We generally select bulls from all around the world to breed cows that we love to milk. You'll notice from our production page that we are getting a substantial amount of milk from our cows grazing grass. Therefore, we are paying particular attention to udders & feet but at the same time trying to breed larger framed Jerseys that compete with Holsteins. We have been fortunate to breed a number of proven bulls in the last few years. Such as:
Kaarmona Valerian (Nasis: Valerian)
Sire Stack: Perimeter x HC+88 Judds Admiral x HC+88 Berretta x VG86 Skyline
x Ex92 Quicksilvers Royal x O-SO-AH Pals Pansy, Ex91
Valerian graduated in Feb 2007 for Genetics Australia as the #1 bull in Australia with a massive 36Kg Protein. Valerian remains at #1 available bull in Australia today with an outstanding APR of 147, an unprecedented run for an Australian home grown bull.
He is a perimeter son from the Judds Admiral daughter we purchased, Ecallaw Admiral Violet, HC+88, which then descends from the Voilet family of Sunny Day, USA. Valerian's dam was a massive production cow particularly for protein with over 4.0% tests regularly & consistently in the top production Jersey cows on the farm. Valerian's cow family is shown under our Jersey Cow Family Page
Kaarmona Rhumba (Nasis: Rhumona)
Dam - Kaarmona Lester Babe 2 (ET), Sup 93
Sire stack: BW Parade x SUP92 Lester x VHC91 Brigadier x HC81 Silver Saint
x Ex94 Chief x Quicksilvers Babe, Ex94
Rhumona graduated from World Wide Sires in April 2008. He is now marketed by Genetics Australia. He is a BW Parade son out of one of Lester's best udder daughters, Kaarmona Lester Babe 2 (ET), SUP93. Kaarmona Lesters Babe 2 was named Honourable Mention Champion Cow IDW 2005. Rhumona's full sister is pictured below & scored SUP92. Rhumona sires moderate production cows, but excels in all workabilities, particularly Temperament & Likability, & leaves daughters with great frames. Rhumona's full brother Kaarmona Festival was marketed through Semex.
Kaarmona Jurace (Nasis: Jurace)
Dam - Kaarmona Parade Babe (ET), Sup 92
Sire stack: Jace x SUP92 BW Parade x SUP93 Lester x VHC91 Brigadier
x HC81 Silver Saint x Ex94 Chief x Quicksilvers Babe, Ex94
Jurace graduated from World Wide Sires in April 2009. He is backed by 3 generations averaging 92 pts & all 3 dams have been shown with success at International Dairy Week (IDW). Jurace's granddam is the same dam of Rhumona. Jurace ranks 17th on the available bull list in Australia & has a remarkable ratings for all workabilities, 106 Milking Speed, 105 temperament & a staggering 107 for Likability. He also rates 129 for Cell Count & is a noted frame builder, being one of the best available in Australia. We had 6 original progeny test daughters last year & they were our highest daughter group, by sire, for production & our 3rd highest daughter group, by sire, for appraisals. Pictured below is one of his original PT daughters, Kaarmona Jurace Arkona 2, who scored EX91 on her second calf. She sells at IDW 2010.
Kaarmona Jurace Arkona 2, Ex 91
Kaarmona Cardinal (Nasis: Cardinal)
Dam - Barkly Donor Carly, Ex 91
Sire Stack: HOLadino (Talent) x Ex91 Donor x VG89 NLDLord x VG89 NLDJabot
x VG85 Prelude x GP83 Leadman x Maeford Starbuck Chrissy, Ex1E
Watch out for this bull come April 2010 to be released from Genetics Australia !!! We are milking 2 progeny test daughters & we are quite excited about them. They produce like freight trains & they have smashed on udders, so we have already re-used a small amount of doses. Some breeders are already flushing to him. Come along to IDW & have a look at the Bullbar out of Cardinal's full sister, she too has a smashing udder.
Kaarmona Cardinal Misty 45
Kaarmona Don-Lotto (Nasis: Donlotto)
Dam: Barkly Donor Carly, Ex91 see photo above
Sire Stack: Lancelot x Ex91 Donor x VG89 NLDLord x VG89 NLDJabot x VG85 Prelude x GP83 Leadman x Maeford Starbuck Chrissy, Ex1E
This bull returned to service for ABS Australia in August 2009 with an APR of 113 ranking him in the top bulls. This bull has acceptable type but is a noted component improver with 48kgF at a 0.55 deviation & 18kgP at a 0.23 deviation. He also has a great Cell count of 122.
Kaarmona Carljo (Nasis: Carljo)
Dam: Barkly Donor Carly, Ex91 (see photo above)
Sire Stack: NLDGeremjo x Ex91 Donor x VG89 NLDLord x VG89 NLDJabot x VG85 Prelude x GP83 Leadman x Maeford Starbuck Chrissy, Ex1E
This bull graduated for ABS Australia in 2008 & today still has an APR of 112. Once again he is a high component sire having a protein deviation of 0.29% & fat deviation of 0.3% coupled with an outstanding cell count of 126.
Historically bulls that have made a significant impact on our herd have been:
Current sires impacting our herd:-
Sires continuing to use:
Some select genomic sires in BosShampoo, Bowser and Atwood and progeny test sires that we put into the system along with our own Progeny Test sires are also used.