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VR Tokyo tops BPI index

By Dairy News

VR Tokyo is leading the Balanced Performance Index (BPI) in Australia with a BPI of $298, according to April proofs.

Viking Genetics Australian business manager, Anna Norgren said there was no doubt: this sire was one of a kind and a “must have” in a herd to improve the level and quality of milk production.

She said with a Total Nordic Merit of NTM +22, VR Tokyo combined a high level of production (119) with strong components with 119 for Fat Kg and 119 for Protein Kg.

“Speaking of Top Type, Tokyo is the number one for Type Weighted Index (TWI) with an index of 105 Overall Type and 106 for Mammary. Also number one in Longevity in Australia.

“We can add that VikingRed Tokyo has also a remarkable health profile.

“He is in the #2 position among the best bulls in Australia with a Health Weighted Index (HWI) of 198, peaking on Survival with 108 and on Daughter Fertility with 101. And on the top when it comes to maternal calving with an excellent index of 129 on NTM index.”

VR Tokyo’s breeder is Göran Carlsson from Linköping, Sweden. VR Tokyo has 1496 daughters around the whole world, in ongoing production.

VR Tokyo is a top performer with a complete profile where production, type and health combine to make daughters with no weaknesses.

Ms Norgen said VH Sparky also performed strongly on BPI in Australia

High production of solids along with excellent hoof health, are unique trademark of VH Sparky.

Ms Norgren said VH Sparky was strong on the BPI ranking with $319. The fabulous combination of high production and outstanding health is not easy to find. With a Nordic Total Merit (NTM) of +23, VH Sparky (VH Suarez x VH Salomon x T Funkis) has an unusual complete profile. VH Sparky defines perfectly the saying: “excellent health and high production is possible”.

He has an outstanding production profile with 113, protein percentage 116 and fat percentage 113. On the other hand, he is a champion for Hoof Health 122 which is connected to an exceptional Longevity 109 and daughter fertility 113.

The balanced breeding values are also excellent in regard to the conformation traits; VH Sparky daughters have well attached udders. VH Sparky has 1390 daughters and was bred at the herd of Flemming Petersen, in Ribe Denmark.

VH Sparky’s mother is currently pregnant with her seventh calf and is part of the herd of the Flemming Petersen dairy farm.