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Dairy Farmers Offered Instant Rewards for Breeding Healthy Herds

Selecting bulls that will improve herd health and dairy cow longevity will earn dairy farmers the added bonus of instant free gifts worth up to £900 each in a novel June promotion from and Countrywide.

Laudan Ilona 2nd
Laudan Ilona 2nd

Dairy farmers ordering quantities of semen from any of nine high PLI (Profitable Lifetime Index) bulls with strong health trait features will qualify for prizes ranging from pressure washers to DIY hoof trimming kits.

These high value prizes continue the “healthy herd” theme and will be the reward for choosing bulls like Manager (the number one cell count improver) and Laudan (number two for longevity). Somatic cell count improvement (average -17%) and longevity (average +0.39) are the key themes amongst the nine featured bulls, alongside their generally strong fitness traits and high PLI status.

“Every dairy farmer knows that it makes sense to breed for higher standards of health and longevity, but breeding is by its very nature a relatively long term process, with the rewards coming several years down the line,” said’s managing director Nick Kirby. “We are therefore offering farmers an instant reward for making the right long term investment in their herds. All the bulls in the catalogue meet stringent minimum standards of at least £130 PLI, +1 UK Type Merit and +200kgs milk, but for this month only we are specifically focusing on nine that offer particular herd health advantages on top.”

Dairy farmers can take advantage of’s offers by contacting the company’s sales office on 0808 202 3230, or logging on to The offer runs from May 31st to end of June.

Dairy farmers ordering minimum quantities of the following bulls will qualify for prizes as detailed below, following order and delivery:

Alliance, Manager, Laudan, Mr Monarch, Jurus, V Eaton, Jakobus, Gibor, and Tempeuro.

Minimum order of 40 straws - DIY foot trimming kit or Udder Mint + dispenser
Minimum order of 100 straws - Electric fly killer or Heiniger cattle clippers
Minimum order of 200 straws - Karcher Pressure Washer HD 801B.

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