November Proofs - New #Proofleaders!

The November proof run has given us new #proofleaders for VikingHolstein, VikingRed and VikingJersey. Here we present you the bulls that are the top bulls of each breed measured by NTM (Nordic Total Merit index). 

VikingHolstein

VH Don Red

gNTM +38 genomic
VH Dent RC x Fageno x D Obo

Looking to build up the lifetime production in you herd coming from better health and female fertility and still not compromising on high production? Then the VikingHolstein reigning proofleader VH Don Red is your choice.

VH Don Red is a true value creator for you. He provides super reproduction with female fertility (113) and maternal calving ease (109). Health udders at 116 and production at impressive 124. An amazing longevity at 127 will ensure you high life-time production. As the name indicates, he is a Red Holstein bull.

The dam was the first Danish born heifer to enter the nucleus program “VikingEmbryo” and she is today an extremely high producing cow with average at 15,000 kg milk and 1200 kg fat and protein and classified VG89.

The proud breeder of VH Don Red is Kim Fagerlin from Tjele in Denmark.

Beta Casein: A1/A1       Kappa Casein: AB

VH Cosmo

NTM +28 proven
VH Clark x Router x Oman Justi

Striving for improving health and fertility in your Holstein cows, then have a look at the daughter proven VikingHolstein proofleader VH Cosmo.

VH Cosmo is with his +28 in NTM an exceptional bull. Hoof health at 116, female fertility at 115, milking speed at 114 and general health at 116. He is indeed a leader! He has today more than 3,200 milking daughters and out of those almost 1000 classified. This ensures you highly reliable information about his breeding profile.

The dam is a VG89 Router daughter with high production at almost 13,000 kg milk in average with 4.22 in fat % and 3.76 in protein %. 

He is bred at the herd of Michael Jensen in Hammel in Denmark.

X-Vik semen is available.

Beta Casein: A2/A2       Kappa Casein: AA

VikingRed

VR Wild

gNTM +35 genomic
VR Wookie x VR Crone x VR Filip

 
If your goal is to combine high yield and top components with fast milking speed (123) and excellent udder health (112), then you should use VR Wild. He also gives great longevity (115) and conformation. 

VR Wild is the best VR Wookie son and when he was bought, he was a superior bull calf in the population. He has kept his position on top. His dam has been flushed twice and VR Wild is from the first flush. The dam was recognized to be a top female when the herd started to do genomic test on all the females in the herd. They got immediately two flush contracts: the dam of VR Wild and the dam of VR Frodo. VR Wild’s family has had success earlier as well because Viking has bought also a bull calf out of the grand dam. Today VR Wild’s half sister has a flush contract. 

The breeders are Nita and Jakob Gade, Denmark.

Beta Casein: A2/A2       Kappa Casein: AB

VR Thiago

NTM +31 proven
VR Tuomi x R Haslev x R David

VR Thiago is still beating most of the genomic sires with his progeny proof. His NTM ranks four of all VR sires. It you need milk volume, VR Thiago is a safe choice with Milk kg index at 127. He has also great performance in calving traits (Calving sire 109, Calving maternal 113) and good fertility (110). Furthermore, his feet and leg evaluation is outstanding (120).

VR Thiago is out of a good looking R Haslev cow of whom Viking 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.

Beta Casein: A2/A2       Kappa Casein: AB

VikingJersey

VJ Higher

gNTM +31 genomic
VJ Hjorri x VJ Huzar x DJ Hulk

 
Are you looking for Udder Health and F&L – go Higher. VJ Higher is a breed leader for udder health with a breeding value of 119 and he will be a perfect choice if you want to improve F&L. VJ Higher is a value creator when it comes to reducing costs in your herd. His exceptional health profile combining udder health (119) and general health (109) without compromise on production (121). VJ Higher’s profile combines good frame, excellent F&L (116) with shallow, wide and highly attached rear udders.

VJ Higher will breed healthy and high producing daughters on a higher level.
VJ Higher originates from the VikingEmbryo project. Dam of VJ Higher is the most successful donor in the programme, “Gundestrup Huzar Gunilla”, bred by Jørgen K. Larsen in the Gundestrup Jersey herd, located in the southern part of Funen, 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. 

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.
 
Beta Casein: A2/A2       Kappa Casein: AB

VJ Hazard

NTM +22 proven
VJ Hickey x DJ Izzy x VJ Lectio
 
If you are looking for fertility and longevity, go for daughter proven VJ Hazard. VJ Hazard is a perfect choice if you want to improve female fertility (108), longevity (109) and general health (116). Daughters will be of medium stature with exceptionally good capacity, parallel legs and very good udder attachment. Teats will have ideal size and rear teats will be placed as we like it (not too close). 

VJ Hazard combines some of the most dominant bulls used in the VikingJersey population – Q Hirse, Q Impuls and FYN Lemvig. Use this alternative and very strong sire line up to improve genetics in your herd. 

VJ Hazard is out of Ravninggaard Hickey Bente, bred by Ole Sørensen, Ravninggaard Jerseys, Ribe, Denmark. The dam has been milking for 3.6 years with a yearly average of 8,650 kg milk, with 6.30% fat and 4.22% protein. 

As the dam’s results indicate, VJ Hazard is a production bull, increasing percentages. His production proof is based on 675 daughters milking. 200 daughters are classified. The sire of VJ Hazard is VJ Hickey (Q Hirse x FYN Lemvig). VJ Hazard is our best VJ Hickey son. VJ Hazard has bred the son VJ Hero (VJ Hazard x VJ Joker), with gNTM of +21.
X-Vik is available.
 
Beta Casein: A2/A2       Kappa Casein: AB

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