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Shottle and Goldwyn sons make proof run debut

Published 17 August 10

Shottle and Goldwyn sons make proof run debut

Sons of Shottle and Goldwyn have been eagerly awaited by Holstein breeders across the country and this month's proof run, published on Tuesday 17 August by DairyCo Breeding+, gives just a hint of what might be to come.

But indomitable in his number one position remains Oman (O-Bee Manfred Justice), retaining his lead for Profitable Lifetime Index (£PLI) and still followed by many of his sons.

Remarkably, Oman improves his PLI yet further, now breaking the £250 barrier as over 100 UK daughters are added to his proof, and standing 18 points ahead of his closest rival and highest ranking son.

So consistent is the performance near the top of the PLI ranking - showing little difference from the last published figures (April) - that we skip right down to 26th position to find the first new interest that will bring something different to British breeders.

And here we find the first proven Goldwyn son, which comes in the shape of Glenn-Ann Palermo. With a PLI of £169, Palermo improves on fat and protein percentages - just like his sire - and combines this with superb indexes for SCC, Lifespan and daughter Fertility Index, with a score of +6.2.

Palermo shares his position with a son of outcross sire Laudan - Kings-Ransom Dover - who transmits a similar 'no-holes' breeding pattern, and with +2.1 for direct Calving Ease, is suitable for use on heifers.

The second Goldwyn son is Gillette Jordan, ranking immediately behind these two bulls, and with a PLI of £168. Again strong in both production and fitness, he is also the highest type transmitter of these three with a Type Merit of +2.9.

Immediately behind is the highest ranking UK-bred and proven bull - Cogent Elvina. With a PLI of £167, Elvina is sired by the Lukas son Maestro, and made his debut in the April proof run. He improves on his PLI this August with additional daughter information.

The first Shottle son to earn himself a top 50 proof is another UK progeny tested bull - Cogent Twist. This bull combines solid production with good SCC and lifespan figures and scores +1.9 for Type Merit. Out of the American Art-Acres Tex family, his dam is still alive and now in her fourth lactation in the Grosvenor herd.

Commenting on the leading bulls, Marco Winters, head of genetics for DairyCo says: "The stability throughout the bull rankings should give reassurance to British breeders who rarely witness the swings in figures occasionally seen in the past.

"But perhaps more reassuring still is the quality of so many bulls in the top 10 of the PLI ranking.

"They are nearly all big improvers for daughter Fertility Index; they are nearly all very good for reducing cell counts; all transmit improved cow lifespan and they combine this with solid production and good calving abilities.

"This is further evidence that PLI is delivering what it was set up to do."

A table of the top 50 available Holstein bulls ranked on the latest PLI (August 2010) appears below. Type Merit is supplied by Holstein UK.

TOP 50 HOLSTEIN BULLS RANKED ON PROFITABLE LIFETIME INDEX (PLI) AUGUST 2010

Rank

£PLI

Bull Name

Rel%

Milk(kg)

Fat(kg)

Prot(kg)

Fat(%)

Prot(%)

SCC

LS

FI

dCE%

TM

Availfrom

1

253

O-BEE MANFRED JUSTICE  *TL *TV DPF

99

640

29.6

27.0

0.05

0.07

-22

0.4

5.1

3.4

0.2

DD

2

235

LONG-LANGS OMAN OMAN  BLF CVF

72

687

29.3

30.3

0.03

0.09

-6

0.2

0.2

2.7

1.6

WWS

3

226

CO-OP OMAN LOGAN  BLF CVF

72

835

31.9

27.0

-0.01

0.00

-18

0.4

-0.2

2.0

0.8

BUL

4

225

UFM-DUBS ALTAESQUIRE  *TL *TV

72

468

33.2

21.8

0.18

0.08

-7

0.3

2.3

2.0

0.6

ALT

5

216

BRAEDALE GOLDWYN  *TL

99

364

22.4

15.1

0.10

0.04

-27

0.4

4.2

0.1

3.1

SMX

6

214

TIMMER TYSON  BLF CVF

78

101

29.7

16.2

0.32

0.16

-13

0.3

3.5

3.5

-0.6

AV

6

214

CROCKETT-ACRES EIGHT  BLF CVF

73

495

21.6

22.2

0.02

0.07

-25

0.4

3.7

2.3

0.3

SMX

8

207

MORNINGVIEW LEGEND

73

471

22.6

23.8

0.05

0.10

-8

0.3

2.4

1.4

0.5

GEN

9

205

COLDSPRINGS GARNER CRI  BLF CVF

73

475

26.0

17.8

0.09

0.03

-22

0.3

6.1

1.6

0.9

BUL

10

202

WIZZARD   *TV

81

483

35.4

17.6

0.20

0.02

2

0.3

2.1

 

1.2

ALT

10

202

MAINSTREAM MANIFOLD  BLF CVF

73

721

28.7

22.9

0.00

-0.01

-4

0.3

4.1

2.5

1.0

SMX

12

201

END-ROAD O-MAN BRONCO  BLF CVF

71

746

23.1

23.8

-0.07

0.00

-2

0.4

4.9

3.4

1.2

DD

13

200

WOUDHOEVE 1042 IMPULS

78

561

26.1

25.1

0.05

0.08

-14

0.3

-2.8

0.7

0.4

AV

14

195

GRAN-J OMAN MCCORMICK  BLF CVF

73

221

24.9

13.1

0.20

0.07

-19

0.3

4.6

2.4

1.4

GEN

15

191

CROCKETT-ACRES OTTO  *TL *TV

72

779

27.8

26.2

-0.03

0.01

-27

0.2

-2.4

2.2

0.3

ALT

15

191

UFM-DUBS ELLROD  BLF CVF

72

340

28.4

18.0

0.18

0.09

-7

0.2

2.6

2.6

0.5

GEN

17

185

SCHILLVIEW OMAN GERARD  BLF CVF

73

722

20.9

26.3

-0.09

0.03

2

0.3

-2.4

1.6

2.4

GEN

18

184

MACOMBER O-MAN BOGART

71

345

19.9

13.8

0.08

0.03

-18

0.3

7.7

1.6

1.5

WWS

19

183

REGANCREST ALTAIOTA

72

488

26.8

20.0

0.09

0.05

-11

0.1

1.2

2.0

1.6

ALT

20

180

MAJESTIC-MANOR OM BEACON  CVF

72

439

23.6

17.4

0.08

0.04

-11

0.2

7.2

3.1

0.1

BUL

21

177

WA-DEL JUNCTION

73

521

26.9

19.1

0.08

0.03

-5

0.2

2.2

2.2

0.9

GEN

22

175

TOMLU OMAN DOTSON  *TL *TV

72

1001

25.8

28.6

-0.15

-0.04

-3

0.2

0.9

4.0

0.2

DD

23

172

MASCOL   *TV

99

150

14.6

11.2

0.11

0.08

-20

0.5

1.9

1.1

1.3

BUL

23

172

BOSSIDE ALTAROSS

72

462

21.9

17.0

0.04

0.02

-17

0.2

2.3

1.7

1.8

ALT

25

170

ISIDORUS ALTAOSAN

77

402

21.3

17.7

0.07

0.06

-2

0.3

2.1

0.4

0.6

ALT

26

169

KINGS-RANSOM DOVER  BLF CVF

72

458

17.3

14.5

-0.01

0.00

-16

0.4

4.9

2.1

1.4

GEN

26

169

GLENN-ANN PALERMO  BLF CVF

70

348

17.5

13.3

0.05

0.02

-22

0.2

6.2

0.2

2.3

DD

28

168

GILLETTE JORDAN

74

478

18.8

15.1

0.00

0.00

-23

0.3

0.7

1.5

2.9

SMX

29

167

COGENT ELVINA  BLF CVF

89

328

23.6

19.5

0.13

0.11

11

0.1

1.7

-1.0

0.9

COG

29

167

PONSSTAR SHOGUN  BLF CVF

82

547

17.0

18.5

-0.05

0.01

-25

0.3

1.4

2.0

1.4

SAM

29

167

WA-DEL RICE HOLMAN

72

562

19.0

16.6

-0.04

-0.02

-26

0.3

4.8

2.1

0.7

BUL

29

167

MR EGAN  BLF CVF

70

879

21.5

28.7

-0.15

0.00

-10

0.2

-3.1

2.6

0.5

SMX

33

166

LEIF   *TL *TV

97

170

17.6

9.3

0.14

0.05

-23

0.5

1.4

-1.4

1.2

BUL

34

165

 DELTA GO-AHEAD

81

153

25.0

13.7

0.24

0.11

-13

0.3

-3.6

1.3

0.4

AV

35

164

ALL-RIEHL PAXTON  BLF CVF

72

441

12.1

15.4

-0.06

0.01

-15

0.4

9.2

1.8

0.3

DD

36

163

 WESTENRADE LACEY

78

183

17.4

16.2

0.13

0.13

0

0.2

3.0

2.7

0.8

AV

36

163

D OPMAN

77

497

18.9

20.4

-0.01

0.05

-20

0.1

2.8

0.9

0.3

VIK

38

162

SCHILLVIEW GARRETT  BLF CVF

73

527

18.1

16.3

-0.03

-0.01

-15

0.3

3.2

1.6

1.9

GEN

39

161

GOOLSTAR DIAMOND  BLF CVF

82

235

21.8

15.1

0.15

0.09

-7

0.2

-1.0

1.9

1.6

AV

39

161

CO-OP OMAN CAVANA  BLF CVF

70

309

28.3

14.9

0.20

0.06

-17

0.0

1.1

0.8

0.8

BUL

39

161

LOT-O-ROK OMAN JAKE  *TL *TV

70

610

27.2

20.6

0.04

0.01

-4

0.1

-0.9

2.7

1.2

WWS

42

160

COGENT TWIST  BLF CVF

83

491

24.6

17.0

0.06

0.01

-17

0.2

-2.9

-1.8

1.9

COG

43

158

D TEIS

76

191

24.8

17.6

0.22

0.14

-8

0.1

-6.2

1.2

1.0

VIK

43

158

WA-DEL HAYDEN  *TL *TV

73

529

19.6

16.3

-0.02

-0.01

-20

0.3

1.5

0.6

1.2

GEN

43

158

BOMAZ OMAN KRAMER 561 BLF CVF

71

638

22.9

17.4

-0.03

-0.04

-14

0.4

-1.4

3.2

1.1

DD

46

157

BIDLEA PADBURY

95

42

10.4

11.7

0.11

0.13

-9

0.3

3.8

-0.2

1.7

GEN

46

157

BARTELS O-MAN JOBBER

93

383

22.5

16.2

0.09

0.05

-16

0.1

3.8

1.9

0.2

GEN

46

157

JARDIN   *TL

85

475

16.0

24.5

-0.03

0.11

9

0.1

-0.5

 

1.2

BUL

46

157

RALMA FOCUS  BLF CVF

74

551

15.6

15.3

-0.07

-0.03

-22

0.4

3.3

2.4

1.4

GEN

50

154

DA-SO-BURN DOLMAN

74

627

21.6

20.4

-0.04

0.00

-8

0.1

4.8

2.6

-0.1

DD

ALT = Alta; AV= Avoncroft; BUL = bullsemen.com; COG = Cogent; DD = Dairy Daughters; GEN = Genus; SAM = Samen; SMX = Semex; WWS = World Wide Sires UK; VIK = UK Viking Genetics.  PLI = Profitable Lifetime Index; FI = Fertility Index; LS = Lifespan Index; SCC = Somatic Cell Count Index; dCE% = direct Calving Ease; TM = Type Merit.

 

 

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