Capitalise on the growing demand in Ireland for A2/A2 milk by using our A2/A2 bulls to breed A2/A2 cows.
About 30% of New Zealand dairy cattle produce milk that contains only A2 beta-casein protein. These cows have two copies of the A2 allele that make up the beta-casein gene – A2/A2.
Across Ireland and the world, some consumers are willing to pay more for A2/A2 milk because they believe it prevents the digestive problems they say they experience after drinking A1 milk. At LIC Ireland we do not endorse any of these claims.
If you want to set up a herd that produces A2/A2 milk, every animal in the herd must be A2/A2. You must also breed with bulls that are A2/A2.
All our bulls have been genetically tested for their A1 and A2 status.
A2/A2 genomically selected bulls are ideal if your breeding objective is to go A2/A2. Breed them with A2/A2 cows to get heifers that will produce A2/A2 milk.