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High Ranking Bulls Confirm No.1 Jersey Portfolio

Cogent Breeding and UK Jerseys have confirmed the strength of their joint portfolio in the latest August 2011 Jersey bull proofs with sires dominating the No.1 positions for PLI, type, fertility, fat and legs.

DJ Lix daughter
DJ Lix daughter

DJ Lix the No.1 PLI bull is the latest addition to the portfolio. The Q Lor son has impressive health traits offering £201 PLI, +0.1 lifespan and -15 somatic cell count. Quality production is also a key attribute of Lix for farmers wanting to improve components, providing a bull that combines the true Danish Jerseys’ profitable production and durability.

Following closely behind on the PLI leader board is Sunset Canyon Anthems Allstar with £195, who is also the No.1 bull for fat with +32.8kgs.

Tower Vue Prime Tequila, tops the rankings for three traits as the No.1 type (+3.5), udder (+3.2) and legs (+2.4) bull. With an outcross pedigree, his dam is the awesome brood cow Pleasant Nook Sambo Teal, who has bred five Excellent and three VG daughters. Sired by Gil-bar Sparkler Primetime, this top conformation bull is a component improver and progeny have been leading the show circuit in Canada this season.

Top fertility bull, Hollylane Lilibets Legacy leads the fertility tables by a massive four points at +11.7. Next in line at No.2 is yet another Cogent/ UK Jerseys bull, the Danish bred DJ Hagri with +7.7.

Cogent Jersey Specialist, Derrick Frigot comments: "I am delighted with the performance in the bull proofs which confirms the strength of our portfoilio. For farmers looking for proven and reliable bulls, we have eight of the top nine reliability sires, so customers can be confident of the bulls on offer."

For more information contact your local Cogent Breeding Advisor or call FREEPHONE 0800 783 7258.

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