Bred and owned by Syndicate Gen-I-Beq, GEN-I-BEQ SHOTTLE BARBI EX-92-CAN 5* takes the spotlight to reveal the complete package of pedigree, performance and type. She fulfils the pedigree behind her, has excelled in her own right and she has produced progeny that are high achievers as well.
BARBI’S BEAUTY IS IN HER STAR FILLED GENES
Barbie’s sire stack, Shottle x Champion x Storm x Grand x Aerostar, is without question one that is highly balanced and pleasing to the most discerning of breeders. Barbie’s sire, Picston Shottle, is famous for producing daughters that are the balanced Canadian kind of cow. His credits do not stop there however. Shottle has produced many highly proven sons in many countries.
On the maternal side, Barbi ensures the continued success of a deep and prolific Gypsy Grand cow family. Her dam is the solid 4 Star Brood Cow, Gen-I-Beq Champion Bambi Ex 90, whose daughters include 1 EX, 6 VG, 3 GP and 1 G daughter. Two of her daughters are multiple star Brood Cows.
Behind Bambi is Barbi’s second dam, 33 Star Baler Twine, 2007 Cow of the Year, 2008 Global Cow and the dam of Goldwyn! (Read more: Durham vs. Goldwyn: A Clash of the Titans and Braedale Goldwyn: Is he the greatest type sire ever?) Baler Twine also has two other Extra sons!!
Of course, Barbi’s next dam is none other than Gypsy Grand 37*, the foundation of this great family. She has no less than five extra sons
In the four generations immediately behind Barbi, every sire is Extra or Gold Metal and the dams on her female side have earned 112 Stars. That in itself is amazing!
Barbi has earned 1 Superior Lactation Award, is high in components and in three lactations has produced as follows:
2-00 (305D) 11,602 kgs 4.3%F 3.4%P
4-11 (305D) 12,917 kgs 4.5%F 3.5%P
6-06 (305D) 13,520 kgs 4.7%F 3.4%P
3 lactations 45,283 kgs 4.5%F 3.5%P BCA’s 268-324-292 +9 +55 +36
Her Mammary System is Barbi’s strong point in her conformation.
1st Lactation (59 days in milk) VG87 Mammary System VG88
2nd Lactation (61 days in milk) VG88 Mammary System EX91
3rd Lactation (112 days in milk) EX92 Mammary System EX95
BARBI IS A DOLL ON PAPER TOO!
In addition to the previously mentioned 1 Superior Lactation Award, Barbi has placed well on the gLPI cow listing. In fact in August 2009 Barbi was #13 with a gLPI of +2832.
Currently daughter Bibi (Man-O-Man) is the #21 gLPI cow excelling in fat, protein, components and conformation (Read more: Man-O-Man Will He Turn Platinum?). Daughter Bellita (Man-O-Man) is the #51 gLPI cow. But it does not stop there.
Granddaughters Bermuda (Snowman x Bibi) has a DGV gLPI +3862 and Bindy (Lexor x Bibi) has a DGV gLPI +3152. The Barbi family is putting up the numbers!
GENERATION NEXT: Barbi’s Sons and Daughters
Barbi follows in the footsteps of her model forebears/ the model brood cows ahead of her.
She has produced 52 registered offspring: 29 heifers and 23 bulls. Barbi’s embryos have sold around the world and she has daughters in Germany, Italy, USA, France and Argentina.
Her offspring follow Barbi’s pattern excelling in both type and production. Four daughters are classified Very Good, 10 Good Plus and 1 Good. Her daughters’ first lactation performances in Canada include:
Berthe (Baxter) VG 87 2-01 (305D) 11,068 kgs 4.3%F 3.3%P
Britany (Baxter) VG87 2-01 (305D) 13,548 kgs 4.3%F 3.1%P
Bibi (Man-O-Man) VG86 2-03 (305D) 13,705 kgs 4.1%F 3.4%P
Berthe and Britany are full sisters to Brawler and AltaBuzzer. Bibi is the dam of the #1 Fat and Protein heifer in the world.
HER SONS SHINE ON THE BARBI BILLBOARD
Barbi has 8 sons in Canadian AI studs. Two are proven and six are awaiting proofs.
Barbi has a son, Brawler, who received his first official proof in August 2012 and immediately was designated as Class Extra coming in at #1 Canadian proven LPI sire at +2368 (Read more: A Closer Look at the August 2012 New Release Sires).
He had very good genomic numbers, even though he was sampled before genomics was on the scene. Brawler has been used as a sire of sons by many AI organizations. Not far behind Brawler, is his full brother AltaBuzzer gLPI +2148.
BANK ON BARBI
Investing in Barbi has provided good return on investment. Sales results from the 2012 Genetics By Design Sale show that Barbi daughter Bibi sold for $83,000 and Bibi daughters had great sales: $124,000 (Oconnors Snowman Bermuda – DGV LPI +3862); $44,000 (choice female by Ladd P from Bibi) and $18,000 (Mapel Wood Epic Believe in ME – DGV LPI +3107). (Read more: Genetics By Design – Crosses the $4,000,000 Mark)
THE BARBI EFFECT:
Barbie will have global influence through both her sons and her daughters. The family produces progeny with high genomic numbers and comes through with high sire proofs, high cow indexes and solid performance in the barn. Barbi`s family are the kind that every breeder wants to milk!
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