Whether running a 2-way or a 3-way HYVIG herd the Holstein has a very important role to play. The Genus ABS Holsteins have some unique traits that make them the number one choice. At Genus ABS, Holstein bulls are selected for their efficiency. For your HYVIG herd, we select bulls whose daughters carry condition are strong, not too tall, and are well above breed average for SCC, fertility and lifespan.
One of the things that makes Genus ABS Holsteins different is TransitionRight. This index, unique to Genus ABS, ranks bulls based on their daughters’ ability to get through the transition period with fewer health issues. This improves operational efficiency and reduces cost leading to increased profitability, with the top bull saving £136 compared to the bottom ranked bulls. The bulls in this guide are all 4* and 5* bulls to ensure smooth transition periods and help drive profitability.