Ards Razorlight is just one of the many great young Holstein sires
available from Visions in 2008.
Wallace and Wilson Patton with Ards Juror I Ruth EX94
Breeders by H Patton & Sons, Newtownards, Co Down, Northern
Ireland are great supporters of the UK bull proving system with
this their fourth bull being tested on the Visions Young Sire
Testing Program at Cogent.
Razorlight’s sire is Mascol who has the ability to reduce
somatic cell counts, increase lifespan, improve feet, legs and
udders, and deliver very good all-round production traits.
dam, is from the rock-solid Ruth family where leading UK elite
proven sire Joylan Specialist evolved from. She is the hard working,
long lasting Ards Juror I Ruth EX94 4E who has just completed
her sixth lactation of 14,373kgs at 4.94% and 3.13% protein. Over
six lactations she has produced an average of 12,546kgs 4.4%
butterfat 3.33% protein in 6 lactations.
Breeder Wilson Patton commented “the Ruth family excels
in longevity obvious with over 100 Ruths’ milking within
the herd. Razorlight’s dam Juror I Ruth EX94 4E is as fit
as a fiddle at twelve years old and following six calves
and is very sound on her feet and legs.
Sire analyst Hugh Pocock
contracted this mating and states “Razorlight
is a modern cross selected to sire future longevity specialists.
The Ruth family is one of the most prolific in the breed and
using Mascol will complement production with long lasting cows.
This unique pedigree boasts of and EX94 dam and grand dam that
have produced over 100 tonnes of milk!
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