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Who is he?
Semen code : 73 HO 431
Name :

Hanoverhill Starbuck

Classification : Ex.-Extra 85
Born on : April 26, 1979
Died on : September 17, 1998
His dam :

A Anacrest Astronaut Ivanhoe

His sire :

Roung Oak Apple Elevation

Weight : 1,173 kg (2,580 lbs.)
Size : 187 cm (73 1/2 in.)

His progeny :  



  • In Canada, 36,976 daughters classified : 70% GP and better (326 Ex., 6,812 VG and 18,963 GP) 
  • More than 200,000 daughters around the world
  • 209 proven sons and 406 proven grandsons
  • From February 1991 to 1998, the top position on the LPI list was always held by one of his sons or grandsons
  • 130 All-Canadian and 82 All-American nominations
  • From 1986 to 1995, Starbuck earned 27 times the Premier Sire title at five major Holstein shows held in Canada and the USA
  • 685,000 doses of semen sold in 45 countries

Generated income

The total net income generated by the sale of Starbuck semen amounts to close to 25 million dollars, the best year being from April 1, 1986 to March 31, 1987 with with $4,873,658.

In addition to being extremely popular in Canada and in the United States, Starbuck was also in great demand on the international markets. He was the top-selling bull among those offered by Semex Canada in 1985-1986, 1986-1987, 1987-1988 and 1989-1990 with a net income of $3.08, $2.80, $2.99 and $2.96 million respectively.

The Legendary

STARBUCK’s Exceptional Career

Evereyone who knew sire Hanoverhill STARBUCK, who used his semen and who witnessed his amazing rise to glory in artificial insemination will be interested to read about him and may even learn something about the sire who revolutionized Holstein breeding. Starbuck passed away on September 17, 1998 at the venerable age of 19 years and four months. Less than two years after his passing, calf STARBUCK II, the clone of the famous CIAQ sire, was born on September 7, 2000 in Saint-Hyacinthe.

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