While no newly proven bulls enter the Top 10 LPI this round, bulls moving up into the Top 10, as well as shuffled rankings, result in new #1 and #2 bulls. Moving up 93 LPI points, Mel-Crest AltaRazor AltaBaxter x Goldwyn) now leads the breed for LPI and is the #2 ranked bull for Fat. Since his first official proof in Canada last August, Regancrest AltaIota-ET (O Man x Ito) has been no stranger to the Top 5 LPI. This round, while adding over 500 daughters to both his production and type proofs, he ranks the highest he has to date at #2 LPI. The previous LPI leader, Flevo Genetics Snowman (O Man x BW Marshall), dropped slightly falling to #3 position. Maintaining a stable LPI yet descending in rank, De-Su Gillespy-ET (Bolton x Shottle) now sits at #4 LPI and #10 Milk. The well-known bull, Man-O-Man (O Man x AltaAaron), moves slightly back up the list from #8 to #5 LPI. Lirr Drew Dempsey (Goldwyn x Derry) and Sully AltaMeteor (Planet x Shottle) jumped up the list into the Top 10 LPI, positioning themselves at #6 and #7, respectively. Dempsey does so while adding over 500 daughters to his production proof and over 400 to his type proof, for which he maintains his status at #1 Conformation. Sildahl Jett Air-ET (AltaBaxter x BW Marshall) also moves up in rank, now occupying the #8 spot for LPI. With over 5000 milk-recorded and classified daughters in his proof, Mainstream Manifold (O Man X BW Marshall) takes #9 LPI and is tied at #10 Protein. UFM-Dubs AltaEsquire-ET (O Man x AltaSam) completes the Top 10 LPI list this round and is #4 in the breed for Fat.
A Team of New Bulls Wins Their Way into the Top 50 LPI
This round sees 99 young sires graduate to proven status as well as a first official domestic LPI for 16 bulls first progeny proven outside of Canada. Planet and Million each sired 16 of the newly proven bulls in Canada, and Planet is the most common sire of bulls in the Top 100 LPI with 18 sons. O Man, Goldwyn, Bolton and AltaBaxter each have at least 10 proven sons in this group as well. The Top 50 LPI this round is infiltrated by 16 newly proven sires, the highest of which is Dream-Prairie BG Bruno-ET (Bolton x Goldwyn) at #11 LPI. Identical brothers, Larcrest Chavez-ETS and Larcrest Camelot-ETS (Planet x Ramos) receive the same genetic and genomic evaluations and therefore share #14 LPI position. Following on their heels are new releases Comestar Lemust (#16 LPI, Planet x Bolton) and the uniquely pedigreed Va-Early Dawn Sudan CRI-ET (#17 LPI, Jammer x Sailor). Gen-I-Beq Lavaman (#21 LPI, Man-O-Man x Goldwyn), the French-born bull Duc (#22 LPI, Mr Burns x O Man), Larcrest Contrast-ET (#23 LPI, Alexander x Shottle) and Parile Loto (#25 LPI, Man-O-Man x Goldwyn) complete the list of newly proven bulls in the Top 25 for LPI. Other newly proven bulls to penetrate the Top 50 LPI this round include Da-So-Burn Dane-ET (Man-O-Man x Goldwyn) at #27, Regan-ALH A Denario-ET (Alexander x Goldwyn) at #29, Misty Springs Smokin (Lavanguard x FBI) at #38 and De-Su Phoenix 588-ET (Planet x Bolton) at #39 LPI. Tied at #45 LPI are Gillette Tavares (Planet x Shottle) and the fourth new release carrying the Larcrest prefix from the Cosmopolitan family, Larcrest Casanova-ETS (Goldwyn x Shottle). Benner Jeter (Planet x Goldwyn) finishes off the new releases in the Top 50 LPI at #50. Other noteworthy changes include the drop of Morningview AltaToyota from #4 LPI to #19 and Blondin Careyprice from #14 to #61 LPI.
“Bookem” Daughter Emerges as a New Top 10 GLPI Cow
Without reaching official proof status in Canada, the popular genomic young bull, De-Su 521 Bookem-ET (Planet x Ramos), has a daughter, Ms Lookout Pesc BKM Bria-ET, that penetrates the Top 10 GLPI list at #6 and is the highest newly indexed cow this round. For the fourth consecutive proof release, Ste Odile Manoman Model Saphir leads the breed as the #1 GLPI cow and is #9 Fat. Staying strong at #2 GLPI, now only 20 LPI points behind, is Velthuis S G Snow Evening. Moving up the list this round and landing tied at #3 GLPI are Ste Odile Manoman Mod Platine and Larcrest Cinergy-ET, who is also the new #1 Fat and maternal sister of identical newly proven brothers Chavez and Camelot (#14 LPI). Maryclerc Snowman Crystal drops down a position to #5 GLPI. Beaucoise Iota Ptolome moves up from #11 to #7 GLPI this round while Comestar Lautamisha Snowman, maternal sister to the newly proven Comestar Lemust (#16 LPI), stays firm at #8 GLPI. Sully Hartford Snwmn 282-ET, from the same family as #7 LPI bull AltaMeteor, slips a notch from #8 to #9 GLPI. Finishing off the list is a third cow in the Top 10 GLPI carrying the Ste Odile prefix, namely Ste Odile Manifold Model Jane, who rose 30 points and jumped from #22 to tie at #9 GLPI. In addition to Ms Lookout Pesc BKM Bria-ET at #6 GLPI, three other newly indexed cows this round manage an appearance among the Top 15 cows for GLPI. These include Cleroli Snowman Caramilk (#11 GLPI, full sister to Crystal at #5 GLPI), Stantons Bookem Epidemic (#12 GLPI, daughter of Stantons Manoman Ezra) and OCD Iota Savannah-ET at #14 GLPI, daughter of Ammon-Peachey Shana-ET.
Source: Canadian Dairy Network