Weelder Esperanto, the influential bull sire in the CRV breeding programme, did extremely well in this index run. Following the addition of more information about his daughters, his breeding values increased even further. Esperanto now scores 318 on Inet (Net Milk Revenue Index), and shines in terms of health traits. With 110 for udders and 110 for feet and legs, he is also a top conformation progenitor. Based on feed intake data from 69 daughters, Esperanto’s breeding value for feed efficiency scores 110. This means that his daughters produce 5% more milk from the same amount of feed.
The first daughters of Midwolder Martin confirm his high genomic breeding values for milk yields and longevity. He also won another 2 points on feet and legs (109) and 1 point on hoof health (108). Martin is a complete bull with high conformation breeding values and positive scores on all health traits.
This bull is a perfect partner for the many daughters of Double W Ranger, which are pleasing dairy farmers with their milk yields. With almost 30,000 daughters in his breeding value, Ranger managed to increase his score on NVI and Inet, mainly because of even higher components. In terms of longevity, he made an attractive gain of more than 40 days.