Top bull’s in­dex breaks bar­rier

Tasmanian Country - - THE STOCK REPORT -

THE first young ge­nomic bull with a balanced per­for­mance in­dex of more than 400 was re­vealed this week in the lat­est Aus­tralian Breed­ing Val­ues re­lease.

Hol­stein ABS Jeron­imo-P, from the ABS sta­ble, recorded a BPI of 402, up five points from his rank­ing on the De­cem­ber ABV “fu­ture stars list”.

ABS na­tional sales man­ager Paul Quin­lan said this re­cent re­sult was a feat no other sire in the world had achieved.

ABS Jeron­imo-P is the re­sult of a breed­ing pro­gram that be­gan five years ago with the pur­chase of elite Hol­stein cow Richard-FD Tango July-ET. ABS said she was pur­chased based on her ge­netic pro­file and cow fam­ily, de­scend­ing from the Coyne-Farms Ramos Jelly fam­ily in the US.

This cow was flushed to a polled bull with her high­es­trank­ing heifer, ABS 7726 Ja­z­lyn-P-ET, also car­ry­ing the polled gene. ABS-Jeron­imo-P was the bull that com­bined the “best char­ac­ter­is­tics” of this breed­ing pro­gram. THE Pan­shanger Es­tate’s an­nual pro­duc­tion sale at Sco­pus, near Smith­ton in the far North-West, is ex­pected to at­tract keen in­ter­est from buy­ers through­out Aus­tralia.

Richards Live­stock’s Ian Richards said 174 An­gus cows with Law­son Bar­tel ge­net­ics would be on of­fer.

The line-up in­cludes 108 three-year-old cows four-year-old cows.

“We had a long as­so­ci­a­tion with Pan­shanger Es­tate’s sale and it al­ways has strong in­ter­est,” Mr Richards said.

“The herd will again at­tract lot of in­ter­state at­ten­tion. The cows are proven to do the job and we get good feed­back of their per­for­mance.” and 66

The sale is through Auc­tionPlus and the cows are reg­is­tered with Green­ham’s Never Ever pro­gram.

Mr Richards said any Tas­ma­nian buyer of cows was el­i­gi­ble for freight as­sis­tance to their prop­erty.

Con­tact Mr Richards on 0458 130596 or Ge­orge Mills on 6397 6500.

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