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Semex Sires Show ‘Spirte’ in February UK Holstein Proofs

Building on its long-standing successful track record in the Holstein UK proofs, Semex UK has seen a number of sires obtaining improved scores and two established bulls gaining actual Type Merits for the first time.

A Spirte daughter, Spirte Pam 473

a Spirte daughter, Spirte Pam 473
Cedarwal Spirte has lived up to expectations following many positive reports on his second-crop daughters in Canada, moving up from +2.48 to +2.75 Type Merit. He sires that rare combination of dairy quality and strength, breeding powerful cows with clean, flat bone and snug, firmly attached udders. Spirte also lifts milk and fat% and is highly-rated for milking speed, temperament and lactation persistency, making him very well-suited to UK systems.

Confirming his position as one of the world’s leading type sires, Ladino Park Talent RC also showed significant improvement moving up from +3.06 to +3.27 Type Merit. Talent is highly regarded for his amazingly consistent udder quality, borne out by a latest Mammary score of +3.40, as well as excellent feet and legs and wide rumps with near-ideal slope.

Storm sons - Pursuit September Storm RC and Braedale Freeman – gained UK type proofs for the first time. September Storm’s score of +2.72 Type Merit, together with +2.65 on Mammary based on 100 UK daughters, demonstrates his ability to breed fancy, stylish cows with milk, fat and very good somatic cell counts. Braedale Freeman also returned a positive +2.84 Type Merit score based on 121 UK daughters. His breeding pattern shows high fat percentage, wide rumps and quality udders.

“This set of proofs tells two stories; the second-crop proofs for Spirte and Talent confirm the reliability of their initial, randomly-sampled proofs, while the actual UK proofs show that the Canadian figures give an accurate picture of a bull’s eventual breeding pattern in the UK,” said Willie Tait of Semex UK. “Improved results, particularly in key functional traits, by sires like Spirte and Talent show their current and long-term breeding potential. Overall, our sires are showing real strength in the blend of traits that are required by today’s dairy producers.”

Gillette Final Cut showed increased production of +345kg Milk, +0.09% Fat, -0.02% Protein, and a somatic cell count of -16. Overall Type Merit is +3.09, with +2.31 Dairy Strength and 2.97 Mammary. Freeman and Final Cut are graduates of the long-running Semex UK FAITH young sire programme alongside other well-known current bulls such as Braedale Bambam, Gillette Cutler and Rietben Charge.

link Triple Top for Scottish Holstein Bulls
link UK Storm Hits Europe
link Semex Dairy Conference to Tackle the 'Real Estate' of Dairy Farming

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