24 May 2002

Spiceman at No4

A NEW Dutch-bred sire, Newhouse Spiceman has moved into 4thplace in the May PLI available Holstein sires ranking, after the announcement that he will be marketed by Avoncroft.

Spiceman has a PLI of £95, PIN of £101 and TOP value of 706.

A son of Zandenburger Royal, Spiceman semen will be sold at £15 a straw. But MDC Evaluations warns that the bull is a carrier of complex vertebral malformation (CVM). &#42