Dairy farmers across Northern Ireland with an eye on fertility and genetics may want to take a look at a bull bred closer to home.
Sired by one of the most popular proven sires in modern times, Mountfield SSI DCY Mogul, Ards Paramount boasts a proof that stands up against some of the top genomic bulls in the world.
Born and bred in Northern Ireland, Paramount combines type and index like few others can.
His star studded sire stack of Mogul x Man-O-Man x Goldwyn x Outside complements his maternal line very well with the cow family regularly breeding well known bulls into AI as well as daughters that continually classify highly and perform well in the parlour. His dam, GP Paris, is a VG87 Man O Man daughter who produced over 10500kgs in 305days at almost 4.5% fat and almost 3.8% protein.
With a fertility index of +5 and a reputation as a feet and legs specialist, Paramount himself looks set to father the easily managed sort of cow that will suit all systems. Add to this, his equally impressive levels of fat (0.08%) and protein (0.02%) along with a +2.51 Type Merit score and it is easy to see that Paramount will transmit high levels of production, components and fertility to his progeny.
“Paramount is one of those bulls that regularly impresses visitors to the Cogent stud,” says Ashley Fleming, Cogent’s Northern Ireland Regional Sales Manager.
“His good level of fat, correct rump structure and fantastic feet and legs means his daughters are expected to show width and depth throughout their bodies and shallow, high, wide, rear udders that are attached perfectly.
“Paramount will be a useful addition to any producer’s breeding programme and offers enough choice to suit every demand. In addition, as a home-bred, genomic giant, when it comes to improving the dairy herd, he really can do no wrong.”