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Crosby Careers to The Top of The Charts
Genus ABS are pleased to announce the UK has a new number one sire in Denovo 14556 CROSBY, a product of the DeNovo breeding programme – a joint venture between Genus ABS and US based De-Su Holsteins – and a son of the former number one gTPI sire DG CHARLEY. CROSBY is a breath of fresh air at the top of the charts offering a reduction in stature, but also protecting chest width and body depth. In terms of production he offers more milk than any of the top 20 sires ranked on PLI, more than 70kgs of combined fat and protein and all this is rounded off with exceptional health and fitness traits.
Following closely in second and third place in the top PLI rankings are former chart topper Denovo 7921 ATRIUM (£861 PLI) and Denovo 14673 APPEAL (£856 PLI). Both sired by Icon sire ABS ACHIEVER and sitting 10 points clear of the 4th position sire, they offer over; 600kgs of milk, double digit fat improvement and over 12 points Fertility Index improvement. This improvement alone will save over £31 in the reduction of calving interval of the average herd. These two fantastic Icon Sires offer tremendous value for money and it is advised that you make contact with your Genus ABS representative as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.
On the proven front, December release Topcroft Pesky TRIX has risen to the number two UK bred sire for PLI. Now with over 500 milking daughters in the UK Trix has risen in PLI by £20, retaining a Fertility Index of +11.8 and the great qualities that are illustrated in his daughters.
Number One proven PLI sire Larcrest COMMEND has had his £767 PLI lead shortened by up and coming star Cookiecutter HARPER who increases in PLI to £752 as a result of jumps in Fertility Index, Milk KGs and component percentages. He now also sits over the +2.00 Type mark. COMMEND and HARPER sit almost 50 points higher than the number three proven sire. A position enviable by most genomic sires let alone those with a UK daughter proof.
“We are proud to bring our customers the largest range of profitable sires in the UK, comments Larissa Jones, EMEA Dairy Brand Manager for Genus ABS. “48 of the top 100 Sires in the UK call Genus ABS home. Profitability is paramount to our customers and with a line up of over 100 sires offering in excess of ten points for Fertility Index we can make a big difference in our customers profitability through reduced calving interval alone.”
Genus ABS’ success in the UK is mirrored abroad with the $NM rankings dominated by Genus ABS sires. Sitting at the top spot is ABS ROWDY at $1040 he is a daughter proven, Uecker Supersire JOSUPER son who like his sire offers huge Milk KGs in his UK proof and almost 80kgs of combined fat and protein.
Putting a keen focus on profitability, we at Genus ABS continue to be a customer centric business aligning ourselves with customers individual breeding goals to provide Profit From Genetic Progress.
Photo: Dam of Crosby, Klassic Rbcn Bubblebath VG87
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