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Australian-bred Holsteins show depth in August ABVs

By Dairy News Australia

Australian-bred sires are leading the way in the August ABV release, according to Genetics Australia chief executive officer Anthony Shelly.

“We are really pleased with the way our Australian-bred young sires and emerging proven sires are complementing our strong daughter proven sires, to give us a complete offering that is hard to match,” Mr Shelly said.

Proven favourites Maebull and Giles continue to lead the Holstein contingent.

Maebull now has more than 550 milking daughters and still maintains a 300+ BPI ranking, offering breed-leading mastitis resistance and cell count, superior daughter fertility and positive semen conception rate.

The 2020 addition, Giles, continues to perform strongly with 332 BPI, additional daughters and reliability, with the same breed-leading gestation length and calving ease.

This JoSuper son sires averaged-statured daughters that display excellent width and strength. He is the ideal bull for farmers who experienced success with the highly regarded sire Christmas.

Pilbara has emerged as the leading senior genomic sire.

This Perseus son now has a BPI of 394 with super ratings for protein and protein percentage.

This A22 calving ease sire has outstanding ratings for mastitis resistance, daughter fertility and mammary system.

Tirano and Sondalo are Jeronimo full brothers from a VG88 Main Event daughter.

Both ranking in the elite end of the BPI list, they offer excellent production ratings, strong fertility and short gestation length.

Both bulls transmit excellent udders with Tirano having the added bonus of being polled.

Lastin is a Fedora son and one of two young Australian sires over 400 BPI.

Positive deviations, shorter gestation and excellent survival are features of this profitable sire.

He is joined in the 400-plus club by Karat, the leading Australian-bred young sire in the August ABV release.

At 414 BPI with balanced production, outstanding fertility and survival along with an exceptional rating of 110 for mammary system, Karat will be one of the most popular sires available this spring.

His A22 brother Kardew has similar ratings for survival and mammary system with the bonus of higher yields of fat and protein.

“The depth of our Holstein offering is as strong as ever,” Mr Shelly said.