In the quest for other bloodlines, the level of the conformation and/or production in the lineage of the bull often fails to meet the necessary criteria. The red-and-white Holstein bull WR Mason (Crown x Ladd P x Tableau) passed the test with flying colours. Mason not only offers an alternative bloodline is his sire's pedigree, but his maternal line is also definitely outcross. Other strengths of this impressive bull include the protein percentages and conformation.
Mason’s sire Crown is a North American red-and-white Holstein bull with a pedigree that includes a considerable contribution by black-and-white bulls. Crown is noted as a bull who transmits high-calibre conformation, combined with copious milk production. He also scores well for fertility and durability and partners above-average milk speed with a favourable somatic cell count.
The secondary traits and milking speed Mason's inherits from Crown are also seen in Mason’s grand sire Ladd P and great-grand sire Tableau (via his maternal line). Over time, the very good breeding values of both bulls have shown extreme consistency. The stable traits of the cows in the maternal line are super conformation (93 x 90 x 90 x 93), very good protein percentages (at least 3.50%) and good lifetime production. Talking of which: Mason’s dam Minnesota has now produced more than 50,000 kg of milk and grand dam Malina more than 65,000 kg of milk. Both cows are in excellent health. They are joined by cows with lifetime production of more than 80,000 kg, over 60,000 kg and almost 90,000 kg of milk. And, it would be a pity not to mention that the lovely conformation of these cows has been regularly displayed in the show ring - and with success. Mason’s dam Minnesota, for example, has claimed titles at various shows and her younger half-sister Zeta Malin also took home championship silver as a heifer.