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SIRES


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Fertility Index: +2.9 Mammary: +2.39 Locomotion: +3.27


Chest width +0.51 Protein kgs: +8.9 Condition score -0.05


ABOVE RIGHT Hilltara Fever Maude 5 VG88-2yr (Fever x EX92 Damion x EX94(7E) Storm x EX91(2E) Integrity x EX97(8E) Supreme) is making herself known in the showring – recently being awarded honourable mention heifer at Balmoral Show 2014.


BELOW Desnette Larana Fever VG87-2yr (Fever x VG85-2yr Wildman x VG85-3yr Morty) was 2nd milking 1-yr old at the QC International Show 2013.


THE SIRE: Being introduced to Semex when he was a few months old, Crackholm Fever has now graduated


as a proven bull and if you are looking for a high ranking proven Type bull that is also available sexed, Fever could be up your street. He is ranked fi fth top Type Merit proven sire available in the UK (correct as of June 2014). The Fertility Index of Fever really stands out (+2.9) combine this with his cell count improving ability (-24) and he is proving himself to be a great health sire. With Fever daughters being spotted standing top of the line in the show ring, he is also an outstanding Type sire too (+2.88), transmitting great mammary systems (+2.39).


FAMILY: Fever traces back to the infamous Gail family, the same family that produced the super


sire, Startmore Rudolph. Fever’s dam, the high Type Crackholm Emory Fashion EX92, is an eighth generation VG/EX from the Gail family. Having a Mattie G grandam is something different to the mix and makes Fever stand out from other Goldwyn sons.


PROGENY: With 228 classifi ed daughters in the UK, Fever’s heifers tend to have a youthful rib, which


develops with age. Although legs tend to be straighter from the side, they have trouble-free feet and therefore excellent locomotion. Udders tend to be shallow, of good quality which are well attached at fore and rear. They tend to have good persistency in the parlour and it has been commonly reported that they improve year on year.


66 THE JOURNAL AUGUST 2014


IN THE SPOTLIGHT... CRACKHOLM FEVER


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