february proofleaders - the top ntm bulls

The February 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 +37 genomic
VH Goleen x Rodgers x Bookem

VH Growny has been a proof leader for genomic bulls since August, and he is still going strong. He keeps his leading position with extraordinary gNTM +37.
VH Growny transmits tremendous milk solids, fat-% is 126 and protein-% 128. But his strength is not only in production but also in amazing health. He is a true VikingDefence bull with daughter fertility 119, udder health 115 and general health 112. Future daughters will be moderate sized with good feet and legs. This all sums up to high longevity index 121. 

Dam Mona is a Rodgers daughter and has calved two times. She has a fantastic production capacity, average 305d production is 12 309 kg milk, with fat-% 4.26 and protein-% 3.57. Mona has also been classified VG85. 

VH Growny is bred by Ibackens Gård, Norsjö, Sweden. There is X-Vik semen available.
 
Beta Casein: A2A2        Kappa Casein: AB
VH Manfolk

NTM +35 proven
VH Mozart x D Jul x D Orange

If you strive to combine high production level with good health, VH Manfolk is definitely a bull to take a close look at. 

VH Manfolk has a progeny proof with nearly 400 daughters in milk. He transmits impressive production for both milk 112, as well as for fat 125 and protein 124. VH Manfolk is one of our best bulls for hoof health. His hoof health index is impressive 124. In addition, he has great udder health 113, general health 113 and youngstock survival 107. The daughters are small in stature, have very good feet and legs and nice temperament. 

The dam of VH Manfolk is a daughter of D Jul. She is a tremendous production cow with average 305d production 14,237 kg milk, fat-% 3.87, protein-% 3.57 and F+P 1,060kg. During her best 305d lactation she produced almost 16 000 kg of milk. 

VH Manfolk is bred by Hans Jacob Fenger, Odder, Denmark.
 
Beta Casein: A2A2        Kappa Casein: AB

VikingRed

VR Fanof P  

gNTM +32 genomic
VR Flake P x VR Ejstrup x R Facet

Are you going after polled genetics? Then you should definitely take a closer look at VR Fanof P. He is the best polled red bull in the whole world. Half of the offspring will be polled but all the daughters will have a high potential for yield (121) with some good solids in the milk. On top of that, they will have good fertility, longevity, young stock survival, milking speed, feet and legs together with good udder attachment.

Try saying the name VR Fanof P. It sounds like “We are fan of polled” and so we are - especially when it is combined with one of the best genomic red bulls in the world. When he was born, nobody knew he would be world-famous. He is from a normal insemination and the third calf from a good cow. 

The dam of VP Fanof P is now in its fifth lactation and still going strong. VR Fanof P was bought by VikingGenetics because he had high NTM and nobody knew he was polled. It turned out that the sire VR Flake P was polled and luckily VR Fanof P also has the polled gen. 

The sire VR Flake P just had his daughter proven and started out at +24 in NTM. The last top bull from the breeder’s herd was VR Donato that has been one of the most sold bulls on the export marked for some years. 

The breeder is Torben Stolshøj Pedersen, Denmark

Beta Casein: A2A2        Kappa Casein: AB
VR Thiago 

NTM +35 proven
VR Tuomi x R Haslev x R David

And the top place for proven bulls goes to…. VR Thiago again. It is impressive that VR Thiago has been at the top of the proven list for such a long time. He keeps the super high level of NTM which is +35 in this proof run. However, the bull VR Froerup (VR Faber x R Fanfare) NTM +35 is close to be proven, so let’s see if VR Thiago can stay at the top of the list in the next round. 

VR Thiago will give you daughters a very high yield (126) with many kilos of milk. This is combined with excellent hoof health (126), great feet and legs, fertility, young stock survival and easy calvings. 

The dam of VR Thiago is a great R Haslev cow from which VikingGenetics bought one more bull. The GMGD was an excellent R Ascona cow had eight lactations that in total. She also won the “Health Cow Prize” at Agromek. The home farm is one of the highest producing organic farms in Denmark with mainly Holstein cows.
The breeder is Lars Remme Larsen, Denmark.

Beta Casein: A2A2        Kappa Casein: AB

VikingJersey

VJ Google

gNTM +26 genomic
VJ Gates x VJ Lago x VJ Pick

Are you looking for a bull improving both production, health and udders? Then take a look at the VikingJersey genomic breed leader, VJ Google.

VJ Google breeds high production, high protein percentage (113), good fertility (104) and longevity (107). He is one of the breed leaders for udder health (124).
VJ Google also improves confirmation traits: Medium size daughters with strong parallel legs and steep foot angles. Fore udders are well attached (114) and very shallow (113) with strong ligament and high attached rear udders (108). Teat size is smaller than average. Overall mammary is 118.

VJ Google is our first son of VJ Gates and first grandson of VJ Gislev. He will be outcross to all American pedigrees. VJ Google is used heavily as sire of sons.
The dam, “Hoeholt Lago Larissa”, VG86, has just ended her second lactation with an average of 6,620 kg milk with 7.07% fat and 4.69% protein.

The breeder is Morten Jensen, Hoeholt Jerseys, Hjoerring, Denmark. VJ Google is the latest bull from Hoeholt Jerseys, following bulls like VJ Huzar, VJ Perez and VJ James.
 
Kappa Casein: BB         Beta Casein: A2A2        JH1 Free           Triple aAa: 561
VJ Gislev       
                                                 
NTM +24 pro
VJ Hihl x VJ Lure x Q Zik                    
 
If daughter proven is essential to you, then have a look at the VikingJersey daughter proven proofleader, VJ Gislev.
 
VJ Gislev is in the absolute elite when it comes to production (119) and kilos of solids (119 protein and 116 fat) based on 800 milking daughters. Fertility (104), longevity (105) and udder health (115) are also amongst the VJ Gislev trademarks. The 440 classified daughters document that VJ Gislev breeds nice open ripped daughters a little higher than average, strong legs with steep foot angle and very shallow udders (111). They also have strong ligament and ideal teat placement (overall mammary is 105).
 
VJ Gislev ranks #1 in USA among pure bred daughter proven bulls with 192 JPI (December 2019).
 
The dam of VJ Gislev, “Raastrup Lure Hanne”, is a high yielding VJ Lure daughter now in her 6th lactation. Average production in her five 305-day lactations is 9,435 kg milk with 6.26% fat and 4.54% protein. Both maternal GD and MGGD had average productions over 8,100 kg milk.
 
The breeder is Klaus Ole Jørgensen, Gislev, Denmark.
 
VJ Gislev is the sire of VJ Gutz (VJ Gislev x VJ Lutz) with NTM +25, VJ Giant (VJ Gislev x VJ Lappe) with NTM +27, VJ Garant (VJ Gislev x VJ Janko) with NTM +24 and VJ Gates (VJ Gislev x VJ VJ Hillum) with NTM +16.
 
Cappa Casein: BB         Beta Casein: A2A2        JH1 Free      aAa: 342

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