From his March 2015 index, CRACKER van der Wilg has gone up by 22kg’s in live weight index (from 64kg to 86kg), consequently resulting in a loss of about BW65.
This BW loss is without adding any daughters in his New Zealand TOP score (as still at 0 daughters – so no daughters weighted or classified) and there have also been no significant changes in his Dutch proof for body-weight.
In fact he remains a smaller stature (94) sire in Netherlands and frame (97)
I am sure there will be a very good theoretical explanation why small stature bulls from overseas are now also getting a huge live weight index in New Zealand…..perhaps our population is turning into midgets….
Anyway be your own judge and ask yourself, do I want to milk cows like this Cracker daughter or do I want to milk more midgets?
Cracker daughter; Grashoek Iva 4, fresh after her third calf
1 st Lactation 1.11 355 days 10577 kgM 4.31 %fat 3.77 %protein 855kgMS
2nd lactation 3.01 290 days 10675 kgM 4.71 %fat 3.92 %protein 923kgMS