AI Code: HKP
Semen of the fifteen month old select Hereford sire Haven Kingpin is currently available to members through the Society’s Breed Improvement Scheme. This scheme which has now been running over forty years is one of the most innovative and successful established by the Irish Hereford Breed Society and its participating members. Through the scheme top class genetics from at home and across the world are made available to participating pedigree Hereford herd owners irrespective of herd size at cost price. The objective of the scheme is the overall improvement of the quality of the breed through the use of top genetics from at home and across the world.
The latest recruit to the BIS team is Haven Kingpin a young sire from the Haven herd at Dilwyn, Hereford, one of the oldest and best known in the UK. This bull was selected by members of the Society’s Breed Improvement Committee on his looks, and on his pedigree background. This young bull combines thickness with length. The dam line is one of the best at the Haven herd.
Breedplan May 2014: His Breedplan Terminal figure is +36 Breed Average is +22. Self-Replacing Index is +44 Breed Av is +26. His EBV’S indicate his 200, 400 & 600 day weight will be higher and his 200 day milk higher with shorter gestation putting him in the top echelons of the breed in the UK.
Kingpin’s dam Haven Splendour 25th is a very good cow with tremendous milk while the gran-dam Splendour 23rd is a very consistent cow that has produced a number of top progeny including Haven Governor.
Kingpin’s sire GH Adams 144S Bulge 138W is one of the better bulls to come out of Canada in recent times. The committee believe the combination of bloodlines in Haven Kingpin has produced a sire of outstanding merit.