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3 Nov 2020

NewVikings November 2020 - VikingJersey

With the November proof run we reveal new and interesting bulls available in our line-up! See the VikingJersey bulls below.

*Please note that the bulls are subject to availability, contact your local distributor to find out more.

VJ Jojo

gNTM +30

(VJ Jocko x VJ Gislev x DJ Holmer)

If efficiency and climate-impact is a priority in your breeding program, VJ Jojo is an ideal choice for you.

VJ Jojo is the highest-ranking bull in the VikingJersey line up with NTM +30.

You can expect daughters of VJ Jojo to produce high levels of butterfat and protein, to be fertile, healthy and long-lasting. Vj Jojo has breeding values higher than 105 for all these traits. He will be an excellent health improver.

With VJ Jojo, you get cows that are:

  • Medium-sized
  • With good feed efficiency
  • More climate-friendly

Are you looking for wholesome udders as well=? You can expect VJ Jojo daughters to have impressive well-attached shallow and well-attached udders, both in front and at rear.

You will love to work with VJ Jojo daughters because of their nice workability traits.

VJ Jojo is a son of VJ Jocko with world-famous VJ Gislev as maternal grandsire.

The dam is Kibsgaard Gislev Louise VG86 from Kibsgaard Jerseys in Denmark. She has an annual production in her first 1.1 year of 10,100 kg milk with 5.45% fat and 4.12% protein. VJ Jojo has a full brother called VJ Jake with NTM +26.

VJ Jojo will be a well-suited outcross bull in terms of profitability and sustainability to combine with all pedigrees except those with VJ Gislev involved.

Kappa Casein: BB,    Beta Casein: A2A2,     JH1 Free,     aAa 561

VJ Cozy

gNTM +29

(VJ Choko x VJ Haley x VJ Link)

Are you looking for long-lasting, healthy, profitable Jersey cows? Then have a closer look at VJ Cozy.

VJ Cozy is currently the highest-ranking “health bull” in the VikingJersey bull line-up. His NTM is at impressive +29.

If health and conformation is a priority for you, then you will love the VJ Cozy daughters. They are expected to be very positive for all health traits with hoof health being exceptional.

VJ Cozy's daughters will:

  • Be tall and stylish with strong parallel legs and steep foot angles
  • Have nice, shallow, well-attached udders with ideal teat size and placement

Along with the ideal health and type, daughters from VJ Cozy will give you high milk solids, especially in terms of protein.

VJ Cozy is a VJ Choko son out of “Dongsgaarden Haley Rikke” from the Dongsgaarden Jersey herd in Denmark. This prime dam has an annual production of 7,800 kg milk with 5.87% fat and 4.15% protein in 1.3 years.

VJ Cozy will help you fulfill the health and profitability goals of your herd. You can use him widely due to his outcross pedigree.

Kappa Casein: BB,    Beta Casein: A2A2,     JH1 Free,     aAa 243

VJ Giga

gNTM +28

(VJ Giant x VJ Hjort x DJ Holmer)

If sustainability is a priority in your breeding, then you definitely need to include VJ Giga in your breeding program.

VJ Giga is the highest-ranking of the VikingJersey bulls with a clear sustainability and profitability profile.

The daughters of VJ Giga will produce high levels of milk solids with high percentages.

You can expect the VJ Giga daughter to be fertile with great udder health and longevity. On top of that, VJ Giga breeds daughters with high levels of Saved feed (feed efficiency).

Expect daughters of VJ Giga to:

  • Be a little taller than average
  • Have well-developed bodies and good capacity
  • Have shallow, well-attached udders and with good teat thickness and placement.

VJ Giga is the first son of VJ Giant and the first paternal grandson of VJ Gislev to be marketed by VikingGenetics.

The dam is “Ulvsbjerggaard Hjort Mariann” from the Ulvsbjerggaard Jersey herd in Denmark. In 3.5 years, she's had an annual production of 9,600 kg milk with 6.08% fat and 4.36% protein.

VJ Giga is an ideal bull to boost the sustainability of your herd and for pasture-based dairy farming.

VJ Giga will be an outcross to all pedigrees except those with VJ Gislev involved.

Kappa Casein: AB,    Beta Casein: A2A2,     JH1 Free

Image: VJ Giant, the sire of VJ Giga

Meet the bulls

Meet Senior Breeding Manager Peter Larson and our new top VikingJersey bulls at the barn: VJ Giga, VJ Google, VJ Jojo and a few others of their VikingJersey colleagues topping the charts at the November 2020 Index Run. Peter explains how these bulls can help breed healthy and profitable Jersey cows in your dairy herd.

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