A project designed to help provide Holstein Friesian bulls for the AB industry has reached a new milestone.
Sixty-one bulls born as a result of the Discovery Project have been bought by LIC since 2013.
Eleven bulls were recently purchased from pregnancies created in 2018 and will join the genetics company’s Sire Proving team.
They include sons of Dicksons HF Motive-ET S2F, Tennant Darkstar-OC S1F, Van Heuvens VA Remedy S1F, Bothwell WT Maxima S2F and Meander TT Asset-ET S2F.
Three heifers Tronnoco Back Suletta S2F, Meander HH April-ET S2F and Woodcote FU Laura-ET S3F each had two sons picked up.
Several of the project’s alumni, such as Meander SB Wingman-ET S3F and Tronnoco GI Spike-ET S3F, are being marketed by LIC through their Forward Pack and Premier Sires teams.
A further 33 bulls are currently awaiting their daughter proof, with progeny from the 2015 team due in the 2020/21 season.
The latest bulls selected by LIC are:
Dicksons VR Merger-ET S1F
Dicksons BM Meteor-ET S2F
Tronnoco M Saquon-ET S3F
Tronnoco A Sachar-ET S2F
Tronnoco Mo Salah-ET S2F
Meander TD Aero-ET S1F
Meander TD Astute-ET S2F
Meander DM Astound-ET S2F
Meander DM Ambush-ET S2F
Woodcote DH Ledger-ET S1F
Woodcote VHR Lucid-ET S2F