19 May 1995

Tennessee earner

BRITISH dairy farmers obsession with cow type is illustrated by the strong demand for the Genus bull, MMB Tennessee, who claims the highest UK-proven type score.

That is the message of Dr John Hinks of the Peebles-based Dairy Herd Improvement Company in latest edition of this Sire Register. He also stresses that the price of this bull (£20) confirms his doubts that effective bull testing programmes in the UK would lead to reduced semen prices.