How the German Globetrotter Manat is Staying Connected with Current Genetics

At the turn of the century, he broke through impressively: Imperial Mandel Manat. He became the dazzling new Nr.1 of Germany – progeny proven of course, because we are writing about 2000, several years before the arrival of genomics. Manat offered tremendous global appeal and the elite German bull was used all over the world, also as a sire of sons. As such, world-wide about 60,000 daughters came into production and dozens of sons everywhere were sampled. Despite this extensive use, Manat’s impact looked like it might disappear... but was entirely rescued thanks to one exceptional daughter: Seagull-Bay Mirage. Here’s a look back at her curious sire.

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