27 February 1998

Genus top HF herd

HIGHEST indexing Holstein Friesian herd in the UK is, for the third year running, the Genus MOET nucleus herd.

The Animal Data Centre list, ranked on ITEM index, places the MOET herd top with £93 ITEM, followed by the Spiby Partnerss Olympian herd, Sussex, with £80 ITEM. Third and fourth are the Chadwicks two herds from Cheshire, with £75 and £73 ITEM.

New to the top five is the Agricultural Research Institutes herd from Hillsborough, Co Down, with an ITEM of £69. &#42