Most Popular Sires in the Dairy Herd 2018

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ICBF have recently published the calf registration of the most popular AI sires in the Dairy Herd in 2018.

We are pleased to say that we had: 

7 of the top 10 Holstein Friesian Sires including No.1 (IG) Nextgen Candy FR2385 593 FR2385 (dam pictured below), No.2 (IG) Ardragold Parker FR2371 & No.3 Diamond Anton FR2239 with over 56,000 calves registered between them! All in all we had 6 of the top 7! In general these sire would have featured as part of our Fresh Semen Programme which allows us to get as much of the highest sires out to as many of our service using farmers as possible.

We had a number of Friesian Sires that featured in the top 10, including 2 of the top 3, No.3 (IG) Firoda Centurion FR2030 is a bull that is well liked in Friesian cycles, a number of his daughters featured in the stock judging at the recent Pure Friesian Open Day in the Firoda Herd (one of them is pictured below). 

We had 5 of the top 10 Jersey & Crossbred sires, including the No.1 100% Jersey Puketawa King Connacht JG JE4155.

We also had 5 of the top 5 Beef on Dairy Sires; Cornamuckla Lord Hardy K222 KYA, Solpoll 1 Kentucky Kid P HYF HE2043, Solpoll 1 Handsome {HYF}, Tubridmore Gizmo E.T (ET) RGZ and Manitou De Belle Eau DBZ (pictured below).

Posted on Wednesday, 31 July 2019  |  By Progressive Genetics
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