Round Oak Rag Apple Elevation (b. 1965, often abreviated RORA Elevation), was one of the most influential artificial insemination Holstein/Friesian bull of the last century. Elevation was named bull of the century by the Holstein International Association in 1999. Elevation was sired by Tidy Burke Elevation, a highly inbred bull from the Burke bloodline. His dam, Round Oak Ivanhoe Eve, was sired by the famous 1950's bull Osborndale Ivanhoe. Elevation was born in Virginia, bred by Ronald Hope, and was later owned by the artificial insemination company, Select Sires. Elevation had many famous sons, including Sweet-Haven Tradition, Rockalli Son of Bova, Marshfield Elevation Tony and Straight-Pine Elevation Pete. In Canada, he had Hanoverhill Starbuck, an influential sire of sons worldwide. As of April 2008, Elevation is considered to be the bull with most actual descendents in the United States, by the Sire Summaries April 2008, of the Holstein Association, USA.
USA 1491007 100%-NAROUND OAK RAG APPLE ELEVATION 7HO00058 08/30/1965 TV TL BT
|USA 1271810 100%-NA TIDY BURKE ELEVATION 1HO00079 03/23/1955 TV BT|| USA 1013415 100%-NA WIS BURKE IDEAL
|ROUND OAK IVANHOE EVE 07/14/1962 BT||USA 4855614 100%-NA ROUND OAK NETTIE EMALINE 01/07/1959||USA 3757944 100%-NA ROUND OAK MILLIE ELIZABETH 11/16/1953|
Hanoverhill Starbuck - Well known for it's famous sons and grandsons, Starbuck has had many descendents worldwide. In Canada, he had Madawaska Aerostar, Hanoverhill Raider, Duregal Astre Starbuck, Ronnybrook Prelude and Browndale Stardust. In The United States he had the superstar in conformation, Marcrest Encore, famous for his World Dairy Expo Supreme Champion daughter, Tri-Day Ashlyn (EX-96). In France He had Besne Buck and his famous grandson, Fatal. In Italy, came Sabbiona Bookie, as well as other sons in different parts of the world.
Influence of Starbuck's sons:
Madawaska Aerostar- Aerostar became one of the first Starbuck sons to be proofed, and one of the first to sell One million doses of frozen semen. His sons in Canada were Maughlin Storm and the Millionaire Sires Startmore Rudolph and Oliveholme Aeroline. In the US, he had Parker Aero Wade and Ladys-Manor Winchester. In Great-Britain, he became successful for the Famous brood cow, Condon Aero Sharon (EX-91) dam of Picston Shaker, and the most successful 2nd crop sire of the 21rst century: Picston Shottle.
Hanoverhill Raider- Raider was successful with his son, Comestar Lee, sire of the famous Ashlyn son, EK-Oseeana Aspen, Idee Lustre's son, Wedgwood Laramie and Shoremar S Alicia's son, BKB Affirmed. Lee is also known for his grandson in the US, Den-K Marshall LL Laurin.
Duregal Astre Starbuck- Astre had a successful descendence in his two sons Tcet Lyster, and a Red carrier son, STBVQ Rubens. Lyster was born from a Starbuck son and his maternal grandfather was also a Starbuck son. Rubens, was born from a Starbuck son and his dam was sired by Starbuck, meaning both bulls came from an inbreeding of Starbuck.
Ronnybrook Prelude- Prelude was the best bull in Canada from 1993-1994, but his proof later crashed. His sons proofed to be better than Prelude, such as Duncan Progress in the US, Comestar Outside in Canada, and Carol Prelude Mtoto in Italy. Windy-Knoll-View Pronto and Picston Shottle, have proofed to be the best grandsons of Prelude.
Browndale Stardust- Known for his strength and type, Stardust was the sire of the famous Blackrose son, Indianhead Red-Marker, and later sire of a red holstein bull, Carrousel Distrigene-Red. Stardust is still on of the Body composite top 50 according to the Sire Summaries April 2008.
Marcrest Encore-A High Type bull how has a World Dairy Expo chamion daughter Tri-Day Ashlyn (EX-96). His two famous sons, Regancrest Dundee and Indianhead Encounter whose dam are the famous Snow-N Denises Dellia and Stookey-Elm Park Blackrose.
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