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THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO.
BUTTONS BADGES NOVELTIES AND SIGNS
Commercial artificial breeding has been used by the agricultural industry since the late 1930’s. After the first commercial insemination in 1937, cooperatives started springing up all over the U.S., in which members of the industry select genetically desirable males from outside dairies for inseminating their cows. Competition between cooperatives became so great that modern artificial insemination cooperatives are now much larger, making statewide cooperatives like the Pennsylvania Association rarely seen today.
Source: UMW. (2000). History of Artificial Insemination.