Dairy Daughters brings the world’s young elite Holsteins to UK farmers
Holstein bloodlines that were unimaginable just months ago have now become a reality, as a new wave of the world’s most modern and elite genetics has now become available for use on UK farms.
This latest tranche of genomic bulls represents such modern genetics that the greats of the Holstein breed such as Shottle and Oman are not their sires or grandsires, but their great grandsires. And with the backing of deep cow families with bull-breeding credentials, these bloodlines are in keen international demand throughout the Holstein world.
With the further prospect of breeding outstanding conformation (Type Merits are as high as +3.82), exceptional daughter health (Somatic Cell Count Indexes are down to -23) and good daughter fertility (Fertility Indexes are up to +3.3) these bulls are more complete packages than anything available in previous generations.
Amongst this high-flying group to be imported this autumn and into next year are:
• S-S-I Bookem MORGAN, a son of Bookem (himself a son of Planet) and out of a Shottle dam and an Oman-sired grandam, who offers the prospect of high production, type and health. Morgan’s index highlights include Predicted Transmitting Abilities of 681kg milk, +3.3 Fertility Index, -23 SCC and +2.84 Type Merit, while his dam has an outcross sire-stack and proven bull-breeding credentials. On the USA’s ranking Morgan is number five internationally with a genomic TPI (Total Performance Index) of 2495. In the UK, his PLI (Profitable Lifetime Index) is £225.
• De-Su JEROD 1223, whose pedigree reads Observer x Michael x Shottle, and whose indexes include high PTAs for milk (583kg), fat (27.7kg) and daughter fertility (+2.8) together with exceptionally high type (Type Merit +3.12) and remarkably low cell counts (-19). With a unique, outcross sire-stack and the reliability of Planet as his paternal grandsire, Jerod is the only Observer son from a dam backed by 11 generations of VG or EX and will offer his early users a sharp competitive edge. On the USA’s ranking, Morgan is number nine internationally with a genomic TPI of 2472. In the UK his PLI is £192.
• Mr Aubrey Observer ART is another son of Observer and features Shottle and Durham in his back pedigree and boasts a remarkable Type Merit of +3.82 and an udder composite of +3.79. With 791kg milk, +2.7 daughter fertility and cell counts of -19, he is one of the most complete young sires on offer today. Deep, show-winning credentials in his back pedigree emanate from his dam - the renowned Ms Atlees Shottle Aubrey, half sister to Atwood, the USA’s number one type sire. In the USA, Art’s gTPI is 2384 while his UK PLI is £176.
• Amighetti Super POSEIDON brings some Italian flair to the group, offering Superstition x Shottle x Iron in his pedigree and high type (TM +2.91) and health all round (PLI £157). A half brother to the acclaimed Numero Uno and out of Italy’s hottest bull mother, Amighetti Shottle Ava, this bull has every chance of joining the elite of the Holstein breed.
• Fly-Higher MANCAVE (Observer x Bolton x Shottle) offers exceptional milk production (820kg) combined with outstanding type (TM +3.05) and descends from a strong bull-breeding American family, with many half brothers in AI. His gTPI is 2331 while his PLI is £188.
• Eskdale MAGENTA-RED represents a modern take on the red and white Holstein, yet has a deep and proven back pedigree, building confidence in his bloodlines. A son of former number one red carrier, Durable, and from a Mr Burns x Advent, Magenta-Red offers all that’s required of any modern sire, with solid production, high type (TM +2.42) and fitness, including exceptional somatic cell counts (-23). His gTPI is 2140 and his PLI is £144.
“Holstein breeders who want to use young genomic sires are demanding the very latest in genetics, so we have made sure that our latest group on offer is the most modern in the world,” says Alison Lovell from Dairy Daughters.
“This diverse offering allows farmers to use a range of young genomic sires alongside those with daughter proofs, offering added interest to their breeding programmes and the potential to improve even the highest-ranking herds.”
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