A recalculation of the RZG and a very high annual depreciation bring movement into the Holstein top lists, whereby above all the strong weighting of the health and fitness complex with 49% might be decisive.
The health breeding value alone now has a weighting of 18% in the RZG, performance a weighting of 36% and conformation remains unchanged at 15%. Due to the direct competition of Holsteins with Braunvieh and Fleckvieh in the insemination area, the health and fitness breeding values were already given great attention in Greifenberg during the purchase of bulls and thus our bulls could develop positively in some cases.
BSG ARCOR new progeny tested
A clear winner of the RZG recalculation is the Greifenberger Araxis son Arcor, who has an RZG of 140 and goes back to the cow family of the well-known Westwood-HC Rudolph Missy via his Cashcoin dam. With a scarce milk quantity inheritance, especially the content inheritance is in the strong positive range (+0.50% fat, +0.22% protein), which is already secured by several generations. Outstanding is his granddam Paisley, who can show 4.83% fat and 3.87% protein with almost 14,000kg milk. Arcor also scores in health traits (RZGesund 118), where especially the udder health, with nevertheless quick milkability, is eye-catching. In conformation he promises large-framed, full-bodied cows with sloping pelvises, high hanging udders and somewhat longer lines. His breeding value for calving ease (108) and the RZRobot with 121 points make him a broadly applicable, balanced Holstein bull.
Already as a young bull, the Red Holstein sire Dreamboy Red was used in the area of BSG Greifenberg and with already more than 700 calved daughters he can fulfil the expectations placed in him. With the well-known Red Holstein cow Regiment Apple Red, Dreamboy Red has one of the best-known Red Holstein cows in his pedigree. With an appealing milk yield, Dreamboy Red lets you expect long-lasting, fertile cows.
Suvari: The all-rounder
One of the most complete genomic profiles of all is probably the young Suprem son Suvari. He combines cow family, top fitness, willingness to perform, components and a flawless conformation. The famous breeding and show cow RC-LC Goldwyn ATM EX92, the great-great-great-grandmother of Suvari, was one of the most sought-after Goldwin daughters. At the World Classic Sale 2010 in Madison her Super-daughter Ariane was sold for $87.000, she is the great-great-granddam of Suvari. Via McCutchen the pedigree leads to the Suvari granddam Pacco (V: Tribune). The mating of Pacco with the US type and component bull Bandares produced the enormously willing Ashley, the dam of Suvari.
This Holstein bull might have one of the most complete genomic breeding patterns ever, who can compete at the top with an RZHealth (RZG) of 132 points. He combines cow family, top fitness, willingness to perform, components and a flawless conformation. Suvari was bred by Schmid Andreas in Jengen and might be the top mating partner for the current Holstein population due to his excellent breeding values of 123 for rump width, 110 for strength, 108 for rump angle as well as the longer teat. The RZRobot of 125 points rounds off the overall package.
PROMISE - great increase in Health traits
We are especially pleased that the young Holstein bull Promise, a Prosperous son out of Kerrigan Rosylane reamins stable in his RZG and even increases fanatstic 7 points in the health traits (RZHealth 126). With the DDpremium logo the 10% best bulls are awarded regarding high Mortellaro resistance of the offspring. With a fabulous +2552for RZ€ he ranks among the top young Holstein bulls. Despite an enormously high performance predisposition of the Promise offspring (+2408ZW-milk) / RZM 124, his fitness and functional characteristics are not neglected, which is shown by his increas RZGesund of 126. You can expect big cows with a decent body capacity from him. The udders of his daughters should be rear udders with correct teat placement.
Also the component specialist Sepia (+0,67%fat +0,32% protein) remains stable. Besides the top exterior with a lot of strength and pelvic width, it is the udder health (RZS 118) and as well udder quality (udder 125) that make Sepia an interesting choice for mating. Sepia is available with sexed semen!
Profitability is also in the focus of the breeding values of Jahoo. High performance in combination with positive milk components (+0,28%fat +0,13% protein), metabolic stability and functional exterior can be expected from him.
The very popular homozygous Holstein polled bull BABYLON PP* remained stable in his breeding values, which apart from its strong fitness and exterior breeding values shows a tendency to easier calvings. Also Babylon PP* belongs to the 10% top bulls which receive the DDC Premium Logo.
The high RZRobot of 128 points makes Hologram P-son HOLSTER P interesting for many AMS farms. He also offers a good performance inheritance with highly positive ingredients and fast milkability (RZD 114). The highlight of his heredity might be the firm and high set udders, which are equipped with somewhat longer lines. In terms of fitness, Holster impresses with fertility, udder health and metabolic stability.
Also on the list is the purebred hornless Born P son BOBEST PP, who is also suitable for cattle insemination. New on the list is HESEKIEL PP* who impresses with high performance.
Sorelio Red P what more could you want
Among the multitude of Solitair P sons, SORELIO RED P can be called one of the most complete. Besides a high performance disposition, he shows no weaknesses in the BCS or the components. He also leaves hardly anything to be desired in the conformation traits and enjoys great international popularity. Thanks to lucky circumstances, the Solitair P son bred by Philipp Hinnemann was able to move into the stables of the Greifenberg insemination station. Out of the well-known Canadian Glen Drummond Splendor, dam Dido and great-granddam Dream are still standing at the Hinnemann farm.