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Many of the best Windbrook daughters have Comestar bulls behind them like Outside Lee Leader [sign in to see URL] is also a bull that pops up from time to time as well.

With Rainy containing Outside and Milan on his maternal line and with Stormatic on the male line he looks a solid option for Windbrook daughters.
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I milk about 10 Windbrooks.

The traits that need improved, in order of importance, as I see it:
1. SCC / Mastitis resistance. Far too many of mine have had mastitis.

2. Teat length. They have very short teats.

3. Udder texture

4. Thurl position.

My Windbrooks classified very well. They are good looking cattle that milk well and have good components, with protein being higher than expected.

Milking speed is much better than expected. I only have one that I would describe as slow to milk.

Wilra Boliver Sequoia is a bull that could work well on Windbrooks.
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I've a real smart windbrook x golden dreams heifer. I had 3 windbrooks only one left I'm glad I only had 3.
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What happened to the ones that are gone?
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Infertility the last one is a nice cow but is johnes + so she will be gone soon
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Well my first and thankfully only windbrook calved last week, lovely deep wide frame and carrying good condition, but, as said by errolston, very short teats and somehow very slow to milk out of them, not a lot of milk yet 19 litres or so but she has taken a sore foot already, but it doesn't seem to stop her from kicking the living slurry out of me, so that won't be helping her. Shame she is how she is, out of 12gens vg/ex off top of my head, probably will go vg before a third calver no problem, but chances of her being in the herd by then are slim.
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My Windbrooks were all niggly in the parlour. They rarely kick the unit off, but they really don't like being prepared and can tramp about while putting the unit on. Most of the have improved their behaviour after milking a couple of months, but not them all.
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Exactly the same here so far, she kicked the predip cup out of my hand so well this morning I'm expecting a call from Ireland rugby team to sign her up to take penalty kicks.
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I wonder how much patience you'll have with her, I'm milking in a tie stall barn and if things get dangerous she would go rather soon, high type cow or not. I don't want to end up in the hospital due to these kinda idiots. Sold a Astronomical heifer last year for the same reason. Never regretted it.
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I've a feeling she's one of those cows that will mess about for a few months in the parlour and settle tho I could be wrong
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