19 January 1996

Olympian heights

TOP UK herd on genetic potential for future economic production is Geoff and Chris Spibys Olympian herd, Chichester, Sussex.

It leads the Holstein Friesian Society pedigree index (a prediction of the actual genetic index an animal will have later in its productive life) league for animals born in 1994 with an average predicted ITEM of £92.

Second place goes to the Genus MOET nucleus herd (ITEM of £88).