Tue, 23 Jul 2019


Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders is a joint venture between Holstein Friesian New Zealand and CRV Ambreed proving young sires for members. Support this venture by purchasing straws for as little as $5.00 per straw. To get the best advantage of the genetics on offer we suggest you purchase a selection from the whole team. Single bull options are available if desired.

Purchasing Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders' semen also allows you to reduce the cost of your two-year-old classification. Get the two-year-old daughters inspected for Traits Other than Production (TOP) and classification, and you will receive a rebate of $9.91 for every daughter inspected. The current cost is $5.00 per heifer, meaning you will be paid just under $5.00 for every Holstein Friesian  Genetic Leaders daughter classified.


2019 Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders team

Holstein Friesian New Zealand would like to encourage all members to support your Association by using the 2019 Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders team. In the team this year you will find a group of young sires offering depth of pedigree, proven genetics and strong conformation.

2019 Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders Catalogue

Online Order Form for 2019 Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders Semen


2019 Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders Nominations

Is your bull calf the next Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders’ superstar?

Nominate your bull calf(s) for the Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders team in 2019. Holstein Friesian New Zealand and CRV Ambreed team up again this year to select New Zealand’s next generation of top Holstein Friesian bull calves for Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders.

Six to ten bulls are selected each year to be sire-proven through a joint venture with CRV Ambreed. Two payment options on the bulls are available to the breeders giving them the potential for generous rewards should they have marketable proofs. Housed at CRV Ambreed, the young bulls are marketed through both CRV Ambreed through their Progeny Test herds (not sold as young bulls) and Holstein Friesian New Zealand.

Up to ten high merit bull calves will be selected to:

  • Add value to the future of New Zealand dairy farming
  • Increase efficiency and production
  • Support different farming systems in New Zealand

Nomination deadlines
There are four close off dates for nominations to the 2019 team.

  • 5 June 2018
  • 6 August 2018
  • 27 August 2018
  • 8 October 2018

Selection process
Holstein Friesian New Zealand will contact you within 10 working days of the nomination close off to advise whether your bull calf meets the criteria for the next round of selection. If successful, a DNA sample will be requested from the bull for genotyping. You will be informed within approximately six weeks of the nomination close off if Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders is still interested in your bull calf(s) for selection to the 2019 Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders’ team.
The HFNZ/CRV Sire Proving Committee will announce the 2019 Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders’ team in January 2019.

Programme benefits

  • Genomic results for all bull calves selected
  • Greater exposure of your genetics if your bull graduates and is marketed genomically or when proven
  • Semen royalties for both the Breeder and the Association, when a bull graduates and is marketed.

Bulls that graduate from Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders are marketed by CRV Ambreed as daughter-proven sires. Some Genetic Leaders sires have also been marketed in CRV Ambreed's InSire (young genomic bulls) teams. To date Top Deck KO Pierre has been the most successful bull to graduate from Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders. Pierre has had quite an impact on New Zealand genetics being a sire of many sons including the outstanding Fairmont Mint-Edition.

Download the 2018 Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders Nomination Form or fill out the online form (link below).

2019 Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders Online Nomination Form


Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders Successes

113537 Rivendell Gforce Axel

113555 Maunga View Mint Whaka-ET

112512 Muritai Minted Wynstar-ET

112569 Maire Mint Richie

111521 Middlevale Minte Brave

110550 Maire Oman Franklin

110533 Busy Brook Fros Monty S1F

109500 Lornlace VHA Dumpling S3F

108510 Glenmead VHA Snowman S3F

106514 HSS Oman Payout

105601 Muritai Raul Wrangler

104504 Maire Duke Flipper

102698 SRD Uhuru Gerris Acrobat

672213 Top Deck KO Pierre


Bulls Awaiting Daughter Proofs

Semen Code Name Sire Maternal Sire
2015 Team      
115524 Muritai Manifold Wyntry Manifold Mint-Edition
115537 Maire Frank BoomBoom Franklin Mint-Edition
115549 Tronnoco Mael Ryan S3F Maelstrom-ET S3F Franklin
115560 Muritai Manifold Whiteout Manifold Mint-Edition
115561 Rangeview Maxim Brad-TW Maximiser Mint-Edition
115563 Middle Blitz Judge Blitz Mint-Edition
2016 Team      
116512 Royson Super Chevron Supersire-ET Justice-ET
116525 Muritai WP Wisemove S3F Willpower S2F Oman
116529 Maire Hothouse Gunner S3F Hothouse S2F Mint-Edition
116542 Kauridale Kage Locust Kage Payout
116551 Woodcote H Leyland-ET S2F Hothouse S2F Illustrious S3F
116562 Estee HDF Fritz-ET S2F Freedom Shadow S1F
2017 Team      
117562 Maire HH BangBang-ET S3F Hothouse S2F Mint-Edition
117567 Tronnoco H Deion-ET S2F Hothouse S2F Maelstrom-ET S3F
117568 Meander Shot Alibi-ET S2F Supershot Illustrious S3F
117569 Rivendell Drift Samson Driftwood Justice


Contact Helen for more information about the Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders' sire proving scheme.