O-Man semen straws at Dairy Event

Visitors to the Dairy Event and Livestock Show will have the opportunity to buy the last three straws of semen from O-Bee Manfred Justice (O-Man) at a silent auction running throughout the event.

We feel it’s appropriate to offer these straws to the dairy industry in this way, and hope by offering the proceeds to Farm Crisis Network, farmers who have fallen on difficult times can also benefit from the sale, says Alison Lovell from Dairy Daughters

O-Man has continued to break records throughout his lifetime and has sired every Holstein bull bar two in the top 30 Profitable Lifetime Index ranking.

This achievement is unparalleled in the breed and reflects O-Man’s ability to transmit a range of qualities to his daughters, says Ms Lovell. These include excellent milk production combined with low somatic cell counts, good fertility and long lifespans.

“These are the last three straws of O-Man available in the UK as the bull has now entered retirement and will be living out his years in Select Sires’ Ohio-based stud.”

To add further interest to the auction, Dairy Daughters will also offer semen from the world’s top type bull, Henkeseen Emphasis, which is newly available sexed.

Farmers who wish to place a bid for either bull should visit the Dairy Daughters stand (number GE436) on Tuesday 7 September or some time before 4pm on Wednesday 8 September to ensure they’re in time to take part.

For more information on the Dairy Event and Livestock Show, visit www.fwi.co.uk/dels2010