RDS Genetic Merit Award 2017
Robert Troy Jnr., Newtownshandrum, Co. Cork was presented with the Genetic Merit medal for his cow Springhaven Biddy 162 EX92. Currently in her 11th lactation, Biddy has produced 4,554kgs of milk solids to date and has attained EX94 for feet and legs. She has an EBI of €342.
The Biddy family is homebred line that demonstrates the exceptional influence of maternal breeding. Biddy 162 is the 8th generation in the cow family. 85 progeny from foundation cow Springhaven Biddy can be traced through ancestry. She has an average calving interval of 376 days and fertility sub index of €287.
Her son, Springhaven Otto, was selected to enter AI with the National Cattle Breeding Centre (FR2351) and was part of the Gene Ireland test panel in 2016.