15 June 2001

Top sires added to bull stud line-up

HIGH-ranking sires with PLI values of £66 and £49 and have been added to the Semen World/World-Wide Sires dairy bull stud line-up, following the release of Mays Interbull proofs.

With £66 PLI, Bernardis BW Laibert is said to be the highest son of Bellwood for £PLI available in the UK. He is also the top sire in Italy for milk and protein kg, and scores +1.99 UK type merit and over +1.5 for UK udder composite and feet and legs, says the company. His semen is priced at £28 a straw.

Also new is Bellwood Son Ceresio Bormio (daughter pictured) with a PLI of £49 and UK type merit of +1.98. Bormio is the son of Ceresio Valltelina VG89, one of the highest indexing cows in Italy. His semen costs £22/straw (01495-763800, fax 01495-753768).