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Breeding Last Updated: Oct 5, 2010 - 10:08:48 PM


Breeding
Guernseys improve on all measures
The NMR Annual report shows that Guernseys are the only Dairy breed in the UK to improve on all measures in the 2006/2007 Milk Recording year.
Feb 6, 2008 - 9:59:44 AM

Breeding
Lies, and Statistics
The Comment from Ray Hull brought to mind some analysis of Guernsey bulls with UK Proofs that I provided for Technical Committee in October 2007. Readers will be able to judge whether EGCS were correct to take control of the Guernsey Breed Improvement Schemes when the AI Companies withdrew their support.
Jan 25, 2008 - 2:05:18 AM

Breeding
Has the GGBP been a success?
20 bulls have now gained Production proofs in the UK since the launch of the Guernsey Global Breeding Plan (GGBP) in 2001.Comparisons between the Parent Averages on which they were selected and their "proofs" based on their daughters performance suggests that the results are better than expected.
Aug 29, 2007 - 12:53:05 AM

Breeding
Changes to PLI
The calculation of PLI has been changed at the August proof run. Marco Winters of MDC has produced an explanation of the changes. The main change is to put less emphasis on production and more on health and fertility traits.
Aug 15, 2007 - 6:32:09 AM

Breeding
New Bull Proofs Aug 07
The August Bull Proofs were released by MDC yesterday and three more of the Guernsey Global Breeding Plan (GGBP) bulls gained a first proof.
The star graduate is Tiresford Pedro with a GMI of +378.
There are now 19 bulls used in GGBP with proofs and they average +232 GMI.

Aug 14, 2007 - 12:36:11 AM

Breeding
RAYWA herd dispersal 18/7/07
Ray Watson and Nick Phippen dispersed their RAYWA herd at Bristol on Wednesday with a very good trade for all ages of stock.The full siters by Myrtles Telestar and from the Xandina family were both bought by Colin Gleed and Walter Forrest with Lot 46 topping the sale at 2000gns.
Jul 20, 2007 - 10:14:59 PM

Breeding
Excellent & VG Cows Classified in 2006
The final quarter results are now available and a review of the year finds 42 cows classified as Excellent 31 for the first time and 367 cows VG in 41 different herds.
Jan 11, 2007 - 6:50:00 PM

Breeding
Ladies in Waiting ,High Indexing Guernsey Heifers.
These 50 heifers are from 21 herds and are sired by 18 different sires.
Jan 7, 2007 - 7:58:00 PM

Breeding
The Leading 25 High Yeilding Guernsey Cows .
These 25 cows are the highest yeilding in the 05/06 Milk recording year and for the first time the Griffin family produce the top yeilder from their Briddlesford herd.
Jan 3, 2007 - 10:21:00 PM

Breeding
Top 50 Cows ranked by PLI November 06
These are the Top 50 cows ranked by Pli on the Breeding + website and include several of the Bull Mothers chosen for the GGBP scheme.
Nov 21, 2006 - 12:22:00 PM

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