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  • Genus ABS Dominate The Rankings In The April Sire Proof Run

    Genus ABS is proud to announce the release of top Genomic PLI sire – ABS Outback Genus ABS is delighted with one of the most exciting sire proof runs in recent years.  Holding true to their tagline; Profit from Genetic Progress, they are proud to release the joint Number One sire on the Genomic Profitable Life Index (PLI), ABS Outback, who has a PLI of £814.  Just below him at Number Two is ABS Crimson at £784.

  • Mogul sons maintain top positions in April 2018 Holstein ranking lists

    Mr Moviestar Mardi Gras (Mogul x Planet) maintains his lead atop the rankings for UK daughter proven sires, with +3.34 Type Merit at 93% reliability. Another Mogul son whose daughters have been pleasing the UK classifiers is Delaberge Pepper (Mogul x Planet), reflected in his +3.33 TM at 87% reliability, good enough for second place. In third is TW Goodwhone (Mogul x Alpag Iron) at +3.11 TM with high reliability (97%).

  • Dead-heat at the top for genomic young sires

    There’s a dead-heat at the top of the new genomic sire rankings which – combined with four new bulls in the top 10, 10 newcomers in the top 20 and the introduction of three newly developed genetic evaluations (see panel) – makes this month’s young sire offering of particular interest to Holstein breeders.

  • 03 Apr 2018

    New number one bull replaces long-term Holstein leader

    A new number one bull in the shape of the Morgan son, Mocon, has taken his place in the proven Holstein sire rankings, published today (3 April, 2018) by AHDB Dairy. Mocon is a German-bred maternal grandson of Snowman and his Predicted Transmitting Ability (PTA) features high milk production (826kg), low somatic cell counts (-23) and a very favourable Maintenance Index (-22), indicating his daughters have relatively low maintenance costs for feed. He earns a Profitable Lifetime Index (PLI) of £689.

  • 3 New No 1 Red & White Sires!

    Mastergen provides breeders with the best selection of R&W sires!

  • Semex Genomic Sires Dominate UK Type Charts

    The latest proof run with a revised Type Merit (TM) calculation sees continued domination by Semex of the genomic sire rankings, with one in five of the top 50 ranked on TM having been bred or acquired by the company, including the top two bulls, and four of the top ten.

  • Cogent remains No.1 choice for Genomic Bulls

    Maintaining his position as the world’s highest PLI genomic sire available in the UK, Mr Rubi-Agronaut is now the only bull over the £800 PLI barrier at an impressive £812. Sired by Rubicon, one of Cogent’s proven highlights, Agronaut offers many of the traits desired on farm, offering positive Fat (+0.22%) and Protein (+0.09%) and is a breed leader in terms of Fertility index at a massive +13.1.

  • Cogent leads the proven bull rankings

    There was plenty of cause for celebration this week at Cogent when Mr Moviestar Mardi Gras propelled himself to the top of the Type Merit rankings boasting the highest score of any proven or genomic bull at +3.64 TM.

  • New Graduates Set To Deliver Profit From Genetic Progress

    ​Genus ABS reaffirm their status as the leaders in delivering Profit from Genetic Progress with the addition of seven new genomic sires averaging over £717 PLI to their line up following the December proofs.

  • 05 Dec 2017

    Top milk quality bull continues to lead young Holstein ranking

    One of the top milk quality improvers of the Holstein breed, Mr Rubi-Agronaut, leads the way amongst genomic, young sires in the new AHDB Dairy indexes, with a December 2017 Profitable Lifetime Index (PLI) of £812. Retaining the position he has held throughout the year, Agronaut transmits fat and protein percentages at +0.22% and +0.09% respectively, and also has the highest Type Merit of the top 20 sires at +3.12. This type score reflects the new emphasis on bulls with smaller stature in Holstein UK’s newly revised Type Merit formula.