News

Foske retains poll position in reds

By Dairy News

V Foske regains his position at the top of the Reds with a BPI of 284. He now has 1288 Australian daughters in his proof.

Viking Genetics said V Foske has been heavily utilised by red breed enthusiasts and the cross breeding sector of the industry.

“He has been such a consistent sire for having high production and providing the boost in fertility and longevity that so many farmers are looking for,” Viking Genetics business manager Anna Norgren said.

The Viking Genetics Holstein sire, VH Booth, has retained his position at number two in the BPI proven sire list with a BPI of 349.

“VH Booth has a very reliable international proof with 4341 daughters and provides the type of cows most farmers are looking for with medium size frames, nice udders, strong feet and legs coupled with great production, health and longevity,” Ms Norgren said.

“Viking has been very happy with the performance of our Holstein sires here in Australia.

“We have had 12 Sires achieve Australian proofs since we opened for business here 9 years ago with an average BPI currently of 201 which shows a great adaption to the Australian conditions.”