Kemptville - 0200HO00044 Stouder Morty EX recently surpassed the one million-dose mark, joining the elite ranks of Millionaire Sire Status at the Semex Alliance. This well-known and popular sire resides at Eastern Breeders Inc (EBI), in Kemptville and has been in high demand around the world producing over 1,000,000 doses to date.
Born on May 25, 1995 at Stouder Holsteins in Wendell, Idaho, USA, Morty joined the Semexís USA proving program, Premier. In February 2002 he made his debut on the TPI charts at #6 and
maintained his top rankings, rising to #1 TPI in February 2003.
Mortyís popularity has not wavered, semen to countries worldwide, with the most popular being
Canada, the USA, Japan, Mexico, Argentina, Taiwan, South Africa, Brazil, Colombia, Iran and Italy.
Mortyís daughters have been known as high producers with terrific udders and feet and legs for structurally correct, long-lasting cows. In Canada alone Morty has 15,678 daughters classified with nearly 60 per cent GP or better and 16,689 daughters average ME of 11,864 3.6 423 3.1 366 kg.
"Morty sires cows that dairymen everywhere can appreciate," says Pierre Laliberte, Senior Vice-
President, Global Genetic Programs/Operations. "His daughters work hard in every environment, making him one of our most popular sires available today. With over 100 Morty sons at Semex yet to receive their first proof, we will feel Mortyís influence for generations to come."
Ron Stewart, EBIís Manager of Farm Operations states, "Morty, at 10 years of age, is still healthy, vigorous and as youthful as heís ever been. Heís an athletic, agile bull that has always been an aggressive eater, yet good to work with. This is a huge accomplishment for him and says so much for our team that has cared for and worked with Morty over the years. It is an amazing achievement that we are all very proud of!"
"Morty has been one of the most consistent bulls we have had at EBI, both in quality and quantity of ejaculates. Morty averages 1,400 doses a collection and holds the EBI record for most doses made in one day (August 28, 2007 - 4,146 doses). It is rare to see a bull that has been able to meet the demands that he has and exceed them for as long as he has," observes Jason Cratchley, EBI
Laboratory Supervisor. "Morty has been our most consistently shipped bull over the past few years, while demand for him over the past few months is as high as itís been at anytime," states Chris Peters,