S.Q. Fleckvieh will have a stand at the Winter Fair this year as usual (Pavilion 2 – Stand 235), writes Jim Hamilton.
Demand for Fleckvieh semen and bulls continues to grow at an amazing rate.
One point that comes up time after time with dairy farmers in the past year is the impact calf sales have had on their income.
One new Fleckvieh convert told me he sold his last six Holstein Bull calves and his first Fleckvieh/Holstein on the same day and his six Holstein calves made £200 in total and his Fleckvieh calf made £210. With the growing popularity of genomic sires I will mention Herzschlag and Monaco.
Herzschlag comes from a very strong cow family with a TMI of 133, +1307kg of Milk and +104kg of Fat & Protein and an udder score of 125 leaving him the highest milk index bull available.
Monaco is +788kg milk and positive for both fat and protein.
He is out of an outstanding Walbrand Daughter who gave 10,197kg at 4.74% BF and 4.01 protein in her first lactation.
With an udder score of 133 he should breed profitable long lasting cows.
The proven bull Pandora was the most widely used bull in Austria in 2015 with 28,503 straws used and the same in Holland.
His first heifers are now ready for service in Northern Ireland. Farmers say they are tall dairy heifers with excellent legs.
His Dam is Imola that averaged 11,295, 4.76 and 3.76 in her first seven lactations.
For further information contact Jim Hamilton Mobile 07590444732 Tel: 028 87758898.