COOPEX Montbéliarde Bulls COMMENTS – AUGUST 2015 PROOFS – Sold by ALTA UK and R BREEDERS Ltd

Following the latest proof run Coopex have provided the society with the following list of Montbéliarde Bulls sold by Alta in the UK.
MONTBELIARDE Bulls – ALTA UK September:
– GARGANO : Still Number 1 ISU with 170 points. This outcross bull (DIPLO son) is ideal for crossbreeding on Holstein and Friesian. Firstly he is very high for solids +0,15% Protein and +0,19% Fat without losing milk production +807 kg (BB Kappa casein bull). With +0,8 in
Fertility, +1,2 in Longevity and +1 in Udder Health, GARGANO is the bull to use to reduce your vet costs and get healthier cows! His Calving Ease score of 90, makes him also suitable to be use on heifers!

– GAZEIL : Great new CORTIL son from an outcross pedigree (RAVISSANT/OSMIUM), You will use him to get strong and healthy cows very easy to manage: 125 in Temperament, Positive in all health traits (best one to reduce SCC : +2,3), 115 in Udder, 110 in F&L. GAZEIL
is a big fat Specialist with +0,14% in Fat and +32kgs in Fat. BB Kappa casein bull and Easy Calving Bull (CE=91).

– GIBBS : Best VALFIN son available in the UK with high milk production (+768 kg) and solids:
+0,13% P & 32kgs Prot and +0,1% Fat & 40 kgs Fat. His progeny last longer in production in herds (+1 in Productive Life) thanks to great F&L (114) too. This Easy Calving bull can be used on heifers too (CE=91).

– GOLEADOR : He is the Best ULEMO son in the breed in ISU 151, Milk (+653), Protein (+25kgs), Type (119), Outstanding Udder (120), Amazing strong F&L (125), Udder Health (+1,3), and Temperament (118). This Easy Calving bull can be used on heifers too (CE=91). His dam
(NIKOS/MASOLINO) is still alive and in production in 7th lactation and GOLEADOR already got 2 full sisters in our breeding program.

2 new genomic bulls available in conventional and sexed semen :
– HUMMER : New number 1 ISU with 170 points (+7 points since June 2015), This a son of FLASH (URBANISTE son) out of a great TRIOMPHE daughter is the Perfect bull ever. With +1144kg in milk linked to positive solids +0,08% Protein and +0,04% Fat, his proofs reach +41kg
Protein and +45kg Fat. He is definitely a leader in production for volume and solids too! Regarding Health traits, everything is green: high fertility +0,7; low SCC and very positive in longevity +0,9. HUMMER daughters are medium size, with strong and wide chest and good
body deep. They will be good grazers with strong feet & legs (113) and excellent udders (118), and quite in temperament (102). HUMMER is very very easy calving too (CE =92), that makes him completely suitable to be used on heifers. He is also available in sexed semen.

– HARVEY : One of the Best in Calving Ease with 93, very quiet in Temperament (114), and outstanding in functionality +1,5 in Fertility, +0,9 in Longevity, +0,6 in Udder Health, Very positive in Muscularity with 109. Great Bull for Crossbreeding on Holstein and Friesian.
HARVEY is very outcross (DEVIL son out of RICOCHET dam). BB Kappacasein & A2A2 Beta Casein.

3 new genomic bulls only available in sexed semen at the moment :
– IMPEC : Best BRINK son, IMPEC is also the number 1 Montbéliarde bull in Milk available in the UK with +1426kg milk also positive in Protein (+0,04% P) -> 47kgs in protein and 43kgs in Fat. Excellent temperament (119), High Fertility (+0,9) and Very Easy Calving (CE=91; CE
with sexed semen =95). Suitable for grazing system too, medium size (99 in Stature) and strong F&L (113).

– IZGONE : (GNOCCHI son, DOMBINATOR gran son) With +1,2 in Fertility, +1,7 in Longevity, +1,1 in Udder Health, 91 in Calving Ease : IZGONE is the Leader for Health traits in the Breed, Great Muscularity with 110, High Protein level : +0,13% Protein, Low in Stature (96) and Perfect F&L (119)… One of the best Bull for Crossbreeding.

– HOMYGOD : This other outcross pedigree (BOSSIA son out of SATURNE dam) makes interesting using to improve strength (119 in Chest Width and 112 in Muscularity) and protein (+0,06% Protein) and reduce somatic cells score (+0,8 in Udder Health). He is also suitable to be used on heifers (CE=91) and positive in temperament (107).

3 new proven bulls available in conventional semen only:
– FANFANI : This great TRIOMPHE son is the number 1 Montbéliarde bull in Feet & Legs available in the UK (128). With +834kg milk also positive in Protein (+0,06% P) -> 28kgs in protein and 25kgs in Fat. Excellent temperament (113), High Fertility (+0,8) and Very Easy Calving (CE=91). Producing strong cows (body = 111) with very functional udder (108).

– FLOREAL : Totally outcross, FLOREAL (TILLEUL son), is one of the best new bulls available for this season : Very easy calving (perfect on heifers CE = 92), quiet in temperament (108), high positive solids (+0,1%Fat and +0,04%Protein), with a good milk potential (+504).His
first 65 daughters prove, FLOREAL is a perfect bull for grazing with medium size (Stature=102). BB Kappacasein & A2A2 Beta Casein

– ECCLESIA : This outcross pedigree is the Best TARN son in ISU (135 ISU with 75 daughters). ECCLESIA is specialist for solids with +0,14% Protein and +0,21% Fat (+37kgs Fat and +30kgs Protein) linked to a good milk potential +606 kgs. He is also positive for Reproduction traits:
+0,6 Fertility , this bull is very suitable to use on heifers with a Calving Ease Score of 92.

Older proven bulls available at the moment:
– CRASAT : With 376 milking daughters in France, CRASAT is still the number 1 Proven Bull in ISU in the breed. This BEST EVER bull is the leader for solids and volume
production, with +927kg milk; +0,18% Protein and +0,11% Fat -> 45kgs in protein and 46kgs in Fat. Nice temperament (106), High Udder Health (+1,1) and Easy Calving (CE=90). Producing strong cows with medium size (stature 100, chest width 107, body depth 114)
with very functional udder (118) and excellent Feet & Legs 119. CRASAT is a specialist in Muscularity for beef production (111). CRASAT can be used on heifers with CE score of 90, and he is also available in sexed semen (CE in sexed semen = 94).
HYPER is the first son of CRASAT available in the UK and got the same profile (protein & fat specialist with great
type, easy calving) as his sire. CRASAT and HYPER are BB Kappacasein & A2A2 Beta Casein.

– FICASTONE : As his sire URBANISTE, FICASTONE (ISU 151) is perfect for solids production +0,14% Protein and +0,24% Fat with a good milk potential +534 kgs. With his first 20 milking daughters, FICASTONE confirms is a Udder Specialist (118), and totally suitable for grazing system (102 in stature and 113 in F&L) and a perfect sire to produce last longer cows easy to manage: +0,7 in Longevity and 108 in Temperament. He is normal for calving ease (CE=89) and also available in sexed semen. ). BB Kappacasein & A2A2 Beta Casein

– ELASTAR : In the Top 10 ISU with 154, ELASTAR is one of the new best proven bulls. With 266 daughters in milk, ELASTAR keeps the same profile: big fat leader in the breed with +0,25% and +54 kgs. If you look for perfect profitable cows, ELASTAR is THE bull to use for
crossbreeding on Holstein & Friesian: high milk potential with positive protein too (828kg milk with +0,07% Protein), Easy calving bull perfect to use on heifers (CE=90), very quiet in temperament (113) and outstanding high fertility (+1,1). This ROBIN son is ideal for grazing system with small stature (87 in stature), excellent F&L (122), perfectly well attached udders (132 in fore udder, 122 in height and 113 in width udder with strong 129 uddercleft). Available in sexed semen too.

– CORTIL : Best Montbeliarde bull available in the UK in Temperament with 130. CORTIL is from an outcross pedigree and is one of the best proven bulls too with more than 1440 milking daughters. He ticks all boxes : high milk +927kg, positive protein and fat %, low SCC,
great udders (111) and strong F&L (107). Great bull to use for crossbreeding on Holstein & Friesian. He is only available in conventional semen. CORTIL got already 2 sons available in the UK : GUISSENY (ISU 148, +858 kgs Milk, +1,1 Fertility, +1 Longevity, +0,5 Udder Health,
113 Udder, available in conventional and sexed semen, Son on the Reserve Gran Champion of the Coopex Show 2013, a RALBAN daughter) and GAZEIL (ISU 138, already described before).

– EXTRAFIN : Great TIPOLI son (ISU 132), which stay at the same level in adding 327 daughters in his proofs. With 545 milking daughters now, EXTRAFIN proves he is a specialist for Udder Health (+1,5) and low SCC. His milk proof is +648kgs with good Fat% (+0,07%) and
close to neutral in Protein% (-0,02%). He is very suitable to use on heifers too (CE=91), and available in sexed semen too (CE with sexed semen=95).

– COOL : He is the Best PERNAN son in the Montbeliarde breed in ISU with 137 points and 128 daughters in his proofs. COOL is also the Best son of PERNAN for Udder and his progeny got an excellent milking speed (122) and very high fertility (+0,8). That’s make him a very good bull to use to get last longer cows : +0,5 in Productive Life. He is normal for calving ease (CE=89), so you can use him on cows and heifers too.

– DAHON : He stays at the same level (ISU 124) in adding 30 daughters in his proofs. With 228 milking daughters now, DAHON proves he is a Grazing specialist bull as his sire SCOOP: with a nice milk potential +407 kgs with good Fat% (+0,09%) and Protein % (+0,06%). His daughters are quiet (Temperament 108), small compact cows (88 is Stature) with very strong F&L (114). DAHON is a leader bull for udder qualities (118), that’s was a DAHON
daughters which was the Best Udder Champion at the last Coopex Show 2013. All these qualities make DAHON definitely a great bull to use for crossbreeding on Holstein and Friesian cows and heifers too as DAHON is also easy calving (CE=90). BB Kappacasein & A2A2 Beta Casein.

Great proven bulls available with more 10000 milking daughters in their proofs:
URBANISTE (ISU 151), REDON (ISU 141), TRIOMPHE (ISU 138), TIPOLI (ISU 138) and SIR (ISU 137)are the TOP 5 ISU bulls with more 10000 milking daughters in the Montbeliarde breed, and these 5 ones are all still available in the UK ! All belong to the UMOTEST-COOPEX Bulls Stud, great example to show you how reliable and strong is our COOPEX-UMOTEST Breeding Program!
– URBANISTE : 16386 Milking Daughters / ISU 151 / +0,32% Protein and +0,27% Fat /117 Type with 122 Udder and 113 Feet&Legs / +1,1 Cow Fertility / +0,7 Longevity /118 in Temperament / BB Kappacasein & A2A2 Beta Casein / Normal for CE (88) /Available in conventional semen only / FICASTONE and FELINDRA Sire!

– REDON : 37526 Milking Daughters / ISU 141 / +1,9 Udder Health / +0,9 Longevity /114 Type with 116 Udder, 109 Body and 107 Muscularity / +0,09% Protein and +0,17% Fat /Normal for CE (88) / 110 in Temperament / Available in conventional semen only /Sires of lots of COOPEX Bulls among the Best Proven Bull in ISU in the breed : CRASAT!

– TRIOMPHE : 14442 Milking Daughters / ISU 138 / Elected Best Bull of the Year 2014 for Crossbreeding by Dairy Xbred Blog / +891 kgs Milk / +25 kgs Protein & +27kgs Fat /123 Type with 125 Feet&Legs, 117 Udder, 111 Body, 111 Muscularity / +1,2 Cow Fertility /+0,7 Longevity / Normal for CE (89) / Available in conventional and sexed semen too /FANFANI Sire

– TIPOLI : 10054 Milking Daughters / ISU 138 / +1,8 Reproduction / +1,7 Cow Fertility /+1 Heifer Fertility / +809 kgs Milk / +30 kgs Protein and +26kgs Fat / 112 Feet&Legs /BB Kappacasein & A2A2 Beta Casein / Easy Calving Bull (CE=91) / One of the best bull for Semen Fertility / Available in conventional semen only / EXTRAFIN Sire

– SIR : 14257 Milking Daughters / ISU 137 / +1,2 Longevity / +0,6 Cow Fertility /+594 kgs Milk with +0,03% Protein / 107 Feet&Legs, 105 Udder, 104 Muscularity / BB
Kappacasein & A2A2 Beta Casein / Normal for CE (89) / from an Outcross Pedigree Available in conventional semen only / FARAGO Sire

Anyone requiring further details please don’t hesitate to contact the society.