World AT Fleckvieh Bull, Robert Hamilton of SQ Fleckvieh Genetics and Pete Sherwen of UK Sires Direct
1st Feb 2017
Wednesday 1st February saw the first sale of Pedigree Fleckvieh at Borderway mart in Carlisle. This sale was a fantastic showing of quality with all being sold within the top 1% of the breed.
The number one bull on show a son of Wiscona out of an incredible 17,000kg producing Reumut daughter with 4.99% fat and 3.52% protein. This bulls genomic proof shows that he is the highest Fleckvieh bull to leave Austria with +1153kg on milk and positive solids, He was purchased by UK Sires Direct and semen from him will be available in the near future.
5 other bulls were available at the market all at AI quality selling for more than £3,000 each including one son of Genostar Wegweiser from a dam with outstanding udders with production over 9,000kg with 5.63% bf and 4.01% p
This sale was the first of its kind in the UK sure to be more all over the country, look out for more details on our Facebook page and on the Livestock for sale page.
Many Thanks to Harrison and Hetherington, SQ Fleckvieh Genetics (Northern Ireland) and UK Sires Direct.
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