Seagull-Bay Oman Mirror – The cow that changed the breed

On October 14th, three years ago almost to the day, the career of Seagull-Bay Oman Mirror came to an end at her home on Seagull-Bay Dairy in Idaho after 15 years. Mirror, who spent a large part of her career at Roylane Farms in Washington, was a gamechanger for the breed not only due to her 145 female and 122 male offspring. What made Mirror different from man breeding cows was the quality of her offspring. Mirror was perhaps the most impressive genetic answer to the demands of the genomic era and shaped it with bulls like Robust or Jedi in the past just as she is shaping it now with bulls like Renegade or Captain. The history of the breed without Mirror is just as hard to imagine as the future.

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