Three new calving ease bulls that boast good Type combined with solid performance have been released by Genus.
All three sires have the traits required for UK farmers explains Andrew Rutter, breeding programme manager.
“Not only do they excel for type but they also score well for important management traits such as calving ease, SCC and lifespan.”
Schillview Oman Gerard is one of the best conformation Oman sires available today, he says.
His type merit is +0.5 higher than his nearest rival and he scores +2.67 for mammary composite. “He comes from eight generations of VG or Excellent cows and his daughters have consistently good udders.
“These cows are really built to last with their balance and moderate-sized frames and wide chest floors.”
Ladys-Manor Ashmore is a Titanic son from the VG89 Dixie Lee Aaron daughter, Ladys-Manor Autumn, her highest record being 13,712kg at 4.2% fat and 3.2% protein on 305 days.
“His daughters combine outstanding type with great milk quality. They are stylish individuals with superb feet and legs. Udders are a showpiece at more than three points for fore udder and rear udder height.”
Bomaz Patch is a MOET Lookout son which combines solid production with stunning udders and fantastic legs and feet, he says.
“And his daughters are significantly smaller than average, making them ideal for many farmers who are worried their cows are getting too big.
“As you would expect from a Lookout son, Patch also transmits excellent somatic cell count improvements, good lifespan and positive protein percent.”