Help picking a Jesey bull from ABS

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Help picking a Jesey bull from ABS

Postby bigbluegrass » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:07 pm

I need some help picking a Jersey bull for AI. I use ABS pretty much exclusively. I have looked at the EPDs and so forth, but they don't really tell me what I want or I just don't know how to read them correctly.

Looking for a bull that will throw some good females for family milk cow type of an applications. Cows with big guts to make milk on lower quality feed. I am not really looking for the highest producer necessarily. Just a good moderate producer with high fertility, good udder and low mastitis risk.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Help picking a Jesey bull from ABS

Postby chippie » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:36 am

Your best bet is to talk to your ABS representative. Tell him what you need and he should be able to recommend a bull that will meet your needs. If you are hand milking, you will want a bull that produces a cow with a longer teat.
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Re: Help picking a Jesey bull from ABS

Postby Son of Butch » Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:47 pm

http://abs-bs.absglobal.com/dairy/milk. ... o=29JE3593

You'll be happy with 29je3593 Gaby's Amorous daughters.
But for a family cow I'd go with the least cost option and that info would come from your ABS rep.
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