February Proofs - New #proofleaders! 

The February 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 Crown
gNTM +39 genomic
(Charley x Silver x Beacon)

Are you looking to build up the lifetime production in you herd from really high production, good health and superior longevity? Then the new VikingHolstein proofleader VH Crown is a good choice for you.

VH Crown will give you hard working cows that are still healthy, fertile, and long living – the kind of cows that will create an extra income for you. He has production at EBV 126 with high volume and good components, calving ease at impressive 119 and health traits nicely above average. He will give you easy handling cows with fast milking speed (111) and nice balanced conformation especially with good udders (119).

The dam is an amazing cow that has an average production at 16,700 kg with 4.00 % fat and 3.56 % in protein and she is classified VG87. Her dam is a VG88 Beacon and before her, a D Sammy classified VG89 with a lifetime production at more than 82,000 kg milk.

The breeder of VH Crown is I/S Hedelund from Aalestrup in Denmark

Kappa Casein: AB Beta Casein: A2A2
VH Bosman
NTM +33 proven
(Balisto x G-Force x D Limbo)

If you are striving to improve your production coming from high components, then check out the daughter proven VikingHolstein proofleader VH Bosman.

VH Bosman is with his outstanding NTM at +33 an exceptional bull. Production is his trademark with an index at 134 and fat index at 130 and protein index at 131. He's proof is based on more than 700 milking daughters and out of those 128 classified. A promising start for his daughters.

His dam is a VG88 G-Force with an average of 11,300 kg milk with 4.35 % in fat and 3.67 % in protein. Her dam is a strong D Limbo daughter.

He is bred at the herd of Soeren Ernst Madsen in Tirsvad in Denmark

Kappa Casein: BB Beta Casein: A2A2

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 (EBV 123) and good udder health (107), then you should use VR Wild. He also gives great longevity (116) 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 tests 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 VikingGenetics 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 +37 proven
(VR Tuomi x R Haslev x R David)

VR Thiago is still beating most of the genomic sires with his progeny proof. If you need milk volume, VR Thiago is a safe choice with Milk kg index at 129. He has also great performance in calving traits (Calving sire 108, Calving maternal 111) and good fertility (110). Furthermore, his feet and leg evaluation is great (118).

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 +30 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 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 (120).

VJ Higher's profile combines good Frame, excellent F&L (115) with shallow, wide and high attached rear udders. VJ Higher will breed healthy and high producing daughter on a Higher level!  
 
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 4.00 %.
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, “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. 
 
Cappa Casein: AB, Beta Casein: A2/A2, JH1 Free        
VJ Huzar                                                          
NTM +20 proven       
(VJ Hilde x DJ Zuma x Q Impuls)                       
 
If you are looking for a very reliable daughter proven fertility, health and udder improver, than VJ Huzar definitely is worth looking at.
 
VJ Huzar's production proof is based on 250 daughters milking in 130 herds. VJ Huzar is among the very best bulls in the breed for Fertility (116), Udder health (112), General health (126) and Longevity (117). 150 daughters are scored and they show that VJ Huzar breeds daughters that are a little taller than average, with good chest width. Fore udders are exceptionally well attached and rear udders are both high and very wide. Also the extremely shallow udders and the ideal teat size & teat placement are among VJ Huzar’s trademarks. 

The dam of Huzar finalized four lactations with an average of 7,780 kg milk with 5.65 % fat and 4.14 % protein.As the dam’s results indicate, VJ Huzar will increase protein percentage.
 
US proof, December 2018: 387 NM$, 440 CM, +3.8 DPR, +4.9 PL, +2.83 SCS
 
Breeder of VJ Huzar is Morten Jensen, Hoeholt Jerseys, Denmark.
 
Cappa Casein: AB, Beta Casein: A2/A2, Triple aAa: 243516, JH1 Free

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