Sterling Sires news release 04/04/2012
Sterling Sires Ltd is delighted to announce that International Superstar Danillo joins our stud following the April proofs. Danillo is probably the best proven bull in the world today according to data supplied by Dairy Co and Holstein UK.
Danillo is the only bull in the UK and International Top 20 daughter proven PLI rankings to be over +3 on UK type, this outstanding proof comes from over 350 milking daughters in 169 herds. He is also a massive +3.5 for UK legs and feet and +2.4 for UK Udders. His chart topping £219 PLI is made up of great production, including being positive for both fat and protein%, along with great lifespan +0.3, massive Fertility Index of +3.5 and wonderful SCC of -19%, coupled with his huge type merit and leg and foot score.
Danillo comes from a cow family started by Markwell Bstar Raven EX95, a cow family that is well known and respected in the UK with many members milking in leading herds.
Commenting on Danillo, Paul Westaway owner of Sterling Sires said, “PLI is a great measure of the profitability a bull can have on a breeders herd, to get a bull with such a massive PLI of £219 coupled with over 3 points on type and +3 for fertility index leads us to believe he is probably the best daughter proven bull available in the world today, we are delighted to have added him to our line-up.”
BELOW: Isabel 18 VG86, a Danillo daughter.