Progressive Genetics has, this week, published its Prestige Limousin catalogue following the release of its autumn suckler-beef 2022-2023 line-up last week.
According to Rosalish Goulding, beef programme manager at National Cattle Breeding Centre, the prestige selection is a new range of elite bulls that the firm has chosen for pedigree breeders.
She outlined that the sires have been “carefully selected and represent the best Limousin genetics available globally”.
“We have the top bulls from the NCBC breeding programme and French maternal programme. The Irish Limousin Cattle Society recommend a number of these sires for pedigree breeding,” she added.
“Please note that many of the sires we have featured are pre-order and will not be carried by your AI technician.”
“Therefore, you should order the sires from Progressive Genetics at least three weeks before the semen is needed. You can call your local rep, order online from our website, or call the office,” she concluded.
AI Limousin Bulls
Goulding previewed the following Limousin sires.
MAGISTER – LM8727
According to the beef programme manager, Magister is a new Limousin bull imported from France.
Daughters in Moussours test station have “excelled” for milk and fertility, and progeny have excellent live weight gain and muscle development.
She recommends that this sire is suited to taller breeding females.
JAUREL – LM8715
Next on the list is another new French import, Jaurel, a producer of what she described as well-balanced, wide and correct progeny.
Goulding commented: “His progeny stood out during our progeny tour in 2022.”
“Daughters – one of which is pictured below – are average in size, with excellent width of the pelvis and are full of eye appeal.”
ARDLEA ROLEX – LM8625
Also on the panel is Rolex (main image), an “exceptional” Telfers Munster son, bred to breed exceptional weanlings with “extra shape” from an “outstanding” Vison cow.
According to Goulding, Rolex exhibits “exceptional” muscle development both on the back and hindquarter.
ARDLEA RIGBY – LM8622
Meanwhile, LM8622 is an “impressive” Derrygullinane Kingbull son with the “quality and pedigree” to breed commercial and pedigree show champions.
Rigby’s grand-dam, Uriel B, was one of the best cows in the renowned French herd of Jacques Bachelier when it was dispersed.
According to Goulding, he is powerful with “exceptional” muscle development, power, shape, width and style.
JURANCON – LM7431
Jurancon comes from the French Maternal programme and is what she deems to be “an old favourite”.
“He excels in weight for age, shape and milk, and daughters are average in size. Use to improve calving ability & milk (+5.7 kgs),” she added.
BEL ORIENT – S2176
Goulding recommends using this bull to improve size, length and level of the top line.
Progeny have “excellent” live weight gain, and, in particular, daughters are “very” functional and milky.
[All images in this article have been supplied by Progressive Genetics]
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