Comprehensive information can be found in the PDF-file you can download here:
Publication dates for 2018 (update of all domestic and international animals):
New active AI bulls are updated on 1st Tuesday every week inbetween the main evaluations.
vit publishes a CD-ROM with all official breeding values for Holstein, Red Holstein R&W dual purpose, Angler/RDC, German Friesians (DSN) and Jersey bulls after every main evaluation run in April, August and December. The CD includes 17 language versions. There are selection and ranking functions on all traits.
CDs are shipped latest one day after publication for 10 Euro per BULLI-CD (incl. shipping).
For subscription: Send an email with 'BULLI-CD' as keyword and your full postal address in the text to email@example.com (subscription can be terminated at any time by email but latest 10 days before shipping of next CD).
Included are all A.I. bulls from Germany, Austria and Luxembourg. You can find individual bulls or select bulls for every individual trait or a combination of traits at the same time. Every individual bull can be printed as catalogue page. Click on "bull database" to be connected.
|Holstein||HOL genomic||HOL active||HOL 99%|
|Red Holstein||RED HOL genomic||RED HOL active||RED HOL 99%|
|Angler/ Red Dairy Cattle||RDC active||RDC 99%|
|Red&White dual purpose (DN)||DN active||DN 99%|
|Jersey (for RZM)||Jersey active||Jersey 99%|
|Holstein||HOL genomic||HOL- daugh|
|Red Holstein||RED HOL genomic||RED HOL- daugh|
|R&W dual purpose (DN)||DN- daugh|
|Angler / Red Dairy Cattle||RDC- daugh|
|Holstein||HOL genomic||HOL daugh|
|Red Holstein||RED HOL genomic||RED HOL daugh|
Published two days after publication of results for AI bulls. Official toplists published on behalve of German Livestock Association (BRS) for highest genotyped female herdbook animals alive/active and min. 9 month old at publication date.
Click 'bull database' to be connected to the database with all international and national AI bulls
vit provides on behalfe of the German Livestock Association (BRS) lists of German and foreign genotyped Holstein AI bulls with results for Holstein Haplotypes HH1-HH5 and for Cholesterol Deficiency (CD). Results are either
- direct results on the base of identified and analyzed mutations (results with extension ‚**F‘ for ‚free‘ resp. ‘**C’ for ‚carrier‘)
- or imputed i.e. indirect results (results with extension ‚**N‘ for ‚non-carrier‘ resp. ‘**P’ for ‘probably positive’)
There are separate list for domestic and foreign bulls:
Lists are sorted in alphabetic order. They can be searched e.g. by bull name or bull ID using ‘ctrl+F’.
On behalve of the dairy cattle breeding associations in Germany, Austria and Luxembourg vit evaluates all economically important traits for Holstein, Red Holstein, Red Dairy Cattle (Angler), Red&White dual purpose (DN), Black&White Friesians (DSN) and Jersey breed three times a year based on own and offspring performance data (classical genetic evaluation). Genomic breeding values for all traits are calculated monthly for Holstein and Red Holstein and provided/published for new animals.
vit is the responsible authority for the data exchange with the international genetic evaluation at INTERBULL for all mentioned breeds. Since 1996, vit has also been evaluating breeding values for beef cattle breeds. The three Baltic countries and Poland are working with vit applications within the framework of a co-operation for genetic evaluation for dairy cattle populations.