For the August 2019 – Holstein Canada Genetic Evaluations release makes history as there is a new breed leader for each of the top LPI and Pro$ lists among proven sires and genotyped cows. For sires, Benner Bardo (Flame x Mogul) makes gains for both production and conformation after receiving his first official LPI last round and is promoted to #1 for LPI and #5 Pro$ (#4 Fat).
See the Summary Table for the August Evaluation HERE!
On the Pro$ side, it is EDG Rubicon‐ET (Mogul x Robust) that makes a similar move from #2 position last round to grab #1 Pro$ (#4 LPI, #1 Fat). Three other sires achieve Top 10 status for both indexes with Ronelee Midnight Detour‐ET (Midnight x Mogul) being the highest at #2 Pro$ and #3 LPI after making gains for both production and conformation traits. After reaching proven status in April, S‐S‐I Montross Duke‐ET (Montross x Supersire) stays very strong landing at #3 Pro$ and #6 LPI this round (#2 Fat, #1 Protein). Circle‐K McCall 918 (Mayflower son out of Circle‐K Super Cara‐ET) distinguishes himself as the only newly proven sire this round that penetrates both Top 10 lists, arriving at #6 Pro$ and #9 LPI (#10 Milk, #4 Protein).
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With the arrival of an outstanding group of newly proven sires, the Top 10 LPI list experiences significant disruption. In addition to McCall, four other newcomers achieve Top 10 status for LPI. The highest of these is Silverstream Porter (Bombero son out of Templedale Mogul Paris), who debuts 20 LPI points behind the breed leader at #2 LPI and #12 Pro$. The three others include Holyland Elite Exactly‐ET (Halogen son out of Holyland Mxer Elite 2116‐ET) at #5 LPI (#24 Pro$), Wilra Harvest‐ET (among the first proven Monterey sons in Canada, dam is Wilra Uno 497‐ET) at #7 LPI (#26 Pro$, tied #6 Conformation), and Stantons Alligator‐ET at #8 LPI (#81 Pro$, tied #4 Conformation), who is the first proven son of Stantons McCutchen 1174 Agree and is by Kingboy. Gillette Cleveland (Bombero x McCutchen) completes this round’s Top 10 LPI list in #10 position (tied #43 Pro$).
Alongside McCall, only Peak AltaMoreno‐ET achieves Top 10 Pro$ status upon his debut as a newly proven sire this round, arriving at #8 Pro$ (#29 LPI). Four previously proven sires are also on the Top 10 Pro$ list this August, including EDG AltaYura‐ET at #4 Pro$ (#53 LPI, maternal brother to Rubicon), Glen‐D‐Haven AltaHotrod at #7 Pro$ (#21 LPI), Larcrest Commander‐ET at #9 Pro$ (#18 LPI) and Seagull‐Bay Silver‐ET at #10 Pro$ (#28 LPI).
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Newly Proven Polled Sire Achieves Success for Both National Indexes
As usual each round, a group of over 100 genomic young bulls achieve proven status this August, including sons of Kingboy (13), Bombero (9) and Montross (8) as well as other sires with four sons or less. Once again, Mogul has the most proven sons on the Top 100 lists, having 11 for both LPI and Pro$, and he is also a frequent maternal grandsire among top proven sires including the top three for LPI.
Notwithstanding the strong performance of the newly proven sires previously mentioned, there are seven other newcomers that penetrate the Top 35 rankings for LPI and/or Pro$. One of these of particular interest is Pine Tree Caleb‐P‐ET*POC (Bombero x Castaway) since he becomes the highest ranked polled proven sire in Canada with his debut at #19 Pro$ and #32 LPI. De‐Su Tampa 12637‐ET (Tatum x Mogul) lands just shy of the Top 10 LPI list at #14 LPI (#42 Pro$) with Aurora Kato 348‐ET (Kingpin x Mogul) not far behind in #16 LPI position (#36 Pro$). Taking #20 LPI spot this round (#25 Pro$) is Silverridge V Kyrian (Kingboy x Mogul). Two newcomers that rank higher for Pro$ include Progenesis Depart (Bombero x Supersire) at #16 Pro$ (#24 LPI) and Silverridge V Euclid (Supershot x McCutchen), who is tied at #30 Pro$ and is also tied at #43 LPI. Peak AltaPainter (Davinci x Numero Uno) also achieves Top 35 status as he lands at #33 Pro$ (#42 LPI).
New Breed Queen for Both GLPI and Pro$
As for sires, the top cow lists for both GLPI and Pro$ see a new arrival at the summit. For GLPI, it is Progenesis Exactly Best that takes the crown at #1 GLPI (#32 Pro$), who is a daughter of the newly proven sire, Holyland Elite Exactly‐ET (#5 GLPI, #24 Pro$) out of England‐Ammon MT Barbara‐ET, by Montross. For Pro$, it is Stantons Helix Roll‐ET that now reigns in #1 position (#19 GLPI, #1 Fat) and she is a daughter of AOT Silver Helix‐ET (currently proven in the US) out of Stantons Just Rolling‐ET (#15 Pro$, #49 GLPI, Rubicon x AltaJackman). Close behind Roll is the second highest newly indexed cow this round at #2 Pro$ and #3 GLPI, namely Stantons Dollar Helix‐ET. She is also a Helix daughter and lands just ahead of her dam, Stantons Real Dollars‐ET (Rubicon x Day), who stays strong at #3 Pro$ and is tied at #7 GLPI. The third cow to achieve Top 10 status for both indexes this round is Bofran Detour Flavie as she takes #6 position for both GLPI and Pro$.
The former GLPI leader, Gusnis Duke Becky (Duke x Brewmaster), holds on and ends up at #2 GLPI this round (#18 Pro$). Three other Duke daughters that are newly indexed this round also achieve outstanding success. The highest for Pro$ is Albadon Duke Faster in #4 position (#21 GLPI, tied #5 Fat), while the highest for GLPI is Dudoc Duke Haleine P*POR in #4 spot (#31 GLPI). This accomplishment makes Haleine the highest ranking polled cow for GLPI while Dudoc Silver Sarcasme*POC maintains this title for Pro$, in #11 position (#10 GLPI).
The third successful newly indexed Duke daughter this August is Ravendale Duke Aloha (dam is Morsan Jcaey Amanda 1924), who makes her debut at #5 GLPI (#30 Pro$). Three other newly indexed cows penetrate the Top 10 list for either national index. These include BGP Delta Honna‐ET (dam is View‐Home Uno Hope‐ET), who arrives tied at #7 GLPI (#14 Pro$), Stantons Flagship Nady‐ET (dam is Ri‐Val‐Re Delta Nady‐ET) at #9 GLPI (#12 Pro$), and Stantons Just For Fun‐ET at #9 Pro$ (#16 GLPI), who is a maternal sister to the new Pro$ leader, Stantons Helix Roll‐ET. The Top 10 Pro$ list is completed by four other cows with the Stantons prefix that were previously high ranking, namely the former leader, Stantons So Excited‐ET, who now occupies #5 Pro$ position (#101 GLPI, #2 Fat), Stantons Bee Desired‐ET at #7 Pro$ (tied at #73 GLPI), Stantons Rubicon Cranking Up at #8 Pro$ (#15 GLPI) and Stantons Silver Emoticon‐ET in #10 Pro$ position (#11 GLPI).
Other noteworthy newly indexed cows include two cows that join a group of five at #1 for Conformation this round, namely Liberty‐Gen Awesome Avalanche (dam is EDG Atms Adrenaline‐ET) and Golden‐Oaks M Atlnta Red‐ET*R&W (McGucci*RDC daughter out of Ms Apples Aria‐ET*RDC, by Destry*RDC). With only an official production index, two other cows also draw attention as Claynook Faithful Duke achieves Top 10 status at #4 Milk and is tied at #3 Protein, while Westcoast Duke Alex2565 5368 does the same with her arrival tied at #8 Fat.
Complete Cow LPI List HERE
Complete Cow Pro$ List HERE