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Bullsemen.com Dominates as Guarini Tops Holstein List
2012-12-05

The December 2012 DairyCo Breeding+ Holstein bull proof is dominated by bulls from Bullsemen.com, with Guarini capturing number one spot and nearly a third of the company’s bulls occupying top 100 positions.

Guarini daughter Lorella von Guarini

Guarini daughter Lorella von Guarini

Guarini has moved up four points from the August 2012 proof to become number one with a £PLI of +253. The Daughter Proven bull ranks highly in a number of key categories including +561kg milk, Lifespan of +0.5 and Type Merit of +2.33. Guarini also has the second highest SCC score at a very impressive -32. Fellow Bullsemen.com bull Shampoo who is also available as sexed semen, ranks just behind Guarini at – 31 SCC.

 

Guarini is joined in the top five by Jancenat number three and Awesome at number four. Jancen’s latest £PLI is +236. With Fat and Protein scores of +30.6kg and +22.4kg respectively, he is an ideal choice for producers for whom milk constituents is important. With a £PLI of +235, Awesome was only just pipped by Jancen. Awesome had the highest Lifespan score of +0.7. That score was shared by Genomic bull Abraham whose parentage of Jeeves X Ramos gives farmers another genetic choice.

“We are delighted that Guarini is top of the Holstein proof and thrilled that he is joined by such a range of top Bullsemen.com bulls throughout the list that are suited to the demands of UK dairy farmers,” says Nick Kirby, managing director of Bullsemen.com.

“There are 32 Bullsemen.com bulls in the top 100, which is more than double our nearest competitor. Even if you add the bulls from the second, third and fourth placed companies together we still have two more bulls in the top 100 than them combined. These results are another affirmation of our policy of working with the top breeding companies from across the world.”

That depth of quality of Bullsemen.com bulls is demonstrated by Massey who increased his £PLI again to 206 with all type and composites over +2 and SCC at -27. The number of daughter’s in Massey’s proof has now risen from 732 to 1,177. Meanwhile, one of the greatest bulls ever, Toystory, who delivered his two millionth straw earlier this year, improved his UK Type Merit score by +0.56 to +1.60 by his 1792 UK daughters.

“It is great to be able to offer such established bulls as Toystory, who is now available as sexed semen, but also to offer such exciting newer bulls such as Massey.” says Nick.

Bullsemen.com’s highest movers included Gorch Fock, up 14 to £PLI +181. Other notable scores included Goldday whose Type Merit score is now an impressive +3.23 with Feet & Legs at +3.73 and Mammary at +2.36. Also improving his Legs & Feet score was Kampman. His Feet & Legs score is now +2.37 meaning that all his three main Type composites are over +2.

“All these bulls are available now giving producers the widest choice of genetics to improve their herds in a business environment where producing more milk of higher quality while maintaining health and welfare is essential. Another strong showing by genomic bulls once again proved the value of the system in identifying high quality bulls.”

Dairy farmers wanting to benefit from Bullsemen.com’s excellent genetics should call 0808 2023230 or see www.bullsemen.com

December 2012 Holstein proofs for top ten Bullsemen.com bulls
 

£PLI

Rank

Milk (kg)

Fat%

Prot%

£PIN

SCC

LS

FI

Udder

Legs
& Feet

Type Merit

Guarini

253

1

561

0.01

0.08

46

-32

0.5

1.3

2.18

1.84

2.33

Jancen

236

3

366

0.20

0.13

53

-12

0.4

2.4

-0.04

-0.22

-0.05

Awesome

235

4

337

0.18

0.05

39

-26

0.7

5.4

0.16

0.84

0.41

Loydie

214

13

511

0.08

0.09

49

-12

0.2

3.2

0.3

1.37

0.72

Goldfire

208

15

528

0.04

0.04

40

-18

0.2

5.9

1.21

2.03

1.87

Massey

206

17

507

0.02

0.04

37

-27

0.3

2.9

2.35

2.07

2.64

Omagic

204

19

737

0.01

0.00

45

-11

0.3

3.1

-0.46

1.43

0.25

Infinite

201

21

615

0.04

0.01

42

-11

0.2

7.1

0.92

0.17

0.82

Logan

201

22

750

0.00

0.00

44

-23

0.3

-0.8

0.34

1.05

0.68

Omatido

197

25

462

-0.02

0.11

43

-22

0.2

1.3

1.11

0.69

1.08

Source: DairyCo Breeding+. Notes: SCC = Somatic Cell Count, LS = Lifespan, FI= Fertility Index

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