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  • 03 Sep 2018

    Holstein UK relaunches WebMate and BullSelector

    The redevelopment of WebMate and Bull Selector was initiated with the primary goal of reducing the number of steps and creating a more user friendly and less time-consuming web app.

  • 31 Jul 2018

    Semex and Buitelaar team-up to reward calf health via Immunity+®premium

    Two industry leaders have announced a joint initiative to promote the merits of breeding healthier calves and keeping them as healthy as possible once born.

  • Traceability in the Dairy Industry

    The UK food supply chain continues to become more integrated, driven by the requirement from retailers and the consumer for greater traceability. The Holstein UK Group provides a variety of services that can help producers to meet strict requirements, and also build a herd that is fit for purpose.

  • Genus ABS Dominate The Rankings In The April Sire Proof Run

    Genus ABS is proud to announce the release of top Genomic PLI sire – ABS Outback Genus ABS is delighted with one of the most exciting sire proof runs in recent years.  Holding true to their tagline; Profit from Genetic Progress, they are proud to release the joint Number One sire on the Genomic Profitable Life Index (PLI), ABS Outback, who has a PLI of £814.  Just below him at Number Two is ABS Crimson at £784.

  • Mogul sons maintain top positions in April 2018 Holstein ranking lists

    Mr Moviestar Mardi Gras (Mogul x Planet) maintains his lead atop the rankings for UK daughter proven sires, with +3.34 Type Merit at 93% reliability. Another Mogul son whose daughters have been pleasing the UK classifiers is Delaberge Pepper (Mogul x Planet), reflected in his +3.33 TM at 87% reliability, good enough for second place. In third is TW Goodwhone (Mogul x Alpag Iron) at +3.11 TM with high reliability (97%).

  • Dead-heat at the top for genomic young sires

    There’s a dead-heat at the top of the new genomic sire rankings which – combined with four new bulls in the top 10, 10 newcomers in the top 20 and the introduction of three newly developed genetic evaluations (see panel) – makes this month’s young sire offering of particular interest to Holstein breeders.

  • 03 Apr 2018

    New number one bull replaces long-term Holstein leader

    A new number one bull in the shape of the Morgan son, Mocon, has taken his place in the proven Holstein sire rankings, published today (3 April, 2018) by AHDB Dairy. Mocon is a German-bred maternal grandson of Snowman and his Predicted Transmitting Ability (PTA) features high milk production (826kg), low somatic cell counts (-23) and a very favourable Maintenance Index (-22), indicating his daughters have relatively low maintenance costs for feed. He earns a Profitable Lifetime Index (PLI) of £689.

  • 27 Mar 2018

    The Industry's Most Sought After Sire Now Available!

    Bomaz Skywalker is the hottest Genomic sire to join the Genus ABS line-up and is set to be in high-demand.  Skywalker ranks highly on many globally indexes, he is the number one gTPI sire currently available at 2939 and is the second highest Net Merit$ sire (1058 NM$).  Skywalker offers a balanced proof and is the only sire in the world to offer his amount of PLI, Milk Kg’s and combined weights of fat and protein.

  • Exciting new UK-bred sire now available

    UK Sires Direct have just released the first batch of semen from an exciting new UK-bred young Holstein sire. Wiltor Dallas offers an ideal combination of production, health and conformation traits for those farmers looking to breed medium-sized, easy to manage cattle that milk.

  • 19 Dec 2017

    3 Outstanding A2A2 Bulls, averaging £722 PLI!

    3 Outstanding A2A2 Bulls, averaging £722 PLI!