Recommended Maine-Anjou bulls
Bulls: Darodac, Essandia, Erudi (non-carriers of the MH-gene)
Dacodac: (Uranium-Porto) non-carrier of the MH gene. A bull, who brings forth a good muscle development, but slightly restricts bone development (calves are mature at an early age and have a good ISEVR: 122), but large heifers have to be used.
Essandia: (Chaton-Tapon) non-carrier of the MH gene. Very easy calving. Calves are average in bone development, but are lacking slightly in muscle development. One can be hopeful that the motherly traits will be handed down (Assandia: 106, Avel and Alait are also from grandmother Tapon)!
Erudi: (Cocéan-Touquet) non-carrier of the MH gene. Easy calving. A bull who ensures good bone development as well as weight.
Bulls that should be used after the first calving:
Dalain: (Tyran-Virtuel) non-carrier of the MH gene. Calves are well-balanced (balance between bone and muscle development). Ideal for siring heavy calves with a lot of body weight.
Docteur: (Utile-Joujou) non-carrier of the MH gene. A bull that promises great growth. Bone and muscle development without muscle hypertrophy.
Douty: (Adroit-Papillon) bull MH/++, 100% new pedigree! Sires animals for mixed husbandry and produces heavy calves (with a lot of body weight) with good bone development, as well as straight and even pelves.
Coucou: (grandchild of Givai; his father Parrain is a half-brother of Ijou), MH/++, very homogenous siring, average bone development with very strong muscle development, with exceptional pelvis (to be used for animals with strong bone development).
Chaton: (Ubélix-Oreste) MH/++, a bull that is used to bring forth a lot of meat (strong, wide shoulders, very deep and square pelves). Ideal with cows with strong bone development.
Bourvil: (new pedigree: Rigolo-Ireste) ++/++, a bull used to bring forth a lot of meat. Calving is easy. He sires well-balanced calves (that do not carry the MH gene) with a lot of meat and average bone development. They are however pure-bred calves.
Uno: (Neptune – Givai) MH/++, a bull who brings forth strong skin thickness and a lot of meat along the rump and loins. Good, square pelves with excellent milk quality.
Bulls that should be used beginning with the third or fourth calving:
Belfort: (grandchild of Hijou) MH/++, used to breed new female animals. A bull that brings forth good bone development and favors a deep and wide pelvis (good reproductive qualities in cows).
Acajou: (Topaze – Nescola): MH/++ A bull that brings forth good bone development (with deep, wide and level pelves) but also favors good muscle development (IFNAIS must be taken into account, has to be used for the third or fourth calving!)
Viaduc: (Parfait – Drole) MH/++ a bull used to produce a lot of meat and to breed new female animals. His calves are well-balanced (balance between bone and muscle development), brings forth good calves with square pelves and excellent dam qualities. MH/++ To be used for the third or fourth calving.
Ijou: (Geranium – Bijou) MH/++ A bull used to sire new lean and harmonizing dams with high milking potential. He brings forth calves with deep and wide pelves. His excellent butcher index of 122 should also be taken into account. He should be used for the third or fourth calving.
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