23 October 1998

Straws on offer from top Italians

THE number one bull in Italy, Carol Prelude Mtoto, is now available from cattle breeding company Avoncroft along with three other top type Italian bulls.

With good type and production scores, Prelude son Mtoto is already in high demand and initial supply will be limited, says the company.

Mtoto has a UK type merit of +2.96 based on 129 daughters in 96 herds and is the number one udder bull in Italy.

His proof shows +1059kg of milk, +33.3kg fat, +28.4kg protein and £103 PIN.

Other Italian bulls on offer include; Olma Prelude Tugolo, Valbas Arpagone and Aquila Mascot Dreamer.

Mtoto costs £40/straw, Tugolo £20, Arpagone £24 and Dreamer £24 (01527-831481, fax 01527-879784).