World Wide Mating Services (WMS)
The world's largest and most successful mating program just got better!
Focused on farmer profitability, the World Wide Mating Service (WMS), available through World Wide Sires, is designed to assist farmers in developing an organized approach to breeding programs. The program developed by Select Sires in Plain City, Ohio, has made recent updates to allow it to better enable farmers to maximize their herd's profit.
The WMS program, used to mate over 7 million cows in more than 50 countries per year, has been updated to provide more control over inbreeding and genetic recessives. It is well known that inbreeding can reduce health and productivity as well as increase the chances of inheriting genetic recessives such as CVM or BLAD. A recent study conducted at the University of Wisconsin found that expected lifetime profit per heifer calf increased by $9-$37 in Holsteins and $20-$59 in Jerseys when using a mating program that reduces inbreeding. The WMS program is proven to help control incidence of inbreeding and increase farm profitability.
WMS also helps guard herds against genetic recessives. When a cow's sire and maternal grandsire are known, the frequency of CVM-affected calves will be reduced by 75% with the use of WMS. If the cow's sire and maternal grandsire are known, CVM-carrier sires used through the WMS program will have a greater than 99% chance of producing a normal calf. WMS can protect a farmer's future and capitalize on the genetic potential of his herd.
Other new features added to the WMS program allow breeders to compare their herd to the national average, thus allowing them to track herd progress. Also updated, the Pedigree Mate portion of the program allows for more accurate mating of heifers.
The WMS Program...
- is based on individual farmer goals
- is a scientific program utilizing advanced computer technology
- evaluates over 16 traits on each animal
- utilizes U.S. Holstein Association data on mating sires to enhance the lifetime profitability of a herd
- guards against inbreeding and genetic recessives
Breeders around the world consider WMS the premier mating program.
Mick Kerrins of Tatura, Victoria, Australia, comments, "Now with five years of WMS in our herd we see the visible benefits - production & type. World Wide Sires has taken our herd from an average base to a herd we feel proud to present to visitors and the milk company."
JC & RA Meredith of Herfordshire, England are milking 130 cows and had the following to say about the WMS program, "Having been on World Wide Mating Service now for over six years, we are extremely pleased with the results we are achieving on both production and uniformity of type as we are striving to breed longer lived, milkier, more efficient cows. Inbreeding is becoming a big problem today and the program has total control over that which reduces the worry, we also use the pedigree mating program for the building heifers to take the worry out of breeding them also."
Michael Ridge, RG Dairy, Glendale Arizona, USA, "Today, I am looking for more milk per cow, higher protein, and calving ease. With WMS, I'm seeing improvements in these traits and our herd average keeps going up."
Enhance Your Future Today
Don't sell yourself short by utilizing just any mating program. Select WMS and let the program work for you to ensure your herd's future profitability. Your semen investment is just that - an investment in your future.
Enhance your herd's future earning potential - that's the goal of the World Wide Mating Service.