Top 10 AI sires used in 2017 - FR2385, KYA and ZAG top the tables
Dairy bulls used on dairy cows
Topping the list of the top 10 dairy bulls that were used on dairy cows, based on total AI handheld serves, was FR2385 (IG) Nextgen YKG Candy 593, with a total of 25,404 serves. These figures do not take into account DIY serves, so the bulls featuring on these lists could actually have a much higher usage. In second place, with 24,338 handheld serves, is FR2371 (IG) Ardragold Parker.
Beef bulls used on dairy cows
The most used beef bull on dairy cows for the year to date is the Aberdeen Angus bull, KYA Cornamuckla Lord Hardy K222, with a total of 22,431 AI handheld serves. Coming second on the list is the Hereford bull, HE2043 Solpoll 1 Kentucky Kid P HYF, with a total of 18,115 AI handheld serves recorded.
Beef bulls used on beef cows
ZAG Castleview Gazelle comes out on top in the beef-on-beef category, with 12,986 recorded handheld serves for 2017 so far for the Limousin bull. Coming second is the Charolais bull FSZ Fiston, with 8,402 recorded handheld serves.