Lowerye Krikey. Updated: 23/06/2012
L.Krikey (ZVY0078) is a son of Rockvilla Golden Promise (VV6049) from ZVY5057, an huge Eric daughter. Krikey scanned with an eye muscle of almost 39.7mm and CT scanning measured his well developed gigot as the highest scoring Charollais to date with at 8.30! He is the highest index stock sire in 2011 at 543.
L.Krikey (ZVY 0078).
Sire: Krikey is sired by the Rockvilla Golden Promise (VV6049), who was a rare animal that combined performance with show ring success. As a lamb in 1996, he was first prize at Balmoral Show. As a shearling in 1997, he was male champion at the Royal Show and as a 2 shear in 1998, he won the Breed and Interbreed Championships at the Royal Welsh Show.
Rockvilla Golden Promise (VV6049).
(Picture used courtesy of C.Sercombe, Dalby flock).
Golden Promise has also sired numerous show winning progeny including Dalby Izzie, who won the Breed Championship at the last ever Royal Show, and Logie Durno Jackpot, who was awarded the Breed Championship at the Royal Welsh Show in 2010.
Dam: The dam of Krikey is ZVY 5057, a huge daughter of Lowerye Eric (ZVY 4090) who is also the dam of L.I's a Good 'Un (ZVY 8057). He was sold to the Grange flock as a ram lamb for 3,000gns and is the highest muscle ebv stock sire in the breed in 2011.
ZVY 5057 is the second highest index ewe in the breed in 2011, with an index of 491.
Such was my confidence in Krikey's pedigree, that I used him heavily as a lamb, through AI, ET and natural service. He has an index based on 167 recorded progeny, several of which have been CT scanned, giving him an accurate, robust proof.
His lambs exhibit length, well developed gigots and fantastic loins, coupled with tight, dense fleeces and strong heads with a moderate hair cover. The majority of the 2011 lambs crop are sired by Krikey and they are the most consistent group of lambs that I have ever bred. I am incredibly pleased with how he has performed and he will be used heavily again this year.
Krikey's progeny have excelled in performance and I was especially pleased with 2 of his lambs that have topped the male performance list and the female performance list. ZVY 1100681 is the highest index Charollais recorded to date, with an index of 536. CT scanning showed that he had a good gigot score along with a tremendous eye muscle area, which is shown up in his muscularity ebv of +6.55. He is also MyoMAX Gold, carrying two copies of the MyoMAX muscling gene. He is bred from an incredibly well fleshed daughter of L.Eric, so is linebred for exceptional muscle.
The highest index Charollais female recorded to date is also a result of L.Krikey used over a well muscled daughter of L.Eric. ZVY 1100714 has an index of 506. She scanned with our top eye muscle depth of 39.5mm.
Krikey was also used on everything that was unrelated to his sire, in an ET program in October 2010. The resultant progeny, from high index ewe lambs, have been reared outside since a day old. Someone viewing them in early June asked where the creep feeder was, as they could not believe the growth and fleshing on the lambs from grass alone. There are a number of incredibly promising individuals amongst them, like the one pictured below. The top rated stock sire in 2012 is one of those ET lambs, L.Lord (ZVY1100861), who weighed 80kg in October, off grass alone.
Krikey lamb at 10 weeks.
Sire Reference EBV's:
I have included the top 10% percentile ebvs for reference.
Krikey carries 2 copies of the MyoMAX gene.
Scrapie Genotype: ARR/ARR.
Semen for sale.