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Genus ABS Legend Daughter, Derrydorragh Legend Roxette, scores EX95 as a fourth calver.


For a cow to turn EX95 she has to have stood the test of time and have proved herself to be the complete package. Great legs, feet, a well attached and youthful udder, correct rump and show strength are a prerequisite and Derrydorragh Legend Roxette has all of these qualities and more in abundance.


Derrydorragh Legend Roxette is by the British born Genus ABS sire, Morningview Legend. At over 10 years of age, Legend has thousands of progeny throughout the UK. He excels across the board, delivering exceptional fat (+0.17%) and protein (+0.10%) percentages and high fertility scores (+7.6). These outstanding attributes have aided Legends continued popularity.


Roxette is owned by the Watson family of Derrydorragh Holsteins, Colerain, Northern Ireland. The family have been farming their 100 cow, Holstein pedigree herd for over 40 years. Adam Watson was thrilled when he received the news: “Roxette or ‘Roxy’ as we call her has never been an extreme show cow, but she has always been incredibly correct. She scored VG86 points as a heifer and has improved with each lactation, scoring 86, 88, 93 and 95 points in her first, second, third and fourth lactations respectively. Roxy is a true herd cow; she thrives in the cubicles and has never needed (or wanted) preferential treatment.”


“As well as her superb production credentials, Roxy has also proved to be an incredibly fertile cow, remarkably requiring just four straws of semen to produce four calves. Subsequently she calved her fourth calf aged just four years and 11 months. She was flushed early into her fourth lactation and produced nine eggs – pretty impressive for a fourth calver. Roxy is breeding well and her daughters are the pick of the young stock. She is the best all round cow that we have ever had and the first to achieve the maximum classification as a fourth calver. Roxy is so youthful, that it would not surprise me if she is still here and thriving in a further five calves time. She is a special cow and we are very proud of what she has achieved so far. ”


Reflecting on Roxette’s tremendous score, Philip Dobson, Genus ABS Progeny Evaluator said: “Legend is a remarkable Oman son and can be traced back to the famed EX95 Lead Mae cow. With his exceptional lineage, Legend provides some of the most outstanding fertility and cell count genetics. His daughters are some of the most robust and powerful cows. They have wide chests, tremendous legs and feet and outstanding locomotion. Legend benefits from the additional bonus of being a highly proven calving ease sire. He and his daughter Roxette are a true testament to the success of the Genus ABS breeding program.”


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