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  • 08 Aug 2017

    High reliability Holstein sires show long-term stability 

    Holstein breeders seeking the high reliability of daughter-proven bulls will feel a new reassurance as Gen-I-Beq Lavaman takes his position as the number one sire ranked on Profitable Lifetime Index (£PLI) in the August 2017 AHDB Dairy proven sire rankings published today (8 August, 2017). With a PLI of £668, this Man-O-Man son returns to the position he has held on several occasions, now with 942 UK daughters contributing to his index. He continues to excel in Predicted Transmitting Ability (PTA) for protein at +0.17% and has a high daughter Fertility Index at +14.3.

  • 08 Aug 2017

    Top genomic young sires exceed £800 PLI in new AHDB indexes

    Genetic improvement continues at a pace amongst the young genomic Holstein sires and the front-runner – retaining the position he held in the April ranking – breaks the £800 Profitable Lifetime Index (£PLI) barrier in the new rankings published today (8 August, 2017) by AHDB Dairy. With a PLI of £819, Mr Rubi-Agronaut transmits solid production, marked by a Predicted Transmitting Ability (PTA) for fat of +0.21%. This Rubicon son out of a Shotglass dam also ranks as the best feet and legs improver amongst the young genomic bulls at +2.51. 

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  • 11 Jul 2017

    Alta Leads the Breeding World

    Alta Genetics is not only the world’s largest privately owned Ai company, it is also home to the highest genetic merit bulls in the industry…

  • 03 Jul 2017

    UK’s no 1 proven PLI sire now available sexed.

    Number one daughter proven profitable lifetime index (PLI) bull in the April proof run De-Su Rookie is now available as Sexed Ultra™ semen.

  • 22 May 2017

    Chocks away; Lancaster takes to the air

    UK Sires Direct, the UK’s newest cattle breeding company, is delighted to introduce the outstanding Prehen Lancaster. 

  • 04 May 2017

    May The Fourth Be With You…Mastergen Releases Unique Jedi Son With 20% Off!

    Released as one of the highest GTPI red carrier bulls in the world and as one of the very first Jedi sons in the UK, Emperor is an exciting and modern bull expected to produce extremely high GTPI offspring.

  • 28 Apr 2017

    Genus ABS Purchases Remaining Shares of In Vitro Brasil

    ABS® Global Inc., a division of Genus plc and operating in the UK as Genus ABS, recently became the sole owner of In Vitro Brasil S.A. (IVB®). In 2015, ABS purchased 51 percent of the company focused on in vitro fertilization (IVF) of bovine embryos. The negotiation of the remaining shares was expected to take place in 2018, but was completed on March 31.

  • Cogent Genomic Friesians offer profitable alternative to cross breeding

    Following  the latest proof update, Cogent are now well placed to offer a great alternative to cross breeding that can add over £4,000 to the bottom line of a 100 cow herd per lactation. This saving is purely down to the superior fertility of the progeny of Cogent’s Genomic British Friesian sires. 

  • 05 Apr 2017

    Newly proven sires show Genomics work

    Following the April proof run published by AHDB Dairy, Cogent Breeding are delighted to launch no less than five new proven sires to their line-up, all of which closely mirror their original genomic evaluations. With a range of different proven bulls now available, all with a variety of different qualities that join the already abundant genomic line up, Cogent offer a powerful line up of UK focused, profitable genetics to suit a wide variety of customers.