• 03 Apr 2018

    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%).

  • 03 Apr 2018

    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.

  • 19 Jan 2018

    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!

  • 13 Dec 2017

    3 New No 1 Red & White Sires!

    Mastergen provides breeders with the best selection of R&W sires!

  • 12 Dec 2017

    Semex Genomic Sires Dominate UK Type Charts

    The latest proof run with a revised Type Merit (TM) calculation sees continued domination by Semex of the genomic sire rankings, with one in five of the top 50 ranked on TM having been bred or acquired by the company, including the top two bulls, and four of the top ten.

  • 12 Dec 2017

    Cogent remains No.1 choice for Genomic Bulls

    Maintaining his position as the world’s highest PLI genomic sire available in the UK, Mr Rubi-Agronaut is now the only bull over the £800 PLI barrier at an impressive £812. Sired by Rubicon, one of Cogent’s proven highlights, Agronaut offers many of the traits desired on farm, offering positive Fat (+0.22%) and Protein (+0.09%) and is a breed leader in terms of Fertility index at a massive +13.1.

  • 07 Dec 2017

    Cogent leads the proven bull rankings

    There was plenty of cause for celebration this week at Cogent when Mr Moviestar Mardi Gras propelled himself to the top of the Type Merit rankings boasting the highest score of any proven or genomic bull at +3.64 TM.