May Proofs - New #proofleaders! 

The May proof run has given us new #proofleaders for VikingHolstein, VikingRed and VikingJersey. See the bull introductions below. 

*Please note that the bulls are subject to availability, contact your distributor to find out more. 

VikingHolstein

VH Growny
gNTM +41 genomic
(VH Goleen x Rodgers x Bookem)

Normally you don’t see a super high production and exceptional female fertility at the same time. It’s rarely seen, but the new VikingHolstein proof leader VH Growny is a unique example of this rare combination. NTM level above +40 – that is simply outstanding!

VH Growny will give you very high producing cows (EBV 126) with Fat% index 126 and Protein% index at 128. He breaks the normal negative relation between production and health. His breeding values of 119 in Female fertility, 113 in Udder health and 112 in General health. His conformation is also good with medium sized cows.

His sire is VH Goleen (VH Grace x VH Bostrup x D Rodding) The dam is a fantastic Rodgers daughter with average production at 12,600 with 4.21% fat and 3.64% protein, and is classified VG85. Her dam is an even higher producing Bookem cow with almost 14,000 kg in average.

The proud breeder of the VikingHolstein proof leader is Ibackens Gaard in Norsjö in Sweden.
VH Bernell
NTM +28 proven
(Bube x VH Salomon x Mascol)

Striving to improve your production without compromising good health and fertility? Then check out the daughter proven VikingHolstein proof leader VH Bernell!

VH Bernell has the kind of profile that most farmers like. Breeding strong Production (115), good Female fertility (111), Easy calvings (114), great Hoof health (110) and functional conformation. Being daughter proven with more than 2,000 milking daughters and 600 classified the reliability in his proof is outstanding.

His dam has produced for more than four years with an average of 12,000 kg mælk, 4.51 % fat and 3.72 % protein. Her dam – a Mascol daughter was equally high producing.

He is bred at the herd of Martin Alstrup Kristensen in Tarm in Denmark
VH Bernell daughters

VikingRed

VR Vimo
gNTM +34 genomic
(VR Viljar x Rockstar x R Fastrup)
 
If your breeding goal is to get cows with high stature and strong body with great Feet & legs (115) as well as tremendous Udder conformation (125), please pay attention to VR Vimo. He is also a high component sire with excellent health traits.

VR Vimo is a mix of the best genetics from three countries. The Finnish sire VR Viljar has now many good sons on top. The MGS Rockstar is one of the best Canadian bulls for many generations and the Danish R Fastrup being one of the last proven VR sires having a high use and made many super cows the farmers have been very satisfied with.   

The Dam of VR Vimo might be the best Rockstar cow in the whole world. She is a good-looking cow on her third lactation and has high production with great components: more than 11,000 kg milk with f 5.4 % fat and 3.9 % protein. She was flushed once as a first-calver and VikingGenetics owns a VR Wookie heifer from that flushing. Her first calf was a VR Fonseca heifer that also has been flushed.     

The breeder is Stakkehavegård, Denmark.
VR Thiago
NTM +37 proven
(VR Tuomi x R Haslev x R David)
 
There is still nobody who can push VR Thiago from the podium of VikingRed progeny proven sires. He has kept his great NTM +37 when getting more daughters. He beats all our genomic sires as well.
 
If you need high production, VR Thiago is a safe choice with his production index at 126. He also gives you easy calvings and good Female fertility. Furthermore, his Hoof health index is outstanding 129.
 
VR Thiago is born of a good-looking R Haslev cow of whom VikingGenetics has bought two bull calves. The GMGD sired by R Ascona has been a “Health Cow Prize Winner” at the 2014 Agromek and made a total of eight lactations. The home farm is one of the highest producing organic farms in Denmark having mainly Holstein cows.
 
The breeder is Lars Remme Larsen, Denmark.
VR Thiago daughters

VikingJersey

VJ Higher                                                        
gNTM +29 genomic
(VJ Hjorri x VJ Huzar x DJ Hulk)           
 
Are you looking for production, Udder Health and F&L – go Higher!
 
VJ Higher is a breed leader for Udder health with a breeding value of 118 and he will be a perfect choice if you want to improve Feet & legs (114). VJ Higher is a value creator when it comes to reducing costs in your herd. His exceptional health profile combining Udder health and General health (108) without compromise on production (120). VJ Higher’s profile combines good Frame (107), excellent F&L (114) with shallow, wide and high attached rear udders.
 
Both grand dam and MGD of VJ Higher were very high producing cows. Both averaging more than 9,000 kg milk in yearly average with protein higher than 4%. Both the sire of VJ Higher, VJ Hjorri (VJ Hjort x DJ Holmer) and the MGS VJ Huzar (VJ Hilde x DJ Zuma) are bred in the same herd -  Høholt Jersey.
 
Breeder of VJ Higher is the VikingEmbryo project. Dam of VJ Higher is the most successful donor in the program. She is “Gundestrup Huzar Gunilla”, bred by Jørgen K. Larsen in the Gundestrup Jersey herd, Vester Skerninge, Denmark. “Gunilla” has bred three bulls for VikingGenetics, VJ Higher (VJ Hjorri son), VJ Lazer (VJ Lejby son) and VJ Last (VJ Lesten son) plus two daughters re-entering the VikingEmbryo project.
VJ Hilton                                                        
NTM +23 proven
(VJ Hickey x Legacy x DJ May)             
 
If being a daughter proven sire is essential to you, then have a look at the new daughter proven top bull from the VikingJersey line up - VJ Hilton.
 
VJ Hilton is in the absolute elite when it comes to Female fertility (108), health (110 Hoof health & 106 Udder health) and workability (107 Milking speed, 103 Temperament & 108 Longevity). He has 90 daughters scored in his proof. The daughters are average sized with very good capacity, parallel legs, and steep hoof angle. Fore udder attachment and rear udder width are very good and so are rear teat placement. Teat size is very good, especially if you are looking for bigger teats.
 
VJ Hilton combines the best Jersey genetics from leading populations. 52% Danish genes, 25% US, 16% Canadian and 7% NZ genes. The sire, VJ Hickey (Q Hirse x FYN Lemvig) contributes with production and the two next sires, Legacy and DJ May ensures both health, fertility and good conformation.
 
The dam of VJ Hilton, Adelgaard Legacy Simone, ended three 305 day lactations with an average of 7,560 kg milk with 5.58 % fat and 4.02 % protein. The maternal GD ended seven 305 day lactations with 7,280 kg milk, 6.44 % fat and 4.15 % protein.
 
The breeder is Vagn Lindy Petersen, Adelgaard Jersey, Skjern, Denmark
 
(Unfortunately VJ Hilton is dead, but conventional semen is available.)
VJ Hilton dam

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