5 April 2002

Canadian bull semen now in the UK

PENNVIEW Income, a newly proven bull with the fourth highest score for Lifetime Profitability Index in Canada, is being offered in the UK by Semex.

Income is the first son of Meadow Bridge Megabuck to enter the Canadian top 10, says the company. His dam, Blackstar Ivanna EX, boasts a fourth lactation lifetime yield of 75,585kg at 3.4% protein.

He has a UK proof of +616kg milk, +7kg fat and +17kg protein, with a PLI of £50 and a Holstein UK TOP index of 569, with a type merit of +2.07.

Income is designated as a Class Extra sire, Canadas highest genetic award, which is awarded on the basis of improvements in production and type, says Semex. Semen costs £34/dose (01292-671525, fax 01292-671418).