From The English Guernsey Cattle Society
www.guernseycattle.com


Breeding
Lies, and Statistics
By Digby Gribble
Jan 25, 2008 - 2:05:18 AM

Bulls

Milk

Fat

Fat%

Prot

Prot%

F+P

SCC

PLI

GMI

Origin

Genus

46

-118

-4.85

0.01

-4.54

0

-9.39

3

-38

-107

(15 US)

Others

46

155

6.56

0

5.51

0

12.07

0.5

35

118

(31 US)

EGCS

50

167

11.3

0.07

7.2

0.02

18.5

-4.5

62

192

25( US)

The above figures represent the last 142 bulls with UK Proofs and have been sorted into 3 Groups, those marketed by Genus, those marketed by Others, mainly Bovex, Semex, Avoncroft and Western Cattle Breeders and finally those chosen by the EGCS Breeders, all of whom bar one (Sagittarius) were selected for use as young sires based on Average of their Parent Production Information.

I think the figures demonstrate that the "dictators" or should that be "true believers" have delivered real progress for the breed, and this has been done on a very finite budget with every group of bulls having to be self financing as well as providing  significant financial support for EGCS.



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