Top bull’s index breaks barrier
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.