U.K. Dairy Shorthorn bull Bushmills Jazz is an exciting new option for Illawarra breeders. The IDP committee has had this young bull on their radar since learning of his existence some 12 months ago. His dam Marleycote Princess Jill 31 EX95 is one of the highest classified cows in the breed. If you do an internet search on this cow you will uncover a multitude of photos taken over the last 5-6 years, and from any angle she looks outstanding. She is backed by an EX90 Jinny’s Empire, then EX90 and VG89 dams behind that. With lactations over 13,000 litres, fat over 4.7% and protein 3.6%, Princess Jill 31 ticks every box.  Check out the photo below for full details.

His sire Churchroyd Victor EX96 is backed by an EX95 dam. Prominent Illawarra breeders Tony Hayes (Llandovery) and Warren Doecke (Springvale) have both visited the UK in the past two years. Both commented that the Churchroyd Victor daughters as a line were as good as any bull they saw.

A feature of the UK Dairy Shorthorn population is their outstanding rumps, with tremendous width and ideal pin set. Going by the photos taken of Jazz as a calf he looks to be no exception (see below). The IDP committee fully endorses the use of Bushmills Jazz within the Illawarra breed. The tremendous depth of pedigree, super components and potential for rump improvement should be a beneficial addition to our gene pool. At 41.8% shorthorn he is relatively low for breed purity, however he will provide a good outcross of genetics. Though not a total outcross to the Illawarra breed with Empire in the pedigree, he represents a total outcross to the Silverleigh Mima (Monarch, MC, Maxima) and Lemon Grove Buttercup (Buttler, Belagio, BYGOLD & Biestar) lines that are prominent within the breed.

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