It is our vision at St. Jacobs to empower breeders working to build superior cows. We have always taken great pride in providing top genetics from standout cow families; this principal has been the backbone of our genetic program for generations. The basic St. Jacobs mission has not changed, but we are working to add additional qualities to the genetics acquired for our programs. In addition to a full pedigree, St. Jacobs wants to offer bulls that have no serious faults on health and production; making cows that are profitable and functional. We feel this will give breeders the opportunity to breed cows that fit their operation; cows that are fertile, healthy, and will develop into long living, high performance members of your herd.
#1 PTAT proven bull
Owners of the #1 PTAT proven bull - 94HO17739 BLAKE (April 2018 proof)
ABS Global acquires St. Jacobs ABC from Tim and Sharyn Abbott.
1,000 Member Herds
St. Jacobs ABC surpasses 1,000 program member herds.
The Breeder's Choice Program is developed
Transition of Ownership
St. Jacobs ABC's 44 members vote to sell the business to Tim and Sharyn Abbott.
Tim Abbott is hired as General Manager of the St. Jacobs ABC business while working for ABS Global.
Global Red & White Sire
St. Jacobs takes over the management of the ABS Global Red and White Sire Program.
The Judge’s Choice Program is established.
St. Jacobs ABC enters into an agreement with ABS Global. This allows ABS Global to process semen produced by St. Jacobs ABC bulls and become the exclusive distributor of St. Jacobs ABC product.
St. Jacobs ABC begins to market their semen in a partnership with ABS Canada.
St. Jacobs ABC begins to market their own semen in a partnership with Elmira ABC.
St Jacobs ABC builds a bull housing facility and offices in Elmira, Ontario.
Animal Breeding Corporation
The business becomes St. Jacobs Animal Breeding Corporation (ABC), a member-owned cooperative founded by a group of dairy cattle breeders in southwest Ontario.
Earl Fieck of Waterloo County Ontario starts a cattle breeding technician service in St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada.