GES Breeding values

Overview press publications with toplists of bulls. The file with breeding values of sire opens when clicking on download. The lists are sorted according to NVI with the exception of the beef merit index. Sire that are not included in the toplists can be found with the function Sire Search.

Information on the publication

For information about the publication, see News

The national toplists contains breeding values based on Dutch/Flemish daughter information. The Interbull toplists contains converted breeding values based on information from abroad. The genomic toplists contains breeding values based on pedigree information combined with genomic information. The combined toplists contains the top 500 bulls on NVI-base from the described list.
For further information about the requirements to enter the toplists, go to Publication Requirements.

Legend Presspublications:

In the presspublications the following groups of sires are marked:

n Bulls with for the first time breeding values based on first crop information
2n Bulls with for the first time breeding values based on 2nd crop
Gn Bulls that have the first daughter information included in the Genomic Information
Gin Bulls that already had an Interbull genomic breeding values, have now recieved an Interbull breeding value without genomic information for the first time
Ng Bulls that already had an Interbull genomic breeding values, have now received a national breeding value without genomic information for the first time

Toplists GES Breeding Values of Bulls
Toplists per breed group

Base National Interbull Genomic Combined
Black & White Holstein Black & White
Red & White Holstein Red & White
Red & White Jersey
Red & White Montbéliarde
Red & White Brown Swiss
Red & White Red Dairy Cattle
Dual purpose MRY
Dual purpose Blaarkop Black & White
Dual purpose Blaarkop Red & White
Dual purpose FH Black & White
Dual purpose FH Red & White
Dual purpose Fleckvieh
Black & White All breeds


Toplists Holstein per country

Base National Interbull Genomic Combined
Zwartbont Australia
Black & White Canada
Black & White Denmark, Finland & Sweden
Black & White Germany & Austria
Black & White France
Black & White Great-Britain
Black & White Ireland
Black & White Italy
Black & White Japan
Black & White New Zealand
Black & White Spain
Black & White Czech Republic
Black & White USA
Black & White Switzerland
Red & White Canada
Red & White Germany & Austria
Red & White USA


Toplists Beef Merit Indexes

Base National Interbull Genomic Combined
Red & White Dairy breeds
Black & White Dairy breeds
Belgian Blue Beef breeds
Dual purpose Dual purpose breeds
Dual purpose Improved Red & White


Other breeding values

Base National Interbull Genomic Combined
- Urea


Effects of the use of Genomic information in the breeding valuesn

Base National Interbull Genomic Combined
Black & White Holstein Black & White
Red & White Holstein Red & White

Intermediate publication genomic bulls

Base National Interbull Genomic Combined
Black & White Holstein Black & White
Red & White Holstein Red & White


Abbreviations distributors of bulls in the Netherlands

In a number of press publications the distributor of the bull in the Netherlands is stated. De following abbreviations are used:

ABS ABS Rep KI Reproplus
Adv Advokaat RiD RiverduneG38
ALH ALH Genetics Sam KI Samen
Alt Alta Sem Semex
BrV Broekhuisvee STG ST Genetics
Cog Cogent SZO Semenzoo Belgium
CRI CRI Toe KI De Toekomst
CRV CRV Tot AI Total
GD Genes Diffusion Vee Veecom
GGI GGI Holland Vek Vekis
ImG Impact Genetics Ves Veecom Sperma
K&L Koole & Liebregts Viv Vivax Genetics
Kam KI Kampen VRV VRV
Mas Masterrind WWS World Wide Sires
MuG München-Grub Xs Xsires
OBS Osnabrücker Breeders Service


Explanation of the used abbreviations in the press publications

AI AI-Stud MGS Maternal Grandsire
Cal Calving Index MS Milking Speed
Clw Claw Health Musc Muscularity
DCE Direct Calving Ease N New (first time in press publication)
Dtrs Daughters NVI Total Index
F Frame %P Percentage Protein
%F Percentage Fat R Dairy Strength
Fer Fertility Rel Reliability
F&L Feet & Legs S Source
Her-fact Heritable factors T Total Conformation
INET Production  Index Temp Temperament
kgF Kg Fat U Udder
kgM Kg Milk Udh Udder Health
kgP Kg. Protein +/- Difference with last publication
Lon Longevity %L Percentage lactose
kgL Kg Lactose    

Explanations of used sourcecodes in the presspubliciations

Gfw Breeding value based on pedigree information and genomic information
Gint Converted breeding value, based on foreign information and national genomic information
Gnat Breeding value based on Dutch and Flemish information including genomic information
IGfw Converted breeding value, based on foreign genomic information and pedigree information
Int Converted breeding value, based on foreign information without genomic information
Mdn Breeding value bases on Dutch MRY and German Doppel Nutzung information without genomic information
Nat Breeding value based on Dutch and Flemish information without genomic information

Explanation of used genetic characteristics in the press publications

Carrier Tested free Homozygous
BY Bovine Brachyspina Syndrome TY Free of brachyspina    
BL Bovine Leucocyte Adhension Deficiency (BLAD) TL Free of BLAD    
CD Cholesterin Defizit Haplotyp (CDH) TD Free of CDH    
CV Complex Vertebal Malformation (CVM) TV Free of CVM    
RF Red Carrier TR Free of red carrier    
MF Mule-foot TM Free of Mule-foot    
BR BlackRed
PO Heterozygous polled TP Free of polled PP Homozygous polled
D1 Congenitale Musculaire Dystrofie type I T1 Free of CMD type I    
D2 Congenitale Musculaire Dystrofie type II T2 Free of CMD type II    
GG Dwarfism TT Free of dwarfism    
QT Rat-tail syndrome TQ Free of Rat-tail syndrome