Taking second place on the current American TPI list and surpassed only by the renowned Picston Shottle, is bull, Ensenada Taboo Planet.

Planet, who has been secured by AI company Dairy Daughters, appeals to producers not only for the exceptional milk production he transmits to his daughters and for his udder qualities, but for offering an unusual outcross pedigree. He also combines high production with a negative score for cell counts.

Planet’s dam, Plushanski Amel EX92, is a good production cow and has attracted the attention of US stud, Select Sires for her udder, dairy strength and unique pedigree. At almost nine years old and after an extensive flushing programme, she has just calved her forth and is producing 80kg a day.

Ensenada Taboo Planet cow bull

Planet’s sire, Rose-Baum Taboo has sired sound, workable, medium-sized daughters with good longevity.

A Select Sires analyst says “the desire with this mating was to produce a bull that could sire leading production and solid type from an outcross pedigree and so far planet is exceeding expectations.”

“His daughters exhibit the same qualities we found in his dam. They show great dairyness with the ability to produce lots of milk from great udders. Udders are high and wide with strong central support and closely placed front teats. Frames are moderate, but thurls and pins are wide.”

Said to be an ideal choice on daughters of Justice, Outside and Shottle, Planet’s own first crop proof weights in with 991kg milk, 29.1kg (-0.1%) fat, 28.5kg (-0.04%) protein, PIN £45 and PLI £174. This puts planet into the top 10 for milk for available bulls in the UK.