Mon, 19 Mar 2018


Online Order Form for 2017 Genetic Leaders Semen

Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders 2017

Holstein Friesian New Zealand would like to encourage all members to support your Association by using the 2017 Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders team. In the team this year you will find a group of young sires offering depth of pedigree, proven genetics and strong conformation.


Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders is a joint venture between Holstein Friesian New Zealand and CRV Ambreed proving young sires for members.  Support this venture by purchasing straws for as little as $5.00 per straw.  To get the best advantage of the genetics on offer we suggest you purchase a selection from the whole team.  Single bull options are available if desired.

Purchasing Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders' semen also allows you to reduce the cost of your two-year-old classification. Get the two-year-old daughters inspected for Traits Other than Production (TOP) and classification, and you will receive a rebate of $9.00 for every daughter inspected. The current cost of is $5.00 plus GST per heifer, meaning you will paid $4.00 plus GST for every Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders' daughter classified.

The following CRV dispatch fees are pursuant to the 2017 Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders Catalogue and will be charged on orders were the member is not a CRV Client:            

1.Standard handling and dispatch fee for each order - $30

2.LIC Delivery fee (on charge) - $90

3.LIC Late Fee (on charge) - $50

4.Hire Bank - $175 per season 



              Is your bull calf the next Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders’ superstar?

Nominate your bull calf(s) for the Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders team in 2018.
Holstein Friesian New Zealand and CRV Ambreed team up again this year to select
     New Zealand’s next generation of top Holstein Friesian bull calves for Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders.

To ensure the best genetics within New Zealand's own pedigree Holstein Friesian population are sourced, and made available to the dairy industry, Hostein Friesian New Zealand runs a joint sire proving scheme with CRV Ambreed - Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders.

Six to ten bulls are selected each year to be sire-proven through a joint venture with CRV Ambreed. Two payment options on the bulls are available to the breeders giving them the potential for generous rewards should they have marketable proofs. Housed at CRV Ambreed, the young bulls are marketed through both CRV Ambreed through their Progeny Test herds (not sold as young bulls) and Holstein Friesian New Zealand.

Up to ten high merit bull calves will be selected to:

  • Add value to the future of New Zealand dairy farming
  • Increase efficiency and production
  • Support different farming systems in New Zealand

Nomination deadlines
There are four close off dates for nominations to the 2018 team.

  • 3 July 2017
  • 14 August 2017
  • 4 September 2017
  • 25 September 2017



Selection process

Holstein Friesian New Zealand will contact you within 10 working days of the nomination close off to advise whether your bull calf meets the criteria for the next round of selection.
If successful, a DNA sample will be requested from the bull for genotyping.
You will be informed within approximately six weeks of the nomination close off if Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders is still interested in your bull calf(s) for selection to the 2018 Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders’ team.
The Sire Proving Committee will meet in early December 2017 to finalise the 2018 Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders’ team and you will be notified of their decision prior to Christmas.

Programme benefits

  • Genomic results for all bull calves selected
  • Greater exposure of your genetics if your bull graduates and is marketed genomically or when proven
  • Semen royalties for both the Breeder and the Association, when a bull graduates and is marketed.

Bulls that graduate from Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders are marketed by CRV Ambreed as daughter-proven sires. Some Genetic Leaders sires have also been marketed in CRV Ambreed's InSire (young genomic bulls) teams. To date Top Deck KO Pierre has been the most successful bull to graduate from Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders. Pierre has had quite an impact on New Zealand genetics being a sire of many sons including the outstanding Fairmont Mint-Edition.

Recent graduates from Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders include:

113537 Rivendell Gforce Axel
113555 Maunga View Mint Whaka-ET
112512 Muritai Minted Wynstar-Et
112569 Maire Mint Richie                    
111521 Middlevale Minte Brave
110550 Maire Oman Frankiln
109500 Lornlace VHA Dumpling S3F
108510 Glenmead VHA Snowman S3F
107574 Muritai Elsto Wyatt
106514 HSS Oman Payout
105601 Muritai Raul Wrangler
104504 Maire Duke Flipper
102698 SRD Uhuru Gerris Acrobat
672213 Top Deck KO Pierre

Marketed in CRV Ambreed's InSire team:

112569 Maire Mint Richie
110533 Busy Brook Fros Monty S1F
108509 Kakahi NHF Prince S2F
107574 Muritai Elsto Wyatt




Bulls Awaiting Daughter Proofs

Contact Helen for more information about the Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders' sire proving scheme.