One herd became sufficiently distanced from the greater hereford population that line one cattle produce heterosis (hybrid vigour) when bred to non line one hereford cattle. This is a critical benefit to commercial producers as heterosis can be 'doubled up' (Line One > Non Line One > Other Breed), creating valuable economic returns. Research has proven that heterosis achieves the benefits of higher weight gain (8-10% increase), increased breeder longevity (17% increase) and reproduction efficiency.
So pure is the Line One program that the DNA of a Line One cow was selected to complete the bovine genome sequence.
Today Line One catle remain highly sought after due to their ability to reproduce consistent, high performing cattle that are highly adaptable to environments. The mothering abiility of Line One influenced dam's exceeds the greater hereford population and the targetted breeding objectives of the 81 year old program continue to produce exceptionaly high performing beef cattle.
To benefit from the world leading Line One genetic program contact us to discuss how these genetics can work for you.
KEY ADVANTAGES OF LINE ONE
1. PRACTICALITY - Proven calving ease - the No 1 Driver of profitability in beef herds;
2. PREDICTABILITY - 80+ closed herd selecting purely for core functionality and profit driving traits;
3. MATERNAL POWER - Unrivaled focus on maternal traits, increased longevity (17% increase) & value of breeding herd;
4. HYBRID VIGOR - Proven 8-10% weight increase when using Line One herefords on non L1 herefords;
5. HIGH PERFORMANCE - Proven wide spread between low birth and high weaning weights.
The Line One cattle are proven to drive greater profitability in both pure bred and cross bred beef herds. They are used heavily in Angus & Brahman operations for calving ease, exceptional growth and increased carcass value.
To add the Line One Advantage to your herd see the bulls currently available.
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