18 January 2002

Dutch bull in top 20 of PLI rankings

DUTCH bull Rockers November proof puts him in the UKs top 20 available bulls ranked on PLI, according to supplier Avoncroft.

A Marconi son, he offers +692kg of milk, a PIN of £65 and a PLI of £65. Rocker daughters (one pictured) are tall, deep bodied cows with exceptional feet and legs, says the company.

He scores +2.55 for feet and leg composite and +1.88 for dairy character. His overall type merit is +1.81 and he is ranked number 15 on the PLI list, with a reliability of 80%.

His breeding is from Marconi x Jabot x Sunny Boy. Rockers dam performed 14% above herd average and his grand dam produced 100,000 litres in seven lactations, with a daily average of 40kg. Straws cost £19 each (0800-7831880, fax 01527-578601).