Independent breeding company Dairy Daughters has entered the race to provide the best bulls as sexed semen with a killer blow, toppling all the big players with the highest type sexed bull on the market and offering him at a competitive price.
A Lucius daughter
The bull is Savage-Leigh Lucius, whose remarkable 3.26 score for Type Merit reflects a linear type profile which will appeal to a broad cross-section of dairy farmers. Particularly impressive udder traits (udder composite 3.02) combine with great legs and feet (2.13) and body traits which are not extreme in any way – neither too tall or angular, nor too coarse, and with close-to-average stature.
Production is also good in Lucius daughters (his PTA milk is 468kg), yet he also brings lifespan improvement and cell count reductions.
As a son of Comestar Outside and out of an EX91 Aaron daughter, the Lucius pedigree provides the icing on the cake for this exceptional package which has broken the mould for sexed semen.
“We pride ourselves as a company on offering value for money, and are delighted to be able to price sexed Lucius semen at just £23 per straw,” said Alison Lovell from Dairy Daughters. “People are gaining confidence in the sexed product and they see it as a way of addressing the shortage of dairy heifers and avoiding the expense of buying them in.”
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