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Sire Directory 2013 Online edition – November

RED


Danish Red

Finnish e r i h s r y A

Swedish Red Everlastning love for the world’s strongest red program Our three impressive breeds, Finnish Ayrshire, Swedish Red and Danish Red share the same selection program and breeding goal. Together with a high participation in milk recording and unique registrations for health and fertility in the worlds most complete high quality data base it provides excellent opportunity for efficient selection. VikingGenetics tests in total 200 bulls every year. Giving you the opportunity to enjoy the results of three strong red breeds and one excellent breeding program! Welcome to share our love!

Breed statistics VikingRed No. of cows

306,651

Milk, kg

8,667

Fat, kg

375

Fat, %

4.33

Protein, kg

303

Protein, %

3.50

Fat + Protein, kg

678


NTM +27 +622 kg Milk

+46 kg Fat +38 kg Prot.

Daughter Fertility

Milk Production

Udder Health

VR Game

EBV 2005

S MGS MGGS KappaCasein

SRB 92986 Gunnarstorp ST Hallebo T책lebo N/A

PRODUCTION TRAITS Prod. index Milk, kg Protein, kg Protein, % Fat, kg Fat, % Growth

114 105 112 111 112 108 102

NO. OF DTRS 90

100

110

151

120

HEALTH TRAITS Daughter fertility Calvings, Sire Calvings, maternal Udder health Other diseases Longevity Hoof health

116 104 109 116 105 103 108

CONFORMATION TRAITS Body 101 Feet and legs 98 Udder 108 Milking speed 96 Temperament 98

NO. OF DTRS

67

VR Game is a Gunnartorp son from the St Hallebo cow. He was started as sire of sons in August and now he has a good semen stock to enter daily plan. He has good production with excellent fertility and health figures. The daughters are middle sized cows with nice udders.

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NTM +27 +304 kg Milk

+63 kg Fat +38 kg Prot.

R Harvard

EBV 2005

>12,5 % Holstein

R Harvard is out of a VEST Sum dam that milked 5 lactations with a total yield of 58,000 kg of milk with 4.7 % fat and 3.9% protein. This best Ascona son is at the moment holding the NTM top position together with R Cigar.

S MGS MGGS KappaCasein

RDM 36560 R Ascona VEST Sum Emory N/A

PRODUCTION TRAITS Prod. index Milk, kg Protein, kg Protein, % Fat, kg Fat, % Growth

117 101 113 120 118 122 98

NO. OF DTRS 90

100

110

105

120

HEALTH TRAITS Daughter fertility Calvings, Sire Calvings, maternal Udder health Other diseases Longevity Hoof health

99 104 106 111 109 102 96

CONFORMATION TRAITS Body Feet and legs Udder Milking speed Temperament 4

105 107 114 107 105

NO. OF DTRS

83

Udder Health

Components Conformation


NTM +27 +981 kg Milk

+76 kg Fat +41 kg Prot.

Longevity

Easy Calvings

Conformation

VR Cigar

EBV 2005

>12,5 % Holstein

S MGS MGGS KappaCasein

RDM 36678 R Cirkel R Alfa FYN Cent AB

PRODUCTION TRAITS Prod. index Milk, kg Protein, kg Protein, % Fat, kg Fat, % Growth

117 110 113 103 123 114 110

NO. OF DTRS 90

100

110

168

120

HEALTH TRAITS Daughter fertility Calvings, Sire Calvings, maternal Udder health Other diseases Longevity Hoof health

101 108 106 99 112 117 100

CONFORMATION TRAITS Body Feet and legs Udder Milking speed Temperament

112 117 113 114 105

NO. OF DTRS

104

The R Alfa dam who delivered VR Cigar was flushed three times which resulted in three more sons sold to VikingGenetics. She milked for 4.5 years with a total yield of 50,000 kg of milk. VR Cigar is one of the most popular sires at home market just now. He was already used as GenVikPLUS sire.

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NTM +24 +284 kg Milk

+13 kg Fat +26 kg Prot.

Hoof Health

Components Conformation

VR Leroy

EBV 2005

VR Leroy is the only son of L책ngby in large scale use. He is a bull with very good functional traits. High indices of fertility, udder health, other diseases and hoof health really mean good longevity.

S MGS MGGS KappaCasein

SRB 92912 L책ngbo Peterslund Myhrer AA

PRODUCTION TRAITS Prod. index Milk, kg Protein, kg Protein, % Fat, kg Fat, % Growth

107 100 107 111 101 100 94

NO. OF DTRS 90

100

110

519

120

HEALTH TRAITS Daughter fertility Calvings, Sire Calvings, maternal Udder health Other diseases Longevity Hoof health

113 102 103 116 112 108 113

CONFORMATION TRAITS Body 91 Feet and legs 111 Udder 113 Milking speed 106 Temperament 99 6

NO. OF DTRS

195


NTM +22 +858 kg Milk

+37 kg Fat +38 kg Prot.

Longevity

Daughter Fertility

Milk Production

V Föske

EBV 2005

V Föske inherits two traits that are not easy to combine on high level: production and fertility. This sire having a different pedigree: Miqur x Gårdö comes from Viken herd. The dam, 210 Lilja, was bought to Viken as a heifer. She was flushed several times but V Föske is Lilja’s own calf.

S MGS MGGS KappaCasein

SRB 92483 Miqur Gårdö Tunnus AA

PRODUCTION TRAITS Prod. index Milk, kg Protein, kg Protein, % Fat, kg Fat, % Growth

113 109 113 104 110 100 104

NO. OF DTRS 90

100

110

1160

120

HEALTH TRAITS Daughter fertility Calvings, Sire Calvings, maternal Udder health Other diseases Longevity Hoof health

123 102 98 105 102 122 104

CONFORMATION TRAITS Body Feet and legs Udder Milking speed Temperament

NO. OF DTRS

274

106 91 101 106 111 7


NTM +19 +723 kg Milk

+38 kg Fat +38 kg Prot.

R Fastrup

EBV 2005

>12,5 % Holstein

S MGS MGGS KappaCasein

Daughter Fertility

Conformation

R Fastrup, one the many Orraryd sons all over the world, was bought in a small herd close to Aarhus. His dam stunning red cow after Stadel which was classified 89 overall and delivered besides R Fastrup two more bulls to VikingGenetics – R Hunter and VR Diamant.

RDM 36412 Orraryd Stadel ØJY Ladby AE

PRODUCTION TRAITS Prod. index Milk, kg Protein, kg Protein, % Fat, kg Fat, % Growth

113 107 113 108 110 103 98

NO. OF DTRS 90

100

110

1973

120

HEALTH TRAITS Daughter fertility Calvings, Sire Calvings, maternal Udder health Other diseases Longevity Hoof health

116 101 98 90 107 118 102

CONFORMATION TRAITS Body Feet and legs Udder Milking speed Temperament 8

Longevity

107 126 106 99 109

NO. OF DTRS

1090


NTM +23 +701 kg Milk

+26 kg Fat +27 kg Prot.

Longevity

Daughter Fertility

Easy Calvings

Pell-Pers

EBV 2005

Pell-Pers having a very special pedigree, the only son of Flarkb채cken, is a natural choice for the breeder who appreciates trouble-free cows. The dam 82 Lycka comes from a small farm and the cow family Lycka is almost the only one in the herd. 82 Lycka was scored after six calves with 85 points.

S MGS MGGS KappaCasein

SRB 92488 Flarkb채cken Botans Backg책rd AA

PRODUCTION TRAITS Prod. index Milk, kg Protein, kg Protein, % Fat, kg Fat, % Growth

107 106 107 100 105 99 89

NO. OF DTRS 90

100

110

177

120

HEALTH TRAITS Daughter fertility Calvings, Sire Calvings, maternal Udder health Other diseases Longevity Hoof health

114 111 109 110 110 115 123

CONFORMATION TRAITS

NO. OF DTRS

79

Body 83 Feet and legs 118 Udder 108 Milking speed 93 Temperament 107 9


NTM +19 +906 kg Milk

+54 kg Fat +55 kg Prot.

Easy Calvings

Milk Production

Total Merit Index

G Edbo

EBV 2005

G Edbo is back on podium with his second crop daughters. He has the same fantastic Abru cow as dam as 2104 Gunnarstorp 1131 Eda. According to the owners Eda was an incredibly kind cow. She had eight calves and milked more than 84,000 kg ECM (76,805 kg milk and 4.6% fat, 3.7 % protein).

S MGS MGGS KappaCasein

SRB 92263 Botans Abru Hulan AA

PRODUCTION TRAITS Prod. index Milk, kg Protein, kg Protein, % Fat, kg Fat, % Growth

122 109 121 116 115 107 103

NO. OF DTRS 90

100

110

4262

120

HEALTH TRAITS Daughter fertility Calvings, Sire Calvings, maternal Udder health Other diseases Longevity Hoof health

98 107 115 86 103 113 82

CONFORMATION TRAITS Body 85 Feet and legs 97 Udder 91 Milking speed 136 Temperament 119 10

NO. OF DTRS

1869


NTM +19 +1133 kg Milk

+56 kg Fat +51 kg Prot.

Milk Production

Components

VR Solero

EBV 2005

S MGS MGGS KappaCasein

SRB 92851 Sรถrby Orraryd G Ross AA

PRODUCTION TRAITS Prod. index Milk, kg Protein, kg Protein, % Fat, kg Fat, % Growth

120 113 119 107 116 103 106

NO. OF DTRS 90

100

110

239

120

HEALTH TRAITS Daughter fertility 95 Calvings, Sire 89 Calvings, maternal 112 Udder health 97 Other diseases 97 Longevity 107 Hoof health 95

CONFORMATION TRAITS Body Feet and legs Udder Milking speed Temperament

90 104 106 108 116

NO. OF DTRS

111

VR Solero is a good combination of Swedish bulls: sire is Sรถrby and MGS Orraryd. Solero is the top bull in production: both milk kg and component indices are high. With good milking speed and temperament the daughter are very good for robotic milking too.

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NTM +19 +523 kg Milk

+27 kg Fat +23 kg Prot.

Longevity

Hoof Health Conformation

Gunnarstorp

EBV 2005

S MGS MGGS KappaCasein

SRB 92104 Kelli Abru Hulan AA

PRODUCTION TRAITS Prod. index Milk, kg Protein, kg Protein, % Fat, kg Fat, % Growth

105 103 105 102 105 102 98

NO. OF DTRS 90

100

110

3714

120

HEALTH TRAITS Daughter fertility Calvings, Sire Calvings, maternal Udder health Other diseases Longevity Hoof health

116 113 104 100 103 114 120

CONFORMATION TRAITS Body 92 Feet and legs 119 Udder 118 Milking speed 86 Temperament 86 12

NO. OF DTRS

1553

Gunnarstorp has over 3,000 milking daughters in his proof with great farmer satisfaction. He is a half brother of G Edbo coming from the same dam.


NTM +17 +872 kg Milk

N Pr채stg책rd

EBV 2005

S MGS MGGS KappaCasein

+28 kg Fat +38 kg Prot.

Longevity

Hoof Health

Milk Production

Nora Pr채stg책rd is a carrier of polled gene coming from his Norwegian sire Lien. He is a calving ease sire with good health traits.

SRB 92518 Lien Botans Ekholm AA

PRODUCTION TRAITS Prod. index Milk, kg Protein, kg Protein, % Fat, kg Fat, % Growth

112 109 113 104 106 96 103

NO. OF DTRS 90

100

110

337

120

HEALTH TRAITS Daughter fertility Calvings, Sire Calvings, maternal Udder health Other diseases Longevity Hoof health

101 111 97 104 110 110 112

CONFORMATION TRAITS

NO. OF DTRS

124

Body 94 Feet and legs 107 Udder 96 Milking speed 111 Temperament 95 13


NTM +15 -2 kg Milk

+6 kg Fat +10 kg Prot.

R Facet

EBV 2005

The dam of R Facet after the Swedish bull Vättergård was a big cow with 91 in overall classification. She has given three more bulls to VikingGenetics. The dam of the Vättergård cow is also the dam of R Degn, a FYN Aks son who was on the mating plans in Denmark.

S MGS MGGS KappaCasein

RDM 36324 K Jerry Vættergård ØJY Ladby AA

PRODUCTION TRAITS Prod. index 100 Milk, kg 96 Protein, kg 99 Protein, % 106 Fat, kg 98 Fat, % 103 Growth 79

NO. OF DTRS 10585 90

100

110

120

HEALTH TRAITS Daughter fertility Calvings, Sire Calvings, maternal Udder health Other diseases Longevity Hoof health

112 94 113 105 93 110 109

CONFORMATION TRAITS Body Feet and legs Udder Milking speed Temperament 14

118 107 124 111 102

NO. OF DTRS

4050

Longevity

Daughter Fertility

Conformation


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NTM +20

R. Ypry

Longevity

Milk Production

Udder Health

FAY 44881 S Niemelän Ooppium MGS Alhaisten Lööperi MGGS Flaka

PRODUCTION TRAITS Prod. index Milk, kg Protein, kg Protein, % Fat, kg Fat, % Growth

90

112 107 111 105 114 108 116

100

110

120

HEALTH TRAITS Daughter fertility Calvings, Sire Calvings, maternal Udder health Other diseases Longevity Hoof health

94 111 91 115 110 115 95

Ypry is sired by Ooppium, so it is easy to guess him as a high component bull. The daughters are smaller than average but they born also very easily so Ypry is very good for heifers. Look that longevity: 115!

CONFORMATION TRAITS Body 93 Feet and legs 97 Udder 110 Milking speed 98 Temperament 105

NTM +22

>12,5 % Holstein

VR Balfa

Longevity

Udder Health

Components

RDM 36825 S R Bangkok MGS R Alfa MGGS VEST Bæk

PRODUCTION TRAITS Prod. index Milk, kg Protein, kg Protein, % Fat, kg Fat, % Growth

114 102 111 114 117 118 104

90

100

110

120

HEALTH TRAITS Daughter fertility Calvings, Sire Calvings, maternal Udder health Other diseases Longevity Hoof health

89 98 99 110 100 112 105

CONFORMATION TRAITS Body Feet and legs Udder Milking speed Temperament 16

113 105 117 118 107

VR Balfa was brought into VikingGenetics because of his stack of sires. Balfa’s dam was classified VG 88, with EX 92 classification for mammary. The late R Bangkokson was bred in a farm where no bulls had been sold before, but due to genomic selection VR Balfa was bought.


NTM +19

P. Yllyke

Longevity

Milk Production

Components

FAY 44620 S Niemel채n Ooppium MGS Kangassalon Kelli MGGS Kalliolan Istoh

PRODUCTION TRAITS Prod. index Milk, kg Protein, kg Protein, % Fat, kg Fat, % Growth

120 110 117 110 119 110 112

90

100

110

120

HEALTH TRAITS Daughter fertility 97 Calvings, Sire 95 Calvings, maternal 103 Udder health 91 Other diseases 98 Longevity 111 Hoof health 105

Yllyke is a son of Ooppium. In production traits this bull is one of the best. Lot of milk with excellent components provide you good daughters. If you need faster daughters in your milking parlor, Yllyke is your solution, the milking speed index is 118!

CONFORMATION TRAITS Body Feet and legs Udder Milking speed Temperament

100 103 104 118 100

NTM +20

R Haslev

Easy Calvings

Milk Production

Conformation

RDM 36558 S Orraryd MGS SYD Garant MGGS Torpane

PRODUCTION TRAITS Prod. index Milk, kg Protein, kg Protein, % Fat, kg Fat, % Growth

107 102 106 106 106 105 101

90

100

110

120

HEALTH TRAITS Daughter fertility Calvings, Sire Calvings, maternal Udder health Other diseases Longevity Hoof health

113 96 116 105 93 101 113

CONFORMATION TRAITS Body Feet and legs Udder Milking speed Temperament

111 112 109 125 118

The Haslev daughters excel in fertility and hoof health. In the parlor and by AMS, the fast milking speed and easy temperament is appreciated by farmers. Haslev breeds tall and angular daughters with excellent feet and legs and udder conformation.

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NTM +22

VR Gobel

Longevity

Daughter Fertility

Easy Calvings

SRB 92983 S Gunnarstorp MGS S Major MGGS Peterslund

PRODUCTION TRAITS Prod. index Milk, kg Protein, kg Protein, % Fat, kg Fat, % Growth

109 107 109 101 110 103 95

90

100

110

120

HEALTH TRAITS Daughter fertility Calvings, Sire Calvings, maternal Udder health Other diseases Longevity Hoof health

129 110 104 105 103 112 109

VR Gobel is an extreme sire in female fertility with index 129, all his birth and calving figures are positive as well. He is one of the best feet and leg improvers at the moment.

CONFORMATION TRAITS Body 89 Feet and legs 116 Udder 100 Milking speed 93 Temperament 94

NTM +18

A. Aikomus

Longevity

Daughter Fertility

Milk Production

FAY 45234 S Heisalan Ponnistus MGS Niemel채n Ooppium MGGS Botans

PRODUCTION TRAITS Prod. index Milk, kg Protein, kg Protein, % Fat, kg Fat, % Growth

117 115 118 101 112 96 105

90

100

110

120

HEALTH TRAITS Daughter fertility Calvings, Sire Calvings, maternal Udder health Other diseases Longevity Hoof health

102 90 104 106 104 110 93

CONFORMATION TRAITS Body 98 Feet and legs 86 Udder 103 Milking speed 101 Temperament 102 18

Asmo Aikomus is a Ponnistus son out of Ooppium dam. Like all Ponnistus sons, Aikomus is a very good milk production bull with average components. Daughters have good health and longevity.


NTM +19

>12,5 % Holstein

R Gazelle

Daughter Fertility

Components Conformation

RDM 36469 S Orraryd MGS Ferdi MGGS Tor Bruno

PRODUCTION TRAITS Prod. index Milk, kg Protein, kg Protein, % Fat, kg Fat, % Growth

114 103 112 113 112 110 93

90

100

110

120

HEALTH TRAITS Daughter fertility 105 Calvings, Sire 114 Calvings, maternal 110 Udder health 90 Other diseases 83 Longevity 99 Hoof health 90

R Gazelle is out of a Ferdi daughter that had five lactations with above average yield but good components with 4.9 in fat percentage and 3.6 in protein percentage.

CONFORMATION TRAITS Body Feet and legs Udder Milking speed Temperament

103 116 112 115 119

NTM +15

A Linné

Daughter Fertility

Easy Calvings

Conformation

SRB 92385 S Orraryd MGS Abru MGGS Ekeslunda

PRODUCTION TRAITS Prod. index Milk, kg Protein, kg Protein, % Fat, kg Fat, % Growth

102 95 102 112 96 101 98

90

100

110

120

HEALTH TRAITS Daughter fertility Calvings, Sire Calvings, maternal Udder health Other diseases Longevity Hoof health

115 102 107 91 94 106 88

CONFORMATION TRAITS Body Feet and legs Udder Milking speed Temperament

113 107 134 101 117

A Linné has a large group of his second crop daughters in production. The daughers are very fertile and they have good longevity. With Linné you can get excellent type cows: the udder index is 134, feet and legs 107 and body 113. Remember: also X-Vik doses! 19


Viking Top 10 – make your choice! NTM

PRODUCTION

R Harvard VR Cigar VR Fergus VR Freak VR Alavire VR Fimbe VR Borsse VR Favre VR Hammer VR Flame

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CALVINGS SIRE R Gazelle Gunnarstorp VR Hammer Pell-Pers Nora Prästgård R Ypry VR Favre VR Borsse VR Cigar G Edbo

113 111 110 110 109 109 109 109 108 107

UDDER HEALTH 114 113 112 111 111 111 110 108 108 107

LONGEVITY VR Favre VR Borsse VR Fimbe V Föske VR Flame VR Fergus R Fastrup VR Cigar Pell-Pers R Ypry

VR Solero VR Flame VR Cigar P Yllyke VR Favre V Föske G Edbo N Prästgård VR Fimbe R Ypry

DAUGHTER FERTILITY

VR Leroy R Ypry VR Freak R Harvard Pell-Pers VR Balfa VR Borsse VR Alavire VR Fimbe VR Hammer

A Linné R Facet Gunnarstorp VR Fimbe VR Fergus VR Balfa VR Freak VR Alavire R Harvard VR Cigar

116 115 114 111 110 110 108 108 108 105

Pell-Pers Gunnarstorp VR Leroy R Haslev Nora Prästgård VR Freak VR Flame VR Borsse VR Favre R Facet

134 124 118 117 117 117 114 114 114 113

R Fastrup Gunnarstorp Pell-Pers VR Cigar R Gazelle VR Hammer VR Freak VR Borsse R Haslev VR Leroy

By using VikingGenetics X-Vik you obtain the following benefits: • Estimated 90% females • Excellent fertility results

• Easy calvings • Higher profit

123 120 113 113 112 111 111 110 110 109

FEET & LEGS

Use sexed semen by VikingGenetics! • Many heifers to sell or replace cows and increase your herd

123 121 118 116 116 115 115 114 113 113

HOOF HEALTH

UDDER 133 127 126 122 121 121 118 117 115 115

V Föske VR Flame VR Favre R Fastrup Gunnarstorp VR Alavire A Linné Pell-Pers R Haslev VR Leroy

126 119 118 117 116 116 115 112 112 111


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base give us a tremendous tool for accurate genomic selection. Young bulls with the very best genomic values are used beyond the inseminations for progeny testing, and are marketed as GenVikPLUS. Here we can offer you the very best bulls, with the most interesting pedigrees.

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NTM +25

VR Borsse

Longevity

Udder Health

Conformation

FAY 46303 S Buckarby MGS Kilpisalon Toivo MGGS Niemel채n Ooppium

PRODUCTION TRAITS Prod. index Milk, kg Protein, kg Protein, % Fat, kg Fat, % Growth

113 104 111 107 111 107 104

90

100

110

120

HEALTH TRAITS Daughter fertility Calvings, Sire Calvings, maternal Udder health Other diseases Longevity Hoof health

105 108 99 108 106 127 110

VR Borsse is one of the best genomic bull in VikingRed. The pedigree is nice: Buckarby as a sire and Toivo as a MGS can promise you good results. Borsse has good breeding values for production, fertility, calving ease and conformation. Together all these = good longevity!

CONFORMATION TRAITS Body Feet and legs Udder Milking speed Temperament

91 112 109 110 102

NTM +25

VR Hammer

Longevity

Easy Calvings

Milk Production

SRB 99492 S R Haslev MGS G Edbo MGGS Peterslund

PRODUCTION TRAITS Prod. index Milk, kg Protein, kg Protein, % Fat, kg Fat, % Growth

111 103 109 106 110 107 95

90

100

110

120

HEALTH TRAITS Daughter fertility Calvings, Sire Calvings, maternal Udder health Other diseases Longevity Hoof health

106 112 118 105 107 114 104

CONFORMATION TRAITS Body Feet and legs Udder Milking speed Temperament 22

102 116 104 133 111

VR Hammer is a R Haslev son and his MGS is Edbo. Haslev has very good breeding values for production, both milk and components. With good milking speed index 133 the daughters are very good in robotic milking.


NTM +25

VR Favre

Longevity

Daughter Fertility

Milk Production

RDM 37221 S V Fรถske MGS O Brolin MGGS R David

PRODUCTION TRAITS Prod. index Milk, kg Protein, kg Protein, % Fat, kg Fat, % Growth

114 109 113 104 111 102 102

90

100

110

120

HEALTH TRAITS Daughter fertility Calvings, Sire Calvings, maternal Udder health Other diseases Longevity Hoof health

118 110 97 103 110 133 110

VR Favre is one of the first Fรถske sons in genomic bull list. He is a high production bull with excellent breeding values for fertility. If you need cows with good longevity, look the index: 133!

CONFORMATION TRAITS Body 106 Feet and legs 96 Udder 99 Milking speed 116 Temperament 111

NTM +27

VR Fergus

Longevity Conformation

Longevity Daughter Fertility

Conformation Daughter Fertility

RDM 37014 S R Facet MGS R David MGGS Orraryd

PRODUCTION TRAITS Prod. index Milk, kg Protein, kg Protein, % Fat, kg Fat, % Growth

113 106 113 107 104 98 88

90

100

110

120

HEALTH TRAITS Daughter fertility Calvings, Sire Calvings, maternal Udder health Other diseases Longevity Hoof health

108 93 111 104 108 121 103

CONFORMATION TRAITS Body Feet and legs Udder Milking speed Temperament

106 110 117 120 117

VR Fergus is from an R David cow. R David is one of the most influential red bulls in the last decade. This daughter is an exceptional cow with 91 on overall classification and an average yield of 10,600 kg of milk. 23


NTM +26

VR Fimbe

Longevity

Daughter Fertility

Conformation

RDM 37028 S R Facet MGS R Festival MGGS Micmac

PRODUCTION TRAITS Prod. index Milk, kg Protein, kg Protein, % Fat, kg Fat, % Growth

112 108 112 104 108 100 96

90

100

110

120

HEALTH TRAITS Daughter fertility Calvings, Sire Calvings, maternal Udder health Other diseases Longevity Hoof health

111 91 117 108 94 126 100

R Festival, the maternal grandsire of VR Fimbe comes from the same herd as him. The R Festival daughter is classified 86 and has so far averaged over 11,000 kg of milk. She was also flushed which resulted in a high genomically tested daughter soon to be flushed as well.

CONFORMATION TRAITS Body Feet and legs Udder Milking speed Temperament

114 106 117 112 104

NTM +27

VR Freak

Daughter Fertility

Udder Health

Conformation

FAY 45813 S R Facet MGS Lindero MGGS Peterslund 1213

PRODUCTION TRAITS Prod. index Milk, kg Protein, kg Protein, % Fat, kg Fat, % Growth

107 99 106 107 102 103 90

90

100

110

120

HEALTH TRAITS Daughter fertility Calvings, Sire Calvings, maternal Udder health Other diseases Longevity Hoof health

111 103 114 114 118 114 111

CONFORMATION TRAITS Body Feet and legs Udder Milking speed Temperament 24

101 115 114 113 102

VR Freak is sired by R Facet, MGS is Lindero. VR Freak is an excellent bull in functionality traits. He has good breeding values for fertility, calvings and health traits as well as conformation traits.


NTM +24

VR Flame

Longevity

Daughter Fertility

Milk Production

SRB 99507 S V Fรถske MGS Gunnarstorp MGGS O Brolin R

PRODUCTION TRAITS Prod. index Milk, kg Protein, kg Protein, % Fat, kg Fat, % Growth

115 111 115 104 112 101 99

90

100

110

120

HEALTH TRAITS Daughter fertility Calvings, Sire Calvings, maternal Udder health Other diseases Longevity Hoof health

121 100 101 100 105 121 111

VR Flame is a son of Fรถske. Like his sire, he is a good bull in hoof health and longevity. Daughter fertility index 121 shows that this bull really has fertile daughters!

CONFORMATION TRAITS Body Feet and legs Udder Milking speed Temperament

99 108 103 104 102

NTM +26

VR Alavire

Longevity

Daughter Fertility

Udder Health

FAY 45600 S S Adam MGS Asmo Prunni ET MGGS Peterslund 1213

PRODUCTION TRAITS Prod. index Milk, kg Protein, kg Protein, % Fat, kg Fat, % Growth

113 106 112 106 110 104 89

90

100

110

120

HEALTH TRAITS Daughter fertility Calvings, Sire Calvings, maternal Udder health Other diseases Longevity Hoof health

115 105 95 108 113 113 107

CONFORMATION TRAITS Body Feet and legs Udder Milking speed Temperament

100 108 114 100 94

VR Alavire comes from the Asmo nucleus herd. His dam is still in milk in MTT research herd by 120 cows with best lactation more than 10,000 kg milk. The grand dam originates from Koskentaka herd and has several longevity cows in the family. 25


Understand the benefit from high NTM – increased profit! Weight of main traits in NTM.

1. What is NTM? NTM (Nordic Total Merit) is the most complete total merit index in the world. NTM consists of more than 40 subtraits combined into 12 main traits as shown in the right figure. When you use NTM as selection criteria, you obtain positive progress for all traits of economic importance in the dairy cattle industry. You obtain the highest progress from the “most expensive traits� such as fat and protein yield and health traits as shown in the figure to he right. Longevity index and production index have the highest correlation of all traits to the NTM, showing that the NTM is optimized to produce long living and high producing cows.

2. How are the indexes in NTM expressed? EBVs of all animals are adjusted in such a way that animals in the base population have an average index of 100. For all traits a rolling base consisting of cows from Denmark, Sweden and Finland that are 3-5 years of age at the date of publication is applied. The Standard Deviation is a statistic that tells you how widely spread from the average the scores of all bulls are for any particular trait.

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The bell curve shows what each standard deviation represents. One standard deviation away from the mean in either direction (the purple area) accounts for about 68 % of the bulls.

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13.6% 13.6%

0.1% 2.1%

70

2.1%

80

90

100

3. The value of NTM units

110

120

0.1%

130

The value of +10 NTM units for the sire is the same as 100 Euro added value for the heifer under Scandinavian conditions. The value of +10 units for production traits

Milk index

+ 219 kg milk

Fat index

+ 9.9 kg fat

Fat percentage

+ 0.12 %

Protein index

+ 7.2 kg protein

Protein percentage

+ 0.08 %

Growth

+ 11 g/day. Higher weight gain of bull calves

Calculation of production index

- 0.25 x Milk + 0.25 x Fat + 1 x Protein

The value of +10 units for functional traits

Daughter fertility

Days open reduced by 6.6 days and 0.08 less services per pregnancy

Calvings, Sire (Maiden heifers)

Reduction in difficult calvings with 2 % and 1 % less stillborn calves

Calvings, Maternal (Maiden heifers)

Reduction in difficult calvings with 2.5 % and 1 % less stillborn calves

Udder health

1.5 % units less mastitis treatments in first lactation. 2.5 % units less mastitis treatments in second and third lactation

Other diseases

1.5% units less treatments for reproduction diseases, metabolic disorders and diseases in hooves, feet and legs in first and second lactation. 2.5 % units less treatments for the same diseases in third lactation

Milking speed

9.5 g fat + protein more per minute (robots and farmer observation)

Longevity

34 days longer productive life

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How to read VikingGenetics breeding values See left page.

2 Production Production Index: Based on amount of protein, fat and milk. There is a slight negative weighting applied to the milk quantity, in order to maintain concentration. Growth: Based on data from slaughtered male progeny. Includes growth and carcass classification.

3 Health

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1 NTM +22 EBV 2005

+858 kg Milk

+37 kg Fat +38 kg Prot.

Longevity

Daughter Fertility

Milk Production

V Föske

1 NTM

Daughter fertility: Fertility data from heifers, first, second and third calvers. Includes number of inseminations, interval from calving to 1st insemination, interval between first and last insemination, Non-return rate. Calving index, sire: Based on calving difficulties and number of stillborn calves from first calvers as well as later lactations. Calving index, maternal: Expresses the ability of the bull’s daughters to give birth to a living calf at their first calving. Udder health: Based on mastitis diagnoses, compulsory reported by vets and from the milk recording scheme, cell-count data and reported cullings due to mastitis. In addition conformation traits like udder depth is used to further increase the accuracy of the index. Other diseases: Based on diseases other than mastitis, compulsory reported by vets and culling reports from the milk recording scheme. The diseases are divided in to four different subindexes – early and late fertility disorder, feet and leg problems and metabolic diseases – these four sub-indexes are then weight together to the complete index for other diseases. Longevity: Productive life, days from 1st calving, max 365 d/lactation. Information from the first five lactations.

S MGS MGGS KappaCasein

SRB 92483 Miqur Gårdö Tunnus AA

PRODUCTION TRAITS Prod. index Milk, kg Protein, kg Protein, % Fat, kg Fat, % Growth

113 109 113 104 110 100 104

HEALTH TRAITS Daughter fertility Calvings, Sire Calvings, maternal Udder health Other diseases Longevity Hoof health

123 102 98 105 102 122 104

CONFORMATION TRAITS Body Feet and legs Udder Milking speed Temperament

106 91 101 106 111

90

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100

NO. OF DTRS 110

1160

120

3 4

NO. OF DTRS

274

5 Main characteristics Symbols showing the main characteristics of the bull.

Hoof health: Based on lesion scoring reported by hoof trimmers. Includes both infectious and laminitis related lesions with highest weight put on sole ulcer.

4 Conformation

Longevity

Daughter Fertility

Total Merit Index

Components

Easy Calvings

Milk Production

Udder Health

Conformation

A comprehensive classification of body, legs and udder. Based on a linear description of conformation traits. Legs: A comprehensive evaluation of the legs. Udder: A comprehensive evaluation of the udder. Temperament: Based on farmer’s observations. Milking Speed: Based on farmer’s observations.

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Viking Red Sire Directory November 2013