In this run, many new bulls excel in efficiency and health. Delta Atlantic consolidates his number 1 position in black-and-white and moreover makes his mark as a bull sire and grandsire, for both red-and-white and black-and-white.
Delta Atlantic (Ramos x O Man) is leading the black-and-white ranking head and shoulders above the rest. His NVI has increased by 14 points to a fantastic score of +332, with a towering longevity of +829 days. No wonder Atlantic is currently by far the most widely used CRV bull.
Atlantic-impact on red-and-white and black-and-white
While Atlantic is leading the ranking of black-and-white breeding bulls, red-and-white has the scoop of the first grandson becoming available worldwide. This is InSire Top Bull Delegate vd Peul (325 NVI, Deputy x Atlantic). Just like his grandsire, Delegate passes on superb practical traits, such as udder health (109), claw health (104) and longevity (+806 days), thus contributing to a healthy herd (+7%). With an extremely high NVI of 325 points, Delegate passes on high contents (+0.26% fat and +0.19% protein) and high efficiency (+8%). With an overall score of 113 for conformation, with 113 for udder, Delegate is a bull that is a good match for any modern herd, either red-and-white or black-and-white.
Atlantic’s dam is also the dam of Arroyo, Delta Colorado’s sire. Delta Colorado (299 NVI, Arroyo x Lawn Boy P) is a red-and-white InSire Top Bull with an excellent conformation inheritance (116), with 115 points for udder. Colorado passes on great efficiency (+7%) and health (+4%), with very high scores for udder health (107) and claw health (105).
Quatro Patrick (309 NVI, Atlantic x Onedin) is a black-and-white Atlantic son that presents himself. Based on his genomic breeding values, this InSire Top Bull scores no less than +10% for Better Life Health, which allows him, just like his sire, to do a very good job for breeding a healthy herd. A herd that is therefore easy to manage, as is also proven by his inheritance for fertility (105), udder health (105) and claw health (108).
Top bulls for efficiency
Apina Norman (265 NVI, Numero Uno x Ramos) is topping the ranking in Great Britain. He is a real udder improver (111) and excels in health (+8%) and longevity (+619 days). The Numero Uno son scores high on all major health and management traits, like udder health (103), fertility (105), claw health (105) and calving ease (107). Norman also transmits a solid milk production (+994 kg) and he gives an extreme boost to the efficiency of the herd (+10%).
De Vrendt Reality (221 NVI, Fiction x Gogo) is new on the list of red-and-white daughter-tested bulls. Just looking at his bloodline, Reality is a versatile bull that can be used in many herds. This former InSire Top Bull has many benefits. He gives the efficiency of the milk production (+8%) and the health of the cows (+5%) a great boost. His daughter produce a lot of milk (+1138 kg) and fat and protein (+72 kg). Reality daughters have a superb type (108) and good udders (108).
With the Dutch-Flemish ranking of red-and-white genomic Bulls, we find Delta Detective (304 NVI, Sherlock RF x Jerudo) in fourth place. He passes on a great milk production to his descendants, which will moreover be achieved very efficiently (+8%). In addition, Detective passes on a top conformation with an overall score of 115 with 114 for udder and 112 for legs. Detective achieves a high score for udder health (106), and with his profile, he is a very interesting bull to build a profitable herd.
An absolute specialist in efficiency is the red-and-white InSire Top bull Bronkhorster Dapper (279 NVI, Dakker x Fidelity). With an extreme score of +12% for Better Life Efficiency, he makes sure his descendants will produce much milk (+1552 kg) and much fat and protein (+106 kg) very efficiently. Dapper also passes on great udders (109) and good udder health (104).
Daughter-tested Bertil sons
In this index run, a number of daughter-tested Bertil sons draw the attention. One of those sons is
De Biesheuvel Bertoli (Bertil x O-Man, 223 NVI). He passes on a good milk production (+743 kg), with very high contents (+0.27% fat and +0.24% protein). This combination enables him to increase the efficiency of the herd (+5%). Bertoli’s pedigree is free of O-Man and he scores high for udder health (+105) and claw health (+105). His daughters have great dairy strength (108), and their body condition continues to be very good. Both Bertoli’s dam, De Biesheuvel Javina 3 VG87, and granddam, De Biesheuvel Javina VG88, are still alive and have high lifetime productions.
Delta Lambert (221 NVI, Bertil x Win395) is a Bertil son with an interesting bloodline. With no fewer than seven CRV bulls in his pedigree, Lambert can be traced back to Sunny Boy. With +1715 kg, this bull passes on a very high milk production. In addition, Lambert daughters produce a lot of fat and protein (+110 kg). Lambert is perfect to use on (too) large cows. Moreover, Lambert is an excellent bull to use for leg improvement (111) in the herd.
After a very good performance at the NRM in June this year, Aurora Jeroen (245 NVI, Bertil x O Man) shows that he is in firm control. He combines an excellent milk inheritance (+973 kg) with high contents and this great combination results in a very high Inet (€374) and many kilograms of fat and protein (+117 kg). His daughters keep his breeding values stable, which will only increase interest in Jeroen.
Second crop for MRIJ
For MRIJ, Marijn (147 NVI, Matthijs x Nw Weert 7) consolidates his position in this run thanks to his second crop daughters increasing his NVI by 16 points. Marijn passes on high contents (+0.35% fat and +0.18% protein) and great health (+5%). His daughters are fertile (104) and have healthy udders (104) and strong claws (107). Moreover, Marijn’s calves are born easily (104) as well.