Still only in its first year of trading, on-line semen company
Bullsemen.com has had another exceptional proof run with more bulls
than any other stud in the top echelons of the new look £PLI
Alliance daughter, Hanna
Changes to the PLI formula for the August proof run have given
increased credit to bulls that transmit higher milk quality along
with good functional type and health traits and high Lifespan
scores. This switch in emphasis has propelled no fewer than eight
Bullsemen.com sires into the Top 30 PLI rankings.
Leading the way is high milk Dutch Boy son Bobas who is the highest
new entry on the rankings, and is one of six new releases from
Bullsemen.com for the autumn. Bobas transmits over 900kg milk
with just short of 60kg combined fat and protein and combines
a £PLI of £209 and a Type Merit of +1.59. The company
has a policy of choosing high Lifespan and SCC improving sires
and Bobas is no exception with an SCC PTA of --12% and a Lifespan
score of +0.2.
German proven Jesther son, Jesfa made an impact on the May proof
run and has improved again to become the only bull on the rankings
over 900kg milk that also scores more than +2.00 on udders, feet
and legs and overall Type Merit.
US proven sire Darlawn Mtoto Hosea typifies the company philosophy
of selecting for all round type production and health traits.
Hosea has one of the highest Lifespan scores on the available
bull rankings at +0.5 and is also a serious cell count improver
with a PTA of -22%.
“With just under 450kg milk, a £PLI of 133 and an
overall Type Merit of 1.83 Hosea is the sire to produce trouble
free, long-lived cubicle cows,” says Bullsemen.com managing
director Nick Kirby.
The company is also making an impact on the type rankings with
Canyon Breeze Allen son, Alliance, who is one of the highest
new entries in the Top 20 with a Type Merit of +2.9. From the
great Laurie Sheik Canadian cow family, Alliance is out of a
Comestar Lee daughter of Comestar Lausan Black VG87. Apart from
great all round type Alliance is also a very useful production
sire with over +400kg milk, +43kg CFP and a £PLI of 162.
The new additions to the stud have further strengthened an already
impressive sire line-up and the Bullsemen.com latest catalogue
offers 14 bulls over + £140 PLI, 10 bulls over + 2 on Type
Merit and 14 bulls plus lifespan, which highlights only a few
of their stud's strengths.
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