14 July 1995

ROYAL SHOW BRIEFS

NEWCOMERS to the Avoncroft dairy stud are two of the latest sires from Holland. Meadow is a Bell Promise son whose UK conversion at 56% reliability shows 793kg milk, 26kg (-0.08%) fat, 28kg (+0.03%) protein, with £103 PIN and £111 ITEM. Priced at £20 a straw. Southwind son Scout has a conversion at 65% reliability of 507kg, 31kg (+0.17%) fat, 23kg (0.11%) protein, with £99 PIN and £107 ITEM; £17 a straw.

EMBRYO marketing firm Eggs-Port has contracted Blackstar daughter Ked Blackstar Julena Ex91 to be flushed after the release of the July evaluation run from the USA. Julena, who has embryos available by number one US type and production index sire Mascot, boasts nine generations of VG or EX and is from one of the top USAfamilies. She is full sister to Ked Juror, Blackstars highest TPI son.