The naturally bred slick HoJo line is a composite animal designed for Californian style Feedlots in microclimates of high to extreme heat stress. In many tropical feedlot situations, even the Slick US Holstein is brittle. For these open feedlot systems the HoJo is a 50% US Holstein with 50% the NZ Holstein and NZ Jersey to give the animals robustness and fertility.
Further development of the HoJo line has utilized several more Holstein herds to provide the genetic platform, and has created more options for farmers. Some of the HoJo bull team has reduced residual Senepol for high rather than extreme heat stress micro climates.