Polled plus BW bulls

Breed naturally hornless animals with a good BW by using our teams of polled Holstein-Friesian and KiwiCross bulls.

Save time and money and improve animal welfare. Our teams of polled Holstein-Friesian and KiwiCross bulls make it easy to breed naturally hornless animals with a good BW.

Breeding naturally polled calves means there’s no need to dehorn them, which can: 

  • save time
  • save on vet costs
  • improve animal welfare.

Understanding the genetics

Most New Zealand dairy cattle are horned. They have two copies of the gene for horns, and if they breed with another horned animal all their progeny will have horns.

Some animals are naturally polled. Being polled is less common but it’s governed by a dominant gene. An animal only needs one copy of the polled gene to be polled.  

There’s a 50% chance a bull with one copy of the polled gene will pass it on to his progeny, so they will also be polled.   

A small number of bulls have two copies of the polled gene. All their progeny will receive one copy of the gene, so all their progeny will be polled.


No Choice Polled + BW Packs are available in two breeds: 

  • Holstein-Friesian
  • KiwiCross.

Most of the bulls have one copy of the polled gene. That means half their progeny will also be polled.

Minimum order: 30 straws.


No Choice polled packs

$19.50 per straw

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Buy polled packs

Save time and money and improve animal welfare. Contact your LIC rep to buy No Choice Polled + BW Packs.

Contact your LIC rep to buy

alpha logo

Buy polled packs

Save time and money and improve animal welfare. Contact your LIC rep to buy No Choice Polled + BW Packs.

Contact your LIC rep to buy