Sun, 17 Dec 2017

HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN GENETIC LEADERS SUPERIOR FEMALE PROGRAMME

 
The purpose of this Programme is to identify superior registered Holstein Friesian females throughout the country and contract mate them to produce progeny that will be offered to the Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders Male or Female Programme. 
 
The Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders Superior Female Programme will offer freedom of choice to the HFNZ membership, along with the ability to look at genomic information for high merit females in their herd. CRV Ambreed will genotype around 150 heifers annually for the Programme. 
 
All resulting progeny will be considered by the HFNZ CRV Ambreed Sire Proving Committee.
 

2018 TEAM NOMINATION & SELECTION PROCESS

 
The timeline for the Programme is as follows:
 

Nominations close

27 November 2017

Pre-genomic test selection

06 December 2017

Samples collected for genomic testing

December 2017/January 2018

Genomic run

January 2018

Final team named 

March 2018

Mating agreement sent/signed

March/April 2018

Mating sire assigned 

May 2018

Semen distributed

August/September 2018

 

NOMINATION CRITERIA

 
The entry criteria for the Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders Superior Female Programme is as follows:
 
  • Three generations of registered pedigree animals
  • PF16 or SF16
  • Min dam/granddam classification GP83
  • Aiming for females with around BW125, with the exception of females from a genuine outcross or overseas sires

 

BENEFITS TO MEMBERS

 
  • Complimentary genomic testing, parent verification and defect test
  • Complimentary semen supplied
  • Discounted TVR/MOET programme for all females 22 months of age or over that enter the Programme
    • Resulting male progeny automatically offered to the Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders male programme
    • No breeding restrictions on resulting female progeny
    • Mating sires assigned in consultation with breeder
  • TVR/MOET collection will occur at ABS in Hamilton, and collection centres used in CRV ET programme throughout the country, after the heifers first calving
  • Access to CRV genomic sires
  • Discounted classification of all two-year-olds within the breeder’s home herd for females in the Programme. First female will be discounted by 10%, with a further 5% for any subsequent female in the Programme, up to a maximum discount of 30%. The classification must be completed under the standard terms and conditions of classification and as part of a classification tour. 
  • All females will be followed through first lactation, with highlights being recognised in the nzholstein magazine
  • Candidates that are genotyped but do not enter the Programme will receive genomic results, and parent verification
  • The opportunity to have male progeny proven through the very successful Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders Male Programme
  • CRV will offer a bonus for male progeny resulting from ET work entering the Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders Male team. The ET bonus will be $500.00 per ET bull that enters the team.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Breeders who have females accepted into the 2018 Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders Superior Female team are required to contract mate the female with CRV Ambreed and Holstein Friesian New Zealand, on a standard contract mating agreement terms and conditions (available from Holstein Friesian New Zealand on request).

All calves born under the Contract Mating Agreement shall be automatically nominated into the next Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders Male or Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders Superior Female Programme as applicable, with such nomination being subject to the then-current Programme terms and conditions (available from Holstein Friesian New Zealand on request), which include:

a) If a bull calf is selected as part of the Genetic Leaders team, the Breeder is required to sell the bull calf to CRV Ambreed at the then-current Genetic Leaders Male Programme pricing, and otherwise on CRV Ambreed’s standard terms and conditions (available from CRV Ambreed on request); and
(b) If a female calf is selected as part of the Genetic Leaders Superior Female team, the Breeder is required to contract mate the female in accordance with the terms and conditions of the then-current CRV Ambreed/Holstein Friesian New Zealand Contract Mating Agreement (available from Holstein Friesian New Zealand on request).

All animals nominated are considered to be under contract for the Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders Superior Female Programme unless otherwise notified by Holstein Friesian New Zealand.

 

DOWNLOAD THE NOMINATION FORM HERE