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ABOVE River-Bridge Co-op Troy has a PLI of £266 and a huge fertility score of +6.3.


Pedigree J-Elsbernd Pat Promise


J-Elsbernd Trent Teaka (Trent) A-Elsbernd Tinker CRI (Mascol)


Co-op RB Freddie Tinley VG85 (Freddie) River-Bridge Co-Op Troy (Mogul)


is in high demand around the world. Bullsemen.com was able to secure a limited amount of semen for those farmers looking to benefit from these world class genetics. Troy is currently being marketed to a niche segment of the market, due to price and availability which is why we’ve structured the pricing around three straws. We would anticipate a reduction in price and increase in availability from August 2014 onwards. It was a similar scenario with De-Su Freddie Galaxy who was first marketed to this niche market in January 2013 and now 16 months later he sits in our top 10 selling bulls on a regular basis.


SPECIALIST SAYS: Steve DeWall: Troy traces back to the famous Dellia family. This family has been very exciting to many within our industry. We had purchased some Mascol embryos from Elsbernd Dairy Farms in Iowa several years ago for our Genesis program. This embryo purchase resulted in four heifer calves, of which one was A-Elsbernd Tinker CRI-ET, the granddam of Troy. I mated Tinker to Freddie which produced the dam; Co-op RB Freddie Tinley-ET.


GENESIS PROGRAMS


Tinley has been a very prolific donor and a fun cow to work with! To date, she has produced over 200 embryos. At the time, I felt Mogul was a great mating on Tinley. Tinley is a medium sized cow with a great udder that just needed a little push on her yield traits. Her attractive daughter pregnancy rate (DPR) was also very appealing as that is one of Mogul’s weaknesses. Troy has been very aggressively used within Genesis and our first calves are due to be born in August. Troy should work well on daughters of Mr Welcome Hill Tango, Coyne-Farms Jacey-CRI, Seagull-Bay Supersire, Amighetti Numero Uno and Charlesdale Superstition.


FINAL THOUGHTS: Troy comes from a top family and has had to compete against equally high


merit herd mates to get where he is; there has been no preferential treatment in his Genesis Cooperative herd to get his figures as great as they are. UK dairy farmers looking for a fantastic, average sized, functional all-rounder with an outcross pedigree will be pleased with Troy. Transmitting over +500kgs of milk, positive components, great lifespan, sky-high fertility (+6.3), positive calving ease percentages, a type merit (TM) of +3.08 and a super mammary score of +2.59 combined with a PLI of £266, this sire is definitely one to look out for.


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