AI Services’ Holstein Sire Prehen Omen tops the UK PLI Listings in the latest proof rankings, released on Tuesday 2 December.
In fact, AI Services offer 35 of the top 100 sires in the December proof run.
Prehen Omen now has a PLI of £605, an increase of £26 from the August proof run. He ranks 18 points above the No. 2 sire, Kings Ransom Erdman, which is also marketed by AI Services.
Omen has improved in all of his milk production information, and now has +463 kg Milk, +27.7 kg and +0.11% Fat, and +26.2 kg and +0.13% Protein.
Prehen Omen is a dairy farmer’s dream with excellent milk production, sky-high components, fantastic daughter fertility and improvements in all type traits. Semen is now in huge demand not only in Northern Ireland but also in the rest of the United Kingdom.
The number two sire is Kings-Ransom Erdman, a Planet X Ramos sire from the USA. Erdman is a specialist in daughter fertility at +11.4 and is one of the highest Lifespan sires at +0.6.
One of the biggest increases in the new listing is De-Su Freddie Denim, a Freddie X Wizard sire. Denim now has a PLI of £543, showing an increase of £118 and ranking him in the top 10 available sires. He is an interesting sire, as one of the best daughter fertility sires in the top 10 with a score of +16.5. He is also recommended for robotic milking schemes.
In the genomic rankings, Co-Op Robust Cabriolet is one of the best available sires with a PLI of £643, an increase of £33. Cabriolet is a Robust son from a Planet dam. He has excellent production with +645 kg Milk, 59 kgs of combined fat and protein, and great management traits. Sexed semen is available and is suitable for maiden heifers.
Cabriolet is recommended as an outcross for Goldwyn and Shottle bloodlines.