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263SR2802

SALE

aAa: 516342

Kappa Casein AB

4,939 daughters 2,995 herds 80% Rel. +2,313M -.07% +74F +.01% +75P +3.9 PL 2.70 SCS +697 NM$

• Great Udders • Strong Cows • A Great Milk Sire

101 Daughter Fertility 109 Calving Index 101 Legs 116 Udders PUREBRED DAUGHTER OF SALE

263SR3545

TOIVO

SALE

aAa: 432561

Kappa Casein AB

408 daughters 377 herds 78% Rel. +2,347M +.00% +90F +.03% +80P +6.0 PL 2.80 SCS +810 NM$

• Excellent Fertility • Long-lasting Daughters • Great Udders

98 Daughter Fertility 104 Calving Index 116 Legs 105 Udders PUREBRED DAUGHTER OF TOIVO

263SR3642

TOSIKKO

TOIVO

aAa: 432561 Kappa Casein AA 169 daughters 161 herds 77% Rel. +2,262M +.08% +104F +.05% +82P +6.1 PL 2.57 SCS +894 NM$

• Sires Quality Udders • Exceptional Longevity • High Milk, Fat and Protein

90 Daughter Fertility 88 Calving Index 96 Legs 114 Udders TOSIKKO

PUREBRED DAUGHTER OF TOSIKKO

263SR4412

VALPAS

242 daughters 223 herds 77% Rel. +2,499M +.05% +108F +.05% +90P +2.8 PL 3.11 SCS +672 NM$

• Great Type • High, Wide Rear Udders • A Production and Components Leader

108 Daughter Fertility 86 Calving Index 93 Legs 104 Udders

PUREBRED DAUGHTER OF VALPAS

236SR1091

FACET

VALPAS

aAa: 234165 105 daughters 82 herds 76% Rel. +1,427M +.09% +72F +.09% +62P +6.1 PL 2.58 SCS +804 NM$ 112 Daughter Fertility 93 Calving Index 109 Legs 125 Udders

PUREBRED FACET DAUGHTER

PUREBRED FACET DAUGHTER

• Improves the Bottom Line with High NM$ • Made to Settle Cows, Elite Fertility Sire • Ability to boost Productive Life


253MO0293

ATALANS

aAa: 465312

Kappa Casein AB

75 daughters 74 herds 87% Rel. +2,207M -.02% +75F -.02% +71P +0.5 PL 0.10 SCS

• Superior Milk and Fat Production • High, Wide Rear Udders with Great Center Support • Pleasing Type

0.6 Daughter Fertility 89 Calving Index 94 Legs 105 Udders PUREBRED DAUGHTER OF ATALANS

253MO9407

AVALLON

aAa: 153642

Kappa Casein AB

98 daughters 90 herds 89% Rel. +2,544M +.08% +119F -.14% +68P +0.0 PL -1.80 SCS

• Easy Calvers • Great Milk Production • Extreme Fat Prodution at 119

-0.4 Daughter Fertility 91 Calving Index 109 Legs 105 Udders PUREBRED DAUGHTER OF AVALLON

257MO1001

PLUMITIF

aAa: 531462

Kappa Casein BB

13,132 daughters 5,679 herds 95% Rel. +2,429M -.03% +93F +.00% +84P +1.0 PL -0.20 SCS

• Highly Reliable - Over 13,000 Daughters • Exceptional Milk, Fat and Protein • A Very Easy Calving Sire

-0.1 Daughter Fertility 92 Calving Index 111 Legs 96 Udders PUREBRED DAUGHTER OF PLUMITIF

253MO8518

VARUS

97 daughters 96 herds 89% Rel. +1,724M -.36% +9F -.12% +33P +0.2 PL 0.30 SCS

• Solid Production • A Calving Ease Specialist • Good Udders with Strong Support

-0.3 Daughter Fertility 91 Calving Index 107 Legs 110 Udders

PUREBRED DAUGHTER OF VARUS

253MO6318

ULCOTO

aAa: 423561

Kappa Casein BB

81 daughters 71 herds 90% Rel. +1,656M -.05% +51F -.05% +42P +0.5 PL -0.30 SCS 0.4 Daughter Fertility 89 Calving Index 105 Legs 112 Udders PUREBRED DAUGHTER OF ULCOTO

• An Easy-Calving Option • Good Production • Great Type Son of the Popular MicMac Bull


263SR2802

SALE

aAa: 516342

Kappa Casein AB

4,939 daughters 2,995 herds 80% Rel. +2,313M -.07% +74F +.01% +75P +3.9 PL 2.70 SCS +697 NM$

• Great Udders • Strong Cows • A Great Milk Sire

101 Daughter Fertility 109 Calving Index 101 Legs 116 Udders PUREBRED DAUGHTER OF SALE

263SR3545

TOIVO

SALE

aAa: 432561

Kappa Casein AB

408 daughters 377 herds 78% Rel. +2,347M +.00% +90F +.03% +80P +6.0 PL 2.80 SCS +810 NM$

• Excellent Fertility • Long-lasting Daughters • Great Udders

98 Daughter Fertility 104 Calving Index 116 Legs 105 Udders

SWEDISH RED SIRES 249SR1011 249SR3829 249SR2263 236SR1091 249SR2483 249SR2236 249SR1678 249SR1997 249SR1259 249SR2385 249SR1916 249SR1804 249SR1213 249SR2182 263SR2802 249SR2389 249SR2232 263SR3545 263SR3642 263SR4033 263SR4412 249SR2416

B JURIST BOTANS EDBO FACET FOSKE HALLOM K LENS LANGBO LARS LINNE MELBY O BROLIN PETERSLUND S ADAM SALE S SIGNAL ST HALLEBO TOIVO TOSIKKO ULLI VALPAS VRET

MONTBELIARDE SIRES PUREBRED DAUGHTER OF TOIVO

263SR3642

TOSIKKO

TOIVO

aAa: 432561 Kappa Casein AA 169 daughters 161 herds 77% Rel. +2,262M +.08% +104F +.05% +82P +6.1 PL 2.57 SCS +894 NM$

• Sires Quality Udders • Exceptional Longevity • High Milk, Fat and Protein

90 Daughter Fertility 88 Calving Index 96 Legs 114 Udders TOSIKKO

PUREBRED DAUGHTER OF TOSIKKO

263SR4412

VALPAS

242 daughters 223 herds 77% Rel. +2,499M +.05% +108F +.05% +90P +2.8 PL 3.11 SCS +672 NM$

• Great Type • High, Wide Rear Udders • A Production and Components Leader

108 Daughter Fertility 86 Calving Index 93 Legs 104 Udders

PUREBRED DAUGHTER OF VALPAS

236SR1091

FACET

253MO9989 253MO0293 253MO9407 248MO1528 253MO1527 256MO1218 257MO1001 253MO8173 256MO7573 253MO1530 253MO1529 253MO1017 256MO3047 256MO3042 253MO1959 253MO3355 253MO3080 253MO3582 253MO3070 256MO3055 253MO3576 253MO4298 253MO6318 253MO6796 253MO6798 256MO6774 253MO6009 253MO6780 253MO6761 253MO8518 253MO6292

AFGHAN ATALANS AVALLON PAPAYOU PATINAGE PERNAN PLUMITIF RAI RALBAN RAPALLO REDON SIR TATTOR THEVE THIMUS TIMOR TIPOLI TOLIARA TOULADI TRACT TRIOMPHE UBAC ULCOTO ULEMO UNCHOIX UNISTAR URBANISTE URMONT USSAGE VARUS VERCEL

PRICE 18 16 20 22/60 25 16 16 18 16 22 16 20 26 20 22 22 22 18 25/60 18 22 22

Dtrs 25576 12075 536 105 189 119 14543 5168 5589 209 2080 13864 49716 4995 4939 157 1810 408 169 183 242 119

Herds %Rel 7284 99 4113 98 412 79 82 76 154 77 107 76 5174 95 2319 87 3314 98 170 78 1161 79 3378 97 10816 99 2310 87 2995 80 142 77 1085 79 377 78 161 77 172 77 223 77 107 77

Milk 1562 1711 1972 1427 2194 1769 956 1670 863 1384 775 1437 1582 1499 2313 2736 1133 2347 2262 1981 2499 2575

Fat 78 69 93 72 93 93 79 66 51 61 50 84 90 74 74 79 72 90 104 77 108 101

%Fat .09 .01 .08 .09 .04 .12 .22 .01 .09 .04 .11 .15 .15 .08 -.07 -.13 .15 .00 .08 .00 .05 .01

Pro 64 64 86 62 83 70 44 64 35 62 48 71 67 62 75 82 59 80 82 66 90 98

PRICE 20 22 22 18 18 22 25 20 20 22 22/85 22 16 16 16 20 18/85 22/75 18/75 12 35 20 22 22/85 22 18 45 20 22 22 25

Dtrs 85 75 98 2937 1051 20869 13132 2894 7807 3619 18045 280 87 118 104 75 227 97 91 81 73 87 81 100 86 85 103 89 82 97 95

Herds %Rel 82 88 74 87 90 89 2062 95 811 95 7109 95 5679 95 2084 95 4101 95 2297 95 6267 94 236 92 85 89 111 91 98 92 71 90 205 92 93 91 86 89 78 88 70 89 82 91 71 90 91 90 83 91 79 90 99 92 88 90 81 90 96 89 90 90

Milk 1971 2207 2544 1821 1576 2066 2429 2070 2200 805 952 1618 765 1312 -445 739 2798 1971 957 1349 2575 582 1656 1885 752 1821 948 910 994 1724 637

Fat 95 75 119 53 22 62 93 37 13 66 68 62 31 42 64 33 93 37 37 60 95 42 51 66 37 -2 33 51 75 9 51

%Fat .08 -.02 .08 -.12 -.23 -.12 -.03 -.25 -.41 .18 .17 -.02 .03 -.07 .48 -.02 -.11 -.22 -.01 .01 -.07 .15 -.05 -.04 .08 -.43 .22 .07 .19 -.36 .12

Pro %Pro 82 .08 71 -.02 68 -.14 55 -.03 60 .03 84 .07 84 .00 77 .05 64 -.05 55 .15 51 .11 57 .02 -4 -.18 29 -.10 2 .12 15 -.07 99 .04 57 -.05 40 .05 26 -.10 75 -.04 20 -.03 42 -.05 48 -.07 53 .18 18 -.25 37 .28 33 .01 37 .01 33 -.12 15 -.05

PRICE 22 22 18 22 22 22 22 22

Dtrs 7488 5721 7029 104 111 94 106 136

Herds %Rel 1175 87 1036 89 1230 84 77 76 88 76 75 76 80 75 116 76

Milk 1541 2027 2415 2087 1917 2484 1486 1620

Fat 75 91 74 91 100 74 101 79

%Fat .08 .06 -.09 .05 .13 -.11 .22 .08

Pro 52 71 76 81 81 80 74 65

PL 5.8 5.3 1.1 6.1 7.7 4.6 2.4 4.8 3.6 5.3 3.9 6.0 5.2 5.1 3.9 2.3 2.4 6.0 6.1 4.7 2.8 2.3

SCS 2.94 2.71 3.45 2.58 2.87 3.06 2.88 3.05 2.81 3.28 2.96 2.93 3.12 2.83 2.70 3.17 3.02 2.80 2.57 2.87 3.11 3.39

NM$ 674 695 522 804 894 696 485 625 485 608 526 791 697 675 697 581 511 810 894 696 672 631

UDC 100 102 91 125 101 104 119 104 108 127 107 103 108 111 116 107 113 105 114 109 104 109

FLC 96 92 99 109 88 102 94 109 101 107 100 108 106 88 101 101 100 116 96 110 93 90

DPR 90 96 100 112 119 107 89 106 104 106 118 108 106 103 101 100 109 98 90 109 108 92

CE 102 103 107 93 101 114 81 102 88 101 98 110 110 91 109 85 94 104 88 102 86 90

aAa 165234 315246 432516 234165 432651 123546 135246 165234 432615 213645 165234 162543 243615 324165 516342 351426 342516 432561 432561 516324 N/A 423561

Kappa Casein AB AA AA N/A N/A AA AA AA AA AB AA AB AA AA AB AA AA AB AA N/A N/A N/A

Stature 104 87 85 119 105 90 107 105 90 115 107 108 116 109 102 101 108 96 95 98 112 123

Dairyness 103 113 110 122 99 108 96 107 94 110 93 112 105 109 97 111 93 102 110 100 103 98

Strength 95 83 81 82 109 90 100 82 113 98 87 88 83 107 127 102 113 93 106 101 122 101

PL 0.1 0.5 0.0 1.4 0.8 -0.3 1.0 -0.4 1.3 1.2 1.6 1.1 0.8 -0.8 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.4 0.2 -0.4 0.9 0.5 0.4 1.0 0.8 0.9 0.0 0.5 0.2 0.1

SCS 0.40 0.10 -1.80 -0.5 -0.30 -0.40 -0.20 -1.20 -0.10 1.20 2.00 0.60 2.10 -2.00 -0.20 1.20 -0.10 0.30 -0.10 0.50 -0.60 0.40 -0.30 0.20 0.80 1.10 0.00 -0.80 0.40 0.30 0.00

NM$ N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

UDC 101 105 105 112 103 87 96 105 110 105 118 105 105 100 103 104 96 106 99 97 113 112 112 114 111 116 118 110 108 110 107

FLC 105 94 109 117 130 98 111 94 98 109 102 103 101 109 91 111 108 115 110 88 113 119 105 119 119 127 115 116 116 107 109

DPR -0.1 0.6 -0.4 1.3 0.5 0.0 -0.1 -0.4 -0.3 0.6 -0.2 -0.4 0.6 0.7 -0.6 0.9 0.8 0.3 0.7 0.0 0.4 0.9 0.4 0.7 0.8 1.1 0.5 0.6 0.0 -0.3 -0.4

CE 86 89 91 91 90 88 92 89 86 88 88 89 90 90 89 89 90 93 88 89 89 91 89 89 90 88 88 89 89 91 85

aAa 513624 465312 153642 456321 561423 654213 531462 513462 N/A 453621 426351 435261 462513 654123 423651 615423 156342 531462 516342 516342 462513 612453 423561 243165 N/A 153642 465213 316432 123465 N/A 423165

Kappa Casein N/A AB AB AB AA AB BB AB AB AB AB BB BB AB AB AB BB AA AB AA AA BB BB BB AA AB BB BB BB N/A BB

Stature 107 96 101 93 87 118 100 105 116 96 123 108 96 107 106 95 106 95 91 93 111 110 124 116 101 116 109 116 96 99 124

Dairyness N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Strength 97 106 109 104 72 99 93 121 113 84 100 97 88 110 94 105 109 83 110 96 119 92 100 95 105 101 99 81 90 113 110

PL 6.1 5.8 8.0 7.9 3.0 5.1 5.6 5.1

SCS 2.64 2.56 2.99 2.87 3.12 2.66 2.6 2.94

NM$ 707 773 839 928 692 740 831 705

UDC 122 109 114 106 117 108 115 110

FLC 100 103 116 122 113 105 108 114

DPR 99 92 107 119 100 96 95 112

CE 102 88 103 104 116 100 109 92

aAa 351426 651423 531462 561423 432516 N/A 435 216

Kappa Casein AA BB N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Stature 108 103 109 110 107 97 108 116

Dairyness 106 93 102 115 118 73 114 114

Strength 103 122 91 93 73 134 92 85

Body Depth 98 90 104 99 106 89 93 79 91 85 87 91 77 102 99 102 99 103 103 108 114 94

Body Depth 99 105 114 94 71 111 105 120 120 93 121 103 90 108 120 101 92 94 110 94 116 106 117 114 101 114 105 113 86 103 107

Rump Width 100 92 100 122 106 88 116 92 93 114 98 64 98 98 95 116 116 96 98 101 114 108

Rump Angle 96 98 103 93 100 96 87 105 68 95 111 118 104 99 93 94 106 106 88 100 97 104

Rump Width 105 110 100 80 59 112 91 121 119 117 112 112 106 100 101 111 96 84 90 85 127 102 113 107 97 107 102 90 101 100 139

Rump Angle 100 97 97 99 106 91 83 96 94 63 95 103 114 102 99 74 99 104 90 100 67 95 95 86 103 83 103 104 92 100 87

Rump Width 106 120 111 98 102 97 100 105

Rump Angle 86 83 92 81 95 91 77 96

Legs Side View 101 118 111 85 100 106 103 98 101 94 97 94 91 110 104 109 106 100 111 99 111 97

Legs Side View 95 116 109 96 100 98 109 92 84 100 132 112 97 108 94 110 94 110 95 82 111 140 109 128 118 132 97 130 108 92 111

Legs Rear View 90 81 96 113 94 97 110 102 110 105 98 95 99 91 102 102 107 114 101 102 110 95

Foot Angle 105 87 90 108 95 85 97 103 115 111 104 103 100 94 108 111 104 92 96 104 89 109

Fore UD Attach 101 112 101 120 104 110 116 99 117 119 102 107 106 112 108 121 119 106 116 120 104 109

Rear UD Height 111 115 101 125 93 105 116 97 91 110 104 106 96 105 108 102 90 102 113 118 106 115

Rear UD Width 110 99 95 122 105 90 118 79 92 105 98 99 91 87 104 102 90 96 117 109 102 104

Udder Cleft 106 77 93 119 108 112 102 86 105 110 110 64 103 92 116 105 109 106 104 106 112 111

Udder Depth 98 99 91 120 98 97 112 116 112 130 100 111 115 113 122 100 109 105 109 102 104 107

Front Teat Place 126 101 110 113 116 99 105 101 107 119 100 88 97 102 97 103 101 100 88 115 98 104

Teat Length 89 94 95 94 93 103 111 97 89 102 114 105 110 109 102 96 104 104 104 85 95 85

Legs Rear View N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Foot Angle 113 74 118 105 131 112 91 97 92 116 122 101 107 123 99 110 97 115 106 88 107 113 102 120 106 137 127 140 138 106 130

Fore UD Attach 103 104 116 116 89 88 97 95 101 99 110 105 93 99 94 103 107 107 116 96 115 101 117 108 99 107 115 103 102 130 110

Rear UD Height 103 115 96 97 115 90 115 102 77 99 92 111 115 120 92 105 99 102 104 96 113 116 107 122 111 107 103 118 98 90 96

Rear UD Width 101 106 115 114 107 106 103 121 111 105 98 118 94 119 117 103 124 100 104 97 115 99 111 106 104 98 119 119 122 117 102

Udder Cleft 102 103 98 105 92 99 100 85 91 112 94 83 112 110 103 107 127 108 80 104 111 102 95 118 108 101 108 90 98 94 99

Udder Depth 100 88 99 91 101 91 89 92 111 96 114 109 101 96 105 105 77 87 79 91 95 113 105 100 113 107 103 96 104 93 109

Front Teat Place 113 95 96 107 119 100 109 99 107 108 129 119 94 100 106 105 101 112 111 114 108 110 111 106 119 113 113 111 118 98 112

Teat Length 93 102 99 110 98 103 91 95 98 114 104 111 115 83 119 91 87 100 98 105 85 107 98 88 94 103 95 89 106 109 103

Legs Rear View 108 106 112 120 113 106 117 118

Foot Angle 99 110 109 108 101 116 110 106

VALPAS

aAa: 234165 105 daughters 82 herds 76% Rel. +1,427M +.09% +72F +.09% +62P +6.1 PL 2.58 SCS +804 NM$ 112 Daughter Fertility 93 Calving Index 109 Legs 125 Udders

• Improves the Bottom Line with High NM$ • Made to Settle Cows, Elite Fertility Sire • Ability to boost Productive Life

RED DANE SIRES 228RD17 236RD33 236RD34 236RD61 236RD62 236RD64 228RD41 236RD42

R ASCONA R BANGKOK R DAVID R FASTRUP R GAZELLE R GORM P R HARVARD R HASLEV

- indicates sexed semen availability and price PUREBRED FACET DAUGHTER

%Pro .07 .05 .12 .09 .07 .07 .07 .05 .04 .09 .12 .13 .09 .07 .01 -.02 .12 .03 .05 .02 .05 .08

PUREBRED FACET DAUGHTER

%Pro .02 .04 .00 .08 .10 .01 .14 .07

Body Depth 103 128 96 103 80 108 98 81

Legs Side View 82 103 85 84 97 91 93 106

Fore UD Rear UD Rear UD Attach Height Width 125 123 128 117 100 117 114 121 119 103 108 106 112 117 116 118 99 115 118 109 116 93 106 102

Udder Cleft 116 116 96 93 110 98 118 112

Udder Depth 110 107 112 106 113 108 105 119

Front Teat Place 118 113 96 105 101 104 126 110

Teat Length 102 87 91 102 93 93 102 100


PROVEN PROFITABLE PROGRESSIVE PROCROSS is the proven crossbreeding program used by progressive dairy farmers in the U.S., Italy, Spain, Germany, Portugal and around the world. The combination of Swedish Red, Montbeliarde and Holstein has proven to be the most profitable crossbreeding program because you get the maximum hybrid vigor on top of the high performance of these three breeds. The Swedish Red calve easily, are highly fertile and are medium sized, high-producing cows with excellent udder health. The Montbeliarde breed is a 100 percent dairy breed producing high-quality protein. Montbeliardes are known for outstanding feet and legs, healthy udders and have adapted body condition that ensures high fertility. Holsteins are world renown for milk production and udder conformation.

GETTING STARTED Start by breeding your Holsteins to Swedish Red sires. In a pure Holstein herd, the extreme calving ease of the Swedish Red bulls will give heifers an extra guarantee to calve safely. Montbeliarde semen should be used on all Swedish Red/Holstein heifers and cows. A color tagging system is a great way to keep track of the breeding rotation. It is important to strictly follow the same order for each breed in the rotation, enhancing hybrid vigor. Assigning a different color tag for each breed makes it easy to know what breed to use when inseminating the animal.

HETEROSIS The effects of heterosis are the opposite of inbreeding depression. Research indicates that heterosis is great for traits like vitality, fertility, health and survival allowing higher production than parent average. The additive breed effects are important in crossbreeding as well as in all breeding. The heterosis is an extra benefit on top of the parent average. So, one critical point to remember is that you should always use the best bulls in the breeds. A crossbreeding program needs to be well planned and organized to produce benefits. PROCROSS is the combination of three unrelated, competitive breeds all with efficient breed improvement programs.

• Result in more pregnant cows Swedish Red and Montbeliarde crosses are known for their higher fertility.

WHY THREE BREEDS? Capturing and sustaining heterosis is the key to an efficient crossbreeding program. Once you have gotten used to the extra bonus of heterosis, you do not want it to drop below 75 percent. For two-breed crisscrossing, the extent of heterosis drops 50 percent in the second generation - leveling off at 67 percent. A system of four breeds results in a high heterosis on average, but contribution of each individual breed is too diluted. A three-breed rotation is the optimum and results in average heterosis of 86 percent.

UTILIZING THE PROCROSS WILL: • Maintain or increase your herd’s solids production

• Provide easier calving Swedish Red and Montbeliarde crosses have outstanding maternal calving ability due to strong selection for decades. Swedish Red is an ideal option for heifers - averaging only 5.5% difficult births. • Cut your total costs Research has shown a slight decrease in milk volume from the PROCROSS animals, while maintaining components and increasing milk quality. Easier calvings in all cases require less vet costs. The crosses offer clear superiority in terms of fertility, survival and ability to calve a second time. • Increase your profits “Crossbreeding cows makes more profit” (+25%). Reported by the California Cost of Production Annual 2007

EXPLANATION OF TRAITS The production traits genetic evaluations for the Swedish Red and Red Dane are April 2012 Interbull MACE proofs based on the U.S. Ayrshire genetic base. The Montbeliarde genetic evaluations are February 2012 French evaluations processed by INRA (French Agronomic Research Institute). All type trait information is on an in-country basis, with summarization equal to their production dates. DAUGHTER FERTILITY Swedish Red – Fertility data on sires’ daughters expressed around a mean of 100 and a +/- 10 standard deviation. Higher values are favorable. Montbeliarde – Fertility data on sires’ daughters expressed around a mean of 0 with a +/- 1 standard deviation. Higher values are favorable. Red Dane – Fertility data on sires’ daughters expressed around a mean of 100 and a +/- 10 standard deviation. Higher values are favorable. The seal of certified Swedish Red bulls proven in Sweden with extensive emphasis on fertility, somatic cell count, longevity, and calving ease. If they are “real” Swedish Red bulls they will carry this trademarked logo. All bulls carrying this seal are available in the USA from your Select Sires representative.

CALVING EASE (INDEX) Swedish Red – Expression of the vitality of the calf at birth expressed around a mean of 100 and a +/- 10 standard deviation. Calving Index = Calving Ease + Calf Viability. Higher values are favorable. Montbeliarde – Percentage of easy calvings on first parity cows. Greater than (>) 89 percent means easy calving sire and less than (<) 86 percent means not recommended for use on heifers. Danish Red – (Birth Index) - The breeding value describing the ability of sires to breed easy born and live born calves at first parity expressed around a mean of 100 and a +/- 10 standard deviation. Higher values are favorable. UDDER, FEET & LEG INDEX, LINEAR TYPE TRAITS Swedish Red – Compilation of the linear type traits expressed around a mean of 100 and a +/- 10 standard deviation. Montbeliarde – Compilation of the linear type traits expressed around a mean of 100 and a +/- 12 standard deviation. Red Dane – Compilation of linear type traits expressed around a mean of 100 and a +/- 10 standard deviation. Product of the USA

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Crossbreeding April 2012  

Swedish Red, Montbeliarde, Red Dane