How to use NAV Interbull Search

With the NAV Interbull Search you can find top lists and search for all AI bulls that have official international breeding values from Interbull on a Nordic scale. Interbull evaluations are available for Red dairy cattle (RDC), Holstein (including Red Holstein) and Jersey. NAV Interbull Search is updated after each Interbull evaluation (April, August and December).

NAV Interbull Search includes all AI bulls from countries that participate in the Interbull evaluation for daughter proven (MACE) and / or genomic tested young bulls (GMACE) if they reach the criteria of getting official international (genomic) breeding values. Interbull evaluation is published if the bull has official national evaluation and it reaches the publication criteria of Interbull evaluation. The publication criterias of Interbull evaluations can be found on Interbull’s home page www.interbull.org. Interbull genomic evaluation is only available for Holstein.

  • Note! NTM is only available for bulls with progeny test, thus for Holstein bull’s with only genomic breeding values no NTM is available.

Language

  • Click the flag at the top of the page
  • Available languages:
    • Danish
    • Finnish
    • Swedish
    • English
    • Russian

Search criteria

  • Evaluation - NAV Interbull Search includes breeding values for three separate breeds. Breeding values can only be compared within the same breed.
    • A breed has to be chosen
    • Available breeds with evaluations:
      • RDC (Red dairy cattle)
      • Holstein (including Red Holstein)
      • Jersey
  • Birth country
    • Default is “All countries”
      • Displayed bulls can be born in any country participating in the Interbull evaluation.
    • Possible to choose one of the countries listed
    • Also possible to choose NAV countries (Denmark, Finland, Sweden) together
  • Name - to search for an individual bull
    • Type the name of the bull
      • Possible to search with only part of the name
  • International ID - to search for an individual bull
    • Type the international ID of the bull (only the numbers)
    • An International ID is built up from country code (3 letters) and 15 numbers (for example FIN000000000046951). Country code or zeroes should not be typed when searching for a bull.
  • Herdbook number - to search for an individual bull
    • Type the herdbook number of the bull
      • The herdbook number can be either Danish, Finnish or Swedish
  • Only bulls with progeny test / Only bulls without progeny test
    • For Holstein it is possible to choose to display Only bulls with progeny test or Only bulls without progeny test = bulls that only have a genomic test
      • Tick the box and select the wanted option from the drop down menu
  • Show bulls with herdbook number in
    • Possible to choose bulls that have a herdbook number only in Denmark, Finland or Sweden
  • Show only SRB bulls - this option is only available when evaluation RDC is chosen. This option display all bulls, regardless of birth country or herdbook number, that are accepted as Swedish Red breed.
  • Show only RED bulls - this option is only available when evaluation HOL is chosen. This option display all Red Holstein bulls, regardless of birth country or herdbook number.
  • Show only bulls born between certain years
    • Type the years
  • Show sons of bull
    • Type the international ID or herdbook number of the bull to the left and tick the box. As a search result you get a list of the bull’s sons.
  • Show grandsons of bull
    • Type the international ID or herdbook number of the bull to the left and tick the box. As a search result you get a list of the bull’s grandsons from the dams’ side.
  • Filter with indices
    • Tick a box and select a trait from the drop down menu
      • Note! NTM is only available for bulls with progeny test, thus for Holstein bull’s with only genomic breeding values no NTM is available.
    • Select if you want an index to be smaller, equal to or larger than a value in the empty space to the right
    • Type a value in the empty space on the right
    • You can filter with max 5 traits at the same time
    • You can remove a trait and the search result will be updated according to the new search criteria

After the search criteria is set click the Search button. The search result contains all bulls that fulfil the search criteria. The list is sorted according to NTM as a default.

  • You can change the order of the search results by clicking the headings (ascending and descending)
  • You can select how many rows are shown per page. The default is 20 rows.
  • You can create a pdf of the top 50 bulls of the search result

Bulls own page

Basic info of the bull

  • Born: Birth date of the bull
  • Breeder of the bull (if available)
  • Evaluation
    • RDC
    • Holstein
    • Jersey
  • International ID
  • Herdbook numbers in Denmark, Finland and Sweden
    • By clicking the herdbook number, you can see the bulls NAV evaluation in the NAV Bull Search
  • Number of daughters and number of herds with daughters that have records for yield, udder health and conformation traits
    • The +-sign makes it possible to see the number of daughters with records for yield, udder health and conformation in different countries
  • Pedigree
    • Links to each bull´s own page from the bull´s name

Breeding values

First NTM (only for bulls with progeny test) and sub-indices (trait groups) belonging to NTM are visible. You can see international breeding values (MACE or GMACE) for single traits behind the sub-indices by clicking the name of the breeding value. There are also breeding values that are not included in NTM.

Breeding values from the current evaluation are visible next to the name of the breeding value. The breeding value is also expressed graphically. For conformation traits the optimums are expressed as white dots on the scale.

Breeding values are displayed for following traits:

  • NTM
    • Are only calculated and displayed for bulls that have breeding values based on daughter information (EBV from MACE evaluations)
  • Yield
    • Milk, Fat and Protein
  • Fertility
    • Interval from calving to first insemination (cows)
    • Interval from first to last insemination (cows)
    • Breeding values not in NTM
      • Non-return rate (cows)
      • Non-return rate (heifers)
  • Birth
    • Survival (sire)
    • Calving ease (sire)
  • Calving
    • Survival (maternal)
    • Calving ease (maternal)
  • Udder health
    • Cell count
  • Frame
    • Stature
    • Body depth
    • Chest widht
    • Dairy form
    • Rump width
    • Rump angle
  • Feet & legs
    • Rear legs, side view
    • Rear legs, back rear view
    • Foot angle
  • Udder
    • Fore udder attachment
    • Rear udder height
    • Udder support
    • Udder depth
    • Teat length
    • Teat placement (front)
    • Teat placement (back)
  • Milkability
  • Temperament
  • Longevity

You can choose extra columns to be shown by ticking the check boxes above the list of breeding values:

  • Reliabilities
  • Index types: Is the breeding value based on genomic or daughter information
IB DTraditional indexInterbull breeding value based on daughter information (MACE)
IB GGenomic indexInterbull breeding value based on genomic information, only for Holstein (GMACE)
  • Previous evaluation: Breeding value from the previous evaluation for the trait in question.

Pdf

You can create a pdf by clicking the PDF button in the top right corner of the page.

Print a bulls index graphs directly from the browser

Back to search page

You can go back to the search page by clicking the Search button in the top right corner of the page.

Note!

Individual bulls might not have breeding values for all traits. This is indicated with a blank space on the search list and on the bulls own page.

Reliability is displayed only for NTM sub-indices for all bulls.

Feedback

You can send feedback through the organizations web page. See the links below.