• New features launched in Holstein UK Genomic Portal

    Following the launch of the Genomic Portal last Summer, Holstein UK are delighted to announce a range of new features within the program.

  • Holstein UK Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Award Winning Scottish Farmer

    The Holstein UK Lifetime Achievement Award recognises dedication and service of a farmer, herdsman or any other person involved with Holstein Friesian breed for at least 20 years. Read more..

  • 03 Apr 2020

    April 2020 genetic type changes; Base change and Type Merit Formula update

    The April 2020 proof run will see the introduction of a new genetic base for Holstein and Friesian type traits, as well as an update to the overall Holstein Type Merit Formula. 

  • 07 Jan 2020

    Top Spot Again For Bomaz Fynn

    ​Bomaz FYNN has held on to his spot as the number one PLI sire in the UK. FYNN is also available Sexcel®, adding even more to his appeal. “The Frazzled son comes in with a PLI of £878 which is driven by his exceptional scores for combined Fat and Protein kg’s at +83.4 Kg’s,” comments Hannah Goodwin, Genus ABS Dairy Brand Manager.

  • 07 Jan 2020

    Bull from the land down under climbs atop young genomic type rankings

    Eclipse Milio is the new Type Merit leader among young genomic bulls with +4.50 at 54% reliability. This Emilio son out of a High Octane daughter, hails from Australia and combines smoking udders (+3.31) with great size.

  • 07 Jan 2020

    Impressive figures increase appeal of proven Holstein sires 

    ​Bomaz AltaTopshot has climbed to number one position in the new Profitable Lifetime Index proven Holstein bull rankings, published today (3 December) by AHDB Dairy. Having graduated in the summer from the genomic list and into second position amongst proven sires, he now edges upwards as more daughters come into milk in his native North America, earning him a PLI of £788.

  • 07 Jan 2020

    Number one young sire breaks 50kg fat barrier

    The young Holstein sire, Bomaz Fynn, has taken number one position in the new genomic rankings published today (3 December) by AHDB Dairy. With a Profitable Lifetime Index of £878, Fynn breaks the 50kg fat barrier for the first time in a top 20 sire, meaning that his daughters are predicted to yield 50kg more fat during their lactations than the national average cow. A Frazzled son from a Rubicon dam, he also features +0.13% fat, great udder health (-30 SCC, -3 Mastitis) and one of the highest Type Merit scores at the top of this £PLI list (+2.43 TM).

  • 07 Jan 2020

    Revised genetic index will help increase cow lifespans

    The genetic index which predicts dairy cattle lifespan has been revamped to make it more accurate and indicate longevity in additional days rather than lactations.

  • 14 Aug 2019

    It’s PARTYTIME all the time with Genus ABS

    Genus ABS are proud to unveil a line-up of genomic sires that lead the PLI rankings with 8 of the top 10 PLI sires. Offering strength in depth and something to suit the diverse needs of the UK dairy industry Genus ABS have 90 sires over £700 PLI positioning them in the top 10% for profitability in the breed. 

  • 13 Aug 2019

    Shake-up in genomic Holstein ranking 

    A tie for the number one position and three new entrants to the top 10 indicate the vibrancy in the Profitable Lifetime Index (£PLI) ranking for young genomic Holstein sires, which is published today (13 August 2019) by AHDB Dairy.