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MAEBULL leads the August ABV Charge.

Calister MAEBULL has taken a lift in his August ABV and is now a clear choice for dairy farmers looking for reliable, modern genetics. MAEBULL’s balanced proof combines solid yields of protein and fat with positive deviations with strong ratings for health and fertility traits. 112 for daughter fertility, 193 for cell count and 110 for survival, makes him one of the best proven sires in the breed for these important traits. “He is the kind of bull that exemplifies our breeding program”, states Anthony Shelly, CEO of Genetics Australia, “and we are looking forward to seeing some sons enter our genomic program in the coming months”.

The August ABV run also sees the emergence of several new genomic “hotshots”. “Our ongoing relationship with many of Australia’s top Holstein breeding herds is paying dividends”, claims Shelly. “We have a solid group of Australian bred young sires that are the equal of the best genetics we can source anywhere in the world”.

New genomic sires, WOOKIE, SUPERDAVE, KADE, TERRAINE and BOOKDREAM make their debut on top of the BPI list. With an ASI of 269, WOOKIE is an elite A22 production sire with extreme deviations. This Rookie son is an ideal choice to restore the production balance. KADE is a Superhero son from a Silver dam and is an excellent choice to improve daughter fertility with his rating of 115. Solid production, very good genomic type, strong survival and cell count, round out his complete package. TERRAINE is an Alltime son from a Supersire dam and is a protein specialist at 28kgs. When this protein rating is combined with 111 for fertility, 108 for survival and positive feed conversion efficiency, KADE becomes one of the breeds more unique sires. These three bulls were bred by Trevor Henry and family of Wilara Holsteins in Tinamba, Victoria.

SUPERDAVE was bred by David and Trudy Fiebig of Mt Gambier and is our highest BPI newcomer. SUPERDAVE comes from the same family that produced breed great Donor. SUPERDAVE transmits superior fat and protein, fertility and cell count. BOOKDREAM, bred by John and Vicki Lillico of Smithton, Tasmania, is a son of the popular sire ROYALMAN and is a great production transmitter. Just as important are his positive ratings for pin set, teat length and daughter fertility. These five new diverse genomic sires represent the best of Australian breeding.

Genetics Australia has a fantastic line-up of German sires that sit high in the BPI rankings. The group is led by GGISEMINO a Silver son with 330 BPI. GGISEMINO is an elite genomic type sire with ratings of 105 for Overall Type and 107 for Mammary System. Superior workability ratings and a solid performance for production and health traits make GGISEMINO an easy choice. An A22 sire, he will be used extensively in the Genetics Australia breeding program. GGIBAJOU is an elite protein sire at +25kgs and also has a strong udder rating at 107. Sired by the German Balisto son Barcley and from a Racer dam, GGIBAJOU offers a different pedigree option as well as solid ratings for health and survival. GGIBASEMENT is a son of the highly rated Balisto who provides the unique combination of high fertility, calving ease, longer teats and high production. It is not surprising he has become a popular choice. Another sire that has proven to be very popular is the PP bull GGIPALETTI. This polled Powerball son will sire 100% polled calves while excelling for fertility and mammary System.

“Our high BPI German sires add depth to our offering and provide breeders with some alternative pedigrees and trait combinations”, explains Mr Shelly.

Our North American partners World Wide Sires and Jetstream Genetics are also contributing to our elite BPI sires.  From World Wide Sires comes 14HO13980 – FEDORA, a product of the high-powered Sandy Valley breeding program. This Bandares son has already been used to breed the next generation of sons and comes with great ratings for fertility, cell count and production. MRMASTERMIND is a new sire from the Jetstream Genetics. A high protein, fertility and health sire, MRMASTERMIND is a teat length and udder improver who will find a place in many breeding programs.

“This is the most complete group of high BPI profit driven sires we have delivered to the marketplace for some time”, says Mr Shelly. “There is a bull for everyone in this very strong line-up and we are pleased to be able to keep our commitment to the Australian industry of providing the best genetics selected for Australian farming conditions”.