Farmers will be flocking to the Genus ABS stand at the Winter Fair to learn of the unique genetic offerings and breeding technologies available. These include their new crossbreeding program, the promotion of one of the most exciting bulls in the world today plus a special deal on a high ranking genomic sire.
In addition there will be an opportunity to win a £484 PLI heifer. Add to that some of their specialist staff who will be on hand to give expert advice, and you realise that it will not be a short visit to this busy stand.
DG Charley is one of the most exciting bulls in the world today with a powerful combination of profitability and maternal might. He is from the globaly renowned Cosmopolitan family and via the best line – Larcrest Crimson, then Larcrest Cayle. This Supershot son with these highly productive dams behind him offers a flawless profile for feet, legs and udders, as well as medium size, outstanding production and great daughter fertility. Add great calving ease and fantastic SCS, and it is easy to see why Charley is in demand around the globe!
There will also be a lot of interest in the high ranking genomic sire, Seagull Bay Applejax, a wonderful combination of female fertility and Transition Right. He is a brother to Solaris and his dam is Seagull-Bay Alexa Three.
HYVIG, the new dairy cross breeding solution that provides more fertility, health and efficiency will certainly attract interest.
Dairy herd fertility has been declining in recent years and inbreeding can have a detrimental effect on yield, fertility, health and longevity. Crossbreeding is a way to reverse the effects of inbreeding, so for dairy farmers looking for an alternative to purebred breeding, seeking to improve herd health, fertility, milk production and profit and who want a cow to fit their system, HYVIG is an ideal solution!
Ervin McKinstry, Genus ABS explained: “HYVIG does this by offering a tailor made breeding strategy based around the unique genetics of the Norwegian Red breed alongside the world leading genetics of Genus ABS Holsteins. Together with our HYVIG specialists we can help our customers achieve their breeding goals using a two or three-way cross.”
A unique opportunity to win an extremely high genetic merit heifer, Redhouse Commander Jan, a £484 PLI Larcrest Commander daughter, is also available at the Winter Fair. Redhouse Commander Jan, bred by the Irwin family at Benburb, is a Commander x Iota x Mascol.
The final requirement with all of these offers is expert advice. Looking after this aspect at the Winter Fair will be: David Dunlop, to discuss the newest bull releases; Wes Bluhm, Global Crossbreeding Director will discuss the launch of HyVig; James Woods, RMS manager will be available to discuss fertility challenges in the dairy herd and advise on technical and practical options to improve fertility performance. These experts will be backed up by the local Genus ABS representatives so there will always be someone to discuss developments and offers with.
As there is so much to discuss Ervin McKinstry suggests that you also take time to rest your feet and have a cup of tea while you chat.