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    Online Offering Enhanced with New Holstein Sire Jesfa

From a stud already establishing a reputation for top quality type and production sires comes Jesfa, the latest and most exciting new release from

Jesfa TochterJeltje

Jesfa TochterJeltje

German proven Jesfa is a son of leading French sire Jesther CV out of a VG Basar dam and looks set to become a top sire of sons. Transmitting close to +900kg milk and +45kg combined fat and protein Jesfa is among the top bulls available for milk and solids in the UK. Unlike his sire, Jesfa has also tested free of the recessive CVM gene.

Jesfa has a rock solid linear profile with no weaknesses, as reflected in his overall Type Merit score of +2.55. According to Nick Kirby, managing director of, Jesfa is the ideal sire for today’s larger herds looking for average sized cows with plenty of capacity, correct, wide rumps and more dairy strength. The bull is also very good on legs and feet and has an udder composite of +2.72, which is exceptional at this level of milk production. Putting the bull’s proof into perspective, Jesfa is currently the only bull available in the UK over 800kg milk that also scores over +2.00 on udders, feet and legs and overall Type Merit.

The release of Jesfa tops an exceptional proof run for, which currently has five of the top 50 £PLI sires on the books. These include the No 4 £PLI sire Jardin, high type and component sires Jurus and Emil II, and the high milk and solids sire GG Addison Satire. Overall the online active stud averages £52 PLI , -5 SCC , 393 milk , 18 fat , +0.05% fat , 14 kg protein , +0.02% protein , +1.7TM , +1.1 feet & legs , 1.7 mammary , +1.0 dairy strength and +0.02 Lifespan.

Semen from Jesfa is available at an on line price of £19 and details of the complete stud can be accessed via the Internet at

Jesfa has a May 2007 Interbull proof of +885kg milk, +20.4kg fat (-0.16%) +24.3kg protein (-0.05%), £PLI 59, SCC PTA 2% and Lifespan +0.1.

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