CRV Ambreed tops the charts with the highest ranking Holstein Friesian bulls in New Zealand for protein.
The team will create higher value milk product meaning greater return on the farmer’s investment, with high spec, longer lasting girls that can produce exceptional quality milk.
At the top of the list for proven sires are HSS R STRAVAGANZA S2F and new graduate HSS Mint Rivington, both bred by Alister Hall as part of the HSS Genetics Herd in Invercargill. They have an exceptional protein BV of 49kg.
CRV Ambreed’s elite InSires also show promise with Parkdale HRS FEDERAL S2F, a son of Stravaganza, currently sitting on 47kg protein BV.
Breeding team manager Aaron Parker says anything over 40kg protein BV “gets the team excited”, especially when they carry the traits that make these production machines last.
A bull with 20kg protein BV and 19kg of fat for example would have to milk double that of an offspring from CRV Ambreed’s bull team.
“The key is having high production but doing it efficiently so the animal is profitable,” he says,
CRV Ambreed’s top sires for protein all offer 41+kg BV.
|HSS R STRAVAGANZA S2F||49|
|HSS Mint RIVINGTON||49|
|Parkdale HRS FEDERAL S2F*||47|
|Marie Oman FRANKLIN||46|
|Ambzed Balls OAKLEY S1F||45|
|Aljo TEF MAELSTROM-ET S3F||42|
*Insire selected on a combination of parental and genomic data April 2016. Data sourced from DairyNZ New Zealand Animal Evaluation May 2016
Photo: New graduate HSS Mint RIVINGTON’s offers super production with 49kg protein BV and 37kg fat BV. Cover photo is Rivington Daughter #124 Thurus Limited, Opunake.