29HO16888 Seagull-Bay MVP leads the way in the August proofs with over 500 milking daughters in nearly 100 herds under herd test in Australia. MVP is proving to be the ‘next big thing’ since iconic sires such as GOLDBULLION and SHOTTLE.
“This sire just keeps on getting better,” said ABS National Sales Manager, Paul Quinlan. “In my 30 years in genetics I can count on one hand the few that have been as influential as MVP has been in such a very short period.
“He is the standout official number one proven Australian sire, with a reliability of 89%. He is a must use sire in any breeding program.”
MVP’s iconic dam Ammon-Peachey Shauna EX-92 has transmitted her exceptional qualities decisively, bringing outstanding consistency to MVP’s progeny. He delivers a near flawless overall package of moderate sized daughters with high fertility outstanding udders and A2A2 gene – all the characteristics demanded by Australian dairy farmers.
“MVP is emerging as a generational sire,” said Alan Blum, Manager, Yarram Herd Services. “Rarely does a bull not inherit any undesirable genes. The quality and consistency of MVP daughters is outstanding.”
Earlier this year ABS introduced the highest ever ABV sire to Australia, 29HO18698 ABS JERONIMO P. He has improved on his April gBPI$ and still remains as the only sire over 400 gBPI$ at 407 gBPI$.
“We’ve been overwhelmed by the interest in this sire and we’re equally excited that our breeding program bred his dam, ABS 7726 Jazlyn-P,” said Paul. “While we knew he was something special we couldn’t imagine the keen interest from genetic enthusiasts and the general dairying community.
“He exemplifies our aim to deliver profitable genetics to Australian dairy breeders and reflects what we stand for as a company – Profit From Genetic Progress.”
Still holding down the number one Holstein genomic sire position and highest sire to ever come into Australia, JERONIMO P offers unique transmittability of production, A2A2 and polled (heterozygous) genes.
ABS has the available number one Holstein Australian daughter proven and genomic sires and still maintains five of the top 10 proven Holstein sires with a strong line up of genomic sires coming through as well. They include the ever popular brothers 29HO16714 De-Su 11236 BALISTO in the #4 position and 29HO16667 De-Su 11228 TOPSY at #6. The influence these two sires have had in the past two years is remarkable and demand has been insatiable.
High ranking 29HO17747 Cookiecutter HARPER who came through ABS’ genomic program some years ago has been very popular year on year since his Australian introduction. He received his first daughter proof in North America this month and clearly demonstrates genetics don’t have to cost the earth, when you look at the company he shares among the top 20 TPI® bulls.
HARPER sits on the Australian Interbull list at number five and 342 BPI$. His daughters will start calving in Australia over the next twelve months and local breeders are keen to see how they perform here.