Popular daughter-proven bulls have added more daughters to their proofs and continue to rise. For example, the breeding values of Willem’s-Hoeve Woody (Ranger x Jetset) are now based on the performance of more than 1,000 daughters. He recorded a gain of 18 points NVI. Woody now sires more than 1,900 kg of milk with +0.10% fat and +0.03% protein and 517 Euros INET and can therefore compete with young bulls. The popular daughter-proven bull scores 107 hoof health and udder health and 110 total type, with 110 udders and 106 feet and legs. Woody’s daughters have a high feed efficiency and this bull therefore fits in perfectly with the FeedExcel breeding strategy. Woody also proves his leading status internationally; he is now number 3 in the German RZG total index rankings.
In the Netherlands and Flanders, the first 284 daughters of Delta Eloy RF (Jacuzzi x Finder) are in milk. Eloy’s daughter proven breeding value exceeded his genomic breeding value by 23 NVI. Eloy originates from the family of (among others) Weelder Empire and Weelder Esperanto and transmits high components, excellent health traits, and has a total type of 110 with 111 for feet and legs.