Sire line ups
Robot Ready sires available at Ciaq.
ROBOT sires produce daughters who possess favourable characteristics for robotic milking. These sires are selected if their proofs qualify them based on the following criteria, grouped into four components:
1. UDDER & TEAT CONFORMATION
Position of rear teats – positioned in the centre of each quarter?
Position of front teats – positioned in the centre of each quarter?
Length of teats – avoid very short teats ?
Udder depth – average or shallow depth?
Overall udder – above average
2. RESISTANCE TO MASTITIS
Somatic cells – desirable or average somatic cell score
3. MOBILITY & RESISTANCE TO LAMENESS
Rear legs rear view – well above average
Legs & Feet – above average
4. FUNCTIONALITY & APTITUDES
Milking speed – average or rapid speed
Milking temperament – avoid very nervous milking temperament
Production – Above average fat and protein (kg) yields
Look for sires identified with the logo in our publications!