In this index run, a number of CRV bulls that were already popular as InSire bulls were awarded their first breeding values based on the performance of their daughters. These values confirm the genomic breeding values.
For example, the excellent allrounder Majo (Minor x Zepter) with a total merit index (TMI) for Fleckvieh of 136 is the best newcomer among the daughter-proven bulls. He passes on almost 800 kg of milk with +0.15% fat and neutral protein content and scores +8% CRV Efficiency. Majo improves udders (breeding value 113) and udder health (breeding value 120). This son of Minor scores well on other health and fertility traits too, resulting in +7% CRV Health. Majo passes on the A2A2 variant of the beta-casein protein.
Westwind and Wüstensohn, sons of Worldcup, are also living up to their genomic breeding values with their first breeding values based on daughter performance. They follow in their sire's footsteps as suppliers of balanced, dual-purpose cows. For example, Westwind (Worldcup x Epinal) combines a milk index of 116 with +0.15% fat and a beef index of 115. Westwind scores 129 total merit index (TMI) for Fleckvieh, and excels in persistency (breeding value 115). Wüstensohn (Worldcup x Raldi) combines a milk index of 114 with a beef index of 113, and a total merit index (TMI) for Fleckvieh of 130. Wüstensohn’s daughters have excellent udders (breeding value 110) with excellent udder health (breeding value 120). They also have a high life expectancy (breeding value 111).