The calf bred from the Milking Shorthorn genes
donated by the U.S. Milking Shorthorn Association
After working with Dr. Edmundo Robleto, a medical doctor and local rancher in Comoapa, on rotational grazing, both Jerry and Tony found him to be an ideal candidate for introducing Milking Shorthorn genes to his livestock. Jerry and Tony helped Dr. Robleto get 200 straws of Milking Shorthorn semen from the U.S. Milking Shorthorn Association. Unfortunately, the arrival of the semen did not happen during the time of the assignment. In November 2012, however, the semen made it to Nicaragua and, last year, the breeding program’s first calf (pictured below) was born!