Fresh Semen Programme 2018
In order to meet the demand for the top EBI bulls, we will again be running fresh semen this year through our technician service. Our Fresh Programme allows us to maximise the availability of the highest demand bulls and ensure the very best semen fertility to you the farmer.
Our Fresh panel this year features:
Day 1: FR2298 Ronaldo, FR2460 Eimear & FR2385 Candy
Day 2: FR2239 Anton (dam pictured below), FR4021 Arnold* & FR2371 Parker
Progressive Genetics have 5 of the top 5 (6 if you include FR4239 Lightning) on the active bull list, all 5 of these sires of these are on Fresh:
(IG) BALLINTESKIN ARNOLD now No.1 with an EBI of €323, a bull with a high Br Fr percentage and is minus over 14 days on calving interval
(IG) NEXTGEN YKG CANDY 593 No. 2 with an EBI of €319, a sire who will breed compact cows ideal for maximising grass
(IG) DIAMOND ANTON No. 3 with an EBI of €316, an all round bull with with nearly 32kgs ms
(IG) NEXTGEN PHC EIMEAR No.4 with an EBI of €315, with a huge health index of €13
(IG) OLDCASTLE RONALDO No. 5 with an EBI €297, with nearly 30kgs ms
(ICBF, April 2018 proofs)
Extract from ICBF Active Bull List below:
Plus there will be an Fresh bull suitable for heifers on each day incl. either FR2385 (IG) NEXTGEN YKG CANDY who is 2.3% CD at 89% reliability with nearly 10,000 calvings or FR2371 (IG) ARDRAGOLD PARKER who is 1.6% CD at 90% reliability with nearly 12,000 calvings (ICBF, April 2018 proofs).
Ronaldo FR2298's dam:
Note: On the 5th May, we swapped FR2236 Galtee onto fresh and took FR4021 Arnold off (there are good frozen stocks of FR4021).
FR2236 Galtee has an EBI of €270, with a HUGE Milk Production Sun-Index of €118, he has 164 kgs of milk, 33kgs+ of milk solids, fat 0.18% & protein 0.19%. While also having a Fertility sub-index of €113, plus he also has a health index of €8!
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