Genus ABS announce the graduation of 27 new sires to their stud this December sire proof run, with two new Proven graduates, 13 new Genomic sires and 12 new Sexed sires.
Speaking about Genus ABS’ success this proof run, Larissa Jones, Dairy Product Manager comments: “I am delighted to welcome these new additions to the Genus ABS sire line-up. As a group, the graduates will deliver high levels of improvement for traits such as production, Type, fat & protein percentages and overall they dominate in the PLI rankings. Our 13 new release Genomic sires now average a huge £653 PLI and +2.4 Type Merit, with four weighing in at over £700 PLI. As always, our continued focus on health and fitness will also ensure that our new graduate sires will significantly reduce the incidence of health problems.”
Larissa continues, “With such varied genetics on offer I feel we have a solution for all farmers with different breeding goals. It is also pleasing to see that again we have delivered two new Proven graduates, both who have been previous top selling Genomic sires".
Seagull Bay MVP - an extremely impressive Proven sire who is already in high demand. Taking after his name of 'Most Valuable Player' in the Genus ABS line up, he offers £540 PLI and +2.82 Type Merit, alongside serious components and health trait improvement.
A daughter of the newly Proven Seagull-Bay MVP - Seagull-Bay MVP 532
De-Su Topsy - a full brother to our top-selling Proven sire De-Su Balisto, Topsy is the only bull who can offer an exceptional combination of +2.1 Type Merit, +728 Milk and 0.05% Protein. Farmers across the world have been thrilled with their Topsy progeny - they are strong, stylish animals with superb mammary systems providing high yields and components.
Alongside these fantastic Proven sires, we also have a number of new Genomic sires that are joining the Genus ABS line up, highlights include:
De-Su 13181 Quantum who boasts an incredible £753 PLI is now ranked as the number four sire in the Global PLI rankings. He is the only sire in the world to offer £753 PLI, +2.6 Type and +899 Kg's Milk. A Supershot son backed by six generations of VG/EX Dam's, Quantum has an excellent Linear superb mammary traits at +2.49 and will also add teat length to progeny +1.25.
ABS Mayday - this sire offers great profitability and epitomises the demands of the UK Market today. Mayday comes straight from the heart of the Genus ABS female programme and has an extremely unique pedigree being a Tailor son (a sire who was never available in the UK for sale) from Bacon-Hill Balisto Molly (one of the highest priced females in recent history). With £729 PLI, Mayday is now one of the top 10 sires in the global PLI rankings, in addition to also offering +522 Kg Milk, 0.14% fat and 0.09% Protein.
Netherside Equinox - an impressive Silver son who has been one of our fastest selling UK Genomic sires ever. Equinox is one of the only bulls in the world to offer over £600 PLI, more than + 3.3 Type Merit, -29 SCC and +3 Fertility Index, making him an extremely unique and attractive sire. Equinox’s Dam from the Netherside herd, has already proven to be a successful bull Dam and the Grand Dam is the former #1 TPI Genomic Beacon daughter.
Netherside Quattro - an excellent sire for providing both positive health traits and profitability. Quattro offers £635 PLI in addition to very attractive health traits of -30 SCC, +0.6 Lifespan and an impressive +9.1 Fertility Index. Quattro being an Octavian x Massey x Beacon provides a different sire stack to other sires available in the UK today.