UK Ayrshires continue to impress in the latest proof run
5th December 2017
The December 2017 proof run has seen UK Ayrshire sires continue to rise up through the tables of available bulls. With continued interest in the Ayrshire breed we are thrilled that UK breeding provides a large majority of the top available sires to both the UK and the rest of the world.
At the top of the table is the very popular Hilltown Oblique. He is a Jelyca Oblique son out of the Meikle Laught Triple Crown sired Hilltown Snowball 466 EX94 5E LP60 2 Star Brood cow. His PLI has jumped to £366, which is not surprising considering his superb transmission of management traits. He will improve somatic cell counts, mastitis instances, fertility and lifespan. Not surprising really, considering his Dam, Snowball 466, his G Dam and his GG Dam all completed 11 lactations in their lifetime! He also sits at the top on type traits with an impressive 2.4 transmitting great udders and legs and feet and has a positive 0.15 for butterfat %.
Close behind is Rosehill Manderville. An Ardmore Crown Napier son out of the Rosehill Blackthorn daughter Rosehill Black Magenta EX93 3E 3 Star Brood Cow. Again, Manderville excels through all management traits with +324kg of milk 0.12 % bfat 0.03%ptn. He is transmitting functional traits through his daughters and his PLI has now risen to PLI £355.
West Mossgiel Modern Reality is another sire holding his place as a breed leading sire. His PLI of £295, his superb type, and not forgeting yet again outstanding management traits, will be what influences his continued use. He is sired by Palmyra Tri Star Reality out of West Mossgiel Miss Modern 5 EX93 2E 4 Star Brood Cow who was sired by Attwell Amadeus.
The newly proven Stamford High Definition comes straight in to join the top UK available sires. He is sired by Celandine First Lord out of the Ballyclan First Command daughter Stamford Freda 15 EX90 2E LP80 1 Star Brood Cow. Definition shows superb fertility, - 22 Somatic Cell Counts and displays positive components with a PLI of £285.
The top milk sire is held by Rosehill Real McCoy with a massive +708kg and Haresfoot Panache has increased his butterfat percentage to 0.27.
Remember all of these sires are available through Cattle Services Ayr Ltd. http://www.ayrshirescs.org/ayrshires-cattle-services/