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in turn was from a Vg88 Elton daughter. Udders are attached well both in the fore and rear, with a
Oman leads the top PLI list at £286, over £30 ahead of his defined ligament and relative shallowness. Front teats are
nearest rival, while his sons occupy eight of the remaining well underneath the quarters while teat length and rear teat
nine places in the top ten (only interrupted by Braedale placement show only negligible deviations and should not
Goldwyn). Bogart occupies fourth spot with a PLI of £231, cause problems to milking progeny.
while he is the highest type merit Oman son of the eight at time will tell the value of Bogart and the family in the UK,
2.24 and second in the top ten PLI only to Goldwyn. With a there are no descendants as yet registered either from the
5.1 ranking on fertility index (55% reliability, low due to the bull or from his immediate maternal line here. With an 8%
use of parent averages, which as an Oman son accounts for calving ease score based on over 200 US observations there
the high figure) and a -17 cell count and 0.4 lifespan, the is a place to use this bull on heifers and for those practising
bull excels in fitness traits. Bogart daughters should milk well triple a breeding he offers a profile of aaa 216435. He is
(+522kg) and components are desirable with healthy pluses currently rated mid point average (3) on the scale for both
on both fat and protein. the american tested bull has a milking speed and disposition in his home country. With the
limited proof however with only 59 daughters in 42 herds in bull seeming to combine the health traits of his sire, with
the US at this time. back to back eX dams, this outcross sire from WWS has a
If your requisites are average size and plenty of balanced type proof void of major
frame from functionally sound cows then Bogart
MACOMBER O-MAN BOGART
flaws or concerns. It is no surprise
may fit the bill. While body depth and chest Bogart himself is appearing on many
width both exceed 1.5 on his linear, rump angle is
august 2009
sire of sons lists with aI studs around
sloped and width positive while angularity is not milk +522 kg the world.
extreme (0.89). Bogart daughters are expected
Fat +28.2 kg +0.1%
to show some straightness of leg (-1.39) and
shouldn’t as a result be used on very straight
Protein +19.6 kg -0.03%
type merit +2.24
legged individuals, and foot angle is very steep Lifespan +0.4 mammary +1.97
(at 2.85 this is his furthest reaching linear trait to
PIn +£42 PLI +£231
Legs & Feet +1.79
the right of the bar chart). an udder composite
of 1.97 mirrors the individual traits within it.
69% Rel. 71 daughters in 51 herds
79% Rel. 59 daughters in 41 herds
this issue Sarah Liddle reviews two sires who can be defined as outcrosses, as
they feature slightly different pedigrees but have plenty to offer UK dairymen.
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
high cell count (+17). Determined. Determined was the result of some embryos
the show ring both here and in North
When trying to
America.
get a handle
A daughter was a class
on what his daughters will look purchased for the cogent nucleus herd from Darcy. His
winner at the 2007 Northern Expo and he has numerous progeny with like, there are few extremes to study. Determined daughters full sister, Cogent Best Darcy Vg88-3yr, was sold as a
All American and All Canadian nominations and wins. will lean towards average framed and sized cattle, stature maiden heifer at the last cogent sale to Jimmy mitchell
The youngest Holstein
and
bull
chest
ever
width
to be
both
scored
fall
EX96,
between
and currently
0 and 1, as do many of of the Kennetsidehead herd. Best Darcy has performed at
the highest scored bull
the
in
udder
Canada,
traits
Laramie
(udder
is a
depth,
Comestar
teat
Lee
length,
son
teat placement Kennetsidehead. In her second lactation Darcy gave in 305
from the 2002 Royal
size).
Winter
Particular
Fair Supreme
strengths
Champion
are
Idee
that
Lustre
the milk from Determined days 13,832kg 3.54% fat 3.45% protein, while her dam, also
EX95-3E 6*. Yet another
daughters
sire who
will
demonstrates
be produced
the importance
from udders
and
held high, with obviously that of Determined, has no recorded lactation.
strength of cow families,
plenty
he makes
of ligament
the ninth
(2.3
generation
rear udder
of VG
height
or EX.
and 2.18 udder Some will be ‘best’ determined to use the newest sire from
For this reason, he already
support).
has 182
conversely
daughters
rump
registered
width
in the
and
UK,
the eldest of these being born in 2005. His oldest daughters should
rump
be
angle hover cogent, and with his slightly unusual pedigree there will be
milking now and some
around
should
the
be scored
mid point,
in the
and
early
Determined
part of this year
can
,
not be expected an attraction. meanwhile his daughters will be easy to work
although the majority
to
will
address
only pass
these
their
concerns
second birthday
in an animal
during the
you are breeding and manage. He excels for both management traits, with
course of 2008.
with such faults. milking speed and temperament strongly placed over 1.5,
Lustre, Laramie’s
Cogent
dam, is a
Determined
Robthom Integrity
is the latest
daughter
bull
who
from the Ricecrest Kaye and locomotion joins them indicating Determined daughters
completed four lactations family with to an return astounding to active third service. record of Determined21,060 follows in will be fit to travel around the farm carried on good feet
kg at 5.2% fat and 3.15% the footsteps protein. She of is Sandy-Va VG89-3yr alley Canadian Bolton, classiEngland-- and legs (supported by a minor
fied animal, bred in Prince
Schill
Edward
Deann
Island,
58A, Netherside
Canada who
Dynamo
went on
,
to
Ricecrest
be
COGENT DETERMINED
straightness of leg coupled with
EX95-3E in the USA,
Marshall
where she
, Ricecrest
was owned
Brett
by Ehrhardt
, Ricecrest
Farms.
Lantz
She
, positive foot angle). In wrapping
has bred five VG daughters
Ricecrest
and
T
a
esk
number
Terry
of
and
sons,
Ricecrest
with Laramie
Murphy
hav

-
all of
august 2009
up he offers a £146 PLI and a 0.2
ing full sisters scored
who
VG86-2yr
hail from
and VG89.
the Kaye
There
family
are further
.
sisters
milk +696 kg life span score and is available with
by Cousteau, Champion
the granddam
and Durham.
of Determined
Laramie also
is
has
Ricecrest
maternal
Luke
brothers and sisters at Ridgefield and Bartonvale here in the UK. Fat +28.4 kg +0.02%
sexed semen.
Laramie’s immediate
Lauren
sire stack
eX91.
is Lee
Lauren
x Integrity
is a daughter
x Astro Jet
of
.
well known
bull dam, Ricecrest Southwind Kaye Vg87, and
Protein +23.4 kg +0.01% type merit +2.6
Returning with a 62% Good Plus and better rating on his current
Canadian daughters’
Lauren
results in
was
a Canadian
also heavily
Final Class
contracted,
score of
she
+13,
bred at
Lifespan +0.2 mammary +2.32
sufficient for joint 18
least th
place
2 e
in
X
the
and
Canadian
6 Vg daughters.
top conformation rank-
Legs & Feet +2.19
ings, and a UK type
o
merit
ne
of 2.13.
Lauren’
A sire
s daughters
of extreme
by
stature
Pen-Col
and tre
Decision
-
,
PIn +£44 PLI +£146
mendous body depth, Ricecrest in combination Decision with Darcy oodles Vof g87 angularityis the , dam this of
90% Rel. 61 daughters in 35 herds 73% Rel. 44 daughters in 27 herds
THE JOURNAL OCTOBER 2009 85
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