Second generation Denovo sires lead Genus ABS offering

n Bomaz Cabriolet 6769, Dam of Bomaz Skywalker.

GENUS ABS has had a fantastic December sire summary and is delighted to boast six of the top 10 PLI sires available today. It is fantastic to see the top spaces occupied by DeNovo 3303 Citizen, DeNovo 15826 Knight and Bomaz Episode.

These are all second generation DeNovo sires, sons of Crosby, Kenobi and Entity respectively.

n Pine-tree Heroic, sire of Denovo Halstead. :

Taking the top spot is the Icon sire DeNovo 3303 Citizen, which comes in with a £817 PLI. He is a complete sire that brings together a balanced health and fitness offering, superior production and functional type.

Hannah Goodwin, Dairy Brand Manager for Genus ABS, comments: “This interesting Crosby son will be extremely attractive to farmers with robotic milking systems, rear teats are positioned suitably at -0.57 and he will also add teat length. Citizen has a rare combination of extreme fertility at +11.8 and great production at +885kgs with positive components. He will breed small, deep bodied daughters, with improved body condition.”

Also joining the Genomic line up for Genus ABS is DeNovo 16457 Halstead, the highest PLI son in the world of the legendary Pine-Tree Heroic. He comes in at £756 PLI, over 850kgs of Milk and 0.12% Fat. Adding to his appeal is his Fertility score of well over five points, adding almost 150 days to lifespan and crowned with +2.00 UK Type Merit.

Hannah states: “Halstead’s intro-duction to the Genus ABS line-up marks the arrival of the next generation of DeNovo sires. His sire Heroic has been used intensively within the DeNovo programme and we are pleased to offer the very best from his crop of sons. In addition to the introduction of Halstead to the UK market, Genus ABS are pleased to welcome Pine-Tree Heroic to UK customers too. Demand for this former number one $NM and gTPI sire is expected to be high so be sure to register your interest in the bull today.”

Proven sire Seagull-Bay Applejax continues to improve upon his already legendary status. He rises £44 PLI points in the December sire summary and continues to offer everything the commercial dairy farmer needs while continuing to add more UK daughters to his already 97 per cent reliable proof.

“Customers are not only attracted to his type and functionality, but also the increased production, offering +768kgs of milk and fantastic overall daughter fertility at +18, which is outstanding for any bull, let alone a bull of Applejax’s age.

Genus ABS welcomes former Icon Sire and Genomic superstar Bomaz Skywalker to the Proven line-up too. “Skywalker already has thousands of daughters in the UK with some of the eldest about to freshen into their home herds. Reports from the USA have the daughters of Skywalker slightly shorter than average but with plenty of width and capacity throughout. They are exceptionally milky and exhibit that dairy character, two traits that are illustrated in this proof today. Skywalker joins De-Su 13530 Seville, a Supershot son, who comes in with over 800kgs of milk, almost 10 points of daughter fertility and great mammary promise who is ideal for robot-milking systems,” concludes Hannah.

n 3rd dam of Denovo 3303, Citizen De-Su Oak 318. :

Reaffirming its position in the marketplace, Genus ABS is pleased to now offer almost 60 different sires over £700 PLI.


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