Archive Article: 1997/11/07

7 November 1997

Holstein genetics from the Netherlands will not necessarily carry a Holland Genetics tag in future following the move by breeding company Altapon to invest some £3.2m in European bull testing and semen production facilities in the country, including a calf quarantine station (pictured) to handle up to 250 bulls a year. Altapon, a 50/50 partnership between North American company Alta Genetics and Koepon Holdings, which has farming and cattle breeding interests in Canada and Europe, will spend another £2.5-3m a year testing 100 bulls a year through its new Genetic Opportunity programme.

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