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SIRE ROAD TESTS
macomber o-man bogart
ABOVE The bull himself, Macomber O-Man Bogart.
LEFT Harpster Bogart 4149 a non pedigree Bogart daughter.
O
man himself has produced over one million doses of
semen in his 11 years and while his own use was limited all with a different sire stack.
in the UK, with the market awash with his sons it seemed
Sired by the aforementioned O-Bee Manfred Justice (Oman)
paramount to feature one of the best, particularly as he is an
eX94, Bogart is a double cross of Illinois, USa breeding,
outcross sire who has inherited his sire’s strength in fitness
as his dam is an excellent Louie daughter (himself a high
traits.
type Emory son from a Mascot descending from the Lou
Etta’s). O-Bee Louie Brenda is also from O-Bee Holsteins and
Bogart is an interesting prospect for the UK dairyman; he
recorded three lactations over 13,000kg, while her dam was
offers good production, high longevity, high daughter
an eX90 Tesk Terry daughter, Macomber Tesk Terry Boo, who
fertility, low cell count and a well balanced type breakdown,
cogent DetermIneD
LEFT Owned by the Lister family, this is a non pedigree
L
aramie is a newly proven sire in the January proof round, but he
has been in the limelight for some time, with daughters winning in
daughter of the Best son, Determined.
the show ring both here and in North America. A daughter was a class
BELOW Catshead Bourobis 19 GP81 is a August 2006 heifer
winner at the 2007 Northern Expo and he has numerous progeny with
from a 100 tonne dam.
All American and All Canadian nominations and wins.
The youngest Holstein bull ever to be scored EX96, and currently
the highest scored bull in Canada, Laramie is a Comestar Lee son
from the 2002 Royal Winter Fair Supreme Champion Idee Lustre
EX95-3E 6*. Yet another sire who demonstrates the importance and
strength of cow families, he makes the ninth generation of VG or EX.
For this reason, he already has 182 daughters registered in the UK,
the eldest of these being born in 2005. His oldest daughters should be
milking now and some should be scored in the early part of this year,
although the majority will only pass their second birthday during the
course of 2008.
Lustre, Laramie’s dam, is a Robthom Integrity daughter who
completed four lactations with an astounding third record of 21,060
kg at 5.2% fat and 3.15% protein. She is a VG89-3yr Canadian classi-
fied animal, bred in Prince Edward Island, Canada who went on to be
EX95-3E in the USA, where she was owned by Ehrhardt Farms. She
has bred five VG daughters and a number of sons, with Laramie hav-
D
etermined enters the UK proven sire list for type in
ing full sisters scored VG86-2yr and VG89. There are further sisters
5th spot (just one ahead of the other newcomer in the
by Cousteau, Champion and Durham. Laramie also has maternal
august proofs, Sterndale Emperor who will be featured
brothers and sisters at Ridgefield and Bartonvale here in the UK.
in the next issue’s road test). at 2.6 final type merit, this
Laramie’s immediate sire stack is Lee x Integrity x Astro Jet.
Hidden-View Best son, introduces a slightly different slant on
x eX91 Ned Boy x Vg87, he; like Bogart is a milky sire at
Returning with a 62% Good Plus and better rating on his current
the Ricecrest Kaye family, when his dam is a Vg87 Decision
just shy of 700kg milk and has deviations of 0.02% and Canadian daughters’ results in a Canadian Final Class score of +13,
from Ricecrest. again following the theme of this issue,
0.01% for fat and protein respectively. He offers a proof sufficient for joint 18
th
place in the Canadian top conformation rank-
Determined is an outcross, bred from five generations Vg
supported by 61 daughter in 35 herds in the UK, but
ings, and a UK type merit of 2.13. A sire of extreme stature and tre-
or eX. a Best x Vg Decision x eX91 Luke x Vg87 Southwind
obvious concerns surround a low fertility index (-10.1) and
mendous body depth, in combination with oodles of angularity, this
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