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Irish grassland brochure - Genus UK website

grassland

SIRE directory

2013


Contents

Angel 3

Classic 4

Kingpin 5

Legend 6

Levi 7

McCormick 8

Specialist

Symbols

DIAMOND

SIRES

These Specialist Symbols are to help

you see at a glance the best

features of each sire.

Diamond Sires are ‘Rock Solid’ bulls

with over 1,000 milking daughters.

Therefore recognising sires with

outstanding Second Crop success and

ensuring genetic accuracy.

Nefas 9

Ponder 10

Starlight 11

Victorious 12

Dan + Kevin 13

Struck + Rock 14

Index 15

Index 16

Brandysnap 19

Caleb 20

Hilton 21

Piet 2 22

Quentin 23

Nautical 7 24

Perfector 25

Gunnarstorp 26

O Bruce 27

Beef Sires 28

Beef Sires 29

User Guide 30

ROCK SOLID

GENETICS

CALVING

EASE

SEMEN

FERTILITY

GRAZING

KING

DAUGHTER

FERTILITY

CHEESE

MAKER

Rock Solid Genetics highlights sires

with over 100 daughters in 60 herds.

Providing stable Type and Production

proofs over time. Use Rock Solid

Genetics to identify the most reliable

sires from Genus ABS.

Identifies sires within the Genus

ABS stud with the easiest Calving

Ease ratings, based on hundreds of

observations. Calving Ease sires enable

cows to get off to the best possible start

after calving.

Based on over one million services a

year, Genus ABS are unique in being

able to identify fertility ratings of our

stud. The bulls with the highest Semen

Fertility are identified with this symbol.

Identifies those bulls that score well

on the traits that are desirable on a

grassland system, locomotion, fertility

and body condition score etc.

Identifies those sires who’s daughters

show improved daughter fertility. Use

these sires to maximise the reproductive

potential of your herd.

Where high quality milk is a priority.

High component sires have been

marked with the Cheese Maker symbol.

Front cover: Main photo: Catlane Herd

Other photos left to right:

Damereo Stephanotis (Quentin dtr), Classic dtr

& Gunnarstorp dtr.


Welcome to our Grassland Directory for Spring 2013...

The ABS Ireland Grassland brochure is

tailored to suit the needs of those farmers

looking to maximize milk from grass.

The sire selection is aimed towards

moderate sized cows which carry condition.

Their genetics are focused on increasing

components and fertility.

Our sire selection is a varied and exciting

range representing the Holstein, Friesian,

Swedish Red and Jersey breeds. These sires

are sourced from our global stud which

has testing programmes all over the world,

including grassland hotspots such as Ireland

and New Zealand.

This brochure contains information on both

Irish (EBI) and UK (PLI) indexes. This gives

you, the farmer, more information about the

product you are purchasing and the option

to really drill down into a bulls proof. More

information on the two indices and the

information that they contain can be found

below.

Alongside our exciting range of grassland

sires we have a first class grassland

consultancy programme to compliment

our product offering. For more information

on our grassland sires contact your local

representative or our ABS Ireland Office

(022) 46030.

Tools available for the Irish grassland farmer when selecting genetics...

EBI

Production 38%

Fertility 23%

Survival 12%

Calving 10%

Conformation 13%

Health 4%

EBI

Designed for the Irish farmer whose milk contracts are

aimed at higher weights of fat and protein. Fertility is

given a high weighting.

Conformation is based on reducing liveweight, while

still delivering a saleable cull cow.

Production is based on high components and lower

volumes, health includes cell counts.

PLI

Production 45%

Lifespan 21%

Fertility 18.5%

Scc 6%

Conformation 10%

PLI

Designed for farmers to deliver profitable cows in all

systems.

While production is still driven by high components,

there is more benefit for higher volumes of solids

Longevity is very important for the UK. Conformation

only concentrates on udders and locomotion.


ANGEL

HOLSTEIN

Curra Gyk ANGEL 2

HBN: 46351066161048 Genus ABS Code: HO1912

AI Code: KAZ

G. Keet x Oman x Nautical

High EBI blended with exceptional fertility

GRAZING

KING

CALVING

EASE

CHEESE

MAKER

DAUGHTER

FERTILITY

Dam: Curra Oman Angel 2

PTA2010 December 2012

Source: DairyCo breeding+

EBI Summary December 2012

Index Euro Rel

PRODUCTION FIGURES

FITNESS TRAITS

TYPE ASSESSMENT PROOF

PLI2012 £62 PIN2012 £9

Milk kg -426

Fat kg +3.1 +0.27%

Protein kg -3 +0.15%

Reliability 67%

Beta Casein N/A Daughters 0 Herds 0

Direct Calving Ease -0.12

Unsuitable

for heifers

Lifespan +2.38

Below

Average

Body Condition +0.58

Below

Average

*N/A = Data Not Available

Suitable

for heifers

Above

Average

Above

Average

Maternal Calving Ease +8.6

Below

Average

Somatic Cell Count 0.09

Non

Improver

Above

Average

Improver

Locomotion -0.46

Below

Average

Temperament +0.02

Below

Average

Milking Speed -6.54

Linear Assessment December 2012 Source: ICBF

0 Daughters 0 Herds Reliability 38% Genomic Proof

-3 -2 -1 0 +1 +2 +3

TYPE MERIT Poor -0.05 Excellent

MAMMARY Poor +0.42 Excellent

LEGS/FEET Poor +0.06 Excellent

Stature Short -0.20 Tall

Chest width Narrow 0.93 Wide

Body depth Shallow -1.12 Deep

Angularity Thick -0.50 Angular

Rump width Narrow +0.44 Wide

Rump angle High pins +1.58 Sloped

Rear legs Straight -2.08 Sickle

Foot angle Low +0.67 Steep

Fore udder Loose +0.52 Strong

Rear udder Low -0.43 High

Udder support Broken -0.65 Strong

Udder depth Deep +0.28 Shallow

Teat pl Wide -0.61 Close

Teat length Short -3.20 Long

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EBI SUB INDEX

EBI SUMMARY

EBI 242 44%

Milk 100 63%

Fertility 101 44%

Calving 46 52%

Beef -9 50%

Health -4 46%

Maintenance 7 45%

Management 2 31%

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EBI Sub Index PTA

Source: ICBF

Milk PTA %

Milk kg +242

Fat kg +26 +0.30%

Protein kg +15 +0.14%

Reliability 63%

Ferility Sub PTA Rel%

Calv Int (Days) -6.10 45%

Health Sub PTA Rel%

Udder (SCC) 0.09 61%

Calving Sub PTA Rel%

Gest Len (Days) -3.62 55%

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Genomic

3


CLASSIC

HOLSTEIN

Laurelhill CLASSIC

HBN: 0100636351 Genus ABS Code: FH3506

AI Code: ZLC

Oman x Laudan x Shaker

Strong, fertile and hard working cattle from this high EBI sire.

GRAZING

KING

CHEESE

MAKER

DAUGHTER

FERTILITY

Classic daughter

PTA2010 December 2012

Source: DairyCo breeding+

EBI Summary December 2012

Index Euro Rel

PRODUCTION FIGURES

FITNESS TRAITS

TYPE ASSESSMENT PROOF

PLI2012 £192 PIN2012 £32

Milk kg +298

Fat kg +16.1 +0.05%

Protein kg +15.9 +0.08%

Reliability 91%

Beta Casein A1/A2 Daughters 57 Herds 47

Direct Calving Ease +1.47%

Unsuitable

for heifers

Lifespan +2.59

Below

Average

Body Condition +0.78

Below

Average

*N/A = Data Not Available

Suitable

for heifers

Above

Average

Above

Average

Maternal Calving Ease +5.79%

Below

Average

Somatic Cell Count -14%

Non

Improver

Above

Average

Improver

Locomotion +1.07

Below

Average

Temperament +0.03

Below

Average

Milking Speed -2.42

Linear Assessment December 2012 Source: Holstein ICBF

0 Daughters 0 Herds Reliability 38% Genomic Proof

-3 -2 -1 0 +1 +2 +3

TYPE MERIT Poor +0.93 Excellent

MAMMARY Poor +1.09 Excellent

LEGS/FEET Poor +0.19 Excellent

Stature Short +0.41 Tall

Chest width Narrow 1.75 Wide

Body depth Shallow +0.74 Deep

Angularity Thick -0.41 Angular

Rump width Narrow +1.17 Wide

Rump angle High pins -0.87 Sloped

Rear legs Straight -2.16 Sickle

Foot angle Low +1.57 Steep

Fore udder Loose +1.11 Strong

Rear udder Low +0.78 High

Udder support Broken +0.01 Strong

Udder depth Deep +1.36 Shallow

Teat pl Wide +0.21 Close

Teat length Short +1.23 Long

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EBI SUB INDEX

EBI SUMMARY

EBI 188 57%

Milk 73 69%

Fertility 74 51%

Calving 41 58%

Beef -6 57%

Health 7 47%

Maintenance -3 52%

Management 2 24%

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EBI Sub Index PTA

Source: ICBF

Milk PTA %

Milk kg +353

Fat kg +13 -0.01%

Protein kg +15 +0.06%

Reliability 69%

Ferility Sub PTA Rel%

Calv Int (Days) -3.56 57%

Health Sub PTA Rel%

Udder (SCC) -0.14 56%

Calving Sub Inde PTA

Rel%

Gest Len (Days) -3.22 60%

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4GRASSLAND


Kingpin

HOLSTEIN

Refined kingpin

HBN: 0100636043

AI Code: KPF

Mascol x Shaker x Boudewijn

High components and balanced Type

GRAZING

KING

ROCK SOLID

GENETICS

CHEESE

MAKER

G Dam of Kingpin

PTA2010 December 2012

Source: DairyCo breeding+

EBI Summary December 2012

Index Euro Rel

PRODUCTION FIGURES

FITNESS TRAITS

TYPE ASSESSMENT PROOF

PLI2012 £168 PIN2012 £36

Milk kg +376

Fat kg +23.8 +0.11%

Protein kg +16 +0.05%

Reliability 95%

Beta Casein N/A Daughters 106 Herds 65

Direct Calving Ease +3.59%

Unsuitable

for heifers

Lifespan +1.13

Below

Average

Body Condition -1.84

Below

Average

*N/A = Data Not Available

Suitable

for heifers

Above

Average

Above

Average

Maternal Calving Ease N/A

Below

Above

Average

Average

Somatic Cell Count -0.12%

Non

Improver

Improver

Locomotion +1.14

Below

Average

Temperament -0.02

Below

Average

Milking Speed +0.02

Linear Assessment December 2012 Source: Holstein ICBF

0 Daughters 0 Herds Reliability 38%

-3 -2 -1 0 +1 +2 +3

TYPE MERIT Poor +1.61 Excellent

MAMMARY Poor +1.81 Excellent

LEGS/FEET Poor +0.67 Excellent

Stature Short +0.90 Tall

Chest width Narrow -1.72 Wide

Body depth Shallow +0.59 Deep

Angularity Thick +1.56 Angular

Rump width Narrow +1.41 Wide

Rump angle High pins +0.55 Sloped

Rear legs Straight +1.39 Sickle

Foot angle Low -0.48 Steep

Fore udder Loose +0.93 Strong

Rear udder Low +1.03 High

Udder support Broken +0.10 Strong

Udder depth Deep +1.09 Shallow

Teat pl Wide +1.84 Close

Teat length Short +0.87 Long

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EBI SUB INDEX

EBI SUMMARY

EBI 87 45%

Milk 57 71%

Fertility 10 38%

Calving 8 16%

Beef -4 32%

Health 7 56%

Maintenance 9 31%

Management -1 21%

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EBI Sub Index PTA

Source: ICBF

Milk PTA %

Milk kg +321

Fat kg +15 +0.05%

Protein kg +11 +0.01%

Reliability 71%

Ferility Sub PTA Rel%

Calv Int (Days) +0.32 34%

Health Sub PTA Rel%

Udder (SCC) -0.12 71%

Calving Sub Inde PTA

Rel%

Gest Len (Days) N/A N/A

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GRASSLAND

5


Legend

HOLSTEIN

Morningview legend

HBN: 65000315404667

AI Code: VGE

Oman x Durham x Bellwood

High components and health traits

GRAZING

KING

DIAMOND

SIRES

CHEESE

MAKER

Legend Willie

PTA2010 December 2012

Source: DairyCo breeding+

EBI Summary December 2012

Index Euro Rel

PRODUCTION FIGURES

FITNESS TRAITS

TYPE ASSESSMENT PROOF

PLI2012 £191 PIN2012 £40

Milk kg +347

Fat kg +23.4 +0.12%

Protein kg +18.2 +0.09%

Reliability 94%

Beta Casein A1/A2

Direct Calving Ease +3.00%

Unsuitable

for heifers

Lifespan +2.15

Below

Average

Body Condition +1.23

Below

Average

*N/A = Data Not Available

Suitable

for heifers

Above

Average

Above

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Daughters

2919

Maternal Calving Ease 3.90%

Below

Above

Average

Average

Somatic Cell Count -0.06%

Non

Improver

Improver

Herds 1075

Locomotion +1.84

Below

Average

Temperament -0.08

Below

Average

Milking Speed -12.24

Linear Assessment December 2012 Source: Holstein ICBF

84 Daughters N/A Herds Reliability 38%

-3 -2 -1 0 +1 +2 +3

TYPE MERIT Poor +0.95 Excellent

MAMMARY Poor +0.17 Excellent

LEGS/FEET Poor +2.28 Excellent

Stature Short +1.50 Tall

Chest width Narrow +2.96 Wide

Body depth Shallow +2.29 Deep

Angularity Thick +0.40 Angular

Rump width Narrow +1.78 Wide

Rump angle High pins +1.02 Sloped

Rear legs Straight -1.49 Sickle

Foot angle Low +2.40 Steep

Fore udder Loose +0.37 Strong

Rear udder Low +0.86 High

Udder support Broken -0.40 Strong

Udder depth Deep +0.16 Shallow

Teat pl Wide +0.12 Close

Teat length Short -0.22 Long

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EBI SUB INDEX

EBI SUMMARY

EBI 173 83%

Milk 70 97%

Fertility 66 68%

Calving 43 96%

Beef 4 96%

Health 3 82%

Maintenance -13 77%

Management 0 62%

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EBI Sub Index PTA

Source: ICBF

Milk PTA %

Milk kg +296

Fat kg +16 +0.08%

Protein kg +13 +0.06%

Reliability 97%

Ferility Sub PTA Rel%

Calv Int (Days) -3.35 74%

Health Sub PTA Rel%

Udder (SCC) -0.06 91%

Calving Sub Inde PTA

Rel%

Gest Len (Days) -3.70 99%

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GRASSLAND

6


Levi

HOLSTEIN

Morningview LEVI

HBN: 65000063927723

AI Code: MWL

Buckeye x Oman x Durham

Balances high milk, protein & fertility

CALVING

EASE

ROCK SOLID

GENETICS

CHEESE

MAKER

Levi 2318

PTA2010 December 2012

Source: DairyCo breeding+

EBI Summary December 2012

Index Euro Rel

PRODUCTION FIGURES

FITNESS TRAITS

TYPE ASSESSMENT PROOF

PLI2012 £247 PIN2012 £49

Milk kg +622

Fat kg +30.7 +0.07%

Protein kg +23.9 +0.04%

Reliability 83%

Beta Casein A2/A2 Daughters 158 Herds 85

Direct Calving Ease +2.00%

Unsuitable

for heifers

Lifespan +2.48

Below

Average

Body Condition -0.51

Below

Average

*N/A = Data Not Available

Suitable

for heifers

Above

Average

Above

Average

Maternal Calving Ease +4.90%

Below

Above

Average

Average

Somatic Cell Count -0.15%

Non

Improver

Improver

Locomotion +2.39

Below

Average

Temperament -0.06

Below

Average

Milking Speed +2.67

Linear Assessment December 2012 Source: Holstein ICBF

N/A Daughters N/A Herds Reliability 38%

-3 -2 -1 0 +1 +2 +3

TYPE MERIT Poor +1.50 Excellent

MAMMARY Poor +0.80 Excellent

LEGS/FEET Poor +2.25 Excellent

Stature Short +0.99 Tall

Chest width Narrow -0.06 Wide

Body depth Shallow +0.39 Deep

Angularity Thick +1.09 Angular

Rump width Narrow -0.79 Wide

Rump angle High pins +2.56 Sloped

Rear legs Straight -1.08 Sickle

Foot angle Low +2.22 Steep

Fore udder Loose +1.07 Strong

Rear udder Low +1.18 High

Udder support Broken -0.12 Strong

Udder depth Deep +0.45 Shallow

Teat pl Wide +0.35 Close

Teat length Short -1.19 Long

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EBI SUB INDEX

EBI SUMMARY

EBI 228 55%

Milk 89 71%

Fertility 85 57%

Calving 51 54%

Beef 1 30%

Health 7 53%

Maintenance -3 23%

Management -2 8%

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EBI Sub Index PTA

Source: ICBF

Milk PTA %

Milk kg +520

Fat kg +19 -0.01%

Protein kg +19 +0.03%

Reliability 71%

Ferility Sub PTA Rel%

Calv Int (Days) -4.66 60%

Health Sub PTA Rel%

Udder (SCC) -0.15 69%

Calving Sub Inde PTA

Rel%

Gest Len (Days) -4.50 59%

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GRASSLAND

7


McCORMICK

HOLSTEIN

Gran-J Oman McCORMICK

HBN: 65000135778023

AI Code: GJM

Oman x Durham x Jolt

High fertility, high components

GRAZING

KING

CHEESE

MAKER

SEMEN

FERTILITY

DAUGHTER

FERTILITY

ROCK SOLID

GENETICS

CALVING

EASE

Twin Birch McCormick 7449

McCormick dtr

PTA2010 December 2012

Source: DairyCo breeding+

EBI Summary December 2012

Index Euro Rel

PRODUCTION FIGURES

FITNESS TRAITS

TYPE ASSESSMENT PROOF

PLI2012 £187 PIN2012 £25

Milk kg +302

Fat kg +19.4 +0.09%

Protein kg +10.6 +0.01%

Reliability 95%

Beta Casein A1/A2 Daughters 1037 Herds 259

Direct Calving Ease +1.7%

Unsuitable

for heifers

Lifespan +1.49

Below

Average

Body Condition +0.11

Below

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*N/A = Data Not Available

Suitable

for heifers

Above

Average

Above

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Maternal Calving Ease +5.1%

Below

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Average

Somatic Cell Count -0.14%

Non

Improver

Improver

Locomotion +1.29

Below

Average

Temperament +0.03

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Milking Speed -2.42

Linear Assessment December 2012 Source: Holstein ICBF

0 Daughters 0 Herds Reliability 38%

-3 -2 -1 0 +1 +2 +3

TYPE MERIT Poor +1.93 Excellent

MAMMARY Poor +1.64 Excellent

LEGS/FEET Poor +1.53 Excellent

Stature Short +0.80 Tall

Chest width Narrow -0.17 Wide

Body depth Shallow 0.00 Deep

Angularity Thick +0.29 Angular

Rump width Narrow +0.03 Wide

Rump angle High pins +0.73 Sloped

Rear legs Straight -0.95 Sickle

Foot angle Low +0.54 Steep

Fore udder Loose +1.34 Strong

Rear udder Low +1.38 High

Udder support Broken +1.82 Strong

Udder depth Deep +2.45 Shallow

Teat pl Wide +1.44 Close

Teat length Short -0.45 Long

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EBI SUB INDEX

EBI SUMMARY

EBI 188 71%

Milk 59 77%

Fertility 95 64%

Calving 46 92%

Beef -12 89%

Health 9 65%

Maintenance -8 61%

Management 1 24%

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EBI Sub Index PTA

Source: ICBF

Milk PTA %

Milk kg 363

Fat kg 16 +0.04%

Protein kg 12 +0.00%

Reliability 77%

Ferility Sub PTA Rel%

Calv Int (Days) -6.45 69%

Health Sub PTA Rel%

Udder (SCC) -0.14 80%

Calving Sub PTA Rel%

Gest Len (Days) -3.90 99%

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8GRASSLAND


Nefas

HOLSTEIN

AL Par Shottle NEFAS

HBN: 72004990259221

AI Code: APF

Shottle x Jocko x Hunter

High components, strength & good all round health traits

GRAZING

KING

ROCK SOLID

GENETICS

CHEESE

MAKER

CALVING

EASE

Boselli NEFAS

PTA2010 December 2012

Source: DairyCo breeding+

EBI Summary December 2012

Index Euro Rel

PRODUCTION FIGURES

FITNESS TRAITS

TYPE ASSESSMENT PROOF

PLI2012 £136 PIN2012 £27

Milk kg +178

Fat kg +15.9 +0.11%

Protein kg +10.9 +0.06%

Reliability 82%

Beta Casein A1/A1 Daughters 127 Herds 81

Direct Calving Ease +2.80%

Unsuitable

for heifers

Lifespan +1.30

Below

Average

Body Condition -0.06

Below

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*N/A = Data Not Available

Suitable

for heifers

Above

Average

Above

Average

Maternal Calving Ease +5.90%

Below

Above

Average

Average

Somatic Cell Count -0.08%

Non

Improver

Improver

Locomotion +1.96

Below

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Temperament +0.08

Below

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Milking Speed -0.76

Linear Assessment December 2012 Source: Holstein ICBF

N/A Daughters N/A Herds Reliability 38%

-3 -2 -1 0 +1 +2 +3

TYPE MERIT Poor +1.86 Excellent

MAMMARY Poor +1.72 Excellent

LEGS/FEET Poor +1.34 Excellent

Stature Short +0.76 Tall

Chest width Narrow -0.10 Wide

Body depth Shallow +0.34 Deep

Angularity Thick +0.99 Angular

Rump width Narrow +1.08 Wide

Rump angle High pins -0.17 Sloped

Rear legs Straight +0.69 Sickle

Foot angle Low +0.56 Steep

Fore udder Loose +2.06 Strong

Rear udder Low +1.71 High

Udder support Broken +1.61 Strong

Udder depth Deep +1.56 Shallow

Teat pl Wide +1.46 Close

Teat length Short -1.06 Long

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EBI SUB INDEX

EBI SUMMARY

EBI 132 56%

Milk 62 67%

Fertility 18 48%

Calving 42 61%

Beef 4 59%

Health 5 60%

Maintenance -2 56%

Management 4 20%

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EBI Sub Index PTA

Source: ICBF

Milk PTA %

Milk kg +331

Fat kg +13 +0.00%

Protein kg +13 +0.03%

Reliability 67%

Ferility Sub PTA Rel%

Calv Int (Days) -0.16 51%

Health Sub PTA Rel%

Udder (SCC) -0.08 76%

Calving Sub Inde PTA

Rel%

Gest Len (Days) -3.70 71%

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GRASSLAND

9


Ponder

HOLSTEIN

Coldsprings PONDER

HBN: 65000062246687

AI Code: RSP

Buckeye x Oman x Patron

Fulfills all needs, milk, components, SCC, fertility & longevity

CALVING

EASE

ROCK SOLID

GENETICS

CHEESE

MAKER

Oakwood Ponder

PTA2010 December 2012

Source: DairyCo breeding+

EBI Summary December 2012

Index Euro Rel

PRODUCTION FIGURES

FITNESS TRAITS

TYPE ASSESSMENT PROOF

PLI2012 £139 PIN2012 £27

Milk kg +345

Fat kg +17.9 +0.05%

Protein kg +12.9 +0.02%

Reliability 82%

Beta Casein A2/A2 Daughters 139 Herds 73

Direct Calving Ease +0.81%

Unsuitable

for heifers

Lifespan +1.32

Below

Average

Body Condition -0.57

Below

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*N/A = Data Not Available

Suitable

for heifers

Above

Average

Above

Average

Maternal Calving Ease +5.70%

Below

Above

Average

Average

Somatic Cell Count -0.08%

Non

Improver

Improver

Locomotion +2.16

Below

Average

Temperament -0.06

Below

Average

Milking Speed +2.67

Linear Assessment December 2012 Source: Holstein ICBF

N/A Daughters N/A Herds Reliability 38%

-3 -2 -1 0 +1 +2 +3

TYPE MERIT Poor +2.49 Excellent

MAMMARY Poor +2.13 Excellent

LEGS/FEET Poor +2.07 Excellent

Stature Short +1.68 Tall

Chest width Narrow +0.77 Wide

Body depth Shallow +0.99 Deep

Angularity Thick +1.13 Angular

Rump width Narrow +0.51 Wide

Rump angle High pins +0.33 Sloped

Rear legs Straight -1.20 Sickle

Foot angle Low +1.73 Steep

Fore udder Loose +1.93 Strong

Rear udder Low +1.55 High

Udder support Broken +2.41 Strong

Udder depth Deep +2.31 Shallow

Teat pl Wide +2.64 Close

Teat length Short -1.07 Long

Below

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

EBI SUB INDEX

EBI SUMMARY

EBI 173 57%

Milk 61 70%

Fertility 78 55%

Calving 44 51%

Beef -6 57%

Health 2 52%

Maintenance -5 49%

Management -1 8%

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

EBI Sub Index PTA

Source: ICBF

Milk PTA %

Milk kg +368

Fat kg +14 +0.00%

Protein kg +13 +0.01%

Reliability 70%

Ferility Sub PTA Rel%

Calv Int (Days) -5.26 58%

Health Sub PTA Rel%

Udder (SCC) -0.08 68%

Calving Sub Inde PTA

Rel%

Gest Len (Days) -3.50 50%

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

GRASSLAND

10


Starlight

HOLSTEIN

Killingley Keet STARLIGHT

HBN: 141654261754

AI Code: SXL

Keet x Excellency x Sunny Boy

Compact hard working cows with high protein %

GRAZING

KING

CHEESE

MAKER

DAUGHTER

FERTILITY

Starlight Dam

PTA2010 December 2012

Source: DairyCo breeding+

EBI Summary December 2012

Index Euro Rel

PRODUCTION FIGURES

FITNESS TRAITS

TYPE ASSESSMENT PROOF

PLI2012 £18 PIN2012 £-3

Milk kg -236

Fat kg -4.10 +0.07%

Protein kg -3.70 +0.05%

Reliability 94%

Beta Casein N/A Daughters 78 Herds 43

Direct Calving Ease +1.30%

Unsuitable

for heifers

Lifespan +3.76

Below

Average

Body Condition +0.60

Below

Average

*N/A = Data Not Available

Suitable

for heifers

Above

Average

Above

Average

Maternal Calving Ease +7.10%

Below

Above

Average

Average

Somatic Cell Count +0.09%

Non

Improver

Improver

Locomotion -1.60

Below

Average

Temperament +0.02

Below

Average

Milking Speed -18.60

Linear Assessment December 2012 Source: Holstein ICBF

N/A Daughters N/A Herds Reliability 38%

-3 -2 -1 0 +1 +2 +3

TYPE MERIT Poor -1.41 Excellent

MAMMARY Poor -1.08 Excellent

LEGS/FEET Poor -1.71 Excellent

Stature Short -0.41 Tall

Chest width Narrow +0.49 Wide

Body depth Shallow -1.69 Deep

Angularity Thick -1.31 Angular

Rump width Narrow -0.78 Wide

Rump angle High pins +2.36 Sloped

Rear legs Straight +0.92 Sickle

Foot angle Low -1.50 Steep

Fore udder Loose +0.87 Strong

Rear udder Low -1.30 High

Udder support Broken -0.51 Strong

Udder depth Deep +1.44 Shallow

Teat pl Wide -2.31 Close

Teat length Short -0.37 Long

Below

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

EBI SUB INDEX

EBI SUMMARY

EBI 217 79%

Milk 45 92%

Fertility 117 67%

Calving 53 88%

Beef -4 87%

Health -3 68%

Maintenance 4 73%

Management 5 69%

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

EBI Sub Index PTA

Source: ICBF

Milk PTA %

Milk kg +160

Fat kg +7 +0.01%

Protein kg +9 +0.06%

Reliability 92%

Ferility Sub PTA Rel%

Calv Int (Days) -6.04 68%

Health Sub PTA Rel%

Udder (SCC) +0.09 80%

Calving Sub Inde PTA

Rel%

Gest Len (Days) -4.80 96%

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

GRASSLAND

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VICTORIOUS

HOLSTEIN

Hanrahan VICTORIOUS

HBN: 46151519140568

AI Code: HSV

Laurel x Zander x Merci

GRAZING

KING

CHEESE

MAKER

CALVING

EASE

DAUGHTER

FERTILITY

No photos available

PTA2010 December 2012

Source: DairyCo breeding+

EBI Summary December 2012

Index Euro Rel

PRODUCTION FIGURES

FITNESS TRAITS

TYPE ASSESSMENT PROOF

PLI2012 £77 PIN2012 £11

Milk kg -372

Fat kg +2.8 +0.23

Protein kg -0.09 +0.15

Reliability 68%

Beta Casein N/A Daughters 0 Herds 0

Direct Calving Ease +2.40%

Unsuitable

for heifers

Lifespan +3.96

Below

Average

Body Condition +0.35

Below

Average

*N/A = Data Not Available

Suitable

for heifers

Above

Average

Above

Average

Maternal Calving Ease +5.84%

Below

Above

Average

Average

Somatic Cell Count -0.07%

Non

Improver

Improver

Locomotion +0.63

Below

Average

Temperament +0.08

Below

Average

Milking Speed -13.5

Linear Assessment December 2012 Source: Holstein ICBF

0 Daughters 0 Herds Reliability 38% Genomic Proof

-3 -2 -1 0 +1 +2 +3

TYPE MERIT Poor +0.98 Excellent

MAMMARY Poor +0.89 Excellent

LEGS/FEET Poor +0.78 Excellent

Stature Short +0.06 Tall

Chest width Narrow -0.42 Wide

Body depth Shallow -1.22 Deep

Angularity Thick -0.22 Angular

Rump width Narrow +1.22 Wide

Rump angle High pins +1.59 Sloped

Rear legs Straight -0.03 Sickle

Foot angle Low +0.82 Steep

Fore udder Loose +1.35 Strong

Rear udder Low +0.60 High

Udder support Broken +0.06 Strong

Udder depth Deep +1.24 Shallow

Teat pl Wide -0.11 Close

Teat length Short -1.39 Long

Below

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

EBI SUB INDEX

EBI SUMMARY

EBI 229 54%

Milk 62 66%

Fertility 118 50%

Calving 33 53%

Beef -6 52%

Health 6 48%

Maintenance 10 46%

Management 6 30%

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

EBI Sub Index PTA

Source: ICBF

Milk PTA %

Milk kg 104

Fat kg 15 0.20%

Protein kg 9 0.11%

Reliability 66%

Ferility Sub PTA Rel%

Calv Int (Days) -5.90 51%

Health Sub PTA Rel%

Udder (SCC) -0.07 64%

Calving Sub PTA Rel%

Gest Len (Days) -2.51 55%

Above

Average

Above

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Above

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Above

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Above

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Above

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Above

Average

Above

Average

genomic

12


DAN

Ballydehob

HOLSTEIN

DAN 1263

HBN: HOLIRLM41163861263

Fairgalt 2 x Hugo x Oman

EBI SUMMARY

No photos available

EBI Summary December 2012

Index Euro Rel

EBI 305 52%

Milk 6 65%

Fertility 209 46%

Calving 29 56%

Beef 1 49%

Health 4 42%

Maintenance -2 44%

Management 3 18%

Below

Above

Average

Average

Below

Above

Average

Average

Below

Above

Average

Average

Below

Above

Average

Average

Below

Above

Average

Average

Below

Above

Average

Average

Below

Above

Average

Average

Below

Above

Average

Average

EBI SUB INDEX

EBI Sub Index PTA

Source: ICBF

Milk PTA %

Milk kg +82

Fat kg +15 +0.21%

Protein kg +9 +0.12%

Reliability 65%

Ferility Sub PTA Rel%

Calv Int (Days) -11.47 47%

Health Sub PTA Rel%

Udder (SCC) -0.07 61%

Calving Sub Inde PTA

Rel%

Gest Len (Days) -2.39 60%

GENOMIC

KEVIN

Curra

HOLSTEIN

KEVIN

HBN: HOLIRLM351066191249

Lance x Jordanaire x Rusellino

EBI SUMMARY

EBI Summary December 2012

Index Euro Rel

EBI 254 43%

Milk 51 54%

Fertility 164 37%

Calving 40 47%

Beef -17 40%

Health 4 35%

Maintenance 13 35%

Management -1 16%

No photos available

Below

Above

Average

Average

Below

Above

Average

Average

Below

Above

Average

Average

Below

Above

Average

Average

Below

Above

Average

Average

Below

Above

Average

Average

Below

Above

Average

Average

Below

Above

Average

Average

EBI SUB INDEX

EBI Sub Index PTA

Source: ICBF

Milk PTA %

Milk kg -71

Fat kg +6 +0.17%

Protein kg +6 +0.17%

Reliability 54%

Ferility Sub PTA Rel%

Calv Int (Days) -8.98 38%

Health Sub PTA Rel%

Udder (SCC) -0.03 52%

Calving Sub Inde PTA

Rel%

Gest Len (Days) -3.20 52%

GENOMIC


ROCK

RADNEY

HOLSTEIN

ROCK

HBN: 46151289161039

Supersonic x Ruud22 x Usnes

EBI SUMMARY

EBI Summary December 2012

Index Euro Rel

EBI 260 53%

Milk 50 66%

Fertility 160 49%

Calving 36 57%

Beef -12 50%

Health 6 42%

Maintenance 15 43%

Management 5 13%

No photos available

Below

Above

Average

Average

Below

Above

Average

Average

Below

Above

Average

Average

Below

Above

Average

Average

Below

Above

Average

Average

Below

Above

Average

Average

Below

Above

Average

Average

Below

Above

Average

Average

EBI SUB INDEX

EBI Sub Index PTA

Source: ICBF

Milk PTA %

Milk kg +169

Fat kg +10 +0.06%

Protein kg +9 +0.07%

Reliability 66%

Ferility Sub PTA Rel%

Calv Int (Days) -7.41 51%

Health Sub PTA Rel%

Udder (SCC) -0.06 65%

Calving Sub Inde PTA

Rel%

Gest Len (Days) -2.61 61%

GENOMIC

STRUCK

Curra

HOLSTEIN

Tunder STRUCK

HBN: HOLIRLM351066181223

Supersonic x Russellinio x Pigeonwood

EBI SUMMARY

EBI Summary December 2012

Index Euro Rel

EBI 260 45%

Milk 66 58%

Fertility 145 40%

Calving 41 49%

Beef -20 41%

Health 7 38%

Maintenance 19 34%

Management 2 14%

No photos available

Below

Above

Average

Average

Below

Above

Average

Average

Below

Above

Average

Average

Below

Above

Average

Average

Below

Above

Average

Average

Below

Above

Average

Average

Below

Above

Average

Average

Below

Above

Average

Average

EBI SUB INDEX

EBI Sub Index PTA

Source: ICBF

Milk PTA %

Milk kg +76

Fat kg +8 +0.10%

Protein kg +10 +0.15%

Reliability 58%

Ferility Sub PTA Rel%

Calv Int (Days) -8.55 42%

Health Sub PTA Rel%

Udder (SCC) -0.09 57%

Calving Sub Inde PTA

Rel%

Gest Len (Days) -3.18 53%

GENOMIC


EBI Milk Fertility Calving Carcass

Ayrshire

S862 TREVASKIS MATCHMAKER 111 -9 104 8 -12

Brown Swiss

S313 HILLTOP ACRES PT DALLAS TWIN 14 7 -3 3 -4

Friesian

RBJ COOLMOHAN REBNAUTICAL 1 235 31 175 33 -9

BIQ BLACKISLE GARVE ET 173 -53 183 39 -16

DUO DEANGATE CENTURION 166 27 106 25 -11

CXB CATLANE CARBON 155 -4 117 31 -8

KLI BLACKISLE KILMUIR ET 154 -18 146 23 -11

WUI WINNOCH UMPIRE ET 145 -6 113 21 -11

LVI LANGLEY EVOLUTION 142 -29 131 27 -11

WFZ WINNOCH OFFICER 142 2 95 35 -15

NWE NEREWATER TIPTOP ET 141 -15 112 35 -4

KZS CATLANE STOKER 140 -13 130 19 -25

S704 BLACKISLE MAVERICK ET 140 -25 112 44 -1

S976 DEANGATE OSBERT 128 31 65 24 -11

S1444 KIRKBY MAJOR 120 10 86 19 -9

LNR LAKEMEAD RANCHER 112 27 52 29 -6

Holstein

BZR BALLYBRIDE DANO 231 41 146 32 -8

YOA BALLYDEHOB ROY 765 213 50 107 49 7

ERZ BERTE 196 24 127 33 7

LZI BALLYCAIRN LINUS ET 188 78 51 55 4

WJU WA-DEL JUNCTION-ET 185 86 64 34 6

ABH ABS HERCULES 182 75 69 36 -13

WZD MOET MCDOWELL 177 64 70 45 -8

LJG LARCREST GENUINE-ET 175 69 59 55 -6

YBZ LYNALLY BLIZZARD 173 57 76 40 -1

YGR BROWNEY GIO RUU 714 153 42 71 39 -1

YBE ELDERBERRY RED 149 58 61 30 -1

OLM BALLYCAIRN MASCOL MARS 142 54 52 29 -4

SXV SCHILLVIEW OMAN GERARD-ET 125 77 24 29 5

HJS HEJA SPENCER LEIPO 123 20 56 42 -8

PEM PINE-TREE MARTHA SHOLTEN-ET 112 42 48 25 0

S962 COPPERTOP DOBERMAN-ET 110 73 12 13 -5

WPY WELCOME PENNYMAKER-ET 100 59 20 19 -1

S798 BIDLEA PADBURY PI 88 66 -9 35 -4

Jersey

S1145 POTTERSWALLS GLAMS COMERICA 185 23 128 25 -22

S920 TOLLENAARS IMPULS LEGAL 233-ET 175 55 104 4 -71

S972 FAIRWAY KLIPPER-ET 167 50 87 16 -63

Mountbeliarde

S1287 VASCO JB 100 44 59 -13 20

S1286 FENOUIL JB 76 26 48 -1 12

Swedish Red

BZA BREDAKER 197 30 129 16 -3

RAM RAMSHAMMAR 178 13 120 24 5

BCX BRATTBACKA 173 16 117 34 -1

SZA S ADAM 170 28 85 42 -1

GAX GARDO 150 -6 131 14 -7

S1010 V FOSKE 92 2 64 24 -2

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Health Main Manage Milk KG Fat KG Prot KG Fat % Prot % CI SUV

0 18 1 -141 -4 -3 0.02 0.05 -5.88 2.83

2 8 0 -7 1 1 0.03 0.02 0.7 0.48

-1 12 -7 -258 4 1 0.27 0.19 -10.68 3.97

6 14 1 -240 -11 -10 -0.03 -0.04 -11.73 3.6

11 9 -2 171 14 5 0.14 -0.02 -6.21 2.71

7 10 0 -255 -1 -4 0.18 0.09 -7.58 2.26

4 12 -3 -195 -5 -5 0.04 0.03 -9.69 2.58

7 13 6 158 9 0 0.05 -0.10 -7.35 2.15

9 12 3 -457 -4 -11 0.28 0.10 -9.14 1.87

8 15 2 -69 4 -1 0.12 0.02 -5.61 2.35

5 7 1 -83 -1 -3 0.05 -0.01 -7.48 1.89

3 27 0 -227 -3 -5 0.1 0.06 -8.73 2.19

6 3 2 -268 -3 -8 0.17 0.03 -7.62 1.76

2 15 3 47 9 4 0.15 0.05 -3.66 1.75

7 8 -1 43 5 1 0.07 0.01 -5.43 1.79

-4 12 2 108 5 5 0.01 0.03 -2.43 1.93

0 15 5 40 4 7 0.05 0.10 -8.63 3.57

3 -10 7 172 6 10 -0.02 0.07 -6.14 2.85

0 3 2 185 4 6 -0.05 -0.01 -7.03 3.64

5 -9 4 388 18 15 0.06 0.04 -2.62 1.65

1 -7 1 477 23 17 0.08 0.02 -4.66 0.69

1 14 -1 425 17 15 0.01 0.03 -4 1.74

10 -4 1 470 15 15 -0.05 -0.01 -3.89 1.97

5 -10 2 278 15 13 0.08 0.06 -4.58 0.36

8 -7 1 497 12 14 -0.12 -0.03 -2.52 3.86

3 -5 4 133 8 7 0.06 0.06 -3.58 2.32

2 -1 -1 253 12 11 0.05 0.06 -3.52 1.61

4 7 -1 387 11 12 -0.06 -0.01 -1.33 3.02

-3 -8 2 621 15 19 -0.15 -0.03 -0.28 1.7

4 13 -4 -24 4 2 0.08 0.07 -2.37 2.31

4 -9 1 368 7 11 -0.13 -0.02 -1.29 2.71

9 5 3 484 17 16 -0.02 0.00 0.67 1.65

3 1 0 338 10 13 -0.05 0.03 -0.28 1.36

2 -3 1 315 13 13 0.02 0.05 0.99 0.26

0 31 0 -327 12 -3 0.51 0.16 -7.1 3.58

1 80 2 -32 13 6 0.27 0.14 -5.83 2.85

0 77 0 -32 15 5 0.32 0.12 -4.49 2.75

1 -8 -2 22 2 7 0.02 0.12 -4.44 0.48

2 -8 -3 6 2 4 0.04 0.07 -2.59 1.42

4 15 6 -237 3 1 0.24 0.19 -7.04 3.76

6 13 -4 -126 1 0 0.12 0.08 -6.21 3.86

6 6 -5 -245 1 -1 0.21 0.15 -6.21 3.59

6 9 2 45 6 4 0.08 0.05 -5.78 1.32

3 10 5 -122 -11 -1 -0.13 0.06 -6.83 4.14

1 3 0 -62 -3 0 -0.01 0.05 -3.48 1.89

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We’ve analysed data on over 25,000

cows in our RMS herds to see the effects

that Powerstart treated silage had on

calving interval.

The analysis showed that those cows fed

with Powerstart treated silage had a

calving interval which averaged 10 days

less than those which were fed with

non-Powerstart treated silage.

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BRANDYSNAP

FRIESIAN

Langley brandysnap

HBN: 20000000621774

AI Code: LYP

Brandysnap x Pegasus x Helmsman

Fertility superstar

GRAZING

KING

CHEESE

MAKER

CALVING

EASE

DAUGHTER

FERTILITY

Brandysnap second calver

PRODUCTION FIGURES

FITNESS TRAITS

TYPE ASSESSMENT PROOF

PTA2010 December 2012

Source: DairyCo breeding+

PLI2012 £59 PIN2012 £3

Milk kg +280

Fat kg +5.8 -0.09%

Protein kg +3.70 -0.08%

Reliability 98%

Beta Casein N/A Daughters 297 Herds 94

Direct Calving Ease +1.5%

Unsuitable

for heifers

Lifespan +3.50

Below

Average

Body Condition +2.75

Below

Average

*N/A = Data Not Available

Suitable

for heifers

Above

Average

Above

Average

Maternal Calving Ease +9.5

Below

Above

Average

Average

Somatic Cell Count -0.07%

Non

Improver

Improver

Locomotion -0.19

Below

Average

Temperament +0.00

Below

Average

Milking Speed -5.28

Linear Assessment December 2012 Source: Holstein UK

22 Daughters 8 Herds Reliability 57%

-3 -2 -1 0 +1 +2 +3

TYPE MERIT Poor +0.09 Excellent

MAMMARY Poor +0.04 Excellent

LEGS/FEET Poor +0.27 Excellent

Stature Short -0.31 Tall

Chest width Narrow +0.15 Wide

Body depth Shallow -0.24 Deep

Angularity Thick -0.27 Angular

Rump width Narrow -0.01 Wide

Rump angle High pins +0.61 Sloped

Rear legs Straight +0.65 Sickle

Foot angle Low -0.80 Steep

Fore udder Loose -0.29 Strong

Rear udder Low -0.63 High

Udder support Broken -0.86 Strong

Udder depth Deep +0.01 Shallow

Teat pl Wide -0.04 Close

Teat length Short -0.45 Long

Below

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

EBI SUB INDEX

EBI SUMMARY

EBI Summary December 2012

Index Euro Rel

EBI 222 41%

Milk -16 73%

Fertility 222 12%

Calving 15 41%

Beef -24 53%

Health 3 47%

Maintenance 21 33%

Management 1 13%

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

EBI Sub Index PTA

Source: ICBF

Milk PTA %

Milk kg -323

Fat kg -11 +0.04%

Protein kg -6 +0.06%

Reliability 31%

Ferility Sub PTA Rel%

Calv Int (Days) -15.15 12%

Health Sub PTA Rel%

Udder (SCC) -0.07 72%

Calving Sub Inde PTA

Rel%

Gest Len (Days) -0.50 37%

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

GRASSLAND

19


CALEB

FRIESIAN

Catlane CALEB

HBN: 20000000638695

Genus ABS Code: FH3181

Corsair x Crescendo x Alphonso 2

Powerful cows with chart topping fertility

GRAZING

KING

CHEESE

MAKER

DAUGHTER

FERTILITY

Dam: Catlane Crescendo Christine

Sire: Catlane Corsair

PTA2010 December 2012

Source: DairyCo breeding+

EBI Summary December 2012

Index Euro Rel

FITNESS TRAITS

PRODUCTION FIGURES

PLI2012 £70 PIN2012 £7

Milk kg +3

Fat kg +3.4 +0.03%

Protein kg +2.8 +0.03%

Reliability 43%

Beta Casein N/A Daughters 0 Herds 0

Direct Calving Ease +3.70 Maternal Calving Ease +8.30 Locomotion +0.05

Unsuitable

Suitable Below

Above Below

Above

for heifers

for heifers Average

Average Average

Average

Lifespan +3.38

Somatic Cell Count -0.03 Temperament +0.03

Below

Above Non

Improver Below

Above

Average

Average Improver

Average

Average

Body Condition +4.17

Milking Speed -4.54

Below

Above

Below

Above

Average

Average

Average

Average

*N/A = Data Not Available

Dam Yield

Lact Milk Days Fat Kg Ptn Kg Fat % Ptn %

1 7341 305 260 250 3.54 3.41

2 7936 305 279 267 3.52 3.36

3 8395 305 342 294 4.08 3.51

4 8129 305 352 284 4.33 3.5

EBI SUB INDEX

EBI SUMMARY

EBI 217 39%

Milk -25 47%

Fertility 216 36%

Calving 13 36%

Beef -12 39%

Health 5 33%

Maintenance 19 36%

Management 2 16%

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

EBI Sub Index PTA

Source: ICBF

Milk PTA %

Milk kg -378

Fat kg -9 +0.10%

Protein kg -8 +0.10%

Reliability 47%

Ferility Sub PTA Rel%

Calv Int (Days) -14.72 36%

Health Sub PTA Rel%

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

genomic

Udder (SCC) -0.03 46%

Calving Sub Inde PTA

Rel%

Gest Len (Days) -1.30 45%

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HILTON

FRIESIAN

Morcourt HILTON

HBN: 20000000631092

AI Code: MJL

Hylke x Orchid x Falco

The UK’s No.1 PLI Friesian sire

GRAZING

KING

CHEESE

MAKER

CALVING

EASE

DAUGHTER

FERTILITY

dtr: Morcourt Blackberry 83, first lactation

dtr: No.215, second lactation

PRODUCTION FIGURES

FITNESS TRAITS

TYPE ASSESSMENT PROOF

PTA2010 December 2012

Source: DairyCo breeding+

PLI2012 £188 PIN2012 £42

Milk kg +453

Fat kg +28.2 +0.12%

Protein kg +18.3 +0.04%

Reliability 95%

Beta Casein N/A Daughters 132 Herds 31

Direct Calving Ease +1.5%

Unsuitable

for heifers

Lifespan +1.95

Below

Average

Body Condition +2.53

Below

Average

*N/A = Data Not Available

Suitable

for heifers

Above

Average

Above

Average

Maternal Calving Ease +7.8

Below

Above

Average

Average

Somatic Cell Count 0.00%

Non

Improver

Improver

Locomotion +0.14

Below

Average

Temperament +0.01

Below

Average

Milking Speed +1.14

Linear Assessment December 2012 Source: Holstein UK

65 Daughters 20 Herds Reliability 77%

-3 -2 -1 0 +1 +2 +3

TYPE MERIT Poor +0.25 Excellent

MAMMARY Poor +0.42 Excellent

LEGS/FEET Poor 0.00 Excellent

Stature Short +0.38 Tall

Chest width Narrow +0.77 Wide

Body depth Shallow +0.68 Deep

Angularity Thick +0.09 Angular

Rump width Narrow +0.47 Wide

Rump angle High pins -0.34 Sloped

Rear legs Straight -0.80 Sickle

Foot angle Low -0.47 Steep

Fore udder Loose -1.67 Strong

Rear udder Low 0.00 High

Udder support Broken +0.75 Strong

Udder depth Deep -1.50 Shallow

Teat pl Wide +0.95 Close

Teat length Short +2.38 Long

Below

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

EBI SUB INDEX

EBI SUMMARY

EBI Summary December 2012

Index Euro Rel

EBI 151 30%

Milk 10 33%

Fertility 114 26%

Calving 30 35%

Beef -11 31%

Health 1 31%

Maintenance 9 28%

Management 0 25%

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

EBI Sub Index PTA

Source: ICBF

Milk PTA %

Milk kg -140

Fat kg -3 +0.05%

Protein kg 0 +0.10%

Reliability 33%

Ferility Sub PTA Rel%

Calv Int (Days) -7.58 26%

Health Sub PTA Rel%

Udder (SCC) 0 28%

Calving Sub Inde PTA

Rel%

Gest Len (Days) -2.10 40%

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

GRASSLAND

21


PIET

FRIESIAN

Carrickshock Piet 2

HBN: 211238111328

AI Code: PKE

Adema 186 X Osseweidesneuver X Capan 76

High Production Friesian with great solids

GRAZING

KING

CHEESE

MAKER

Carrickshock Piet 2

PTA2010 December 2012

Source: DairyCo breeding+

EBI Summary December 2012

Index Euro Rel

FITNESS TRAITS

PRODUCTION FIGURES

PLI2012 £94 PIN2012 £23

Milk kg +146

Fat kg +13 +0.08%

Protein kg +10.2 +0.07%

Reliability 24%

Beta Casein N/A Daughters 0 Herds 0

Direct Calving Ease 2.20

Maternal Calving Ease +8.30 Locomotion -1.36

Unsuitable

Suitable Below

Above Below

Above

for heifers

for heifers Average

Average Average

Average

Lifespan +0.71

Somatic Cell Count +0.09 Temperament +0.05

Below

Above Non

Improver Below

Above

Average

Average Improver

Average

Average

Body Condition +1.97

Milking Speed -3.95

Below

Above

Below

Above

Average

Average

Average

Average

*N/A = Data Not Available

Dam Yield

Lact 305d Milk Kgs 305d Fat Kgs 305d Ptn Kgs 305d BFat% 305d Ptn%

1 6488 246 231 3.79 3.56

2 8176 316 279 3.86 3.41

3 9145 330 318 3.61 3.48

4 9309 380 330 4.09 3.55

5 9517 401 339 4.21 3.56

EBI SUB INDEX

EBI SUMMARY

EBI 115 29%

Milk 31 40%

Fertility 52 24%

Calving 31 42%

Beef -3 34%

Health -2 26%

Maintenance 5 30%

Management 3 24%

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

EBI Sub Index PTA

Source: ICBF

Milk PTA %

Milk kg 26

Fat kg 7 +0.12%

Protein kg 4 +0.07%

Reliability 40%

Ferility Sub PTA Rel%

Calv Int (Days) -3.62 25%

Health Sub PTA Rel%

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

genomic

Udder (SCC) +0.06 32%

Calving Sub Inde PTA

Rel%

Gest Len (Days) -2.70 52%

22


QUENTIN

FRIESIAN

Deangate QUENTIN BFE91

HBN: 20000000626575

AI Code: DQI

Hylke x Orchid x Beta

The UK’s No.1 fertility sire for all breeds

GRAZING

KING

CHEESE

MAKER

SEMEN

FERTILITY

DAUGHTER

FERTILITY

ROCK SOLID

GENETICS

CALVING

EASE

dtr: Damereo Stephanotis

dtr: Jondylen Quentin Kaye

PRODUCTION FIGURES

FITNESS TRAITS

TYPE ASSESSMENT PROOF

PTA2010 December 2012

Source: DairyCo breeding+

PLI2012 £135 PIN2012 £13

Milk kg +51

Fat kg +5.1 +0.03%

Protein kg +6 +0.05%

Reliability 97%

Beta Casein A1/A1 Daughters 212 Herds 69

Direct Calving Ease +2.3%

Unsuitable

for heifers

Lifespan +2.95

Below

Average

Body Condition +3.71

Below

Average

*N/A = Data Not Available

Suitable

for heifers

Above

Average

Above

Average

Maternal Calving Ease +7.60

Below

Average

Somatic Cell Count 0%

Non

Improver

Above

Average

Improver

Locomotion +2.14

Below

Average

Temperament +0.01

Below

Average

Milking Speed +1.14

Linear Assessment December 2012 Source: Holstein UK

56 Daughters 18 Herds Reliability 77%

-3 -2 -1 0 +1 +2 +3

TYPE MERIT Poor +1.77 Excellent

MAMMARY Poor +1.13 Excellent

LEGS/FEET Poor +2.14 Excellent

Stature Short +0.55 Tall

Chest width Narrow +1.56 Wide

Body depth Shallow +0.51 Deep

Angularity Thick -0.10 Angular

Rump width Narrow +0.35 Wide

Rump angle High pins +0.55 Sloped

Rear legs Straight -2.78 Sickle

Foot angle Low +1.39 Steep

Fore udder Loose +0.08 Strong

Rear udder Low -0.21 High

Udder support Broken 0.67 Strong

Udder depth Deep -0.03 Shallow

Teat pl Wide +0.97 Close

Teat length Short +0.10 Long

Below

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

EBI SUB INDEX

EBI SUMMARY

EBI Summary December 2012

Index Euro Rel

EBI 188 54%

Milk -6 72%

Fertility 165 57%

Calving 30 36%

Beef -11 29%

Health 3 63%

Maintenance 8 29%

Management 0 25%

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

EBI Sub Index PTA

Source: ICBF

Milk PTA %

Milk kg -232

Fat kg -6 +0.05%

Protein kg -3 +0.09%

Reliability 72%

Ferility Sub PTA Rel%

Calv Int (Days) -10.86 58%

Health Sub PTA Rel%

Udder (SCC) 0 84%

Calving Sub Inde PTA

Rel%

Gest Len (Days) -2.30 37%

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

GRASSLAND

23


Nautical

FRIESIAN

Kilsunny Nautical 7

HBN: 331396551220

Nautical X Osswald X Bas

High EBI sire with great production and fertility

GRAZING

KING

CHEESE

MAKER

CALVING

EASE

DAUGHTER

FERTILITY

Kilsunny Ruby

PTA2010 December 2012

Source: DairyCo breeding+

EBI Summary December 2012

Index Euro Rel

FITNESS TRAITS

PRODUCTION FIGURES

PLI2012 £N/A

Milk kg

PIN2012 £N/A

+107

Fat kg +8.3 +0.05%

Protein kg +7.3 +0.02%

Reliability Conv %

Beta Casein N/A Daughters 0 Herds 0

Direct Calving Ease +0.50 Maternal Calving Ease +10.15 Locomotion -0.93

Unsuitable

Suitable Below

Above Below

Above

for heifers

for heifers Average

Average Average

Average

Lifespan +3.78

Somatic Cell Count -0.09 Temperament +0.00

Below

Above Non

Improver Below

Above

Average

Average Improver

Average

Average

Body Condition +3.45

Milking Speed +0.00

Below

Above

Below

Above

Average

Average

Average

Average

*N/A = Data Not Available

Dam Yield

Lact 305d Milk Kgs 305d Fat Kgs 305d Ptn Kgs 305d BFat% 305d Ptn%

1 7983 298 280 3.73 3.50

2 8421 301 314 3.58 3.73

3 8571 297 312 3.46 3.64

4 9736 356 355 3.66 3.65

EBI SUB INDEX

EBI SUMMARY

EBI 210 41%

Milk 1 51%

Fertility 169 56%

Calving 40 43%

Beef -17 37%

Health 5 34%

Maintenance 16 34%

Management -5 28%

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

EBI Sub Index PTA

Source: ICBF

Milk PTA %

Milk kg -104

Fat kg -2 +0.03%

Protein kg -1 +0.05%

Reliability 51%

Ferility Sub PTA Rel%

Calv Int (Days) -10.41 36%

Health Sub PTA Rel%

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

genomic

Udder (SCC) -0.09 46%

Calving Sub Inde PTA

Rel%

Gest Len (Days) -3.50 50%

24


PERFECTERHBN: 04000000054935

AI Code: SZH

JERSEY

Shellen PERFECTER

Sultan x Sambo x Cosmonaut

Super fats and proteins from this UK born and bred Jersey

GRAZING

KING

ROCK SOLID

GENETICS

CHEESE

MAKER

dtr: Roselle Symphony

dtr: Trerose Perfecter Nell

PRODUCTION FIGURES

FITNESS TRAITS

TYPE ASSESSMENT PROOF

PTA2010 December 2012

Source: DairyCo breeding+

PLI2012 £108 PIN2012 £10

Milk kg +48

Fat kg +8.8 +0.12%

Protein kg +2.6 +0.01%

Reliability 94%

Beta Casein N/A Daughters 91 Herds 53

Direct Calving Ease +0.05

Unsuitable

for heifers

Lifespan +2.94

Below

Average

Body Condition *N/A

Below

Average

*N/A = Data Not Available

Suitable

for heifers

Above

Average

Above

Average

Maternal Calving Ease +8.60

Below

Above

Average

Average

Somatic Cell Count +0.10%

Non

Improver

Improver

Locomotion +2.2

Below

Average

Temperament -0.09

Below

Average

Milking Speed +4.32

Linear Assessment December 2012 Source: DairyCo

40 Daughters 26 Herds Reliability 73%

-3 -2 -1 0 +1 +2 +3

TYPE MERIT Poor +2.10 Excellent

MAMMARY Poor +2.20 Excellent

LEGS/FEET Poor +1.70 Excellent

Stature Short +0.50 Tall

Chest width Narrow 0 Wide

Body depth Shallow +0.60 Deep

Angularity Thick +0.90 Angular

Rump width Narrow +0.90 Wide

Rump angle High pins +0.20 Sloped

Rear legs Straight -0.90 Sickle

Foot angle Low +0.90 Steep

Fore udder Loose +2.00 Strong

Rear udder Low +2.10 High

Udder support Broken +2.00 Strong

Udder depth Deep +0.10 Shallow

Teat pl Wide +1.20 Close

Teat length Short +1.50 Long

Below

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

EBI SUB INDEX

EBI SUMMARY

EBI Summary December 2012

Index Euro Rel

EBI 175 23%

Milk 33 42%

Fertility 97 9%

Calving 42 52%

Beef -42 3%

Health -3 11%

Maintenance 54 3%

Management -4 6%

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

EBI Sub Index PTA

Source: ICBF

Milk PTA %

Milk kg -356

Fat kg +16 +0.66%

Protein kg -3 +0.21%

Reliability 42%

Ferility Sub PTA Rel%

Calv Int (Days) -5.16 10%

Health Sub PTA Rel%

Udder (SCC) 0.10 16%

Calving Sub Inde PTA

Rel%

Gest Len (Days) -3.50 73%

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

GRASSLAND

25


GUNNARSTORP

SWEDISH RED

GUNNARSTOP

HBN: 5992104

AI Code: GUO

Kelli x Abru x Hulan

High health and beef indexes from Gunnarstop

GRAZING

KING

DAUGHTER

FERTILITY

ROCK SOLID

GENETICS

CHEESE

MAKER

dtr: No.366

dtr: No.3870

PRODUCTION FIGURES

FITNESS TRAITS

TYPE ASSESSMENT PROOF

PTA2010 December 2012

Source: DairyCo breeding+

PLI2012 £174 PIN2012 £30

Milk kg +475

Fat kg +19.2 +0.00%

Protein kg +15.9 +0.00%

Reliability 81%

Beta Casein N/A Daughters 3195 Herds N/A

Direct Calving Ease +0.90

Unsuitable

for heifers

Lifespan +3.75

Below

Average

Body Condition *N/A

Below

Average

*N/A = Data Not Available

Suitable

for heifers

Above

Average

Above

Average

Maternal Calving Ease +6.00

Below

Above

Average

Average

Somatic Cell Count -0.08%

Non

Improver

Improver

Locomotion *N/A

Below

Average

Temperament -0.03

Below

Average

Milking Speed -11.52

Linear Assessment December 2012 Source: DairyCo

1366 Daughters N/A Herds Reliability 90%

-3 -2 -1 0 +1 +2 +3

TYPE MERIT Poor +1.00 Excellent

MAMMARY Poor +0.50 Excellent

LEGS/FEET Poor +0.80 Excellent

Stature Short -0.60 Tall

Chest width Narrow -0.10 Wide

Body depth Shallow -1.90 Deep

Angularity Thick -0.60 Angular

Rump width Narrow +0.50 Wide

Rump angle High pins +0.50 Sloped

Rear legs Straight +1.00 Sickle

Foot angle Low -0.60 Steep

Fore udder Loose -0.50 Strong

Rear udder Low +0.60 High

Udder support Broken +1.30 Strong

Udder depth Deep +1.20 Shallow

Teat pl Wide +0.50 Close

Teat length Short +0.30 Long

Below

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

EBI SUB INDEX

EBI SUMMARY

EBI Summary December 2012

Index Euro Rel

EBI 215 39%

Milk 29 76%

Fertility 133 6%

Calving 37 69%

Beef -7 41%

Health 5 5%

Maintenance 16 21%

Management 2 15%

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

EBI Sub Index PTA

Source: ICBF

Milk PTA %

Milk kg 48

Fat kg 7 +0.09%

Protein kg 4 +0.05%

Reliability 76%

Ferility Sub PTA Rel%

Calv Int (Days) -7.35 7%

Health Sub PTA Rel%

Udder (SCC) -0.08 9%

Calving Sub Inde PTA

Rel%

Gest Len (Days) -2.00 89%

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

GRASSLAND

26


o bruce

SWEDISH RED

O BRUCE

HBN: 92181

AI Code: S1179

Hallvik x Ipollo x UJY Mabru

High component and fertility sire

GRAZING

KING

DAUGHTER

FERTILITY

ROCK SOLID

GENETICS

CHEESE

MAKER

O Bruce Daughter

EBI Summary December 2012

FITNESS TRAITS

TYPE ASSESSMENT PROOF

Direct Calving Ease +2.75

Unsuitable

for heifers

Lifespan *N/A

Below

Average

Body Condition +0.00

Below

Average

*N/A = Data Not Available

Suitable

for heifers

Above

Average

Above

Average

Maternal Calving Ease +5.99

Below

Average

Somatic Cell Count *N/A

Non

Improver

Above

Average

Improver

O Bruce Daughter

Locomotion +0.00

Below

Average

Temperament -0.04

Below

Average

Milking Speed +0.12

Linear Assessment December 2012 Source: Viking Genetics

N/A Daughters N/A Herds Reliability 90%

70 80 90 100 110 120 130

BODY Poor 97 Excellent

MAMMARY Poor 102 Excellent

LEGS/FEET Poor 92 Excellent

Stature Short 99 Tall

Chest width Narrow 121 Wide

Body depth Shallow 106 Deep

Angularity Thick 74 Angular

Rump width Narrow 113 Wide

Rump angle High pins 108 Sloped

Rear legs Straight 92 Sickle

Foot angle Low 114 Steep

Fore udder Loose 116 Strong

Rear udder Low 77 High

Udder support Broken 95 Strong

Udder depth Deep 93 Shallow

Teat pl Wide 90 Close

Teat length Short 115 Long

Below

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

EBI SUB INDEX

EBI SUMMARY

Index Euro Rel

EBI 145 24%

Milk 32 73%

Fertility 92 0%

Calving 11 2%

Beef -4 0%

Health 0 0%

Maintenance 15 0%

Management 0 0%

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

EBI Sub Index PTA

Source: ICBF

Milk PTA %

Milk kg -56

Fat kg 6 +0.15%

Protein kg 3 +0.10%

Reliability 73%

Ferility Sub PTA Rel%

Calv Int (Days) -5.10 N/A%

Health Sub PTA Rel%

Udder (SCC) N/A N/A%

Calving Sub Inde PTA

Rel%

Gest Len (Days) -0.01 89%

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

GRASSLAND

27


Chytodden CONAN

Sire: Objat Dam: Montgomery ona MGS: Haltcliffe Hercules

Ear Tag No: UK38401460041

AI Code: S937

Progeny of Conan

Progeny of Conan

GESTATION

LENGTH

€uro-Star Index

Within Breed SBV Across Breed Rel

Maternal €173 34%

Terminal €103 30%

Calving Diff 1.20% 67%

Calving Difficulty - Breed Average 4.75%

CALVING

EASE

GROWTH CONFORMATION MATERNAL SHOWRING

CROSS-BRED

SALES

MEADOW

QUALITY

R

LIMousin

Stockmerle CRUISE

Sire: Gitan Du P Tit Mayeur Dam: Stockmerle Wendy MGS: 4131RY Ossogne Affute

Ear Tag No: 102540400200

AI Code: S1157

CALVING

EASE

GESTATION

LENGTH

CALF

QUALITY

€uro-Star Index

Within Breed SBV Across Breed Rel

Maternal €-2 18%

Terminal €108 21%

Calving Diff 12.20% 23%

Calving Difficulty - Breed Average 14.00%

CONFORMATION

GROWTH

SHOWRING

CROSS-BRED

SALES

R

belgian blue

28


Solpoll 1 FERRARI

Sire: Dynasty 37U Dam: Solpoll 1 Starlet C3 MGS: Udel 1 R51 Vindicator

Ear Tag No: UK933001324044

AI Code: S1167

Progeny of Ferrari

Progeny of Ferrari

CALVING

EASE

GESTATION

LENGTH

€uro-Star Index

Within Breed SBV Across Breed Rel

Maternal €19 7%

Terminal €4 10%

Calving Diff 2.90% 18%

CALF

QUALITY

GROWTH

CONFORMATION

MATERNAL

SHOWRING

CROSS-BRED

SALES

HEREFORD

Calving Difficulty - Breed Average 3.99%

R

Netherton MR RADAR

Sire: Dylemma Radar W42 Dam: Netherton Missie A114 MGS: Netherton Fabolous Cruz Y300

Ear Tag No: 542697100527

AI Code: S1223

CALVING

EASE

GESTATION

LENGTH

€uro-Star Index

Within Breed SBV Across Breed Rel

Maternal €125 6%

Terminal €30 6%

Calving Diff 2.10% 10%

Calving Difficulty - Breed Average 2.18%

CONFORMATION

GROWTH

CALF

QUALITY

SHOWRING

CROSS-BRED

SALES

MEADOW

QUALITY

R

Aberdeen Angus


Unsuitable

for heifers

Below

Average

Below

Average

*N/A = Data Not Available

Suitable

for heifers

Above

Average

Above

Average

Below

Average

Non

Improver

Below

Average

Above

Average

Improver

Above

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Below

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

Above

Average

USER GUIDE

PLI2012

Helps farmers select

the correct balance of

longevity fertility, somatic

cell count and production

improvement (PIN).

Recent research shows that

for every £1 increase in a

cows PLI, a £4.21 increase

in margin results.

CLASSIC

HOLSTEIN

Laurelhill CLASSIC

Oman x Laudan x Shaker

HBN: 0100636351 Genus ABS Code: FH3506

Strong, fertile and hard working cattle from this high PLI sire.

GRAZING

CHEESE

KING

MAKER

UK

CALVING

PROVEN

EASE

EBI

EBI is the Economic

Breeding Index developed

for the Irish dairy industry.

It is a single figure

expressed in Euros, aimed at

assisting farmers in finding

the most profitable bull to

breed from. Moorepark

show that 1 Euro is worth

1.94 in net profit.

DAUGHTER

FERTILITY

PTA2010

(Predicted

Transmitting Ability)

Milk Sub Index

Emphasis on % of fat and

protein as opposed to milk

yield

The PTA is the predicted

level of production, above

or below the base, which

the animal is capable of

passing on to its offspring.

Daughter Fertility

Index

A measure of female

fertility. The average of all

marketed bulls is 0. Each

point increase in fertility is

worth half a day in calving

interval. The majority of

bulls would fall between

(poor)-15 to +15(good).

3

TYPE ASSESSMENT PROOF FITNESS TRAITS

PRODUCTION FIGURES

Direct Calving Ease +1.9% Maternal Calving Ease +0.7% Locomotion -0.19

PTA2010 August 2012

Source: DairyCo breeding+

PLI2012 £219 PIN2012 £39

Milk kg +332

Fat kg +19.9 +0.08%

Protein kg +18.9 +0.10%

Reliability 87%

Beta Casein A1/A2 Daughters 36 Herds 33

Lifespan +0.4

Somatic Cell Count -22% Temperament +0.49

Body Condition +1.8

Daughter Fertility Index +6.6 Milking Speed +0.71

Linear Assessment August 2012 Source: Holstein UK

36 Daughters 31 Herds Reliability 81% UK

-3 -2 -1 0 +1 +2 +3

TYPE MERIT Poor

1.25 Excellent

MAMMARY Poor

1.42 Excellent

LEGS/FEET Poor

0.06 Excellent

Stature

Short

0.01 Tall

Chest width Narrow

2.20 Wide

Body depth Shallow

0.19 Deep

Angularity Thick

-1.77 Angular

Rump width Narrow

0.28 Wide

Rump angle High pins

-0.67 Sloped

Rear legs

Straight

-1.66 Sickle

Foot angle Low

1.60 Steep

Fore udder Loose

1.59 Strong

Rear udder Low

0.73 High

Udder support Broken

-0.50 Strong

Udder depth Deep

1.55 Shallow

Front teat pl Wide

-0.04 Close

Teat length Short

0.70 Long

Rear teat pl Apart

-1.61 Close

EBI SUMMARY

EBI SUB INDEX

Laurelhil Classic daughter from Cheshire

EBI Summary August 2012

Index Euro Rel

EBI 161 62%

Milk Sub 78 67%

Fertility Sub 69 57%

Calving Sub 34 62%

Beef Sub -25 59%

Health Sub 4 67%

Maintenance

Sub

1 56%

EBI Sub Index PTA

Source: ICBF

Milk PTA %

Milk kg +333

Fat kg +13 +0.01%

Protein kg +15 +0.07%

Reliability 67%

Ferility Sub PTA Rel%

Calv Int (Days) -3.19 58%

Health Sub PTA Rel%

Udder (SCC) -0.06 69%

Calving Sub Inde PTA

Rel%

Gest Len (Days) -2.29 65%

GRASSLAND

Fertility Sub Index

Looks to reduce calving

interval hence improving

longevity

Calving Sub Index

Promotes calves which are

easily born with a short

gestation length and low

mortality rate.

Beef Sub Index

Helps to select cows that

will have a high cull value

and also produce marketable

bull calves.

Lifespan

A direct measure of how

long cows are lasting in

the herd. Each decimal

point reflects an extra

month of herd life.

Linear Assessment

Linear measures the difference in

biological extremes in different traits,

without saying which is the most

desirable score. The mid point (0)

represents the breed average for the

population.

Maintenance Sub Index

Promotes a lighter cow

requiring less maintenance.

Health Sub Index

Selects for low SCC and

lamness


Head Office

ABS Ireland

Castletownroche Mill,

Ballyadeen,

Castletownroche, Co. Cork

Tel: (022) 46030, 46031

Fax: 022 46023

email:

breda.palmer@genusplc.com

Ervin McKinstry

General Manager - Ireland

Castletownroche Mill,

Ballyadeen,

Castletownroche, Co. Cork

Tel: 086 8527641

email:

ervin.mckinstry@genusplc.com

Stephen Lavery

Beef and Product Manager

Castletownroche Mill,

Ballyadeen,

Castletownroche, Co. Cork

Tel: 087 9809052

email:

stephen.lavery@genusplc.com

SALES REPS

Ciaran O’Shea

Dairy Product Specialist

Coolnamara, Borris,

Co. Carlow

Tel: 086 7934649

email:

ciaran.o’shea@genusplc.com

Luke Conneely

The West

Ballyglass,

Williamstown,

Co. Galway

Tel: 086 8561975

Sean Dillon

Kerry

Trippol, Ballybunion,

Co. Kerry

Tel: 087 2954456

Dessie Dunlevy

DONEGAL,

NORTH LEINSTER

The Twenties,

Drogheda

Co. Louth

Tel: 087 6846951,

Home: 041 9835143

Terry Dunne

Clare, Limerick,

North Tipp

Ballybeg, Toomevara,

Nenagh, Co Tipperary

Tel: 087 0505663

John Fogarty

South Tipp,

Waterford, Kilkenny

Kyle, Killea, Templemore

Co. Tipperary

Tel: 087 6752401

email:

johnjoseph.forgarty@gmail.com

James Foley

Kerry

Coomdiveen,

Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry

Tel: 086 8527764

email: jfoley@genusplc.com

Padraic Greenan

Monaghan

Ardaghey

Co. Monaghan

Tel: 086 3060901

email: greenlea@gmail.com

Cormac Guinan

LAOIs, Offaly, KILDARE

Derrydolney, Kilcormac

Co. Offaly

Tel: 087 2608324

email:

cormacderrydolney@eircom.net

Robert Moynan

Leitrim

Corrawallen,

Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim

Tel: 087 1300020

George Tanner

Cork

Cornerstone Breeding Club

Co-Ordinator

Carrigeen House, Conna,

Co. Cork

Tel: 087 1212162

email:

georgeandivytanner@eircom.net

Gordan Kingston

Cork

Kilmoylerane,

Ballinascarty,

Clonakilty, Co. Cork

Tel: 087 9977696

Ciaran O’Shea

Carlow, Wicklow,

Wexford, Kildare

www.genusbreeding.co.uk

LONG LIFE COWS

ABS Ireland, Castletownroche Mill, Ballyadeen, Castletownroche, Co Cork (022) 46030

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