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9 Ways To Spring Clean Your Dairy Record Keeping!

As the weather turns slightly warmer and our eyes zero in on the greening up of the season, it feels like a good time for spring cleaning.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could profitably apply that urge to financial record keeping on the dairy farm? You don’t have to answer anyone but yourself but here’s another key question: “Did you file your tax return without the mess, stress or bother?”  Or are you still recovering from late night headaches, lost documentation syndrome and the guilt of missed deadlines?  If all was not smooth running in the financial records department, now might be the perfect time to tackle desk drawers, plastic bins and maybe even shopping bags that are overflowing with financial statements, receipts and correspondence. These are the signposts of your record-keeping shortfall! Forget about the annual shame and blame over “how did this happen?” and target a complete turnaround starting now!

1. Stop Crying Over Spilled Milk Records

Don’t blush! You are not alone. Despite the so-called digital age, paper records seem to have multiplied. You only have to watch one or two reality shows such as Clean Sweep, Pub Makeover, or Restaurant Disaster – to learn that unsuccessful businesses have one thing in common.  They do NOT keep good records.  There may be exceptions out there who manage well amid visual chaos, but it is hard to imagine.

It doesn’t surprise me that the owners and managers of struggling businesses are able to recognize, through increasing debt, declining morale and disappearing customers, that they are in trouble. What is surprising is that they keep on doing the same things they’ve always done -namely ignoring the paperwork -while continuing to hope for a different end result.

2. Plug The Hole In Your Milk Income Bucket!

We must get ourselves into the home or dairy office and commit to doing “forensic organizing” among the paper piles. We could be facing a mountain of receipts, stacks of bills-to-be-paid, overlooked notices and, as usual, a huge backlog of filing. Have you ever lost a registration certificate that you know you received, but you just can’t put your hand on? Do you find yourself facing multiple pages of feed bills and yet you’re not sure if this supplier is worth the expense? Have you paid more than you care to admit in late fees and premiums because you couldn’t face the mountain of paperwork? If so, there is a hole in your dairy income bucket.

Yes, too often struggling operations have dairy offices that fall somewhere between an archeological dig and a garbage dump. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean the correct course of action is to give up and throw it all way. Records are crucial. Indeed, the size of the mountain is not an excuse for mismanagement. The most important feature of well-kept records is that they must be easily retrieved….for reference, legal backup and decision-making and maintenance. You must commit to plugging the leaks caused by mismanaged record keeping.

3. Lost Records Must Be Found

It all comes down to three ways of finding: finding the information, finding a way to store it and finding a way to use it. Ignoring the problem is not an option. So begin by gathering all the paperwork into one place. Having multiple disorganized locations (in the house/in the barn/in the truck) is merely providing an excuse to procrastinate and, even worse, it’s an opportunity for losing things! Once you have gathered all the paper into one location, take that massive pile and — one paper at a time – get it into the proper primary sort: cattle; crops; equipment; bills owing; bills paid. To do these sorts, you could use plastic envelopes or, if the piles are especially huge, plastic bags.  Apply a quick label and all like items can be gathered in one location. Your first quick sort will put everything into only three piles:  “To Do” To File” and “To Read”. When you start to see order forming out of the chaos, you will have taken the first step in recapturing lost money and missed opportunities. If you want to plug up that bucket hole, start by “restoring order”.

4. Records must be Used to Provide Value

There are many ways to keep records.  Some managers use methods that were in effect generations before them —- and are still successful.  Others are adapting to modern technology and revise and streamline their information flow to keep up with the digital age. Regardless of the specific method, the real test of your record management system is measured by one thingHow useful is it?  The best kept records that sit twelve months of the year in a drawer or file will still be there when the dairy operation fails! Data must be used for spotting trends, used for making decisions, used for revising inventory and used for negotiating terms. Dairy operations are dynamic, and decisions change based on the accuracy and use made of the records that are kept — and used!

5. Paying Bills in the Short Term Doesn’t Guarantee Long Term Stability

You may have decided at this point, that this article has nothing for you.  After all, even though your records are not perfect, you are keeping the bills paid. Finances 101 encourages us to believe that if the bills are paid, all will be well! However, in actual fact, there are other variables that must also be in order before we can ensure that all is well on the dairy farm. Short term solutions like using credit to pay bills or selling necessary equipment might allow the bottom line to remain in the black temporarily, but could prove ruinous in the long run. The three main financial statements – balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow plan — give the full picture and must be maintained and used in conjunction with each other to provide a clear picture all three of the farm’s business situation. Proper usage of these three information sources can only be done with consistently up-to-date and accurate record-keeping.

6. Keep Records Beyond the Simple Cash Flow Numbers

The top 1% of dairy managers separate themselves from average or poor managers by being meticulous about records that go beyond the simple bank balance or bottom line.  These managers are looking for any information that allows informed decision-making regarding economies of scale, herd size, farm structure, capital investment, feed costs per animal and genetics.  They are enthusiastic collectors of any statistic, research or anecdotal advice that could positively affect their particular operation.  These are the managers who seek out formulas such as DE (dairy efficiency) and seek out other industry leading benchmarks beyond milk production per cow.

7. What are Good Records Worth to You?

The challenge for all dairy managers is to figure out the best way to manage the massive amounts of incoming paper and information. At best, the financial disorder causes mistakes, late fees, overpaying, raised interest rates, and debt. At worst, chaos in your finances can destroy your credit simply due to inaction on paperwork stagnating on your desk. Not using information that impacts your cropping, breeding, and genetic decisions, can also impact sustainability and economic viability.

8. You Need to Keep Records Before You Can Break Them!

The more information you have at your fingertips, the more opportunity you have to turn a struggling dairy business around.  With clear benchmarks, goal setting, priorities, you no longer are managing from crisis to crisis.  Each step up in records organization is a step forward for the dairy operation. Not using information that impacts your cropping, breeding, and genetic decisions, can also impact sustainability and economic viability. Whether it is saving on expenses, decreasing vet costs, raising production, reducing overhead or making better use of labor and equipment …. The first step is the same… you must have good records. The three crucial usage steps are: 1. Discover what you need. 2. Prioritize according to your goals. 3. Take Action!

9. Help is Available.

Every manager has strengths and weaknesses. Sometimes it is the perfectionist who falls behind with the false idea that the perfect time will come to do the complete job. It isn’t lack of ability that is causing the problem. It’s inaction. There comes a time when it makes sense for your business to invest in professional bookkeeping, accounting, and back-office support to ensure your records are always kept up-to-date and accurate. Timeliness is the key. Moreover, delegating those tasks that would be better handled by someone else will not only increase your available time, but allow for a more efficient labor structure.

Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Do you have the time to do the work required? Will catching up on finances cause you to fall behind in another crucial area?
  2. Do you have much experience, knowledge or skills when it comes to making the financial decisions your operation is facing at this Expansion, selling or taking on partnerships or reducing liability may need legal advice.
  3. Can you afford to lose any more money by continuing your current mode of record management?
  4. If things go wrong, are you comfortable taking responsibility for your record keeping decisions?

The Bullvine Bottom Line

Regardless of whether you’re motivated by a new season and the potential for growth and renewal, or whether spring woke you up and you’re now hell-bent on clearing out the cobwebs that are holding your dairy business back, it’s clear that maintaining proper books and records is vital to dairy success! Spring cleaning may seem somewhat ordinary but, when applied to record-keeping, it will take your dairy to extra-ordinary!

 

 

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Australia misses its quota prices

Much has been written about what goes on in the market free-zone of the southern hemisphere.

The truth in 2015 is that unless the farms have no mortgage, private price contracts with niche companies or no paid staff, Australian producers are as exposed as any other nation’s to low milk prices.

It is hard to generalise on the producer’s position in the world’s third-biggest milk exporting country, because of its size and diversity. The state of Victoria produces 66% of the country’s total milk production (and 86% of the country’s export milk). So it is Victoria that gives the most complete focus to what the bulk of Australia’s dairy farmers face up to every day.

Most Australian dairy herds are challenged by extreme heat at some point of the season. Photo: Sheila Sundborg.

Most Australian dairy herds are challenged by extreme heat at some point of the season. Photo: Sheila Sundborg.

Australia is the driest continent in the world. Its farmers deal with extreme heat in the summer, and water is expensive and often restricted by the government. With heat also comes the risk of fire — and critical management decisions for animal safety and welfare. Floods are also more common that many would expect — both in the tropical parts of the nation and in other areas.

Most herds stand under sprinklers before and after milkings to ease summer temperatures that can reach regularly reach 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit). Photo: Sheila Sundborg.

Most herds stand under sprinklers before and after milkings to ease summer temperatures that can reach regularly reach 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit). Photo: Sheila Sundborg.

In short, it’s an extreme climate that is home to volatile milk pricing.

And Australia has become a target for foreign investments hunting milk — encouraged by Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board regulations (FIRB), which are only triggered by the sale of Australian companies whose assets exceed A$231 million (US$176.67).

Canadian milk processor Saputo, spent more than half a billion Aussie dollars (US$382) early last year, to acquire 87.92% of Australia’s oldest surviving dairy company, Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Factory Co Ltd (WCB).

Cynics could argue they were not necessarily buying access to the Asian market (given that Vancouver is closer to Beijing than Warrnambool) and that they were, in fact, perhaps buying access to the world’s cheapest milk.

Australia’s genetics are competitive on the world stage, with North American embryo sales now well established. And the world’s best families are represented throughout the country. Here are two Golden Dreams from the Sid daughter of O’Kalibra.

Australia’s genetics are competitive on the world stage, with North American embryo sales now well established. And the world’s best families are represented throughout the country. Here are two Golden Dreams from the Sid daughter of O’Kalibra.

Most processors paying 40-45c/litre

AUSTRALIA
LAND MASS: 7.7 million sq km
POPULATION: 22 million
IN PERSPECTIVE: Australia is the planet’s sixth largest country after Russia, Canada, China, the USA and Brazil. It is the world’s largest island and the only one of the largest six nations that is completely surrounded by water. Roughly 20% is desert so it’s hardly surprising that it’s the world’s driest continent.
MILK PRODUCTION: 9.2 billion litres of milk

Most of the major milk processors in Victoria are currently paying around 40-45 Aussie cents a litre (0.31-0.34 US cents), which is the cost of production per litre on most farms — without factoring in a return on investment.

Players pulling the strings include the milk processors and two supermarkets, Coles and Woolworths, who between them have a 72.5% market share of Australia’s grocery sector. None seem too interested in the farmers’ financial struggles.

A milk processor can change the game in the blink of an eye – as Parmalat did at the start of February.

Without warning, it sent an email stripping 23 cents/kgMS (kilogram of milk solids), that’s 18 US cents, off some of its suppliers, leaving mid-season prices at A$6.09, or 47c/litre (US$4.66, US$0.36). And it closed its door to step-ups — which are price rise opportunities — for the rest of the year.

However, it didn’t touch the price for many of its New South Wales suppliers. The price inequality between states and regions (at the discretion of the processers) has long been a bone of contention for producers, regardless of whether milk is being used for manufacturing (export) or for the fresh milk market.

And sadly, sudden price cuts have become routine.

One of Parmalat’s producers, Lloyd and Cathy Chesworth, of Willette Holsteins, said the decision would cost them A$90,000 (US$68,830) this season on a 700-cow herd producing seven million litres.

Lloyd, 66, said, “We had all but ordered an activity system for the cows [to monitor heat and herd health]. As soon as we read that email, we changed our mind.

“When you lose $90,000 in a season without doing anything wrong, it knocks the system. The Australia dollar is down 30% compared to last year and world milk prices are down too. It’s doesn’t make sense, and I think they’re being opportunistic at our expense.”

= In summer, much of Australia has no pasture in the wake of tougher water restrictions.

In summer, much of Australia has no pasture in the wake of tougher water restrictions.

Numbers horrify 

Nutritionist and dairy farmer Andrew “Ange” Angelino, of the Dairy Business Centre, agrees. He has been heavily involved in the industry for more than two decades. He advises many of the best operators in the country, and has deep and credible knowledge of the costs and the margins in both Australia and New Zealand.

“The supermarkets are screwing us without any doubt, and the government is not stepping up to stop it.” – Andrew “Ange” Angelino.

He also operates Kentgrove South, a dairy farm at Mt Schank in South Australia, which this season will milk 700 cows — down from 850 because of low milk prices. In addition, he also owns shares in other dairy farms that milk, in total, about 2200 cows.

He paints an ugly picture of Australia’s future dairy industry unless things change. He says rising core costs on-farm — coupled with milk prices that can drop harder and faster than aeroplanes in heavy turbulence — are taking their toll on this generation, and scarring the next.

Ange says producers need higher and more reliable margins against what nature throws at them, and, more importantly, to encourage their children to get involved.

Tasmania is Australia’s most natural milk-making climate; it’s separated from mainland Australia by 240km of sea.

Tasmania is Australia’s most natural milk-making climate; it’s separated from mainland Australia by 240km of sea.

No happy farmers

NEW ZEALAND
SIZE: 268,680 sq km
POPULATION: 4 million
IN PERSPECTIVE: New Zealand is the size of Colorado. New Zealand’s two main components are the North Island and the South Island, separated by Cook Strait. For a small country, it packs a punch. It’s the world’s biggest producer of dairy products, aided by its near-perfect climate for dairy farming.
MILK PRODUCTION: 20.7 billion litres of milk

I can’t sit here and say I know a happy farmer in Australia at the moment,” he said. “Why is it food around the world is a similar price, if not cheaper than in Australia, but the gap between the price of food in Australia and its farmers is bigger? What is happening to our margin.

“The supermarkets are screwing us without any doubt, and the government is not stepping up to stop it. We were supposed to be flying high when more than 50% of our milk production was being used domestically. It’s now at 60% and we’re still done over.”

“Australians have to feed 3.5kg of grain a day, just to get the same value out of their grass as a Kiwi [New Zealand] farmer feeding no grain.” – Andrew “Ange” Angelino

Ange said in the past five years, his farm’s power bill had lifted from A$70,000 (US$53,535) a year to A$220,000 (US$168,255) — backed down to A$160,000 (US$122,370) after a forthright “chat” with the power company. The hourly rate of contractors used for specialist repairs and maintenance had lifted from A$50/hour (US$38) to A$120/hour (US$92/hr) in some cases.

“They charge like doctors, and may as well arrive in an ambulance when you factor in their travelling,” he quipped.

He said staff costs were also debilitating.

“In Australia we battle to get anyone to work for less than A$50,000 to A$60,000 [US$38,240-$45,890], and you often have to follow them around all day because they don’t know what they’re doing,” Ange said.

“We hear about all these seminars about how to farm more efficiently or how to cut costs. We’ve done all that for years. We are among the most efficient producers in the world now — how about we have a conference about revenue raising?”

Australia’s National Holstein Show (International Dairy Week) held each January is the largest dairy show in the Southern Hemisphere. (See 2015 Results here)

Australia and NZ trail the world on payday

Ange said he wasn’t surprised that Australian and NZ producers are also at the wrong end of the deal when he lined up global farm-gate milk prices on an independent website.

Australia is routinely 30-40% behind its EU and US counterparts. Farmers in China are paid 2.5 times more, and Canadians receive almost double Australia’s price for their milk.

“And what really annoyed me about that, was that the prices were factored last year when NZ was paid the highest prices it had ever seen,” Ange said. “And they were still three Euro cents a litre behind the EU. And once you convert that through the exchange rate, they were six to seven cents a litre behind the EU. Again, that’s on the back of the best price New Zealand had ever seen.”

Ange says generally Australia has the world’s cheapest milk and the core (daily) running costs of pasture-based farmers he assessed eight years ago were A$1250 (US$956) a cow. It meant that they were covering their costs once the cows produced 4000 litres/cow (on a 32c/litre payment, which is US$0.24).

A re-assessment of those numbers in today’s market reveals that core costs have risen to $1800-$2000 (US$1375-$1530) a cow. So, to cover the costs (on pasture) at 4000 litres per cow, producers now needed 46 cents a litre (US$0.35), just to achieve par.

“And in the last eight years, farmers have seen 46 cents a litre just once. How do you think everyone went at 36 cents [US$0.28] two years ago?” he asked rhetorically.

Australian farmers have access to much cheaper land than in NZ. But NZ’s dairy producers do not have to compete against mining for its government’s attention. Consequently, it also enjoys markedly more respect as an industry. It also has the power to slow the country if its farmers are not spending.

Searching for the positives, Ange dug deep. The best he could find was that Australia was “a nice spot to live”, and that milk was mostly produced from pasture, and therefore the protein in the ration for the southern hemisphere was relatively cheap.

“If cows can get most of their protein from grass, their producers are a long way ahead of the game. And one day the world will wake up and realise that pasture-based farming does produce a better product … but that’s another story for another day.

“NZ can do that even better because their climate and grass quality is also better. In the TMR [total mixed ration] world, high-production herd rations are generally corn based, which has no protein. So there is subsequently a high requirement for protein and usually they have to feed 7-8kg soya bean meal to keep the ration in balance.

“Imagine if soya bean meal when to $600-$700/tonne [US$460-$535]. It is almost undoable financially. We [Australia] have to be careful not to over-complicate our ration to the point we are that reliant on buying protein.”

China buying up

Ange said increasing sales of Australia’s agricultural land to Chinese buyers did not bother him.

“I hope they [China] buy it all. Many Australians don’t care. The government doesn’t care — why should we? It would be good if the gap between domestic and export was swallowed up, because then we would have more power against the supermarkets, as they do in NZ, and they would have to negotiate with us.

“Wouldn’t it be nice to tell Mr Supermarket, ‘you can go and buy milk powder from China and bring it back here [Australia] and add chlorinated water to it and try and sell it as fresh milk’, because that’s all generic $1/litre [US$0.76] of milk should be. Ask British farmers how they feel at the moment?”

Some of Australia’s top show cattle could easily compete at the worlds largest shows like World Dairy Expo in the US or The Royal in Canada.

World needs quota

Ange’s summation cuts to the core of what Canada faces right now.

“The whole world needs some sort of quota in my opinion,” he said.

“The world needs more milk, we can do it, but we need to get paid for it. I believe we need more control over supply and demand for this type of industry.

“I look at Canada and at 82 cents [A$0.86] a litre (to the farmer) the Canadian consumer doesn’t complain. They know they have a farmer making money and the town he supports is making money. I’m not sure if Coles and Woolworths have taken over every town in Canada, but weren’t regional centres good when everyone went to the butcher for their meat, the baker for their bread and the pub for their beer?

“That’s when towns were vibrant. I drove through Girgarre and Stanhope on the way to Rochester [in northern Victoria] recently and it was a wake-up call to see the buildings that were shut and the general lack of energy in the community.

“These towns are all located in the heart of Australia’s dairying country and they are struggling. These towns were hit hard by prolonged drought and water restrictions, but there’s more going on now.”

 

 

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Midwest Spring National Holstein Show 2015

DATE: April 25, 2015 at 8:30AM
LOCATION: Madison, WI
JUDGE: Justin Burdette, PA

Photos by: Wisconsin Holstein Association

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SENIOR & GRAND CHAMPION  – MILKSOURCE GOLDWYN AFRICA-ET (GOLDWYN), BUDJON & VAIL, WI
RESERVE SENIOR & RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – KINGSMILL ATWOOD ALLISON-ET (ATWOOD), MILKSOURCE GENETICS, WI
HM SENIOR CHAMPION – BRACKLEYFARM CHELIOS CHEERIO (CHELIOS), MILKSOURCE, WI

PREMIER BREEDER & EXHIBITOR – MILKSOURCE, WI
SENIOR & GRAND CHAMPION-JUNIOR SHOW – DARDEL DUNDEE TIARA O-TW (DUNDEE), JOSEPH, ZACH, JEROME & DARIAN STRANSKY, MN
RESERVE SENIOR & RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION-JUNIOR SHOW – MILKSOURCE DAMION ELECTRA (DAMION), BEN KRONBERG, WI’

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INTERMEDIATE CHAMPION & BEST BRED & OWNED OF THE SHOW – SMITH-CREST-TW SID VIXY-ET (SID), MATT & TRAVIS SMITH, WI
RESERVE INTERMEDIATE CHAMPION – E&M ACRES GOLDCHIP 450 (GOLD CHIP), VOELKER, HOVDEN & E&M FARMS, IA
HM INTERMEDIATE CHAMPION – REYNCREST REAL LAREDO-RED (REALITY), MILKSOURCE, WI

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JUNIOR CHAMPION – SCO-LO-COONS SID ARIA (SID), DOEBERIENER, BOWEN & HEATH, OH
RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION – TREFLE CHASSEP DOORMAN-ET (DOORMAN), DOEBERIENER, BOWEN, HEATH & DYMENT, WI
HM JUNIOR CHAMPION – CHERRY CREST MISS VERMONT (MCCUTCHEN), DOEBERIENER, BOWEN, HEATH & BLACK, OH

JUNIOR CHAMPION-JUNIOR SHOW – JACOBS WINDBROOK DELAY-ET (WINDBROOK), COREY SCHMIDT, MN
RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION-JUNIOR SHOW – MACLAND ATWOOD CINNABON (ATWOOD), ANNA CULBERTSON, MN

WINTER CALVES (9)

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1. MISS DUCKETT WBK BREEZE-ET (WINDBROOK), MIKE & JULIE DUCKETT, WI
2. TOPPGLEN BLACK DIAMOND (ATTIC), BLACK DIAMOND SYNDICATE, OH
3. SUNNYLODGE GREENLANE LEONA (ATWOOD), STRANSHOME, MN
4. MILKSOURCE SID DESIRE-ET (SID), MILKSOURCE, WI
5. BUR-WALL BROKAW GG GORGEOUS (BROKAW), BUR-WALL HOLSTEINS, WI
6. TREE-HAYVEN STNLYCUP MIRACLE (STANLEY CUP), ZIEMS FARM, K & B ZIEMBA, T &L ZIEMBA, WI
7. ZIEMS BROKAW FANCY (BROKAW), RENEE PIERICK, WI
8. LONELY-MILE ATW CHLOE-ET (ATWOOD), JADE PINTER, WI
9. STEFFES T CINNAMON CANDI-ET (TALENT), DARCY STEFFES, IL

FALL CALVES (30)

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1. SCO-LO-COONS SID ARIA (SID), DOEBERIENER, BOWEN & HEATH, OH
2. DUCKETT DOORMAN BROOK-ET (DOORMAN), MIKE & JULIE DUCKETT, WI
3. MILKSOURCE SID AHEAD (SID), MILKSOURCE, WI
4. MS STUNNING ATWOOD PEARL-ET (ATWOOD), YODER & SWATZENTRUBER, WI
5. THAL-VIEW BROKAW BRITTANY (BROKAW), HERITAGE HOLSTEIN & HAMMERTIME HOLSTEINS, WI
6. DUCKETT HERO GEORGIA-ET (HER0), MIKE & JULIE DUCKETT, WI
7. DUCKETT GOLDWYN GREEDY-ET (GOLDWYN) MIKE & JULIE DUCKETT
8. HILLPINE DS NIGHT MOVES (ATWOOD), MEGAN LAUBER, WI
9. MS HERITAGE KARMAS KISS (ATWOOD), KRISTEN, JENNA & NICOLE BROEGE, WI
10. MAUK-E-WAY DURHAM ANNA-ET (DURHAM), BRYAN & BRITTNEY MAUK, WI

SUMMER YEARLINGS (16)

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1. CHERRY CREST MISS VERMONT (MCCUTCHEN), DOEBERIENER, BOWEN, HEATH & BLACK, OH
2. INTENSE BROKAW ROSE-ET (BROKAW), ALYSON & KENLEE PHILLIPS, TX
3. MS QUEENS MANOR SNCHZ BEAU (SANCHEZ), SCHIRM, THOMPSON, LINEHAN & HALPIN, IL
4. HERITAGE-E DIVAS DOROTHY (BROKAW), SARBACKER & EVANGELO, WI
5. DUCKET-GK DUNDEE SKYLAR-ET (DUNDEE), DUCKETT & KASBERGEN, WI
6. BUDJON-JK ABSLTE ENSTANT-ET (ABSOLUTE), BUDJON, KIETZMAN & BEAN, WI
7. BUDJON-JK ABSLT ENDORSE-ET (ABSOLUTE), GOLDEN OAKS FARM, IL
8. B-J-GROVE MCQUEEN RAINBOW (MCQUEEN), KASEY CLANTON, IL
9. STEMPFLE DOORMAN TONIC (DOORMAN), PAUL STEMPFLE, IA
10. DUCKETT-SR HEZTRY SAMI-ET (HEZTRY), MIKE & JULIE DUCKETT, WI

SPRING YEARLINGS (19)

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1. TREFLE CHASSEP DOORMAN-ET (DOORMAN), DOEBERIENER, BOWEN, HEATH & DYMENT, WI
2. JACOBS WINDBROOK DELAY-ET (WINDBROOK), COREY SCHMIDT, MN
3. OEH-MY DICKEY EDEN (LYNN DICKEY), GOLDEN OAKS, IL
4. MACLAND ATWOOD CINNABON (ATWOOD), ANNA CULBERTSON, MN
5. JERLAND SH ATWOOD ADEEN-ET (ATWOOD), KAYLA KRUEGER, WI
6. KRULL AT MAIN EVENT-ET (ATWOOD), CARLEY KRULL, WI
7. DUCKETT FEVR EXPRESSO-ET (FEVER), MIKE & JULIE DUCKETT, WI
8. SARBACKER MOONSHINE (ATWOOD) MACKENZIE, MOLLY & MONTANA SARBACKER, WI
9. JPB BRADNICK SEXY LADY-ET (BRADNICK), MIKE OFFENHEISER, IL
10. LOVERSLANE RISKY BUSINESS (BUSINESS), BEN BUSKE, WI

WINTER YEARLINGS (19)

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1. TOPPGLEN GOLDWYN WANT-ETS (GOLDWYN), TRIPLE-T, CONROY, BROWN & JONES, OH
2. BUDJON-VAIL AB ANGELIQUE-ET (ABSOLUTE), VAIL & BUDJON, WI
3. ROSEDALE SILKY STILETTOS (ARMANI), ROSEDALE GENETICS, WI
4. HILLPINE B ANYA-ET (BROKAW), RYAN LAUBER, WI
5. LINGLE GOLD FREAKY GIRL (GOLDWYN) DOEBERIENER, BOWEN, HEATH & COLE, OH
6. OCD ATWOOD LUXE-ET (ATWOOD), CALLY STOBEL, NY
7. SIEMERS WOOD ASHLYN-ET (WOOD), NOAH BILZ, WI
8. BUTLERVIEW DOORMAN COSMO-ET (DOORMAN), GOLDEN OAKS, IL
9. CROSS-WAKE GUTHRIE KENADIE (GUTHRIE), JOSH WAKELEY, IL
10. MERKLINE DOORMAN PALLAS-ET (DOORMAN), KIMBERLY KELLER, WI

FALL YEARLINGS (13)

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1. RYAN-VU REGINALD EMBLEM (REGINALD), RYAN, MAJESTIC-VIEW, HETTS, SHORE & CONNERY, WI
2. LIATRIS BROKAW TOUTOUNE (BROKAW), MILKSOURCE, WI
3. SAGAMIE ATWOOD MIKAELA (ATWOOD), SCHILLING, DOEBERIENER, BOWEN, OH
4. ROBROOK WINDBROOK MYLEIGHA (WINDBROOK) DAWSON & KYLIE NICKELS, WI
5. LINDALE SID ELLEN (SID), VOLKER & HOVDEN, IA
6. OCD ATWOOD MOJO-ET (AWOOD), GUS-WIND HOLSTEINS, WI
7. RYAN-VU GCHIP CLAUDETTE (GOLD CHIP), JOSH & JOEY OPSAL, WI
8. STRANSHOME STARSTRUCK-ET (LAUTHORITY), LAMOREAUX, T&H DAIRY, BIERMACHER, MI
9. SYNERGY DOOMRAN ARIES (DOORMAN), LAVERNE LEPAK, WI
10. ZIEMS-LKH GWA MS MONSTER-ET (ATWOOD), ZIEMS FARMS, T. ZIEMBA & L&K HURTGEN, WI

JUNIOR BEST THREE FEMALES (2)

1. DUCKETT HOLSTEINS, WI
2. STEMPFLE HOLSTEINS, IA

UNFRESH 2 YEAR OLDS (2)

1. MS DEB GOLD CHIP DALA-ET (GOLD CHIP), ALEK KRUEGER, WI
2. MILKSOURCE DAMION LENNO-ET (DAMION), SHAWN BANOWETZ, IA

JUNIOR 2 YEAR OLDS (5)

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1. (BU) C0-VALE ATWOOD JANE-ET (ATWOOD), MILKSOURCE, WI
2. SICY BALLET ATWOOD (ATWOOD), GOLDEN OAKS, IL
3. MORSAN ATWOOD CARMEL (ATWOOD), VOELKER & HOVDEN, IA
4. MISS JUDY GOLDSUN JUNE (GOLD SUN), GARY MCCARTHY, WI
5. WR-ZEHRVIEW EV CHAOS CHILLI-ET (PHOENIX), ROSALEE ZEHR, IL

SENIOR 2 YEAR OLDS (20)

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1. EASTSIDE BRADY CARMEL (BRADY), CULBERTSON & NODOLF, WI
2. AROLENE GOLDWYN DEVINE (GOLDWYN), VOELKER & HOVDEN, IA
3. PARKACRES BRAXTON FIRY-ET (BRAXTON), MILKSOURCE, WI
4. RYAN-GEIGER GWATWD REACTION (ATWOOD), JORDAN & WHITNEY EBERT, WI
5. ROUTINA ZELGADIS PAIGE (ZELGADIS), MILKSOURCE, WI
6. MT-ARARAT GOLDWYN EBRILL-ET (GOLDWYN), REID STRANSKY & T&L CATTLE, MD
7. KAWARTHA ATWOOD JAYDA (ATWOOD), BEN POWERS, WI
8. CRAIGCREST LAUTHORITY NELECIA (LAUTHORITY), MIKE & JULIE DUCKETT, WI
9. ROSEDALE WORTH REPEATING-ET (GOLDWYN), ROSEDALE GENETICS, WI
10 IRWINDALE BRAXTON MEDUSA (BRAXTON), SARAH IRWIN, IL

JUNIOR 3 YEAR OLDS (7)

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1. E&M ACRES GOLDCHIP 450 (GOLD CHIP), VOELKER, HOVDEN & E&M FARMS, IA
2. MILKSOURCE DAMION ELECTRA (DAMION), BEN KRONBERG, WI
3. PETITCLERC GOLDCHIP SKYDOME-ET (GOLD CHIP), BUDJON & VAIL, WI
4. LONG-HAVEN BRXTN ROCKY (BRAXTON), GRAND & TAEGAN LONG, MI
5. OUR-FAVORITE SPARKLE RAE-ET (SID), SHAWN & SETH NEHLS, WI
6. OPSAL GOLD CHIP SAGE-ET (GOLD CHIP), JOSH & JOEY OPSAL, WI
7. MISS GUTHRIE LACEY (GUTHRIE), CHASE & WILLOW OEHMICHEN, WI

SENIOR 3 YEAR OLDS (12)

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1. (BU) SMITH-CREST-TW SID VIXY-ET (SID), MATT & TRAVIS SMITH, WI
2. REYNCREST REAL LAREDO-RED (REALITY), MILKSOURCE, WI
3. SIEMERS ATWOOD MONALISA (ATWOOD), SIEMERS HOLSTEINS, WI
4. EXTONDALE SID IAMS (SID), MILKSOURCE, WI
5. DUCKETT FEVER TRENDY-ET (FEVER), MIKE & JULIE DUCKETT, WI
6. EDLER-V ATLANTIC KENDRA (ATLANTIC), MCCULLOCH FARMS & JOHN & TAMMY WAKELEY, IL
7. CURR-VALE SID EXCELLENT-ET (SID), GOLDEN OAKS, IL
8. JACOBS ATWOOD BESTY-ET (ATWOOD), GOLDEN OAKS, IL
9. OEH-MY ATWOOD ENSO (ATWOOD), CHASE & WILLOW OEHMICHEN, WI
10. PLATTE-VU MICH WHITLEY (AVALANCHE), MICHAEL MAIER, WI

4 YEAR OLDS (7)

4yr
1. KINGSMILL ATWOOD ALLISON-ET (ATWOOD), MILKSOURCE, WI
2. BRACKLEYFARM CHELIOS CHEERIO (CHELIOS), MILKSOURCE, WI
3. KINGSWAY TENACIOUS ROCHELLE (TENACIOUS), MILKSOURCE, WI
4. MS APPLES ARIA-ET (DESTRY), GOLDEN OAKS, IL
5. TUMBLEWEED GOLDWYN LEEZA-ET (GOLDWYN), LARISSA & OLIVIA PFAFF, WI
6. WILLOWS-EDGE ATWOOD VAGRANT (ATWOOD), CLAIRE VANDYK, WI
7. MUSICMEADOW ROXY (ATWOOD), CHRISTOPHER VOMASTIC, WI

5 YEAR OLDS (3)

5yr
1. (BU) LAIDLAWN KNOWLEDGE GEMINI (SANCHEZ), MIKE & JULIE DUCKETT, WI
2. SMITH CREST-TW SH VIRGIE-ET (SHOTTLE), MATT & TRAVIS SMITH, WI
3. MS ANGEL DELLUCCI (GOLDWYN), CONNOR ERBSEN, IL

AGED COWS (8)

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1. MILKSOURCE GOLDWYN AFRICA-ET (GOLDWYN), BUDJON & VAIL, WI
2. DUCKETT ROSS PAMELA (ROSS), MIKE & JULIE DUCKETT, WI
3. BLONDIN GOLDWYN SUBLIMINAL (GOLDWYN), MILKSOURCE, WI
4. MACPES FORTUNE KOQUINE-ET (FORTUNE), MILKSOURCE, WI
5. DARDEL DUNDEE TIARA O-TW (DUNDEE), JOSEPH, ZACH, JEROME & DARIAN STRANSKY, MN
6. DRI-LAND TALENT 1465 (TALENT), MATT & TRAVIS SMITH, WI
7. LUCK-E ADVANTAGE KOOKOO (ADVANTAGE), CHRISTOPHER VOMASTIC, WI
8. ME-DO-CREST PNT ISABELLA-ET (PRONTO), CHELSEY DEVRIES, WI

150,000 POUND COWS (4)

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1. STONE-FRONT IRON PASTA (BOSS IRON), MIKE & JULIE DUCKETT, WI
2 (BU) TEAM DURHAM MORGAN-ET (DURHAM), TEAM HOLSTEINS
3. LANDS-BROOK ALLEN DORA (ALLEN), LANDS-BROOK FARM, IA
4. KRULL GOLDWYN ENTRUST (GOLDWYN), CARLEY KRULL, WI

Ontario Spring Discovery Holstein Show 2015

DATE: April 23rd, 2015 at 9:30AM
LOCATION: Ancaster, ON
JUDGE: Jamie Black, NY

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Grand Champion – Bosdale Gold Luster (Goldwyn), Abriber Societa Agricola SRL, Beckridge Holstein, Oscard Dupasquier & Quality Holsteins, ON
Reserve Grand Champion – Marfloacres Damion Lulu (Damion), Quality Holsteins, ON
HM Grand Champion – Howard-View Razzmataz (Sanchez), Donald I Doan & Kloepfer Holdings Ltd., ON

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Intermediate Champion – Bosdale Gold Luster (Goldwyn), Abriber Societa Agricola SRL, Beckridge Holsteisn, Oscard Dupasquier & Quality Holsteins, ON
Reserve Intermediate Champion – Idee Sid Lusita (Sid), Quality Holsteins, ON
HM Intermediate Champion – Cavanaleck Dempsey Bozica (Dempsey), Pierstein & Sicy Holsteins, ON

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Junior Champion – Farrow-S Victorias Secret (Sylvestor)
Reserve Junior Champion – MS Duckett Dyment Coral
HM Junior Champion – Echo Glen GD Macy
The Bullvine caught up with 2015 Ontario Spring Show Judge Jamie Black to see what animals really stood out and what ones could take it to the next level. See what he had to say.

The Bullvine chatted with Ari Ekstein owner of Quality Holsteins after there very successful day at Ontario Spring Discovery 2015.

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Intermediate Calf

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1. LEACHLAND SIDS JOSIE (SID), COLIN & KAREN LEACH, ON
2. LEGEND MAKER ARMANI EMILY (ARMANI) GRACEHAVEN & ROYAL LYNN, ON
3. KENTVILLE GC BUTTER PECAN (GOLDCHIP), BONDVALE HOLSTEINS, ON
4. DORTHOLME ARMANI ACE OF HEARTS (ARMANI), JOHN DORTMANS JR., ON
5. CROVALLEY REGINALD ANAGRA (REGINALD), CROVALLEY HOLSTEINS, ON
6. COMESTAR ELYSSA ATWOOD (ATWOOD), ARDROSS HOLSTEINS, ON
7. CROVALLEY SID VOGUE (SID), CROVALLEY HOLSTEINS, ON
8. BESLEA LANCITY CLEO (LANCITY), BESLEA FARMS LTD., ON
9. MAPEL WOOD GOLDWYN RAZZLE (GOLDWYN), MAPEL WOOD FARMS, ON
10. TOLAMIKA ARMANI ELEGANCE (ARMANI), T&L CATTLE LTD., BC

Senior Calf

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1. ECHO GLEN GD MACY (GOLDEN DREAMS), PIERRE BOULET & JEFF STEPHENS, ON
2. EMBRDALE EXQUISITE LAUTHORITY (LAUTHORITY), EMBRDALE FARM, ON
3. WILSONCREST JOELEN (GOLDEN DREAMS), VOGUE CATTLE CO., ON
4. CROVALEY REGINALD RIANNA (REGINALD), CROVALLEY HOLSTEINS, ON
5. KILLCROFT BROKAW ISABELLE (BROKAW), KILLCROFT HOLSTEINS, ON
6. RUBIS GOLDWYN REBEKA (GOLDWYN), GRACEHAVEN HOLSTEINS & ROYAL LYNN HOLSTEINS, ON
7. WILLOWLANE KENMORE MAXIM (KENMORE), BRIAN SLAUGHTER, ON
8. CROVALLEY SID MISSY (SID), CROVALLEY HOLSTEINS & SUNNYLODGE FARMS INC., ON
9. DORTHOLME BROKAW ANNABELLE (BROKAW), CERTIFIED HOLSTEINS & JOHN DORTMANS JR, ON
10. VALE-O-SKEN LAUTHORITY KOKE (LAUTHORITY), VALE-O-SKENE HOLSTEINS, ON

Summer Yearling

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1. LEACHLAND BROKAW ELEANOR (BROKAW), FRANK & DIANE BORBA, CA
2. ARCROIX MASCALESE ANANAS PIE (MASCALESE), CLARKVALLEY HOLSTEINS & JEFF STEPHENS, ON
3. BEAVERBROCK WINDBROOK KOOZIE (WINDBROOK), BEAVERBROOK FARMS, ON
4. CHARLYN ARMANI LONI (ARMANI), CHARLYN HOLSTEINS & MICHAEL HEATH, ON & MA
5. CLAREMONT AFTERBITE AFTERSHOCK (AFTERSHOCK), CATIDID HOLSTEINS, ON
6. HANALEE ATWOOD JESSIE AMES (ATWOOD0, HANK & NANCY-LEE HAZELEGER, ON
7. TRINAL WINDBROOK GENA (WINDBROOK), CERTIFIED HOLSTEINS, CLARKVALLEY HOLSTEINS & JOHN DORTMANS JR, ON
8. EMILANE AFTERSHOCK DEMI (AFTERSHOCK), EMILANE HOLSTEINS & VALE-O SKENE HOLSTEINS, ON
9. CROVALLEY LOTUS GIGABYTE (LOTUS), CROVALLEY HOLSTEINS & JUSTIN CROWLEY, ON
10. DORTHOLME BROKAW ANNETTE (BROKAW), JOHN DORTMANS JR., ON

Junior Yearlings

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1. FARROW S VICTORIAS SECREYT (SYLVESTOR), FAR-ROW HOLSTEINS, ON
2. PETITCLERC ATWOOD ALEXINE (ATWOOD), FRICOSONS HOLSTEINS & RIVERDOWN HOLSTEINS, ON
3. ROYAL LYNN SID JENNIFER (SID), ROYAL LYNN HOLSTEINS, ON
4. DARWELL ATTIC STEPS (ATTIC), LES & DARLENE SHARPE, ON
5. KINGSWAY MCCUTCHEN ARATATAT (MCCUTCHEN), EMBRDALE FARM, ON
6. MAPEL WOOD BRADY ANDREA (BRADY), MAPEL WOOD FARMS, ON
7. KAYMANOR TNT ZWEEZY (TNT), BENSHOP FARMS, ON
8. CHAKELBURG BROKAW SALTA (BROKAW), CHAKELBURG HOLSTEIN & J STAR HOLSTEINS, ON
9. BESLEA STERLING MERCI (STERLING), BESLEA FARM LTD, ON
10. LEGEND-MAKER GOLDWYN ATHENA (GOLDWYN), CORMDALE GENETICS INC. & FRAELAND FARMS, ON

Intermediate Yearling

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1. MS DUCKETT DYMENT CORAL (UNO), GRACEHAVEN HOLSTEINS & ROYAL LYNN HOLSTEINS, ON
2. ARDROSS MS LIPON (MERIDIAN), ARDROSS HOLTSEINS, SIVLERRIDGE FARMS LTD. & VELTHUIS FARMS LTD., ON
3. KA-BUCK W BROOK CHARLEE (WINDBROOK), BRIAN SLAUGHTER, ON
4. ALEAH KANE ABYSS (KANE), ALEAH FARMS LTD., ON
5. LEACHFIELD ATWOOD PATSY (ATWOOD), BREAMONT HOLSTEINS & FRANKHAVEN HOLSTEINS, ON
6. HAZELCREST LAVANGUARD ELAINE (LAVANGUARD), HAZELCREST HOLSTEINS & HAZELVIEW HOLSTEINS, ON
7. WINRIGHT SID GONE FOR GOOD (SID), FRANKHAVEN HOLSTEINS & POLAROID, ON
8. RONBETH CHELIOS SADIE (CHELIOS), LOVAL FARM & RONBETH HOLSTEINS, ON
9. LINDENRIGHT GOLD ANNABEL (GOLDWYN), ELWILL ACRES & VALE-O-SKENE HOLSTEINS, ON
10. HANALEE AFTERSHOCK LANA (AFTERSHOCK), EMMA JOHNSON & KEVIN KIEFFER, ON

Senior Yearling

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1. CROVALLEY SID RAIN (SID), CROVALLEY HOLSTEINS, ON
2. BENRISE BRAXTON LILITH (BRAXTON), BENSCHOP FARMS, ON
3. ALEAH MILLEN NAUGHTY BY NATURE (GOLD CHIP), ALEAH FARMS LTD. ,JOEL STILLMAN, RONALD C WERRY & WERRCROFT FARMS, ON
4. DURHAM ATWOOD RIHANNA (ATWOOD), BREAMONT HOLSTEINS & FRANKHAVEN HOLSTEINS, ON
5. ALEAH FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH (BENCHARK), ALEAH FARMS LTD., ON
6. MOUNT ELM SHADOW GALIENA (SHADOW), DW KARN FARMS INC., ON

Junior 2 Year Old

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1. MORSAN ATWOOD PS BRENDA (ATWOOD), VALE O SKENE HOLSTEINS & GARY TROUP, ON
2.CROVALLEY GOLD AKITKAT (GOLD CHIP), CROVALLEY HOLSTEINS, ON
3. GLENIRVINE SEAVER LIN (SEAVER), GLENIRVINE FARMS, ON

Senior 2 Year Old

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1. BECKHOLM SID TRISTA (SID), BECKHOLM HOLSTEINS, ON
2. MAPEL WOOD LADD REAANN (LADD P), MAPEL WOOD FARMS, ON
3. CITYVIEW BRAXTON PEPPERCORN (BRAXTON), DENNIS E MARTIN & HODGLYNN HOLSTEINS, ON
4. HANALEE SHADOW MARCIANO (SHADOW), HANK 7 NANCY LEE HAZELEGER, ON
5. OCOONORS BREWMASTER LATTE (BREWMASTER), AL-BE-RO LAND CATTLE, CORMDALE GENETICS INC., & UNIQUE HOLSTEINS, ON
6. VALE-O-SKENE DUNDEE RORIE (DUNDEE), VALE-O-SKENE HOLSTEINS, ON
7. CROVALLEY LAVANGUARD ADELE (LAVANGUARD), CROVALLEY HOLSTEINS, ON
8. MS ANDIS GW ARIAN (GOLDWYN), HOARD-HAVEN HOLSTEINS & HOWARD VIEW HOLSTEINS, ON
9. QUALITY LAUTHORITY FINSCO (LAUTHORITY), QUALITY HOLSTEINS, ON
10. DUCKETT FEDERAL TAZ (FEDERAL), ROYAL LYNN HOLSTEINS, ON

Junior 3 Year Old

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1. BOSDALE GOLD LUSTER (GOLDWYN), ABRIBER SOCIETA AGRICOLA SRL, BECKRIDGE HOLSTEISN, OSCARD DUPASQUIER & QUALITY HOLSTEINS, ON
2. STONEHURTST GW WINDY (WINDBROOK), DALTON J FARIS, ON
3. ZESKLEIN SID INSPIRE (SID), BREMONT HOLSTEINS, ON
4. QUAILTY ATWOOD FORENDA (ATWOOD), QUALITY HOLSTEINS, ON
5. KILLCROFT LAUTHROITY LOTTIE DA (LAUTHORITY), KILLCROFT HOLSTEINS, ON

Senior 3 Year Old

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1. IDEE SID LUSITA (SID), QUALITY HOLSTEINS, ON
2. CAVANALECK DEMPSEY BOZICA (DEMPSEY), PIERSTEIN & SICY HOLSTEINS, ON
3. QUALITY ATWOOD MISSY (ATWOOD), QUALITY HOLSTEINS, ON
4. VALMAR COLTON WENDY (COLTON), CLARKVALLEY HOLSTEINS, CLARKVIEW HOLSTEINS & JEFF STEPHENS, ON
5. CAVANALECK WINDBROOK GEORGIA (WINDBROOK), CAVANALECK FARMS LTD., ON
6. FRANKHAVEN BRAXTON BELLA (BRAXTON), MAPLEKAY FARMS LTD., ON
7. PHILLHAVEN STEADY BREEZE (STEADY, MATIAS HOLSTEINS & PHILLHAVEN HOLSTEINS, ON
8. CEDARPATCH SEAVER LATEEFAH (SEAVER), CEDARPATCH HOLSTEINS, ON
9. OCONNORS SNOWMAN LILAC (SNOWMAN), FRAELAND FARMS, ON
10. HANALEE SEAVER HART (SEAVER), HANK & NANCY LEE HAZELEGER, ON

 4 Year Old

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1. MARFLOACRES DAMION LULU (DAMION), QUALITY HOLSTEINS, ON
2. HOWARD-VIEW RAZZMATAZ (SANCHEZ), DONALD I DOAN & KLOEPFER HOLDINGS LTD., ON
3. ST JACOB GOLDWYN HAZEL (GOLDWYN), LITTLE STAR HOLSTEISN & HODGLYNN HOLSTEINS, ON
4. MOUTN ELM ROYCE JALAPENO (ROYCE), CLAREMOUNT HOLSTEINS, GARY TROUP, VALE O SKENE HOLSTEINS, ON
5. CAVANALECK BRAXTONASPIRE (BRAXTON), CAVANALECK FARMS LTD., ON
6. VANWIE DENZEL SPRING (DENZEL), VALE-O-SKENE HOLSTEINS, ON
7. MISTY ACRES SPRINGS SEAUAL SUNSET (SEAGUL), ARDROSS HOLSTEINS, ON
8. ARNITA RYNA DAMION (DAMION), BREAMONT HOLSTEINS & FRANKHAVEN HOLSTEINS, ON
9. HANALEE FEVER BRITCHES (HANK & NANCY LEE HAZELGER & MARTIN HAZELEGER, ON
10. LILAC LODGE GOLDWYN LANI (GOLDWYN), ROYAL LYNN HOLSTEINS, ON

5 Year Old

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1. OAKFIELD GOLD TOPAZ (GOLDWYN), HODGLYNN HOLSTEINS & LITTLE STAR HOLSTEINS, ON
2. QUALITY MD FOFO (ATWOOD), QUALITY HOLSTEINS, ON
3. BRIDGEVIEW TALENT GALI (TALENT), BRIDGEVIEW FARMS, ON
4. DONELEA ZERO RAVA (ZERO), MAPEL WOOD FARMS, ON
5. KILLCROFT FORTUNE LOTTERY (FORTUNE), KILLCROFT HOLSTEINS, ON

Mature Cow

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1. SICY ALLO GOLDWYN (GOLDWYN), ECHO GLEN & GLEN ISLAY, ON
2. EAGLEEYE TALENT LISA (TALENT), ARDROSS HOLSTEINS, ON
3. ROCKYMOUNTAIN GOLDEN WINNIE (GOLDWYN), BECKHOLM HOLSTEINS, ON
4. PATIENCE DUNDEE PRECIOUS (DUNDEE), BREAMONT HOLSTEINS & FRANKHAVEN HOLSTEINS, ON

Ontario Spring Discovery Jersey Show 2015

Location: Ancaster Ontario
Judge: Jamie BlackIMG_4087

GRAND CHAMPION – PLEASANT NOOK CANDY CANE (VINCENT), PLEASANT NOOK JERSEYS, ON
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – PLEASANT SULTAN JETTA (SULTAN), PLEASANT NOOK JERSEYS , ON
HM GRAND CHAMPION – KENTVILLE CANDY TEQUILA (TEQUILA), KENTVILLE FARMS, ON

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INTERMEDIATE CHAMPION – KENTVILLE CANDY TEQUILA (TEQUILA), KENTVILLE FARMS, ON
RESERVE INTERMEIDATE CHAMPION – BRIDON T TIME (TEQUILA), BRIDON FARMS INC., ON
HM INTERMEDIATE CHAMPION – BRIDON BE GREAT (EXCITATION), BRIDON FARMS INC., ON

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JUNIOR CHAMPION – LORIVALE TEQUILA HOPALONG (TEQUILA) EMILY HENDERSON & CAMERON STOCKDALE, ON
RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION – WILLOW CREEK REAGAN MARISSA (REAGAN), WILLOW CREEK JERSEYS & SCOTT & SANDRA HONEY, ON
HM JUNIOR CHAMPION – WILLOW CREEK GILLER SHERRY (GILLER), WILLOW CREEK JERSEYS, ON

PREMIER BREEDER – BRIDON FARMS INC., ON
PREMIER EXHIBITOR – BRIDON FARMS INC., ON

INTERMEDIATE CALF (3)

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  1. KINGSDALE FIRST IMPERSSION (IMPRESSION), BESLEA FARMS LTD. ,& KINGSDALE JERSEY FARM, ON
  2. KINGSDALE VIRTUOSO MAYO (VIRTUOSO), BESLEA FARM LTD. & KINGSDALE JERSEY FARM, ON
  3. SPRINGERHILL TEQUILA ELSA (TEQUILA), SPRINGERHILL FARM INC., ON

SENIOR CALF (12)

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  1. LORIVALE TEQUILA HOPALONG (TEQUILA) EMILY HENDERSON & CAMERON STOCKDALE, ON
  2. BELFONTAINE VERBATIM SHIRLEY (VERBATIM), ADRIAN FRANKEN, ON
  3. CHARLYN INCENTIVE BEE (INCENTIVE), CHARLYN JERSEYS, ON
  4. RJF VELOCITY BOOM (VELOCITY), BRENT SAYLES & COLTON OUGHTRED, ON
  5. ENNISKILLEN PREMIER R SUZY (PREMIER), ENNISKILLEN JERSEYS, ON

SUMMER YEARLING (12)

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  1. WILLOW CREEK REAGAN MARISSA (REAGAN), WILLOW CREEK JERSEYS & SCOTT & SANDRA HONEY, ON
  2. LEACHLAND CARAMEL K (HIRED GUN), COLIN & KAREN LEACH, ON
  3. CHARLYN EXCITE ROSIE (EXCITE) CHARLYN JERSEYS, ON
  4. ALAND OTM NUGGET (ON THE MONEY), ALAN & JULIE CUNNINGHAM, LES & DARLENE SHARPE & GLEN & SHEILA BURGESS, ON
  5. MAUGHLIN ASTUCE EMILY (ASTUCE), MARK MCPHEDRAN, ON

JUNIOR YEARLING (14)

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  1. BESLEA AN EVENING TO REMEMBER (TEQUILA), BESLEA FARMS & SCOTT & SANDRA HONEY, ON
  2. PINE HAVEN WALKER VIVA (WALKER), STARCREST & JONES JERSEYS, ON
  3. CHARLYN IMPRESSION BINDY (IMPRESSION), CHARLYN JERSEYS, ON
  4. BRIDON SPIN POLLY (SPINSTER), BRIDON FARMS INC., ON
  5. CHARLYN KEEPER ERALYN (KEEPER), CHARLYN JERSEYS, ON

INTERMEDAITE YEARLING (4)

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  1. ROESBETT V SULTRY (VERBATIM), GERALD ROEFS, ON
  2. WILLDINA RESPONSE PEPPY (VERBATIM), ALAN & JULIE CUNNINGHAM, ON
  3. LEACHLAND KINETIC K (GOVERNOR), COLIN & KAREN LEACH, ON
  4. HURONIA IMPRESSION MARLEY (IMPRESSION), TOPLINE, DREAMRIDGE, HURONHOLM & GEMINAECHO, ON

SENIOR YEARLING (3)

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  1. WILLOW CREEK GILLER SHERRY (GILLER), WILLOW CREEK JERSEYS, ON
  2. ALEXVALE GLORIBEAS GAZINGA (IATOLA), PLEASANT NOOK JERSEYS & JAMES ALEXANDER, ON
  3. CHARLYN VERB BRYN (VERBATIM), CHARLYN JERSEYS, ON

JUNIOR HERD (4)

  1. RICHARD & TERESA OSBORNE, ON
  2. CHARLYN FARMS, ON
  3. COLIN & KAREN LEACH, ON
  4. TIM SARGENT, ON

JUNIOR 2 YEAR OLD (6)

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  1. BRIDON T TIME (TEQUILA), BRIDON FARMS INC., ON
  2. HOMETOWN IMPRESSION BUTTERFLY (IMPRESSION), NEIL & MELANIE HUNTER, ON
  3. BRIDGEVIEW COMERICA BEACON (COMERICA), BRIDGEVIEW FARM, ON
  4. TANBARK SULTAN SRACSE (SULTAN), JENNY BUTCHER, ON
  5. BRIDON TEQUILA CHASTITY (TEQUILA), BRIDON FARMS INC., ON

SENIOR 2 YEAR OLD (6)

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  1. KENTVILLE CANDY TEQUILA (TEQUILA), KENTVILLE FARMS, ON
  2. FAIRVISTA TEQUILA FIREWORKS (TEQUILA), GELN & SHEILA BURGESS, ON
  3. HIDDEN DREAM ECLIPSE RIDDLE (ECLIPSE P), JENNY BUTCHER, ON
  4. SLEEGERHOLM REAGAN IKEA (REAGAN), MIKE SLEEGERS & ARI EKSTEIN, ON
  5. CHARLYN IMPRESSIONSHINE (IMPRESSION), CHARLYN JERSEYS, ON

JUNIOR 3 YEAR OLD (4)

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  1. JL VINCENT SAPPHIRA (VINCENT), JORDAN RAYMER, ON
  2. ENNISKILLEN OLYMPIAN DJ MAMIE (OLYMPIAN), ENNISKILLEN JERSEYS, ON
  3. PLEASANT NOOK BC MARCELLE (COMERICA), PLEASANT NOOK JERSEYS, ON
  4. WILLOW CREEK COMERICA VAL (COMERICA), WILLOW CREEK JERSEYS, ON

SENIOR 3 YEAR OLD (7)

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  1. BRIDON BE GREAT (EXCITATION), BRIDON FARMS INC., ON
  2. JL IATOLA SOPHIE (IATOLA), CHARLYN JERSEYS & BRYAN WELDRICK, ON
  3. HOMETOWN REGAN JITTERBUG (REAGAN), NEIL & MELANIE HUNTER, ON
  4. HOMETOWN GILLER SWEET SUCCESS (GILLER), NEIL & MELANIE HUNTER, ON
  5. BRI-LIN BOWTIE SAPHIRE (BOWTIE), BRIAN & LINDA RAYMER, ON

4 YEAR OLD (5)

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  1. PLEASANT NOOK CANDY CANE (VINCENT), PLEASANT NOOK JERSEYS, ON
  2. PLEASANT NOOK ACTION FRISKY (ACTION), PLEASANT NOOK JERSEYS, ON
  3. PENISULA MINISTER EMERALD 12Y (MINISTER), PAUL & LORRAINE FRANKEN, ON
  4. BRIDON ROCKET GRACIE (ROCKET), BRIDON FARMS INC., ON
  5. ENNISKILLEN TEQUILA DAISY (TEQUILA), ENNISKILLEN JERSEYS, ON

5 YEAR OLD ( 4)

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  1. PLEASANT SULTAN JETTA (SULTAN), PLEASANT NOOK JERSEYS , ON
  2. MEADOW LYNN LEGACY LORRAINE (LEGACY), JENNY BUTCHER, ON
  3. WILLOW CREEK BRONZE ANGELIC (BRONZE), WILLOW CREEK JERSEYS, ON
  4. WILLOW CREEK GOVERNOR TWIKLE (GOVERNOR), WILLOW CREEK & FRED PETZOLD, ON

MATURE COW (5)

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  1. BRIDON JADES PROCURE (JADE), ENNISKILLEN JERSEYS ON
  2. ENNISKILLEN MCT SUZY IV (C TOPS), ENNISKILLEN JERSEYS, ON
  3. HOMESTOWN ACTION JELLY BEAN (ACTION), NEIL & MELANIE HUNTER, ON
  4. GOLDEN WALKER MIRANDA (WALKER), GLEN & SHEILA BURGESS, ON
  5. PAULLOR CENTURION NICKIE (CENTURION), PAUL & LORRAINE FRANKEN, ON

BREEDERS HERD (4)

  1. PLEASANT NOOK JERSEYS, ON
  2. BRIDON FARMS INC., ON
  3. NEIL & MELANIE HUNTER, ON
  4. TIM SARGENT, ON

Inbreeding: Could we be Headed to a Genetic Dead End?

Inbreeding and the lack of genetic diversity are on the radar screen of milk producers, breeding stock suppliers, A.I. companies and scientists. In some cases, they are barely there while for others it is a major concern. Every year there is new evidence that points to the fact that these factors should not be ignored when it comes to breeding decisions.

A New Approach to Studying Diversity

A recently published article by Yue, Dechow, and Liu, where they studied the limited number of Y chromosome lineages in North American Holsteins, gives discerning breeders serious food for thought. The results of this study appear in this month’s (April 2015) Journal of Dairy Science and is entitled “A limited numbers of Y chromosome lineages is present in North American Holsteins”.

Some Eye-Opening Facts

The researchers found that all current North American Holstein A.I. bulls trace to two sires from the 1880’s, Hulleman, and Neptune H. And that’s just the beginning of the narrowing of the bloodlines! The more in-depth study shows that, of three prominent sires from the 1960’s, Chief, Elevation, and Ivanhoe Star, two remain dominant today. The study reports that, in 2010, Pawnee Farm Arlinda Chief (48.8%) and Round Oak Rap Apple Elevation (51.0%) totally dominate, being present in 99.8% of all North American A.I. bull pedigrees. The data for this study came from Interbull’s files that contained 220,872 bulls worldwide born between 1950 and 2013. Of those bulls, 62,897 were from North America.

Genetic Diversity is No Longer

To say the least, we have severely narrowed the genetic diversity in North American Holsteins. Yue, Dechow and Liu state the obvious “We believe that the extreme lack of genetic diversity of Y chromosome could be a limiting factor toward improvement in Holsteins for male fertility traits that are influenced by the Y chromosome”.

The effects of reduced genetic diversity on male fertility is often not a high priority for breeders. Breeders think of calf liveability and growth, female reproduction, disease resistance, lifetime production and many more traits when it comes to the negative effects that result from inbreeding. The truth is that limiting our effective breeding population to two sires from the 1880’s and two of their descendants from the 1960’s is alarming.

Is this a Ticking Time Bomb?

Most of us ignore the actual situation. We accept, as a fact of life, that the rate of inbreeding in our dairy cattle is increasing every year. Could it be just a matter of time until we are doomed? Do breeds and breeding companies need to take the blinders off?

Finding Solutions

Dairy cattle breeders are usually quite creative when it comes to finding solutions. It means thinking outside the box. So let’s think outside that box!

Sourcing Sires: Now that we have DNA analysis in most countries with significant Holstein populations, it should be possible to find breed improving sires that do not contain Chief and/or Elevation in their pedigrees. Getting the genetics of such outcross sires incorporated into North America Holsteins is now simple enough. Simply IVF top North American Holstein cows and use those non-Chief and non-Elevation sires to produce sons. Then DNA test those sons and identify which ones have the different Y chromosome. The project will need to be large, but amongst the sons without Chief or Elevation Y chromosomes, there will be sires that are high based on genomic testing.

Lower Purity Requirements: North American Holstein breeders have prided themselves on having animals that are 100% pure as to breed. That’s nice but do we need to demand 100% purity at the expense of losing the breed because of lack of genetic diversity? In New Zealand the Kiwi breed, Holstein x Jersey, has been developed and it has gained wide acceptance by milk producers as the animals they want to work with on their pasture-based milk solids per hectare dairy farms.  Bringing in genetic diversity from other breeds could produce a strain of Holsteins that suits the needs of bottom line focused dairy farmers everywhere.

Genetic Engineering: I understand that anything to do with altering nature is a controversial topic. However can we not learn from the success of crop breeders where they introduced new and constructive genes into plants?  Introducing those new genes has been a major success story in positioning farmers everywhere to produce crops that have fed and will continue to feed our ever growing global population. Genetic engineering is a topic that ne eds serious consideration in dairy breeding.

These three suggested ways of finding a solution only scratch the surface of what’s available to an open-minded, progressive dairy cattle improvement industry

The Bullvine Bottom Line

North American Holstein breeders have been very successful in eliminating unproductive animals. As a result, the average production per cow has doubled in less than fifty years. But with that increased yield has come inbreeding, poorer reproduction, disease resistance challenges and other detrimental factors.  Continuing to ignore the facts and refusing to search for ways to increase genetic diversity could take us down a road that leads to a dead end.

 

 

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Expo-Printemps du Québec Rouge et Blanc – Quebec Spring Show Red & White 2015

DATE: April 15th-17th, 2015
LOCATION: Victoriaville, QC


Grand Champion: Blondin Destry Sally, Ferme Blondin, Oscar Dupasquier, Qc
Reserve Grand Champion: Deslacs Redliner Avria-Red, Deslacs Holstein, Qc
Honourable Mention: Deslacs Contender Amy Red (Contender), Deslacs Holstein, Qc

Intermediate Champion – DESLACS CONTENDER AMY RED – DESLACS HOLSTEIN
Reserve Intermediate Champion – DESLACS HVEZDA ALYTA RED – DESLACS HOLSTEIN
Honorable Mention Champion – DESLACS HVEZDA AKILA RED – DESLACS HOLSTEIN

Junior Champion – LAROCHELLE REALITY SOFIONA – FERME LAROCHELLE S.E.N.C
Reserve Champion – LAROCHELLE ARTIE LANDY – FERME LAROCHELLE S.E.N.C
Honorable Mention – NAULY LUPOL PRUDE – NAULY HOLSTEIN

Intermediate Calf

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  1. SUNNYLODGE ATTITUDE LEONA  – ELMER WEEKS, FRANK A. & DIANE BORBA, LOOKOUT HOLSTEINS
  2. FLEURY MOSES LADYBUD RED  – Best Bred & Owned – FLEURY HOLSTEIN
  3. ETEL LILI HEZTRY RED  – FERME ETEL HOLSTEIN
  4. DESLACS HEZTRY ALEXIS RED  – DESLACS HOLSTEIN

Senior Calf

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  1. NAULY LUPOL PRUDE  – Best Bred & Owned – NAULY HOLSTEIN
  2. RENELY BREEKEM CHAPERON ROUGE  – RENE VOULIGNY
  3. NAULY MOSES RED WHIT LASSY  – NAULY HOLSTEIN
  4. PIERSTEIN ARMANI TESSA  – FERME MARTINALE
  5. FORTALE ABSOLUTE RED SABRINY  – FERME FORTALE HOLSTEIN INC , FERME MIBELSON INC
  6. PTITSUISSE REDLINER OLOTIYO  – FERME PTIT SUISSE
  7. DESLACS HEZTRY AVERLY RED  – DESLACS HOLSTEIN
  8. MALIC MRAUSSIE MARIE MAI – FERME MALIC
  9. BLONDIN ARMANI STELLA ARTOIS – FERME BLONDIN, OSCAR DUPASQUIER
  10. NAULY BARBWIRE EOSINE – NAULY HOLSTEIN

Summer Yearling

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  1. FRADON LOTUS JERI  – HOLDSTAR GENETIQUE INC
  2. DESLACS GOLDALI RED HOT  – Best Bred & Owned – DESLACS HOLSTEIN
  3. PIERSTEIN ARMANI ROCK N ROLL  – PIERRE BOULET
  4. NAULY ACME WIGWAM  – NAULY HOLSTEIN
  5. ETEL MARIA AUSSIE RED  – FERME ETEL HOLSTEIN
  6. DESLACS ROCKSTAR AMNIA P RED  – DESLACS HOLSTEIN
  7. HOMTOSTA DUCATI JENNESSA  – FERME LAROCHELLE S.E.N.C
  8. NAULY ACME LILYROSE  – NAULY HOLSTEIN
  9. FRATER ALTITUDE JULIA RED  – FERME FREJOUR INC
  10. GUIMONDALE MAGENTA MISSY –  FERME GUIMONDALE INC

Junior Yearling

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  1. LAROCHELLE ARTIE LANDY – Best Bred & Owned – FERME LAROCHELLE S.E.N.C
  2. NAULY ABSOLUTE RED LOUVE  – NAULY HOLSTEIN
  3. NAULY JIGSAW ETINCELLE – NAULY HOLSTEIN
  4. ROYCHAM RIC SPICE RED  – BRIAN W. CONNOR, FERME JOCELYN COTE INC
  5. BOURGIVAL MUNICIPAL LIME – ADELARD POULIN, FERME BOURGIVAL
  6. NAULY ACME LOTUS – NAULY HOLSTEIN
  7. HAUTPRE RWANDA ALTITUDE RED – FERME ALA-DIN INC

Intermediate Yearling

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  1. LAROCHELLE REALITY SOFIJA – Best Bred & Owned- FERME LAROCHELLE S.E.N.C, ISABELLE MORIN
  2. LAROCHELLE REALITY SOFYAH – FERME LAROCHELLE S.E.N.C
  3. NAULY ACME LUCKY – NAULY HOLSTEIN

Senior Yearling

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  1. LAROCHELLE REALITY SOFIONA  – Best Bred & Owned – FERME LAROCHELLE S.E.N.C
  2. DESLACS CHIPPER CAT RED  – DESLACS HOLSTEIN
  3. ALLSTAR DESTRY MOLLY  – ALLSTAR GEN, FERME YVON SICARD
  4. CALAIN RUSTLER IRKOUTSK – FERME CALAIN INC

Junior 2 Year Old

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  1. DESLACS HVEZDA ALYTA RED  – Best Bred & Owned – DESLACS HOLSTEIN
  2. FLEURY ACME ALYS RED – Best udder – FLEURY HOLSTEIN
  3. AU VENT LILI – FERME DUGOUFFRE S.E.N.C

Senior 2 Year old

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  1. DESLACS HVEZDA AKILA RED – Best udder Best Bred & Owned – DESLACS HOLSTEIN
  2. JOLIBOIS FRECKLES DESTRY – CRACKHOLM HOLSTEINS, FERME FORTALE HOLSTEIN INC
  3. DULYSBLANC ALWAYS SOPHIE  – FERME DU LYS BLANC ENG
  4. SEJANE CAMDEN VANIA – FERME SEJANE HOLSTEIN, FERME SELEXIE
  5. MICHERET VELGA INFRAROUGE RED – FERME MICHERET INC

Junior 3 Year Old

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  1. JUSTE O LAIT MR BURN FRIMOUSSE – Best udder Best Bred & Owned – FERME JUSTE O LAIT
  2. JUSTE O LAIT MR TOP FOXY  – FERME JUSTE O LAIT

Senior 3 Year Old

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  1. DESLACS CONTENDER AMY RED – Best udder Best Bred & Owned – DESLACS HOLSTEIN

4 Year Old

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  1. BLONDIN DESTRY SALLY – Best udder Best Bred & Owned – FERME BLONDIN, OSCAR DUPASQUIER
  2. DESLACS REDLINER AVRIA RED  – DESLACS HOLSTEIN
  3. BLONDIN ARTIE SAPHYR  – FERME BLONDIN
  4. MOUNT ELM ROYCE JALAPENO – CLAREMOUNT HOLSTEINS, EMILANE HOLSTEINS, GARY TROUP, NEIL & BRYAN ANDERSON, VALE-O-SKENE HOLSTEINS
  5. DESLACS TOUCHDOWN EM RED – DESLACS HOLSTEIN
  6. DESLACS KITE GEE RED – DESLACS HOLSTEIN
  7. SANTSCHI DESTRY SARABY – FERME GUIMONDALE INC
  8. MILKSOURCE DSY DELLA-RED-ET  – FERME PTIT SUISSE

5 Year Old

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  1. CALAIN DEBONAIR BIJOU RED  – Best udder Best Bred & Owned – FERME CALAIN INC

Mature Cow

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  1. SUNNYLODGE M B GABRIELLE – Best udder – DESLACS HOLSTEIN, FLEURY HOLSTEIN
  2. DESLACS TRIBUTE ANORA RED  – Best Bred & Owned – DESLACS HOLSTEIN
  3. MICHERET FIRSTRED REVOLVER  – FERME MICHERET INC

 

Expo-Printemps du Québec – Quebec Spring Show 2015

DATE: April 15th-17th, 2015
LOCATION: Victoriaville, QC



Grand Champion – MS GOLDWYN ALANA-ET – FERME FORTALE HOLSTEIN INC, ISABELLE VERVILLE, PIERRE BOULET
Reserve Grand – RF GOLDWYN HAILEY  – GEN-COM HOLSTEIN LTEE
Honorable Mention Grand Champion – CALBRETT GOLDWYN LAYLA-ET – COMESTAR HOLSTEIN, PONDEROSA HOLSTEINS, SPERANZA HOLSTEIN

Intermediate Champion – PETITCLERC SID SNOWFLAKE  – FERME FORTALE HOLSTEIN INC, PIERRE BOULET, FERME BLONDIN
Reserve Intermediate Champion – BATA LAUTHORITY LIANE  – FERME DES SAUGES S.E.N.C, FRANCIS CHARTRAND
Honorable Mention Intermediate Champion – MABEL REGINALD LITINOU – FERME MAGUY NORMANDIN INC

Junior Champion – VERTDOR SID FUGUEUSE , FERME VERT D’OR INC
Reserve Junior Champion – REPA JENNLY DOORMAN, DONALD ROUX, MELANIE PARENTEAU, REJEAN PARENTEAU
Honorable Mention Junior Champion – PETITCLERC GOLDWYN SWEETHEART – FERME JEAN-PAUL PETITCLERC & FILS INC
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In one of the toughest judging assignments in the past 10 years, see what John Crowley has to say after judging the 2015 Quebec Spring Holstein Show.

 Intermediate Calf

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  1. DU PETIT BOIS GD SELSY – JM VALLEY HOLSTEIN, PAT CONROY, RICHARD W. & SHANNON ALLYN, VOGUE CATTLE CO
  2. GENO CHERRY BLOSSOM – Best Bred & Owned – FERME GENO INC
  3. WINRIGHT GOLDWYN ELEGANT – FERME JEAN-PAUL PETITCLERC & FILS INC
  4. DUBEAU BROKAW MONTANA – ALICE LAMBERT, ANNABELLE LAMBERT, FERME SYMA HOLSTEIN ENRG
  5. DUBEAU BROKAW MOM BOUCHER – DUBEAU, FERME MALIC
  6. MASSICO MCCUTCHEN CHIX – MASSICOTTE HOLSTEIN INC
  7. GEN-C0M BROKAW ALIKA – GEN-COM HOLSTEIN LTEE
  8. BEAUCOISE MASCALESE ELFE – ELMER WEEKS, FERME KAMLAKE
  9. GARAY YORICK DIMETRIA – FERME ROGGUA ENR
  10. MILIBRO MATE MILLIE – FERME MILIBRO INC

Senior Calf

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  1. CERPOLAIT DOORMAN ROSELYNE – JEFF STEPHENS, CLARKVALLEY HOLSTEINS
  2. COMESTAR GEOMY REGINALD – DEVON D BENFER
  3. DENISTIER YORICK LICORICE – Best Bred & Owned- DENISTIER 24113185 QUEBEC INC
  4. FLEURY BROKAW JOANIE – FLEURY HOLSTEIN
  5. MILIBRO LOTUS ROSELUSTRE – FRANCIS MORNEAU
  6. WILSONCREST JOLENE – VOGUE CATTLE CO
  7. KAMLAKE GOLDALI LEONIE – FERME KAMLAKE
  8. MILIBRO GOLDWYN ROSELICORICE- FERME MILIBRO INC
  9. MACO ADELIE ATWOOD – MARIO CORRIVEAU
  10. QUARTER HILL CONGO HARLEY – FRANK A. & DIANE BORBA, LOOKOUT HOLSTEINS

Summer Yearling

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  1. VERTDOR SID FUGUEUSE  – Best Bred & Owned – FERME VERT D’OR INC
  2. PURE DOORMAN HOPE  – PURE HOLSTEINS
  3. BLONDIN GOLDWYN SPARKS  – FERME BLONDIN, FERME MAGUY NORMANDIN INC
  4. MILIBRO ROSEPLEX VEGAS  – FERME LUGA S.E.N.C, FERME MILIBRO INC, FREDERIC DUBOIS
  5. COMESTAR ANABETSY BROKAW  – FRANCIS MORNEAU
  6. LEACHFIELD ATWOOD DANCER  – PETER LEACH
  7. LEHOUX CANCUN WILDA  – B. LEHOUX & FILS INC
  8. PETITCLERC WINDBROOK ANACONDA  – FERME JEAN-PAUL PETITCLERC & FILS INC
  9. DAMIBEL LAVANGUARD PANAMA – FERME DAMIBEL INC
  10. MAROCH MELLA DOORMAN – DAVID CLICHE GENETIQUE, FERME GASTON JACQUES INC

 Junior Yearling

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  1. PETITCLERC GOLDWYN SWEETHEART – Best Bred & Owned – FERME JEAN-PAUL PETITCLERC & FILS INC
  2. PIERSTEIN ATWOOD GABIGAELLE  – FERME LAROCHELLE S.E.N.C, ISABELLE MORIN, MAXIME HEBERT, PIERRE BOULET
  3. MILIBRO REGINALD ROSELIGY – FERME MILIBRO INC
  4. LAFONTAINE GOLD CHIP MAKI  – FERME LAFONTAINE
  5. ROTALY BRAWLER HIDALGO – ROCK HEBERT & NATHALIE DUMAIS
  6. LAROCHELLE CHIPPER DORA – FERME LAROCHELLE S.E.N.C
  7. IDEE GOLDCHIP LUCKY – JORDAN BLAIS, KEVEN MOFFET, MIKAEL LECLERC
  8. MILIBRO DUBIRON SUN ROSELAKERS – FERME DU BIRON INC, FERME MILIBRO INC, MAXIME MONTPLAISIR
  9. MS DEBS BROKAW DIANNA-ET – DAN HOVDEN, JASON VOLKER, VELTHUIS FARMS LTD
  10. BELFAST DOORMAN LUST – BLACKROCK LIVESTOCK COMPANY, CORMDALE GENETICS INC, SILVERCAP HOLSTEINS, VOGUE CATTLE CO.

Intermediate Yearling

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  1. REPA JENNLY DOORMAN  – Best Bred & Owned – DONALD ROUX, MELANIE PARENTEAU, REJEAN PARENTEAU
  2. FAIRMONT DOORMAN LAURISA-ET  – FERME VERT D’OR INC, KEVEN MOFFET, MIKAEL LECLERC, MYRIAM COULOMBE, PAUL-ETIENNE HUDON
  3. BELFAST DOORMAN LOVESTRUCK – BLACKROCK LIVESTOCK COMPANY, CORMDALE GENETICS INC, SILVERCAP HOLSTEINS, VOGUE CATTLE CO.
  4. REPA JENNA DOORMAN – DONALD ROUX, MELANIE PARENTEAU, REJEAN PARENTEAU
  5. MILIBRO AFTERSHOCK ROSELOCK – FERME MILIBRO INC
  6. TRESY FEVER LIAM – FERME TRESY INC, MELISSA MARCOUX
  7. ROTALY GOLDWYN ALLEGRIA – ROCK HEBERT & NATHALIE DUMAIS
  8. BELFAST DOORMAN LIBERTY – BELFAST HOLSTEIN ENR, MARY INN HOLSTEIN
  9. HEZ ATWOOD HEAVEN-E  – VELTHUIS FARMS LTD
  10. ARDROSS MS LIPTON – ARDROSS HOLSTEINS, SILVERRIDGE FARMS LTD, VELTHUIS FARMS LTD

Senior Yearling

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  1. ROTALY WINDBROOK OMBRE  – Best Bred & Owned – ROCK HEBERT & NATHALIE DUMAIS
  2. ROBROOK WINDBROOK BEAUTY  – FERME GILLETTE INC, MARY INN HOLSTEIN
  3. COMESTAR LAURAS DOORMAN – COMESTAR HOLSTEIN
  4. BRISMER ATWOOD FRANGELINA – JEAN-GUY BRISSON & BETTY MERCIER
  5. BOURGIVAL YORICK MELANE – FERME BOURGIVAL, FERME LACTO-PHYLUM
  6. RICAGRI DEMPSEY PACE – FERME RICAGRI INC, JEAN-PHILIPPE CHAREST
  7. FLOCO FLOWIE FEVER – FERME KAMLAKE
  8. PAULO LAUTHORITY LADYS NIGHT – FERME PAUL-AIME VERMETTE & FILS INC
  9. MASSICO WINDBROOK DEBBY – MASSICOTTE HOLSTEIN INC
  10. VERTDOR LAVANGUARD COLBY – FERME VERT D’OR INC

 Junior 2 Year Old

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  1. PETITCLERC SID SNOWFLAKE  – Best udder – FERME FORTALE HOLSTEIN INC, PIERRE BOULET, FERME BLONDIN
  2. BLONDIN GOLDWYN SUNSATION  – Best Bred & Owned – FERME BLONDIN
  3. CERPOLAIT DUDE JUDITH  – FERME CERPOLAIT S.E.N.C
  4. KAMLAKE ALEXIA  – FERME KAMLAKE
  5. BELFAST WINDBROOK SYRYUS – BELFAST HOLSTEIN ENR
  6. JEANLU WINDHAMMER ELECTRA  – FERME J.P. POULIN & FILS

Senior 2 Year old

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  1. BATA LAUTHORITY LIANE  – FERME DES SAUGES S.E.N.C, FRANCIS CHARTRAND
  2. PLOEGSWAY GOLDWYN NUTS IS U  – FERME BLONDIN, FERME YVON SICARD
  3. MS ANDIS GW ASTRA-ET – Best udder – GERALD D. HALBACH, LOOKOUT HOLSTEINS
  4. BELFAST GOLDWYN LACE – Best Bred & Owned – BELFAST HOLSTEIN ENR, MARY INN HOLSTEIN
  5. VAL-BISSON MERIDIAN DORIANE – FERME BLONDIN
  6. PETITCLERC GOLDCHIP SIERRA  – FERME JEAN-PAUL PETITCLERC & FILS INC
  7. ERNEST-ANTHONY SCP ANGELICA  – FERME BLONDIN, FERME FORTALE HOLSTEIN INC
  8. DESNETTE ALEXIE WINDHAMMER – DESNETTE HOLSTEIN
  9. WINTERBAY DUDE GUINNESS  – FERME BERNI (2001 INC)
  10. ELMCROFT WINDBROOK FORTUNE  – FERME BLONDIN, FERME YVON SICARD

Junior 3 Year Old

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  1. MABEL REGINALD LITINOU – Best udder Best Bred & Owned – FERME MAGUY NORMANDIN INC
  2. OUTAOUAIS SID HAILEY  – FERME BLONDIN
  3. PIERSTEIN LADYSDREAM PR LANNA  – ISABELLE MORIN, PIERRE BOULET
  4. KARONA GOLDWYN MIAM  – PIERRE CARON
  5. GEN-COM WINDBROOK HALONA – GEN-COM HOLSTEIN LTEE

Senior 3 Year Old

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  1. EXTONDALE WINDBROOK IVA – Best udder – FRANCIS MORNEAU
  2. DESLACS GOLDCHIP BRITANIA  – Best Bred & Owned – DESLACS HOLSTEIN
  3. MURRAYHOLM WINDBROOK LELY  – GERALD D. HALBACH, LOOKOUT HOLSTEINS, MURRAYHOLM FARMS INC
  4. GEN-COM WINDBROOK ALIE  – GEN-COM HOLSTEIN LTEE
  5. BLONDIN BRAXTON KANSAS  – FERME BLONDIN
  6. TWINPEAK WINDBROOK AMARYLIS  – FERME RALSTON S.E.N.C
  7. PAULO WINDBROOK MONDAY NIGHT  – FERME PAUL-AIME VERMETTE & FILS INC
  8. GEN-COM SID ABEL – GEN-COM HOLSTEIN LTEE
  9. DESNETTE LARANA FEVER – DESNETTE HOLSTEIN
  10. DESNETTE DANIE FEVER  – DESNETTE HOLSTEIN

4 Year Olds

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  1. BERGEROY SEAVER CARTER – Best Bred & Owned – BERGEROY HOLSTEIN INC
  2. PATERNELLE SHOTGUN GELIMA – FERME KAMLAKE
  3. MYSTIQUE GOLDWYN BOREALE – FERME BLONDIN
  4. PETITCLERC ALEXANDER AMYCALE – FERME JEAN-PAUL PETITCLERC & FILS INC
  5. GEN-COM BAXTON HAILORY – GEN-COM HOLSTEIN LTEE
  6. BLONDIN BRAVEST DELICE – FERME BLONDIN
  7. TODDSDALE SAN REESE-ET – GEN-COM HOLSTEIN LTEE

5 Year Old

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  1. CAVANALECK SPIRTE DELL – Best udder – FERME BLONDIN
  2. BLONDIN JASPER IVANKA  – Best Bred & Owned – FERME BLONDIN
  3. WHITAKER-KK GOLDIE ROSE-ET  – GEN-COM HOLSTEIN LTEE
  4. VIORIS ALEX PANDORA  – GEN-COM HOLSTEIN LTEE
  5. PIERSTEIN GOLDWYN JINGO  – PIERRE BOULET
  6. PIERSTEIN GOLDWYN RENEE  – PIERRE BOULET
  7. MATVALE SANCHEZ JULIE IV  – FERME GUIMONDALE INC

Mature Cow

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  1. MS GOLDWYN ALANA-ET – Best udder – FERME FORTALE HOLSTEIN INC, ISABELLE VERVILLE, PIERRE BOULET
  2. RF GOLDWYN HAILEY  – GEN-COM HOLSTEIN LTEE
  3. COBEQUID GOLDWYN LENO , BUTZ-HILL HOLSTEIN, FERME YVON SICARD, GHYSLAIN DEMERS, PIERRE BOULET
  4. MILIBRO GOLDWYN ROSELILACE  – Best Bred & Owned – FERME MILIBRO INC

50,000 kgs. Cows

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  1. CALBRETT GOLDWYN LAYLA-ET – Best udder – COMESTAR HOLSTEIN, PONDEROSA HOLSTEINS, SPERANZA HOLSTEIN
  2. WILLOWHOLME GOLDWYN JESSICA  – FERME BLONDIN
  3. CAVERHILL PEACH DOLMAN  – GEN-COM HOLSTEIN LTEE
  4. MEADOW GREEN JEANY OUTSIDE  – FERME BLONDIN
  5. VT-POND-VIEW STM CORA-ET – SCOTT M., LAURIE LANGMAID
  6. PIERSTEIN GOLDWYN SUNSHINE  – Best Bred & Owned – PIERRE BOULET

Le Tour De Quebec – Le Tour De Force

Three decades ago, touring the Province of Quebec was a completely different experience compared to today. Bruce Jobson reports from Quebec.  

Communication in the 1980s and early 90s was very different; in fact almost non-existent. There were no mobile phones, no phone-cameras, no e-mail, no texting, no Twitter, no internet, no Facebook and therefore, no Bullvine website. English was rarely spoken. Today, the modern and cultural face of Quebec has dramatically changed.

For all intents and purposes the Province remains a “country” within a country; it has its own customs and culture and its own dialect of the French language – distinct from the European versions. However, travelling the back-roads, farm-tracks and visiting Quebec milking-barns has changed unrecognisably – as has traditional milking times due to robotic machines, with Quebec now having a 4% uptake compared to 89% tie-stall and 7% free-stall.

Quebec is the power-house of Canadian genetics; a driving force that has gathered juggernaut momentum. This did not happen overnight; and did not happen by chance. This has occurred through ambition, drive, focus, “will-power” and the two “Cs” – communication and cooperation.

Supreme Dairy Show

For the past 20 years, in the week preceding the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, Holstein Quebec organized a major provincial show at St Hyacinthe. The event garnered prestige owing to the sheer quality of Holstein cows turning out at the event and then moving up to Toronto to take further honours. Today, Quebec can arguably claim to have the best cows.

RF Goldwyn Hailey – 2014 Grand Champion Le Supreme Laitier

In 2014, the show format changed through cooperation and a realisation that the Province of Quebec, may, just may, produce a significant third dimension on the North American show circuit juxtapose Madison and Toronto. In simplistic form, an agreement with the city authorities; the 175 year old local Society of Agriculture and the major breed societies, resulted in the expansion from 200 Holstein animals to 750 exhibits across five dairy breeds.

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Supreme Dairy Show President Norman Fontaine

President of the Agricultural Society, Mr Norman Fontaine, speaking through interpreter Marie-Claire Girod, explained the reasons for the development. “The Society owns 15 acres of land within the city and wanted to expand the event to be more inclusive and bring other breeds to the show. We also want to attract exhibitors and visitors from other parts of Canada such as Ontario as well as, neighbouring USA and international visitors.

“We have also included a symposium as there is a responsibility to educate the younger generation. There are many aspects to holding a major show such as showcasing animals, trade, an embryo sale and the potential sale of livestock. But educating the next generation plays an important part of our future vision.”

The Role of Quebec Women

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Supreme Dairy Show manager Jenny Henchoz

Quebec has always involved women as part of its drive towards future development; whether in the AI industry, marketing and promotions, showing, milking, breeding or, respective breed societies and organizing committees. Tasked with delivering and managing a multi-breed show, Jenny Henchoz, is typical of the young women who play an important role within Quebec farming circles.

The entire bench of show organisers was staffed by young, professional women administrators in their 20s and 30s (as was previously with Holstein Quebec) taking on responsibility to deliver a major event. Having been at St Hyacinthe events for many years – communication is now easier as the language barrier has virtually disappeared. Commenting on the event Ms Henchoz said.

“We are delighted at the success of the first Supreme Dairy Show with over 750 animals exhibited over the course of the three day event. The show is primarily a livestock event, maintaining a strong link with dairy producers across Black and White and Red and White Holsteins; Jersey, Ayrshire and Brown Swiss animals.

“It’s been a steep learning curve and there has been immense cooperation in order to make the new format happen. The response from breeders, societies, sponsors and trade exhibitors has been tremendous. However, we have room for further expansion with facilities to host over 900 animals, if required.”

Quebec Farm Tour

Charles Darwin stated, “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive, but those who can best manage change.”

There are approximately 5,000 dairy herds in Quebec compared to 3,000 in Ontario – almost as many in the Province as the rest of Canada combined. In the 2011 census the number of operators involved within Quebec was just under 11,000 – once again; the same number of operators as the rest of Canada.

Quebec also leads with the number of operators below the age of 35, with 1,800 compared to Ontario with 1,000 and the Province has 54% of the Canadian total. Between the ages of 35 – 44; and 45 -55; Quebec again leads the way with 50.5% and 50.8%, respectively. From an age group of 55 and above, the figure dips to 45.2%.

Visiting progeny test herds in Quebec in the 1980s and 90s was a challenging experience. Traditional Quebec family farmers did not speak English and the likes of Steve Laroche from St Hyacinthe-based AI stud CIAQ, acted as driver, tour guide and interpreter when viewing progeny of emerging Canadian Holstein sires.

Today, the younger generation of highly educated farmers, invariably speak English and French. Quebec children now learn English at an early age and TV and films have brought a diverse range of language and understanding into the family living-rooms. This has integrated into the Quebec milking barns.

YOUNG BREEDERS GETTING STARTED

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Remi Guay translates French into English at the Supreme Dairy Show, Quebec.

A big challenge remains – getting young people involved in milk production. Remi Guay is typical of the new generation; still in his 30s, he translated the Holstein judge’s native French into English at the inaugural Supreme Dairy Show at St Hyacinthe and the following week at the Royal Winter Fair, translated English comments into French for the Jersey breed.  He started milk production in October 2009, having purchased his father’s Hillover Farm on the Quebec-Vermont border.

Purchasing milk quota for 15 animals leverages any fledgling business however; an official Canadian scheme to help new entrants donates an additional quota for five cows to help get new entrants started. Each year, over the next five years, the level is reduced by one cow – and it is hoped, the new entrant is able to replace with additional quota.

During the past year, very little quota has come onto the market by way of auction, and in some cases, the quota auction has been cancelled due to lack of supply. In order to expand his business, Remi may decide to sell his current holding and purchase a larger farm – with additional quota.

He said: “Milk quota purchase has stabilised at $25,000 per cow over the past few years; but none is available at present and a lot of people are also seeking to expand. It’s a ‘catch-22’ situation. However, I consider that if we are to expand or purchase another farm, this is a positive investment for the future.”

Owing to higher level of milk components, less required milk volume and higher milk price (around 90cents litre) it can be advantageous to milk Jersey animals within the Canadian Supply Management (quota) system. Furthermore, the traditional Quebec tie-stall milking barns do not have to be extensively renovated to accommodate Jerseys compared to the modern Holstein cow; and pedigree Jerseys can be purchased at reasonable prices compared to Holsteins.

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Dave Berube of Caberoy Jerseys with FDL Minister S Blessing VG88 – August 2014 #1 Jersey Conformation Cow.

 

Preferring to focus on high genomic material, Remi sold four milking heifers including the August 2014 no. 1 Jersey Confirmation cow, FDL Minister S Blessing VG88. She was purchased by Dave Berube, a 32-year old breeder who had started his own Caberoy herd, six months earlier.  He was also assisted by the official quota scheme and received an additional allocation.

THE COSTS OF EXPANSION

Dave Berube is similar – a young, ambitious, 35-year old motivated breeder, eager to get on the first steps of the farming ladder. He has a wife and young family and is also seeking to further expand his 30 milking cow herd; originally from a Holstein background, Dave also started with Jersey cows and speaks excellent English.

“The costs remain extremely high to gain a foothold within the Canadian dairy industry and the level of investment required can be off-putting for young people eager to get started. The hours are long, often working on your own, but the dairy industry is rewarding and I love working with my cows. It has always been my ambition to be a herd owner and in time, I aim to expand,” he says.

Thirty years ago, Holsteins were dominant and the Jersey breed static or, in decline. A major change during the past decade has been the emergence of Jersey herds as well as mixed herds of Holsteins and Jersey breeds. The increasing brown-cow popularity is not just confined to Quebec or Canada; with US Jersey figures predicting 20% of the US semen market by 2020.

Besides the benefits of herd health, calving-ease and animal welfare aspects, the younger generation, with limited budgets, can better afford the price of Jersey calves for 4H competitions. The high price of purchasing a Holstein show-calf; unless homebred – may have influence within participating family circles.

The Demise of the Sire Analyst

While Quebec maintains its own major AI organisation, the number of Canadian units has declined. Twenty years ago, neighbouring Ontario had three major AI units under the Semex Canada banner in the shape of WOBI, Eastern Breeders and United Breeders; today; amalgamation and “restructuring” has resulted in one Ontario-based Semex Alliance company, EastGen.

Before genomic testing, it was common to cross paths with numerous Canadian sire analysts treading the same Quebec back roads, viewing progeny or making bull contracts on cows. Comestar Holsteins, Victoriaville, was always a popular location as the Laurie Sheik family evolved into a dominant Canadian bloodline. Each AI unit was fiercely independent and with huge loyalty from its membership, procured its own bulls.

Independent AI unit competition was therefore more intense – but today; that is no longer the case under the unified Semex Alliance banner. Today; generation turnover is intense. And a sire analyst “eye-balling” a second or third lactation animal, bred from three generations of VG or Excellent cows appears an antiquated concept – and bullmothers and genomic young sires are predominantly identified at birth through genomic screening. The role of the traditional sire analyst has changed – and young bulls do not need to have any milking daughters to have an evaluation.

QUEBEC AI INDUSTRY REVAMP

For the past 25 years, the logo acronym, CIAQ (Centre d’insemination du Quebec) has become one of the most powerful symbols within the cattle-breeding world. Pronounced in Quebec as “see-ak” -the organisation has developed many of the greatest bulls to have emerged through the Canadian evaluation system including the legendary Hanoverhill Starbuck.

In November 2014, the organisation updated its logo and tag-line to reflect the modern identity of the company. The acronym now becomes a word in itself written as, Ciaq and a new logo promotes the company with the sun rising over the landscape horizon.  A new corporate tagline promotes the company vision and its core values with “Let’s conceive the future.”

The organisation is located in St Hyacinthe, which is effectively the agricultural-hub for businesses, education and cattle-breeding within the Province. Established in 1948, Ciaq employs 320 people across all divisions and operates over 200 qualified field technicians throughout Quebec.

Cooperation remains at the very heart of the organisation, which is owned by three groups; Quebec milk producers (PLQ) Quebec breed associations (CQRL) and Quebec breeding clubs (CPCAB) Today, Ciaq is the driving force within the Canadian AI industry accounting for 45% of the domestic market-share and supplies over 800,000 units of semen annually to Quebec breeders. Ciaq also owns 45% of Semex Alliance, with the remaining 55% in partnership with Eastgen and Westgen AI centres.

Ciaq communications director Vincent Landry wearing the new corporate logo.

CIAQ communications director Vincent Landry wearing the new corporate logo.

The launch of the new corporate identity took place as part of activities during the inaugural Supreme Dairy Show at St Hyacinthe. Attendees were also invited to visit the new CIAQ facilities at nearby Sainte-Madeleine, view some of the top sires; tour the sexed semen laboratory, semen collection facility and distribution facility. Commenting on the new company profile, CIAQ communications director Vincent Landry said:

“The previous logo of a bull’s head was introduced in 1988 and we wanted to update the image to reflect a modern and forward thinking organisation that has farming at its core-value. The consultation process has taken over a year and CIAQ conducted a large survey with its dairy and beef producers as part of the process.”

Quebec Today

The Province of Quebec remains an enigma, at times complex due to its quintessential French customs juxtapose its deep, rich cultural heritage. The ability to communicate in spoken and written English and the use of modern communication technology; has aided and brought mutual understanding; greater cooperation, integration, opportunity, focus and development of desired business goals. Quebec has, as Darwin stated: “managed change.”

 

 

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2015 International Spring Holstein Show

Date: Monday, April 13th
Location: Syracuse New York
Judge: Eric Topp, Wapakoneta, OH

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Grand Champion – Open Show – RF Goldwyn Hailey (Goldwyn), Aged Cow, Gen-Com Holsteins, QC
Reserve Grand Champion – Open Show – Windy-Knoll-View Parfait (Atwood), 4 year old, J&N Burdette, M,M,M, Iager, PA
HM Grand Champion- Open Show – Budjon-JK Elyssa (Sid), Senior 3 year old, Parker Hardy, MI

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Senior Champion –Open Show – RF Goldwyn Hailey (Goldwyn), Ageds Cow, Gen-Com Holsteins, QC
Reserve Senior Champion – OpenShow – Windy-Knoll-View Parfait (Atwood), 4 year old, J&N Burdette, M,M,M, Iager, PA
HM Senior Champion- Open Show – Lylehaven Atwood Lylly (Atwood), 5 year old, M Garrow & Marlene Holmes, NY

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Senior Champion – Junior Show – Crackholm Goldwyn Chary (Goldwyn), 4 year old, J Dueppengiesser, NY
Reserve Senior Champion – Junior Show – Mor-Yet Goldwyn Faithful (Goldwyn), 5 year old, Cooper Galton, NY
HM Senior Champion- Junior Show – Howardview WG Gold Casey (Goldwyn), Aged Cow, Juniper Elite Holsteins, ME

Grand Champion – Junior Show  – Budjon-JK Elyssa (Sid), Senior 3 year old, Parker Hardy, MI
Reserve Grand Champion – Junior Show – Crackholm Goldwyn Chary (Goldwyn), 4 year old, J Dueppengiesser, NY

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Intermediate Champion – Open Show – Budjon-JK Elyssa (Sid), Senior 3 year old, Parker Hardy, MI
Reserve Intermediate Champion – Open Show – Maplekeys Sid Odyssey (Sid), Junior 3 year old, E Kueffner, MD
HM Intermediate Champion –Open Show – Co-Vale Atwood Jane (Atwood), Junior 2 year old, Pleasant Nook & J&P Black, NY

Intermediate Champion – Junior Show –Budjon-JK Elyssa (Sid), Senior 3 year old, Parker Hardy, MI
Reserve Intermediate Champion – Junior Show – Wilgro Carrie Taneysha (Dempsey), Senior 3 year old, Cooper Galton, NY
HM Intermediate Champion – Junior Show – PennWood Brokaw Tiana (Brokaw), Senior 2 year old, E Stoltzfuz, PA

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Junior Champion – Open Show – Sco-lo-coons Sid Aria (Sid), K Doeberiener, L Bowen, M Heath, OH
Reserve Junior Champion – Open Show – Reyncrest Lets Do This (Windbrook), Fall yearling, Andrew Reynolds, NY
HM Junior Champion – Open Show – M-Riverview Goldsun Kelly (Goldsun), Winter yearling, Eaton, Garrow, Liddle, Phoenix, NY

Junior Champion – Junior Show – Reyncrest Lets Do This (Windbrook), Fall yearling, Andrew Reynolds, NY
Reserve Junior Champion – Junior Show – Arethusa Sid Tess (Sid), Fall yearling, Kayla Umbel, MD
HM Junior Champion – Junior Show – MS Jacobs Gold Coin (Goldwyn), Winter Yearling, J Duepengiesser, NY

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Winter Calf (6)

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  1. Kuk-Lan Armani Crimson (Armani), Eaton Holsteins, P Conroy & Triple T Holsteins, NY
  2. Savage-Leigh Absl Leone (Absolute), Chase Savage, MD
  3. Tree- Hayven Stnlycp Miracle (Stanley Cup), T&L Ziemba, K&B Ziemba and Ziems Farm, NY
  4. Juniper Denaes Dina (Brady), Juniper Farms, ME
  5. Plum-Line Attic Karmen (Attice, Brooke Carey, PA
  6. Monanfran Bpidtbopdyboo (Archive), Lilly Mills, NY

Fall Calf (22)

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  1. Sco-lo-coons Sid Aria (Sid), K Doeberiener, L Bowen, M Heath, OH
  2. Golden-Oaks Sid Charlise (Sid), Austen Schmidt & Travis Krohlow, WI
  3. Md Deidres StanleyC Dior (Stanley Cup), M Iager, C Umbel & C&J Hill, MD
  4. Paramount-MB Crvt Ashtabula (Corvette), J& J Dueppengiesser, NY
  5. Plum-Lee Absolute Karma (Absolute), Patrick Carey, PA
  6. J&K-Vue Lavanguard Gerri (Lavanguard), L aura Lesher, PA
  7. Ms Stunning Atwood Pearl (Atwood), Austin Yoder & Matthais Swartz, GA
  8. Md Recharge Leafhopper (Recharge), D&H Meier & Jamie Black, NY
  9. Coon-Del Recharge Orchid (Recharge), Seth & Hunter Finley, NY
  10. Ehrhardt McCutch Belinda (McCutchen), Landree Fraley, PA

Summer Yearling (22)

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  1. Ms Eatonholme Dusk Before Dawn (Dusk), Devon Benfer, NY
  2. Plum-Line Explode Leela (Explode), C&J Hill and B&H Hlavaty, PA
  3. Gerbarten Eaton Burst Divine (Redburst), Eaton Holsteins, S Morrill and CoVale, NY
  4. Savage-Leigh Absolute Light (Absolute), Allison Galton, NY
  5. Sweet-Peas Fever Alexa (Fever), Denise Pease, PA
  6. Oakfield Atwood Latte (Atwood), J Dueppengiesser, NY
  7. Rivercross Atwood Reese (Atwood), Cassie Menendez, NY
  8. Brook Corner Reginald Elite (Reginald), Reid Hoover, PA
  9. Fairmont Windbrook Lilly (Windbrook), Wade Sturgeon, PA
  10. Joleanna Brett Tropicalrain (Brett), Joleanna Holsteins, NY

Spring Yearling (18)

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1. Ms Budjon JK Miss Ellie (Acme), B&C Murphy and Eaton Holsteins, NY
2. Lacfraser G W Atwood Silver (Atwood), F&D Borba, G Marasci, Eaton and Lundy, CA
3. Joleanna Moses MaCaw (Moses), Joleanna Holsteins, NY
4. Cranholme Atwood Pizazz (Atwood), Andrew Reynolds, NY
5. Mendelssohn Add Roxy (Add), Landree Fraley, PA
6. Lylehaven Delta Shasta (delta), Hailee Liddle, NY
7. Jacobs Reginald Izzana (Reginald), Brock & Hailee Liddle, NY
8. MS Sweetpeas Atwood Hotshot (Atwood), SweetPease & Dymentholm, PA
9. Ernest-Anthony GW Timid (Goldwyn), E Kueffner, MD
10. Joleanna Hefty Beatrice (Hefty), B&X Johnson, NY

Winter Yearling (14)

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1. M-Riverview Goldsun Kelly (Goldsun), Eaton, Garrow, Liddle, Phoenix, NY
2. Cerpolait Atwood Anoel (Atwood), Eaton, Conroy, Posada, Garcia, Borba, NY
3. Maple Downs DP Contra Riley (Contrast) Maple Downs & D Packard, NY
4. Budjon-Vail AB Angelique (Absolute), Peter Vail and Budjon, WI
5. MS Jacobs Gold Coin (Goldwyn), J Duepengiesser, NY
6. Benton Braxton Allgood (Braxton), Todd Galton, NY
7. Starmark HP Rumor Has it ( Defiant), Pease, Strowd & Bradshaw, NY
8. Ms Ariannas Door Abbie (Doorman), F&C & F&D Borba and Durrer Dairy, WI
9. Zehrview Absolute Dimples (Absolute), Rosalee Zehr, IL
10. Heart & Soul Armani Lolly (Armani), Matthew Boop, NY

Fall Yearling (14)

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1. Reyncrest Lets Do This (Windbrook), Andrew Reynolds, NY
2. Smith-Oak Attic Nice (Attic), B&H Hlavaty, D&R Wolfe and B Hoover, PA
3. Ms Ellee Armani Elysia (Armani), Eaton Holsteins, P Morrill, P Lundy, NY
4. Arethusa Sid Tess (Sid), Kayla Umbel, MD
5. Luncrest Black Widow (goldsun), L&D Pease and MapleDowns, NY
6. Jacobs Goldwyn Karana (Goldwyn), J Dueppengiesser, NY
7. Ziems-LKH GWA Ms Monster (Atwood), Ziems Farms, T&L Ziemba & kHurtgen, WI
8. Joleanna Smokin Guns (Smokin), D & K Hitt, NY
9. Butlerview GC Arkansas (Gold Chip), HA Lusk, E Tierney, NY
10. Fairmont DTP Sanchez Dixie (Sanchez), D Tucker Purchase, VT

Junior 2 Year Old (6)

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1. BU – Co-Vale Atwood Jane (Atwood), Pleasant Nook & J&P Black, NY
2. MS Elmvue Kountry Fever (Fever), W Schilling and Elmvue Farm, NY
3. Prestige-Gen All Star (Alexander), K&B Ziemba, NY
4. Reyncrest Stanley Cup Daliah (Stanley Cup), Reyncrest, NY
5. Mikelholm Windbrook Rory (Windbrook), Emily Mikel, NY
6. Blue-Gene Iota Ingrid (AltaIota), Josh and Hannah Doughlas, NY

Senior 2 Year Old (18)

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1. Sunnylodge Goldwyn Linda (Goldwyn), J Black, Sunnylodge,and M Garrow, ON
2. Wabash-Way Braxton Twinkle (Braxton), C&J Hill, F&D Borba & G Morasci, MD
3. Maple Downs – AL GChip Galina (Gold Chip), Maple Downs, St Jacobs ABS, Woodmansee, NY
4.OCD Bradnick Candy (Bradnick), Eaton, Lundy, Wesemann, Janssen & CoVale, NY
5. Barbaras Atwood Basha (Atwood), Arethusa, CT
6. Parkacres Braxton Firy (Braxton), A Claypoole and A&K Bednarski, PA
7. Savage-Leigh Gold Lush (Goldwyn), C Savage, MD
8. PennWood Brokaw Tiana (Brokaw), E Stoltzfuz, PA
9. Spungold Extreme Beth (AltaExtreme), C Thompson, PA
10. Sunrose Lauren (Goldsun), Bryce Gingerich, IN

Junior 3 Year Old (4)

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1. Maplekeys Sid Odyssey (Sid), E Kueffner, MD
2. Petitclerc GoldChip Skydome (Gold Chip), Budjon Farms, WI
3. Ovaltop Atwood Krispy (Atwood), Michael Wolfe, NY
4. Post Haven G Chip Sunshine, Andrew Post, NY

Senior 3 year Old

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1. Budjon-JK Elyssa (Sid), Parker Hardy, MI
2. Arethusa Fever Almira (Fever), E Kueffner, CT
3. Wilgro Carrie Taneysha (Dempsey), Cooper Galton, NY
4. Erinwood Lucy Rae (Lauthority), R&S Allyn and MapleDowns, NY
5. Fanico Reginald Marty (Reginald), Eaton, Conroy, Cates, Morrill, Posada & Garcia, NY
6. Maple Downs Windbrook Faith (Windbrook), J Loyd & G Lloyd, NY
7. Ashlyn Sanchez Sprinkles (Sanchez), CLF Inc, NJ
8. Gen-Com Sid Abel (Sid), Gen-Com Holsteins, QC
9. Gen-Com Windbrook Alie (Windbrook), Gen-Com Holsteins, QC
10. K-E-B-A Jasper Prada (Jasper), M Morgan, PA

4 Year Old (18)

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1. Windy-Knoll-View Parfait (Atwood), J&N Burdette, M,M,M, Iager, PA
2. Crovalley Knowledge Akika (Knowledge), Arethusa Farm, CT
3. Vacolait Atwood Charm (Atwood), Michael Garrow, NY
4. Gen-Com Braxton Hailory (Braxton), Gen-Com Holsteins, QC
5. Crackholm Goldwyn Chary (Goldwyn), J Dueppengiesser, NY
6. Luncrest Sanchez Bambi (Sanchez), W&r Lundy, NY
7. Liddleholme Mariah (Contender), Brock Liddle, NY
8. Miss Beautys Bombshell (Goldwyn), Bombsell Synicates, NY
9. Twin-River Mr Shane 919 (Mr Shane), Andrew Reynolds, NY
10. Rosiers Blexy Goldwyn (Goldwyn), St Jacobs, Clark Woodmansee, CT

5 Year Old

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1. Lylehaven Atwood Lylly (Atwood), M Garrow & Marlene Holmes, NY
2. Vioris Alex Pandora (Alexander), Gen-Com Holsteins, QC
3. Mor-Yet Goldwyn Faithful (Goldwyn), Cooper Galton, NY
4. Porpo Goldwyn Barby (Goldwyn), Parker Hardy, MI
5. Ernest-Anthony Tempted (Sanchez), Arethusa, CT
6. Torpedo Damion Susan (Damion), Elmvue Farm, NY
7. Ernest-Anthony Acoustic (Goldwyn), Arethusa Farm, CT
8. Ms Atwood Madison (Atwood), Pleasant Nook, J&P Black, Glenvue, M Unholzer, ON
9. J&K-Vue Jasper Gala (Jasper), Douglas Boop, PA
10. Milksourse Shottle Asia (Shottle), B,B,J,M & A Hill, NY

Aged Cow (10)

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1. RF Goldwyn Hailey (Goldwyn), Gen-Com Holsteins, QC
2. Glenwin Goldwyn Calypso (Goldwyn), Glenvue, M Unholzer, Pleasant Nook, ON
3. MilkSource Goldwyn Africa (Goldwyn), Peter and Lyn Vail & Budjon Farms, WI
4. Howardview WG Gold Casey (Goldwyn), Juniper Elite Holsteins, ME
5. Blondon Goldwyn Subliminal (Goldwyn), Peter and Lyn Vail & Budjon Farms, WI
6. Mill-Wheel Adv Carolina (Advent), A Reynolds, NY
7. Double-D Mr Burns Jess (Mr Burns),E, B, M, Hill, VT
8. Ovaltop Dundee Ester (Dundee), Doug Wolfe, NY
9. J&K-Vue Goldwyn Glamour (Goldwyn), Doug Boop, PA
10. Pennwood Dundee Turnip (Dundee), E Stoltzfus, PA

150,000 lbs. Cow

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1. Savage Leigh Leona (Allen), Chris Savage, MD
2. Ovaltop Lheros Natilda (Lheros), Michael Wolfe, NY
3. Ridge Folly (Linjet), C Conrad, NY