Polled & Genetics

Please contact Mark Rodgers
802-673-2072, mkvt.polled@gmail.com

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Mark Rodgers

Mark Rodgers advocates 100% polled herds promoting animal well-being.   

A former dairy co-op Board Member and a leading breeder of registered polled Holsteins, Mark established a herd of 25% polled milk cows with 100% polled heifers.   Three of his polled bulls, entered the AI industry.  They previously ranked  #1 or #2 in their respective categories in the world.

The Holstein association acknowledged his achievements with the Outstanding Holstein Breeder Award, and his 15th consecutive Progressive Genetics Award.   The National Dairy Shrine recognized him with the inaugural Progressive Producer Award. 

Mark is available to consult on innovative approaches integrating polled cattle breeding programs - improving animal well-being by facilitating the elimination of mechanical dehorning.


Polled Potential by Wyatt Bechtel    

Polled Place Your Source for Polled Dairy Cattle

History of Polled   Holstein History by Dr. Larry Specht  

Mark Rodgers                                  1999 National Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder Award

Mark Rodgers                                  1999 National Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder Award