New Dairy Sire Release
A quick update on three G1 sires entering our dairy selection.
New Sire Release
Brandy Star FR8884
Brandy Star falls as Ireland’s highest EBI coded sire for 2023 with an EBI of €401 all the while offering up different blood lines. Brandy Star was bred by Francis & Eilish Stafford of Ballygrangans, Co. Wexford from a VG86 dam.
Along with his high EBI, Star brings with him 29 kg of milk solids at +0.27% fat & +0.15% protein while combining improvements to both health at €11 & €16 maintenance. His pedigree make up is also very interesting with FR5803 out of an LHZ X HYD X RUU all bred out of VG86 cows, highlighting generations of great stock.
His dam Brandy Hyd Adela 1 is a very well proven cow in her 6th lactation who’s a medium output cow with 5.04% Fat & 3.9% Protein. Brandy Star is also suitable for pedigree registration.
Ballintossig Startrek FR8862
Ballintossig Star Trek is encompassing 3 generations of Dovea Genetics breeding. Star Trek is from Antony Flavins famous Amber family where modern genetics is designed to deliver high component milk.
With an EBI of €369 Star Trek delivers over 37 kg of milk solids with great components at +0.41% fat & +0.23% protein with positive milk kgs. His pedigree is made up of our own Saintbrigid Frank Joseph FR5860 X Glenaboy Ronald FR4785 from a GP82 dam X FR2249 out of a VG85 cow.
Star Treks dam is a medium sized, very square cow who averaged over 550 kg milk solids at 4% protein combined with a snug udder built to last.
Glenaboy Hero FR8908
Lastly with an EBI of €317 Glenaboy Hero transmits 32 kg of milk solids, +0.38% fat & +0.24% protein with an outcross protein pedigree. Out of the same dam as Glenaboy Ronald, Glenaboy HDJ Daisy has produced on average 5.23% fat & 4.25% protein out of 6 lactations.
Along with this, Hero can be used to improve the health traits related to lameness & mastitis with a subindex of €19 for health. His pedigree is made up of FR6469 VG86 X HDJ EX90 X HMY VG88. Highlighting the fact that Hero has 4% protein cows directly on both sides of his pedigrees.
Hero has a very unique aAa of 156 meaning his daughters will add clean dairy strength & capacity as well as delivering balanced offspring with a greater intake capacity to maintain production while having better body condition score. Along with this Hero transmits positive strength, udder traits & feet and legs.
Our full list of sires can be seen in our 2023 dairy directory