26 March 1999

FRENCH MASC TOPS PLI LIST

RANKING bulls on the new Productive Life Index still puts French bull Igale Masc in top position for the February proof run.

This Mascot son at £158 PLI maintains a £22 lead above the next ranked bull.

He also shows a £2 increase in PIN and an additional 0.11 type merit having added 12 daughters to his proof.

Gibbon retains second position with £136 PLI and £129 PIN.

A newcomer to the top 20, in third position, is the German Raider son Raimon with high production and type merit. He scores £131 PLI and £128 PIN with 69% reliability having 53 daughters in 25 herds and has a TM of +2.47.

Fourth bull Olmo Prelude Tugolo also strengthens his proof with an extra £7 PIN taking him to £128 PIN and he now has a TM of +2.38.

Type proofs released by Holstein UK and Ireland show the top type bull Robthom Integrity at +3.14 with £84 PLI. Juniper Rotate Jed is second with 3.1 TM and £78 PLI. &#42

Top 20 UKavailable Holstein Friesian bulls ranked on PLI (Feb 99)

Name Type merit Milk (kg) Rel% PIN (£) PLI (£) Supplier Semen (£ a straw)

Igale Masc 1.88 1,309 70 158 158 Supersires 50

Gibbon 1.81 1,159 77 129 136 Supersires 29

Raimon 2.47 1,059 69 128 131 Supersires 42.50

Olmo Prelude Tugolo 2.38 1,079 77 128 128 Avoncroft 25

Henu Mas 2.23 980 76 123 126 Supersires 27.50

Etazon Celsius 2.56 1,137 99 125 125 Genus 45

Holim Boudewijn 1.61 745 86 127 123 Genus 35

Holim Apollo 1.82 752 83 127 123 Genus 25

Fatal 2.73 779 83 111 122 Supersires 34

Basar 2.52 1,018 82 124 120 Supersires 34

Herodien 1.55 868 75 120 120 Avoncroft 50

Idgil Masc 2.29 946 73 116 120 Supersires 20

Italie Masc 2.89 1,095 73 113 120 Supersires 29

Holim Tornedo 1.9 765 86 112 120 Genus 20

Etazon Labelle 1.22 947 99 119 119 Genus 20

Rosparry Thor 2.78 1,072 89 111 118 Avoncroft 20

Hondo Aero 1.85 902 78 111 118 Supersires 26

Genus Lancaster 1.19 780 91 106 118 Genus 42

Merit Bestow 1.74 750 80 103 118 Supersires 25

Ha-Ho Cubby Manfred 1.04 1,286 79 121 117 Avoncroft 28

*All foreign proofs converted to UK PTA equivalents using the latest Interbull conversions.

Source ADC and HFS website.