28 June 2002

Italian brother

A FULL brother to the Canadian bull Comestar Stormatic with a PIN value of £42 and offering 447kg milk is now available from Semen World.

The new sire, Oliva Lusan Crew TV TL from Italy has already sired a number of promising calves with progeny, having won the calf classes at the Italian Spring Holstein Show, earlier this year.

Crew is by Maughlin Storm out of Comestar Lausan Black, whose production figures include a 305 day 14,844 litre third lactation at 4.2% butterfat. His overall type merit is 2.48 and his udder figure is 2.07. Semen costs £12 a straw (0800-1613371, fax 01691 831179).