28 Apr 2021

April proof release – Genus ABS strong in the £PLI charts

Genus ABS are delighted that 11 of their bulls now reside in the top 20 £PLI genomic sires, according to the latest AHDB published lists. In addition, 7 of those top 11 sires are available through Sexcel; sexed genetics which provide a 90% conception rate in comparison to conventional semen.

Looking at the latest sires:
Boghill Glamour APPLAUD is the first De-Su 14673 Appeal son to hit the market. APPLAUD provides high £PLI (+£875) alongside the rare and desirable combination of Production, fertility, (+708KG Milk) and (+12.1) daughter fertility, respectively.

Hannah Goodwin, Dairy Brand Manager for Genus ABS comments, “APPLAUD will create smaller than average daughters with added strength, increased lifespan and reduced maintenance. He will provide the perfect recipe for efficient, profitable cows.” On top of that, APPLAUD ranks as the #3 sire on the Spring Calving index (£SCI) and Autumn Calving Index (£ACI) at £526 and £724, respectively. A standing ovation for the complete all-rounder APPLAUD.

On the proven front De-Su 13798 OXFORD Graduates this time with a first-class proof. Oxford, a unique Wa-Del ABS Bourbon son, offers the promise of extreme production (+984KG Milk), and a (+4.1) Fertility Index with an attractive linear that is packed with dairy character, well attached udders and superb legs & feet.

Other Proven highlights include ABS Achiever – Genus ABS’ first ever Icon sire. His proof provides exceptional figures of (+53.2kgs) and (+0.47%) Fat. He now has 78 daughters in his UK proof.

This proof run provides the greatly anticipated release of Rubels Red son, Koepon OH RYDER RED. Ryder red is truly a unique sire in his own right. He offers an unrivalled linear profile with (+2.63) Type Merit with exceptional confirmation traits, superb mammary systems (+2.76) and high production (+845kgs) Milk. In addition, Ryder will produce daughters with wide rumps and well-set legs, with fantastic locomotion. Aside from exemplary confirmation, Ryder red has attractive management traits and will produce calves that will go on to live long, productive lives.

Bomaz PLATT  is one of the first sons of DeNovo 2800 PRINCE to launch adding to Genus ABS’ 2nd Generation DeNovo sires. He is the #1 £SCI sire (+£561) and #2 £ACI  sire (+£774). European Breeding manager Hendrik Albada comments “PLATT offers exceptional milk quality (+51.5kgs) (+0.39%) and (+27.3kgs) Protein (+0.15% Protein), with the highest daughter Fertility in the top 20 available genomic sires at (+13.3). Daughters of Platt will reach and exceed the expectations of our customers.”

Hot off the press, Denovo SIZZLER is a son of the extremely popular ABS SASSAFRAS. SIZZLER will add superb production (+885kgs) that converts into positive components with attractive health and fitness traits. There is no conformational sacrifice and SIZZLER has the golden ratio of smaller stature with extreme chest width, body depth and rump width. With (+2.29) UK Type and (+1.86) Mammary, Sizzler daughters will be stylish, with strength and dairy character.

Contact Genus ABS today to find out more:
Committed to delivering a portfolio of sires to customers that will endeavour to help drive profit through genetics, Genus ABS now have 165 sires available in the top 10% for £PLI. For more information please contact your local Genus ABS Representative.


Larcrest Robust Carlin 4th Dam to APPLAUD our highest PLI release and ICON sire