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YOUR SUCCESSFUL CALVING RELIES ON YOUR FARM MANAGEMENT

        - YOUR HERD’S GENETICS & USING EZICALVE’S PURPOSE BRED BULLS.


                           Look for these 6 points in your catalogue!


                            No other Beef Bulls will do a better job!



                                                                     Lower (more negative)
                                                                    Gestation Length EBVs are
                                                                     best. This EBV indicates
                                                                     the number of days that
                                             Positive Calving Ease    the bull’s genetics will   Lower Birth Weight
                                             EBVs are best and the   decrease or increase his    EBVs are best.
                                              higher the EBV the    calves’ gestation length.  A   Below +0.7 is the
                                             better.  A Calving Ease   Gestation Length EBV of   Top 5% of the breed
                                                                                                and are bulls best
                                             EBV of +8.4 is the Top   -1.7 is the top 20% of the   suited for heifers.
                                               10% of the breed.             breed.


       ARDO BISMARCK 9022 -  07/09/19                                             2020 GROUP BREEDPLAN EBVs
                                              GROUP BREEDPLAN EBVs 01/08/2020  CE    BW   Milk   200D   400D   600D
                      ARDO BISMARCK 5055 (P)  Dairy Index                 Direct  GL  (Kg)  (Kg)  (Kg)  (Kg)  (Kg)  Dairy
                                                                                                              Index
       ARDO BISMARCK 7023 (P)             HP Index                                                           +$102
                      ARDO LYDIA 5005 (P)  Calv. Ease-Dir             EBV  +10.6  -2.4  +0.0  +17  +30  +54  +69
                                             GL                                                               TOP
                                            BWt
       Lot 4                                200D                      Acc.  45%  47%  72%  46%  66%  62%  62%  4%
                      ARDO BISMARCK 4256 (P)  400D                                                            HP
       ARDO BELLA 7452 (P)                  EMA                                                               Index
                      ARDO BELLA 1026 (P)    100  90  80  70  60  50  40  30  20  10  0                      +$164
                                             50th Percentile is the Breed Avg. EBVs for 2018 Born
                                                                                                              TOP
       Purchaser .....................................................................................................................................................................  Price $  ...........................................................................................................................................
                                                                                                              1%
            This graph shows where each bull ranks        The ezi symbol      The Dairy Terminal Index and the Hereford
           within the entire Hereford population for    denotes bulls who         Prime Index are total performance
          the Dairy Mating Index, the Hereford Prime     have qualified for     indexes designed by the NZ Hereford
          Index and the EBVs for Calving Ease Direct,     Ezicalve’s elite      Association. One Focuses on dairy-beef
            Gestation Length, Birth Weight, 200-Day     heifer calving status.    calf production and the other focuses on
            Growth, 400-Day Growth and EMA (Eye         This is the focus for   prime beef production.  They calculate all
          Muscle Area, as an indicator of muscling). The   our entire breeding   the performance and pedigree information,
         Hereford breed average is at 50% (the middle     programme.  It      for all traits (including low birth weight and
            of the graph).  Look for bars that extend   recognises the top    high calving ease), into a dollar value.  These
         toward the right side of the graph (to the top   third of all of our   2 indexes are calculated for all NZ Hereford
                                                                                 cattle.  The more dollars, the better!
               10%) and not toward the left side.             bulls.
                    A table of all the EBVs and their percentile bands is included in this catalogue.


       If you purchase an Ezicalve bull you will have...

           Assurance of the safety, health status and temperament of your bulls.

           Confidence in a beef bull breeding program that continues to be focused on calving ease, low birth
           weight and high performance.

           Less stress for you, your heifers and your cows.


           High demand for your Ezicalve sired calves.  Just tell the market that they are sired by “Ezicalve”!

           Own Hereford bulls bred for many generations specifically for heifer mating and the dairy
                industry.  A rigorous herd and individual bull criteria mean that Ezicalve ranks as
                                              New Zealand’s best choice.
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