Archive for March 2017

Ohio Spring Jersey Show 2017

DATE: March 31st, 2017 at 10AM
LOCATION: Columbus, OH
JUDGE: Herby Lutz, SC

Senior & Grand Champion: RRF Comerica Daisy (Comerica), 1st 5 YR Old, TJ Classic & Reinhold Jerseys, OH
Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion: IC Tequila Laurie (Tequila), 2nd 5 Year Old, Madelyn Topp, OH
HM Grand Champion: Ufashion Iatola Sasha-ET (Iatola), 1st Jr 2 YR Old, Owen Unkefer, OH

Intermediate Champion: Ufashion Iatola Sasha-ET (Iatola), 1st Jr 2 YR Old, Owen Unkefer, OH
Reserve Intermediate Champion: DKG Tequila Lilac (Tequila), 1st Sr 2 YR Old, Greiwe & Hagemen Family, OH
HM Intermediate Champion: DKG Motion Milk Maid (Motion), 2nd Sr 2 YR Old, Greiwe & Hagemen Family, OH

Junior Champion: Kash-Up Andreas Envy-ET (Andreas), 1st Fall Yearling, Thomas, Clark & Brown, OH
Reserve Junior Champion: Secret Service Lady (Tequila), 2nd Fall Yearling, Lang & Steinlage, IA
HM Junior Champion: Esperanza Colton Holly (Colton), 1st Spring Yearling, Hope, Tanner & Peyton Morrison, MN

Senior & Grand Champion-Junior Show: IC Tequila Laurie (Tequila), 2nd 5 Year Old, Madelyn Topp, OH
Reserve Grand Champion-Junior Show: DKG Tequila Lilac (Tequila), 1st Sr 2 YR Old, Greiwe & Hagemen Family, OH
Reserve Senior & HM Grand Champion-Junior Show: RRF Minister Dorita (Minister), 1st Aged Cow, TJ Classic & Reinholt Jerseys, OH

Intermediate Champion-Junior Show: DKG Tequila Lilac (Tequila), 1st Sr 2 YR Old, Greiwe & Hagemen Family, OH
Reserve Intermediate Champion-Junior Show: DKG Motion Milk Maid (Motion), 2nd Sr 2 YR Old, Greiwe & Hagemen Family, OH

Junior Champion-Junior Show: Esperanza Colton Holly (Colton), 1st Spring Yearling, Hope, Tanner & Peyton Morrison, MN
Reserve Junior Champion-Junior Show: DKG Motion Shelby (Motion), 1st Fall Calf, Greiwe & Hageman, OH
HM Junior Champion-Junior Show: J-Kay Tequila Fozzy-ET (Tequila), 1st Winter Yearling, Matt Richards

Winter Calves (5)


1. Cold Run Tequila Bam Bam-ET (Tequila), James Herron, OH
2. Breezy Knoll Tequila Tosha (Tequila), Grant & Tom Cope, OH
3. J-Kay fizz Punch (Fizz), Morgan Richards, OH
4. Spring Cellar Citation Samie (Citation), LOC Jerseys, OH
5. Added Entry

Fall Calves (10)

1. DKG Motion Shelby (Motion), Greiwe & Hageman, OH
2. Marhaven Joel Raven (Joel), Marhaven & Cole, OH
3. Underground Dixies Delsie (Fizz), Richards & Cope, OH
4. DKG Jade Tootsie (Jade), Greiwe & Hageman, OH
5. MVUE Hot Tamale {6} (Impression), Uber & Philson, OH

Summer Yearlings (12)

1. DKG One In A Million (Million), Greiwe & Hageman, OH
2. Ballout Colton Maserati (Colton), Oechsle & Stookey, OH
3. J-Kay AJ First Class (Applejack), Stan-Mar-Dale/Express & Morgan Jerseys, OH
4. Tequila Short Kake (Tequila), Duane Cole, OH
5. Opportunity Colton Blush-ET (Colton), Nathan Steel, OH

Spring Yearlings (19)

1. Esperanza Colton Holly (Colton), Hope, Tanner & Peyton Morrison, MN
2. Electras Elsa-ET (Incentive), Entourage, Triple-T & Fisher, OH
3. DKG Motion Meredith (Motion), Greiwe & Hageman, OH
4. M-Signature Verbatim Syrah (Verbatim), Cole & Mazzaro, OH
5. DKG My O My Heather (My O My), Greiwe & Hageman, OH

Winter Yearlings (12)

1. J-Kay Tequila Fozzy-ET (Tequila), Matt Richards, OH
2. SV Heaths HGUN Corolla-ET (Hired Gun), Heath & Triple-T, OH
3. Margandale Imprssion Ariel (Impression), Hughes & Hancock, OH
4. DKG Judges Verdict Pancy (Judges Verdict), Greiwe & Hageman, OH
5. MVUE Mellies Revenge (Reviresco), Uber & Philson, PA

Fall Yearlings (13)

1. Kash-Up Andreas Envy-ET (Andreas), Thomas, Clark & Brown, OH
2. Secret Service Lady (Tequila), Lang & Steinlage, IA
3. Drentex Paiges Petra (Getaway), Schirm, Gourley & Crazy Chaos, IL
4. Gunman Sweet Kake (Gunman), Duane Cole, OH
5. DKG Impression Star (Impression), Greiwe & Hageman, OH

Junior 2 Year Olds (1)

1. Ufashion Iatola Sasha-ET (Iatola), Owen Unkefer, OH

Senior 2 Year Olds

1. DKG Tequila Lilac (Tequila), Greiwe & Hagemen Family, OH
2. DKG Motion Milk Maid (Motion), Greiwe & Hagemen Family, OH
3. Fire- lake Bstone LM Maureen (Blackstone), Andrew Dice & Blue Mountain Jerseys, PA
4. Laurick Topeka Erin (Topeka), Starwischer Jerseys, OH
5. Call-Del Norbert Lilac (Norbert), Lane Vance, OH

Junior 3 Year Olds (3)

1. TK-ENT Hired Gun Viscious (Hired Gun), Tri-Koebel, MI
2. Starwischer TBone Carolina (T-Bone), Starwischer Jerseys, OH
3. Call-Del Tequila Rhinestone (Teuqila), Call-Dell Farm, OH

Senior 3 Year Olds (1)

1. Marys Alana (Excitation), Anna Rawn, OH

4 Year Olds

1. Magnum Dee Opessa (Magnum), Diley Jerseys, OH
2. Cats Cows Surefire Starlet (Surefire), Cats Cows & Toppglen, OH
3. Gordons Andreas Little Cookie (Andreas), Aubree Topp, OH


5 Year Olds (7)

1. RRF Comerica Daisy (Comerica), TJ Classic & Reinhold Jerseys, OH
2. IC Tequila Laurie (Tequila), Madelyn Topp, OH
3. Aragorn PatACake (Verbatim), Matt & Morgan Richards, OH
4. Tri-Koebel Vendetta Glitter (Vendetta), Tri-Koebel, MI
5. Paullor Granger Jest (Granger), Uber & McKissick, PA

Aged Cows (4)

1. RRF Minister Dorita (Minister), TJ Classic & Reinholt Jerseys, OH
2. Justice Impel (Justice), Diley Jerseys, OH
3. Ty-Ly-View Ginger Tequila (Tequila), Lance Vance, OH
4. Marys Bailey (Headline), Anna Rawn, OH

Premier Breeder & Exhibitor: Greiwe & Hageman, OH

2017 Mid-East Spring National Holstein

Ohio State Fairgrounds, Columbus, OH
Judge: Dean Dohle, MO
Date: March 31st, 2017 

Senior & Grand Champion: T-Triple-T Durham Poppi (Durham), 1st Aged Cow, Triple-T & Entourage, OH
Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion: Budjon-JK Atwood Ekira-ET (Atwood), 1st 5 Year Old, Kris & Kyle Ackley, OH
HM Senior Champion: T-Triple-T Platinum-ET (Goldwyn), 2nd Aged, Cow, Triple-T, OH

Senior & Grand Champion-Junior Show: Budjon-JK Atwood Ekira-ET (Atwood), 1st 5 Year Old, Kris & Kyle Ackley, OH
Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion-Junior Show: Willdina Atwood Cindy (Atwood), 6th 4 Year Old, Kris & Kyle Ackley, OH
HM Senior Champion-Jr Show: Cowpens Esperanza Estel (Lavanguard), 2nd 5 Year Old, Hope Morrison, MN

Intermediate Champion: T-Triple-T Play It Again-ET (Fever), 1st Jr 3 YR Old, Triple-T Holsteins, OH
Reserve Intermediate Champion: Qcove-W JMK Curan Darcy-ET (Sid), 1st Sr 3 YR Old, Koster & Curran, OH
HM Intermediate Champion: Vale-O-Skene Lauthority Kitty (Lauthority), Oechsle & Ackley, OH

Intermediate Champion-Junior Show: Cambridge Atwood Ellie-ET (Atwood), 3rd Sr 2 YR Old, Ackley & Heger, OH
Reserve Intermediate Champion-Junior Show: Jenneil Guthrie Glorie (Guthrie), 8th Sr 2 YR Old, Victoria & Emily Deam, OH

Junior Champion: Ludwigs-DG DRM Everlast-ET (Doorman), Legendholm Holsteins, IL
Reserve Junior Champion: Quietcove Foxys Lollipop (Archrival), Quietcove Holsteins, OH
HM Junior Champion: Russellway Atwood Jane-ET (Atwood), Evan Kiko, OH

Junior Champion-Junior Show: Scratchwell Ladd Rockin (Ladd), 2nd Fall Yearling, Oechsle & Scott, OH
Reserve Junior Champion-Junior Show: Brookview Arch Riv Polar Pop (Archrival), 1st Summer Yearling, Ackley & Havens, OH
HM Junior Champion-Junior Show: Toppglen Atwood Windstar (Atwood), 2nd Summer Yearling, Toppglen, OH

Winter Calves (17)

1. Oh-River-SYC Soloman Bea-ET (Soloman), Victoria & Emily Deam, OH
2. Express-SMD Dior (Burgandy), Stan-Mar-Dale/Express, OH
3. Topp-View Airlift Dolly (Airlift), Madelyn Topp, OH
4. Show-Mar Acme Bullet (Acme), Wesley Brantner, OH
5. Show-Mar Brokaw Sub (Brokaw), Dylan Branter, OH

Fall Calves

1. Hodgons Clark Pearl (Clark), Bucks Pride Holsteins, OH
2. T-Triple-T Windbrook Lavender (Windbrook), Andy Thomas, OH
3. MM-T PCKTS Calamity Jane-ET (Lotus), Kurt Wolf, OH
4. Poly-Kow Soloman Actress (Soloman), Schirm, Moser & Crazy Chaos, OH
5. Bulldog McCutch Jade (McCutchen), Tim & Grace Gunkelman, OH

Summer Yearlings

1. Brookview Arch Riv Polar Pop (Archrival), Ackley & Havens, OH
2. Toppglen Atwood Windstar (Atwood), Toppglen, OH
3. Ree-Kay Kingboy Cacey-ET (Kingboy), Mickayla, Samantha & Silas Hayden, OH
4. Toppglen Diamondback Wap-ET (Diamondback), Cole, Pond, OH
5. Quietcove Foxys Ravioli (Archrival), Quietcove Holsteins, OH

Spring Yearlings

1. Quietcove Foxys Lollipop (Archrival), Quietcove Holsteins, OH
2. Rupp-Vue Sid Fabi (Sid), Rupp-Vue Farm, OH
3. Jeanneil-PL McCutchen Cali (McCutchen), Victoria & Emily Deam, OH
4. Plainfield McCutchn Classy (McCutchen), Plainfield Farms, OH
5. Wabash-Way Beemer Anora (Beemer), Wabash Way Holsteins, OH

Winter Yearlings

1. Ludwigs-DG DRM Everlast-ET (Doorman), Legendholm Holsteins, IL
2. Jenneil McCutchen Glitz (McCutchen), Victoria & Emily Deam, OH
3. Plainfield Beemer Ginny (Beemer), Plainfield Farms, OH
4. Toppglen Awesome Wildflower (Awesome), Toppglen, OH
5. Velvet-View Jolly (Reginald), Logan & Wyatt Schlauch, OH

Fall Yearlings

1. Russellway Atwood Jane-ET (Atwood), Evan Kiko, OH
2. Scratchwell Ladd Rockin (Ladd), Korey Oechsle
3. Banowetz Armani Aspen (Armani), Levi Banowetz, OH
4. Don-Mair Maro Bros (Mario), Anna Moser, MI
5. Whiteleather GChip Stela-ET (Gold Chip), Kayla Cring, OH

Junior Best 3 Females (3)

1. Quietcove Holsteins, OH
2. Toppglen Holsteins, OH
3. Topp-View Holsteins, OH

Junior 2 Year Olds (5)

1. Express-SMD Naynay-Red (Addiction P), Stan-Mar-Dale/Express, OH
2. Kolors Very Katchy (McCutchen), Quietcove & White Light Holsteins, Wapakoneta, OH
3. Bucks-Pride McCutchen Mary (McCutchen), Bucks Pride, OH
4. Express-SMD Brock Dava (Brock), Stan-Mar-Dale/Express, OH
5. Toppglen Reginald Wakenna-TW (Reginald), Toppglen, OH

Senior 2 Year Olds (18)

1. Vale-O-Skene Lauthority Kitty (Lauthority), Oechsle & Ackley, OH
2. T-Triple-T Perfect Storm-ET (Reginald), Triple T & Entourage, OH
3.  Cambridge Atwood Ellie-ET (Atwood), Ackley & Heger, OH
4. Bertke GC Bentley (Gold Chip), Damon Bertke, OH
5. Erbacres Brokaw Dalyne-ET (Brokaw), Plainfield Farms, OH 

Junior 3 Year Olds (5)


1. T-Triple-T Play It Again-ET (Fever), Triple-T Holsteins, OH
2. Wabash-Way Elaborate Perri (Elaborate), Wabash Way Holsteins, OH
3. Quietcove Windbrook Fanta (Windbrook), Quietcove Holsteins, OH
4. Quietcove Windbrook Fine (Windbrook), Quietcove Holsteins, OH
5. OCD Atwood Madison-ET (Atwood), Anna Moser, MI

Senior 3 Year Olds (8)


1. Qcove-W JMK Curan Darcy-ET (Sid), Koster & Curran, OH
2. Tri-Koebel Gold Chip Ronda-ET (Gold Chip), Tri-Koebel, MI
3. Etgen-Way Atwood Moneymaker (Atwood), Ty & Heather Etgen, OH
4. Miss Sunrose Sugar-ET (Windbrook), Sunrose Holsteins, IN
5. Quietcove JMK Curran Daria (Sid), Koster & Curran, OH 

4 Year Olds (11)


1. Bucks Pride Gold Chip Winie (Gold Chip), Bucks Pride, OH
2. Bucks Pride Gold Chip Sue (Gold Chip), Delbert & Heather Yoder, OH
3. Greenlea BW Mar-Red (Barbwire), Rynd & Wolford, OH
4. Rupp-Vue Seaver Milissa (Seaver), RuppVue Farm, OH
5. Ms Topp-View Atwood Tory (Atwood), Madelyn Topp, OH 

5 Year Olds (4)


1. Budjon-JK Atwood Ekira-ET (Atwood), Kris & Kyle Ackley, OH
2. Cowpens Esperanza Estel (Lavanguard), Hope Morrison, MN
3. Tri-Koebel Easterbunny (Gold Chip), Tri-Koebel, MI
4. Jenneil PC Shock Carolina (Aftershock), Plainfield Farms, OH

Aged Cows (10)

1. T-Triple-T Durham Poppi (Durham), Triple-T & Entourage, OH
2. T-Triple-T Platinum-ET (Goldwyn), Triple-T, OH
3. Tri-Koebel Expecition-ET (Durham), Tri-Koebel, OH
4. Raygor Alexander Tara (Alexander), Raygor Farms, OH
5. Express-SMD Braxton Devin (Braxton), Stan-Mar-Dale/Express, OH

150,000LB Cows (2)

1. Whiteleather Sizzle 1440-ET (Shottle), Whiteleather Holsteins, OH
2. Steel-Lane Laurin Joelle (Laurin), Nathan Steel, OH

Produce of Dam

1. T-Triple-T, OH
2. Quietcove, OH
3. Whiteleather

Breeders Herd

1. T-Triple-T, OH
2. Ackley Holsteins, OH

2017 Spring Dairy Expo Colored Breeds

Guernsey Show

Judge: Herby Lutz

Grand Champion of Junior & Open Show: HI Guern View Titan Juliant-ET, by Kaylee Koss
Reserve Grand Champion of Junior & Open Show: Riverwood Gary Maybee, Morning Star Farm

Junior Champion: Knapps Ernie Talk About Me ETU, John Miller, Leeds, ME
Reserve Junior Champion: Knapps Copper Sweet Tea, Spoltmans Guernseys 

Winter Heifer Calf

1 Knapps Pies Tambilynn, John Miller, Leeds, ME
2 Springhill Bruce Purple, Sale entry 

Fall Heifer Calf

1 Knapps Ernie Talk About Me ETU, John Miller, Leeds, ME
2 Knapps Copper Sweet Tea, Spoltmans Guernseys
3 Morning Star Kandee J, Morning Star Farm
4 Springhill Cordell Twister, Buckeye Classic Guernsey Sale
5 Mardore Novak Lily, Buckeye Classic Guernsey Sale 

Summer Yearling

1 Spring Star Novak Twister, Starmark Farm
2 Coulee Crest Lonestar Nina-ET, Buckeye Classic Guernsey Sale
3 Balmoral A Pie Tamale, Buckeye Classic Guernsey Sale
4 Knapps Regis Jadeen ETU, Joe Dicke
5 Marodore Liams Joni, Buckeye Classic Guernsey Sale

Spring Yearling

1 Langcrest Cordell Mary, Buckeye Classic Guernsey Sale
2 Grim Farm Cordell Paddy 604, Lundview & Associates
3 Misty Meadows Lonestar Heidi, Misty Meadows
4 Spoltmans Showtime, Buckeye Classic Guernsey Sale
5 GR-Springwalk Nellie 1093, Triple J Guernseys

Winter Yearling

1 Spoltmans Eve, Spoltmans Jerseys
2 Wee Acres Farmstead Mary-ETV, Scott Yocum, Stephen Terhune
3 Knapps Grumpy Talented, Topp-View
4 Bakers Acres Toro GiGi, Baker’s Acres

Fall Yearling

1 Rich Hill Sherman Mia, Rich Hill Dairy
2 Triple J Legend Belinda, Triple J Guernseys
3 Misty Meadows Alvin Amanda, Misty Meadows
4 Laven Farms Novak Gundrop, Alden Farms 

Junior Two Year Old

 1 Springhill Church Trinity, Buckeye Classic Guernsey Sale

Senior Two Year Old

1 Coulee Crest Fame Jaylyn-ET, Spoltsmans Guernseys
2 Mariah Brent Showtime, Roland Dicke & Family

Junior Three Year Old

1 HI Guern View Titan Juliant, Kaylee Koss 

Senior Three Year Old

1 Riverwood Gary Maybee, Morning Star Farm

Ayrshire Show

JUDGE: Dean Dohle, MO

Senior & Grand Champion-Open & Junior Shows: Mill Valley Burdette Crystal (Burdette), 1st 4 Year Old,  Greiwe & Hageman, OH
Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion-Open & Junior Shows: Old Bankstons JC Baywatch (Reality), 2nd 4 Year Old, Levi Banowetz, IA

Junior Champion: Mackinson Double Dare-ET (Double Barrel), 1st Winter Yearling Downerd, Wolf & Glamour View, IA
Reserve Junior Champion: Mill Valley Burdette Faith (Burdette), 1st Fall Yearling, Greiwe & Hageman, OH
HM Junior Champion: Mill Valley Adventure Greta (Adventure), 2nd Winter Yearling, Greiwe & Hageman, OH

Junior Champion-Junior Show: Mill Valley Burdette Faith (Burdette), 1st Fall Yearling, Greiwe & Hageman, OH
Reserve Junior Champion-Junior Show: Mill Valley Adventure Greta (Adventure), 2nd Winter Yearling, Greiwe & Hageman, OH

Winter Calves (8)

1. Old-Bankston JC Brook-ET (Burdette), Wolf, Ludwig & Steinlage, IA
2. Morn-N-Star-B Country (Burdette), Kale Hamker, OH
3. Top-Notch Double Whammy Buckeye (Double Whammy), New Horizon Farm & Dairy, OH

Fall Calves

1. Old-N-Lazy Gentleman Whammy-ET (Gentleman), Glamour View, MD
2. Topp-View Darryl Why Wait (Darryl), Keaton & Kinley Topp, OH
3. Mackinson Burdette Domino-ET (Burdette), Clinton & Kameron Steel, OH

Summer Yearlings (5)

1. Annes Petunia (Lochinvar), Anna Rawn, OH
2. Down-N-Dirty Double Dee (Dbl Barrel), Lang & Steinlage, IA
3. Son-Rock Burdette Sassy (Burdette), M, M & I Lawson, OH

Spring Yearlings (6)

1. Duncan Doublewhammy Malibu (Double Whammy), Rachel Duncan, OH
2. Morn-N-Star Pretty Baby (Pandalaro), Michael & Kevin Fridenstine, OH
3. Langcrest Berkley Casey (Berkley), New Horizon Farm & Dairy, OH

Winter Yearlings (4)

1. Mackinson Double Dare-ET (Double Barrel), Downerd, Wolf & Glamour View, IA
2. Mill Valley Adventure Greta (Adventure), Greiwe & Hageman, OH
3. Shultz FB Joys Faith (Free Beer), Katie Shultz, PA

Fall Yearlings (7)

1. Mill Valley Burdette Faith (Burdette), Greiwe & Hageman, OH
2. Old Bankston C Jambree-ET (Calimero), Kailey Barlow, KY
3. Glen Robert Hawaii (Dreamer), Katie Shultz, PA

Senior 2 Year Olds

1. Iow-Ayr BJ Love (Blackjack), Yarabee Farms, IA
2. Old Bankston Gibbs Mercury (Gibbs), Ty & Heather Etgen, OH
3. Topp-View Bendig Wanna Watch-ET (Bendig), Keaton & Kinley Topp, OH

Junior 3 Year Olds (2)

1. Mill Valley Gunmen Daisey (Gunmen), Greiwe & Hageman, OH
2. Toppglen Sacketts Promise (Sackett), Buckeye Classic Sale

Senior 3 Year Olds

1. Reinholts Burdette Anneka (Burdette), Reinholt & Freeman, IN
2. R-Lyn Dreamer Joy (Dreamer), Katie Shultz, PA
3. Shiredale CR Bethany (Rattler), Emerald Farms, OH

4 Year Olds (3)

1. Mill Valley Burdette Crystal (Burdette), Greiwe & Hageman, OH
2. Old Bankstons JC Baywatch (Reality), Levi Banowetz, IA
3. Edgebrook Tri-Star Patience-ET (Tri-Star), New Horizon Farm & Dairy, OH

5 Year Olds (2)

1. Emerald Farms Poker Sweetthing (Poker), Emerald Farms, OH
2. Iow-Ayr Showstar Ray (Showstar), Yarabee Cows & Ski-Pal Ayrshires, IAAged Cow (1)

Aged Cow (1)

1. Maulfair Acres Burdette Briann (Burdette), New Horizon Farm & Dairy, OH

Brown Swiss Show

Judge: Herby Lutz

Senior and Grand Champion of Junior Show And Open Show: Alfa Creek Parker Victory, Topp-View
Reserve Senior and Grand Champion of Junior Show and Open Show: Jonlee Secret Langwathby, Nor-Bert Farms 

Intermediate Champion-Open: RNR Pierce Primrose, RNR Swiss Farm
Reserve Intermediate Champion-Open: IDYL Wild Pepper Sage, Greg Cornish

Junior Champion of Open Show: R Hart BJ 25, Topp-View
Reserve Junior Champion of Open Show: Top Acres Braiden Winzit ET, Open-Road Farm 

Junior Champion of Junior Show: Top Acres Braiden Winzit ET, Open-Road Farm
Reserve Junior Champion of Junior Show: Latimore Chilli Grace, Lindlaur Holsteins 

Winter Heifer Calf

1 Royal WCF Carlton Beauty exhibited by Velvet-View
2 Morning Star T Darla exhibited by Morning Star Farm
3 Wind Mill Tussel Jasmine 1724 exhibited by The Midwest Revue Sale
4 Jam-Tu Bosephous Tiki exhibited by Jam-Tu 

Fall Heifer Calf

1 Top Acres Q5 Victor Winz ET, Top Acres
2 Ferrand Bosephous Farrah, Ferrandcrest
3 Sun-Made R Tinkerbell,  The Midwest Revue Sale
4 Royal WCF Callton Malik, Mustard Seed Farm
5 Brown Velvet Thunder Finley, Chris & Elizabeth Lahmers 

Summer Yearling

1 Richman Richard Stella, Richman Farms
2 Milk+Honey Richard Tempest, Topp-View
3 Express-SMD Fireball, Express-Stan-Mar-Dale
4 Rad-ical Grand Entrance, The Midwest Revue Sale
5 Ferrand Raven Faith, Ferrandcrest 

Spring Yearling

1 LJF Seamans Coll Party, Lazy J Farm
2 Brook Hollow Total Malahni, Brook Hollow Farm
3 Morning Star B Della, Morning Star Farm
4 Idyl Wild Thunder Roxy, Idyl Brook
5 Royal WCF Pluto Pepper, Mustard Seed Farm

Winter Yearling

1 R Hart BJ 25,  Topp-View
2 Giesy Manor Bosephous Misty, Carli Binckley
3 Buckeye Knoll C Kit-Kat-TW, Lehner Dairy
4 Triple C JoBo Chloe, Triple C Farm
5 Open-Road C Pepper Who-izit, Open-Road Farm 

Fall Yearling

1 Top Acres Braiden Winzit ET, Open-Road Farm
2 Latimore Chilli Grace, Lindlaur Holsteins
3 Hickory Grove August Donna, Hickory Grove Farm 

Junior Two Year Old

1 CIE Open-Road Billigun Lyndee, Open-Road Farm 

Senior Two Year Old

1 IDYL Wild Pepper Sage, Greg Cornish
2 Brown Velvet BDN Peppermint, Chris & Elizabeth Lahmers
3 Open-Road WC Fairgirl, Open-Road Farm
4 CIE Open-Road Chilli P Vanna, Open-Road Farm
5 Dublin-Hills Penny, Open-Road Farm 

Senior Three Year Old

1 RNR Pierce Primrose, RNR Swiss Farm
2 Siegerts Thunder Young Monies, Triple C Farm 

Four Year Old Cow

1 Johann V Montana, Topp-View

Five Year Old Cow
1 Cotton Spring GS Patty-ET, Cotton Spring Farm

Aged Cow

1 Open-Road Wonder Benay, Open-Road Farm
2 Silver-Mist Zeus Coco Puff, Silver-Mist
3 LAD Topsys Tootsie, Out of the Ashes Farm 

Component Merit Cow

1 Alfa Creek Parker Victory, Topp-View
2 Jonlee Secret Langwathby, Nor-Bert Farms 

Milking Shorthorn Show

Judge: Dean Dohle of Halfway, Missouri

Senior & Grand Champion of the Junior and Open Show: Redien Acres Cookie, Emmy Days, OH
Senior Reserve & Reserve Grand Champion of the Junior and Open Show: Heavenly Indigo, Brett Groebner &Kalee Schaefer, WI 

Junior Champion of the Junior and Open Show: Heavenly Fritto-ET, Brett Groebner & Kalee Schaefer, WI
Reserve Junior Champion of the Junior and Open Show: Heavenly Zippy, Brett Groebner & Kalee Schaefer, WI

 Winter Heifer Calf

1 Heavenly Frisbee EXP, Brett Groebner & Kalee Schaefer, WI
2 Heavenly Zest, Brett Groebner & Kalee Schaefer, WI
3 Spring Meadows Presto Maylan, Emily Daniels, OH
4 Outofthe Ashes Stan Loretta, Ginna Climer, OH
5 Bok Stanley Ester Ethel,Lindsey Bricker, OH

Fall Heifer Calf

1 JC’s Sparkler Ice Ice Baby, Shelby Melfond, OH
2 Rich Hill Stanley Gem, Kate Sherman, OH
3 Char-Ja Blaine Tara, Alexis Pierce, OH
4 Green Acres Isabelle, the Buckeye Classic sale, OH

Summer Yearling Heifer

1 Heavenly Applebread, Brett Groebner & Kalee Schaefer, WI
2 Bonanza-B Dean Remington, Byron Smithson & Family, IN
3 Char-Jar Malice Ivy, Alexis Pierce, OH
4 Kadapop Lumpkin Teacupp, Kadapop Genetics, OH
5 Emerald Farms Hals Annette, the Buckeye Classic Sale, OH

Spring Yearling Heifer

1 Heavenly Fritto-ET, Brett Groebner & Kalee Schaefer, WI
2 Bok Blaine Pretty Piper, Korey Oechsle, OH
3 Topp-View Presto Alexa-EXP, Aubree Topp, OH
4 Kadapop Lumpkin Betty, Kadapop Genetics,OH
5 SMS Ladys Lyla Dream Girl EXP, Tammy Zimmerman, OH

 Winter Yearling Heifer

1 Heavenly Zippy, Brett Groebner & Kalee Schaefer, WI
2 Blue Spruce Mud Mandy, Blue Spruce Farm, OH
3 Bok Stanley Lindy Lucy, Ginna Climer, OH
4 Bonanza-B Presto Athena, Byron Smithson & family, IN
5 Sunny Kuhm Karis Darla, Alexis Pierce, OH

Fall Yearling Heifer

1 Bonanza-B Raves Premium Rae, Byron Smithson & family, IN
2 Nitro Squaw, the Buckeye Classic Sale, OH
3 Lazy M Lothario Likity Split-ET, Brett Goebner & Kalee Schaefer, WI
4 Rovin HIpat Tn Lucicus-EXP, Russell Alden, OH 

 Junior Two Year Old

1 Cherrywood Zippo Katrina, Eric Lang &Maynard Lang, IA
2 Twilite D Lights Out, the Buckeye Classic Sale, OH
3 Weissway Spark Aspen May 4th, Buckeye Classic Sale, OH
4 Smart Mrb Malice Skittles, Buckeye Classic Sale, OH

Senior Two Year Old

1 Heavenly Butter Sctch EXP, Brett Goebner & Kalee Schaefer,WI

Senior Three Year Old

1Eicks Liriano Clara EXP, Kadapop Genetics, OH 

Four Year Old
1 Redien Acres Cookie, Emmy Days, OH
2 Heavenly Indigo, Brett Groebner &Kalee Schaefer, WI


Ohio Spring Red & White Show 2017

DATE: March 30th, 2017 
LOCATION: Columbus, OH
JUDGE: Dean Dohle, MO

Grand Champion: Quality Quest Cinda-Red (Redman), 1st Aged Cow, Grant & Tom Cope, OH
Reserve Grand Champion: Greenlea BW Mar-Red (Barbwire), 1st 4 YR Old, Dallas Rynd & Judy Woford, OH
HM Grand Champion: Lichty-Acres Htry Fire-Red (Heztry), 1st Jr 3YR Old, Eric Lang, IA

Grand Champion-Junior Show: Balmoral Lars Aurianna (Larson), 1st 5 YR Old, Madelyn Topp, OH
Reserve Grand Champion-Junior Show: Lah-Dale Malone Shine-Red (Malone), 1st Sr 2YR Old, Elaina Lahmers, OH

Senior Champion: Quality Quest Cinda-Red (Redman), 1st Aged Cow, Grant & Tom Cope, OH
Reserve Senior Champion: Greenlea BW Mar-Red (Barbwire), 1st 4 YR Old, Dallas Rynd & Judy Woford, OH
HM Senior Champion: Balmoral Lars Aurianna (Larson), 1st 5 YR Old, Madelyn Topp, OH

Senior Champion-Junior Show: Balmoral Lars Aurianna (Larson), 1st 5 YR Old, Madelyn Topp, OH
Reserve Senior Champion-Junior Show: Oneeda Rocco Tawny (Rocco), 2nd Aged Cow, Madelyn Topp, OH

Intermediate Champion: Lichty-Acres Htry Fire-Red (Heztry), 1st Jr 3YR Old, Eric Lang, IA
Reserve Intermediate Champion: Lah-Dale Malone Shine-Red (Malone), 1st Sr 2YR Old, Elaina Lahmers, OH
HM Intermediate Champion: Hankansons Redburst  Evie-Red (Redburst), 2nd Sr 2YR Old,  Bucks Pride, OH

Intermediate Champion-Junior Show: Lah-Dale Malone Shine-Red (Malone), 1st Sr 2YR Old, Elaina Lahmers, OH
Reserve Intermediate Champion-Junior Show: Karebares Rdburst Sasha-Red (Redburst), 2nd Sr 3YR Old, Emma Mathews, OH

Junior Champion: Wabash-Way Kalif Halo-Red (O Kalif), 1st Winter Yearling, Elaina Lahmers, OH
Reserve Junior Champion: Wabash-Way Kalif Mia-Red (O Kalif), 1st Summer Yearling, Wabash-Way Holsteins, OH
HM Junior Champion: Macs Acres VHF Lady Di-Red, 1st Fall Yearling, Mac Acres & Jenna Yoder, OH

Junior Champion-Junior Show: Wabash-Way Kalif Halo-Red (O Kalif), 1st Winter Yearling, Elaina Lahmers, OH
Reserve Junior Champion-Junior Show: Auburnhills LVRG Ryanne-Red (Leverage), 1st Fall Calf, Hannah Dumbeck, OH
HM Junior Champion-Junior Show: Jacher Armani Riptide-Red (Armani), 2nd Summer Yearling, Korey Oechsle, OH

Premier Breeder – Mac Acres, OH
Premier Exhibitor – Stan-Mar-Dale/Express, OH

Winter Calves (9)

1. White-Mist Dribble-Red-ET (Armani), Silver Mist & White Light Holsteins, OH
2. U-Dean Hypnotic Rosa-Red-ET (Hypnotic), Jasmine Auble, OH
3. Claytoncrest Salsa-Red-ET (Absolute), Black Tie Genetics, MI
4. Lah-Dale Special-Red (Diamondback), Ava Lahmers, OH
5. Breezy-Knoll  Baby Cinda-Red (Adonis), Tom & Grant Cope, OH

Fall Calves (6)

1. Auburnhills LVRG Ryanne-Red (Leverage), Hannah Dumbeck, OH
2. Mac-Acres CT Darby-Red (Contender), Mac Acres, OH
3. Jenn-Stone Leverage Suri-Red (Leverage), Avery Dumbeck, OH
4. Star-Gen Abso Marley-Red-ET (Absolute), Starlight Genetics, IN
5. Star-Gen Abso Maxie-Red-ET (Absolute), Starlight Genetics, IN

Summer Yearlings (5)

1. Wabash-Way Kalif Mia-Red (O Kalif), Wabash-Way Holsteins, OH
2. Jacher Armani Riptide-Red (Armani), Korey Oechsle, OH
3. G-Lane Carson Tia-Red (Carson), Mariah Troutwie, OH
4. Pine-Tree AW Abigail-Red (Awesome), Becca Vales, OH
5. G-Lane Californa Realyn-Red (California), Mariah Troutwie, OH

Spring Yearlings (3)

1. Ack-Lee Defiant Gaga-TW-Red (Defiant), Kris & Kyle Ackley, OH
2. Uber-Haven D Fint Chrome-Red (Defiant), Mike Uber & Vanessa Philson, PA
3. Macs VHF CT Dana Rae-Red (Contender), Mac Acres, OH

Winter Yearlings (6)

1. Wabash-Way Kalif Halo-Red (O Kalif), Elaina Lahmers, OH
2. Spun Gold-G CT Shea-Red-ET (Contender), Debra & Jenna Hoffman, OH
3. Schulter Sadie Lee-Red-ET (Defiant), Sunrose Holsteins, IN
4. Mac-Acres AR Queenie (Armani), Mac Acres, OH
5. Velvet-View Return-Red (Awesome), Logan & Wyatt Schlauch, OH

Fall Yearlings (4)

1. Macs Acres VHF Lady Di-Red, Mac Acres & Jenna Yoder, OH
2. N-Randle Absolut Legacy-Red (Absolute), Starlight Genetics, IN
3. Twining Armani Reba-Red (Armani), Raymond Twining, OH
4. Idylbrook Dest Rose-Red (Destry), Becca Vales, OH

Junior 2 Year Olds (3)

1.  Express-SMD Naynay-Red-ET (Addiction) Stan-Mar-Dale/Express, OH
2. Ms Wabash-Way Armani Mara-Red (Armani), Wabash-Way Holsteins, OH
3. Harmony-Corners Kerisha-Red (Advent), Stan-Mar-Dale/Exress, OH

Senior 2 Year Olds (7)

1. Lah-Dale Malone Shine-Red (Malone), Elaina Lahmers, OH
2. Hankansons Redburst  Evie-Red (Redburst), Bucks Pride, OH
3. Added Entry from Macs Arcres, OH
4. Express-SMD Maybach-Red (Axford), Stan-Mar-Dale/Express, OH
5. Added Entry, Macs Acres, OH

Junior 3 Year Olds (3)

1. Lichty-Acres Htry Fire-Red (Heztry), Eric Lang, IA
2. Wil-O-Rae Redbrst Vegas-Red (Redburst), Scott Knoll & Lisa Kerr, OH
3. Ms HJ Moede Scarlet-Red-ET (Barbwire), Lydia Kaverman, OH

Senior 3 Year Olds (3)

1. Mac Acres AB Desiree-Red-ET (Absolute), Mac Acres, OH
2. Karebares Rdburst Sasha-Red (Redburst), Emma Mathews, OH
3. Roll-N-View P Ingrid-Red-ET (Picolo), Ally Cupps, OH

4 Year Olds (3)

1. Greenlea BW Mar-Red (Barbwire), Dallas Rynd & Judy Woford, OH
2. Soutrhern Hills Nola-Red-ET (Ron), Stan-Mar-Dale/Express, OH
3. Jolibois Floria Contend-Red-ET (Contender), Starlight Genetics, IN

5 Year Olds (1)

1. Balmoral Lars Aurianna (Larson), Madelyn Topp, OH

Aged Cows (2)

1. Quality Quest Cinda-Red (Redman), Grant & Tom Cope, OH
2. Oneeda Rocco Tawny (Rocco), Madelyn Topp, OH

Dam & Daughter

1. Elaina Lahmers, OH
2. Tom & Grant Cope, OH

Produce of Dam

1. Mac Acres, OH


Emily Goins: Focused on the Heart of the Showring

“I am still feeling the spirit of the New Year because it’s a time when change and renewal fills the air, and we celebrate the bright new beginnings taking place as we begin 2017.” New faces. New headlines. Here at The Bullvine, we are right on trend as we look to expand our team and our coverage of the dairy industry. We don’t have a crystal ball to forecast the unknown, but we do know that we will be providing many more real-time pictures! And that means introducing you to our new intern, Emily Goins of Kentucky.  This 20-year-old is eager to make dairy photographer a big part of her plans for the future.

Cowtographer Emily “The Thrill is in Capturing the Special Moments.”

Even though Emily is not yet a seasoned pro, she already identifies with the thrill of creating images that capture unique moments in the dairy ring. “I absolutely love getting to capture special moments for people to save and look back on. I really enjoy being behind the scenes of events. There is so much more than just pointing a lens and pushing the shutter button. I love how much detail and effort is put into getting a great photo.

Emily Goins: “Getting Up Close to Cows Inspired This Photographers Passion.”

Passion for the dairy showring is often a spark that is passed from generation to generation and, occasionally, ignites what will become a different but related version of the flame. “My dad and granddad (names if Emily would like) showed Ayrshires when they were young. So it was expected that when I was old enough to join 4-H, I was next up in the family to show Ayrshires. When I turned 9, I got my first 4-H calf and began the journey. I absolutely hated showing at first, but I pushed through and started to enjoy it. I showed Ayrshires for nine years before I switched over to Jerseys. Valentines Day 2015, my boyfriend Logan bought me my first Jersey cow from Keightly and Core Jerseys here in Kentucky. I’m glad that I stuck through all of the many, many 4-H meetings in my nine years because I wouldn’t have had the incredible opportunities that I have had and I wouldn’t have gotten to meet some of the greatest people. I’m looking forward to next show season which will be my last time in the ring as a junior.” For Emily, there is always a new beginning just beyond each ending.

Emily Goins: “It only takes a spark to get an album growing.”

At the same time, as she had her first 4H calf, she also was introduced to cameras. “I got started in photography when I was nine years old and joined 4-H. I was in my county’s 4-H photography program for one year but then decided to stop the classes and experiment on my own. I got my first camera when I was about seven years old and it was a tiny, hot pink, Sony digital camera, I thought I was all that and a box of crackers. I got out of taking pictures for a while, then when I saw photos from the Bullvine, it sparked the passion again, and I had to get back behind the camera, so for my 18th birthday I got my first DSLR, a Canon EOS Rebel t5.”

Emily Goins: “Emily is on the Hunt for Photographic Skills.”

There are many opportunities to be inspired in this modern age of technology, with its access to worldwide communication twenty-four hours a day.  Sometimes a seemingly small moment can have a significant impact on our career choices.  Emily explains how this connection happened for her.  “Andrew Hunt has helped me develop my passion for photography. I fell in love with his photos when I discovered him on Facebook just a few years ago. I love the new idea of the lower shots that he introduced to the show photography world. I was super anxious to meet him in person; he is a superstar in my eyes! Andrew is very, very helpful with any questions I have or if I need advice. I really enjoy getting to work for him.” It is great to see Emily setting out on her own adventure.

“Emily’s Career Time Frame is Clicking Along “

There can be many reasons for what makes a picture great. In Emily’s case, it doesn’t have to do with setting, lighting or camera angle. Her choice isn’t about the picture itself, but it’s about the feeling that is captured.  She explains, “My favorite photos are the ones that really show the emotion between the cow and the lead person.” For Emily, the story of photographic success in the show ring isn’t about reproducing a true-type-model moment.  For her, it is about telling the story of success so that everyone looking at the photograph feels connected to the moment and the people and animals that moment represents. “I’m in love with getting what once was “the slap, ” but I reckon now it’s “the handshake” pictures. I was thankful enough that my first time taking photos was at Expo and I was able to really improved my timing to get a great handshake shot in the first few days of shooting. I also really like taking pictures of my dog Lulu. He’s very photogenic.”

“Emily is Keeping Her Focus While Studying and Hoping for Big Picture Opportunities.”

“I am majoring in Photojournalism and minoring in Agriculture at Western Kentucky University. I hope to improve my photography skills majorly and also take a few writing classes while I am there. I would love to continue working for The Bullvine because it has absolutely been a dream come true getting to shoot for my favorite photographer. I hope to have my own photography business covering dairy shows and other events such as beef shows, rodeos, and weddings later in life.” It’s a big undertaking, but this young photographer is glad she can take the first steps. “

I just want to thank Andrew for his help and support with starting this new photography adventure. I really appreciate getting to learn from the best in the business.”

The Bullvine Bottom Line

Emily Goins photography journey, like the beginning of each new year, is a story waiting to be told.  No doubt her story will continue to be recorded in pictures that shoot for the heart of the dairy showring.  We encourage her to keep on shooting.  Like her, we are committed to our dream by providing expanded coverage for our passionate dairy followers. “Good luck Emily.  You inspire the dairy dreamer inside all of us to keep on growing.”



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Getting More from Your Rumination and Activity Monitoring Devices

Have you ever bought a new piece of equipment only to get less than 50% of what the sales person ‘promised’ it would provide? It is both sad and negative for agriculture when farmers get oversold on new technology. But, let’s be positive! Have you ever invested in new technology and got more than your money’s worth?  The Bullvine recently read about such a situation. It came to our attention via a series of scientific reports in the Journal of Dairy Science (JDS Vol. 99 No. 9, 2016) where a study was done at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York about the use of automated health-monitoring system (AHMS).

Study Hypothesis

By knowing the details from an automated health-monitoring system (AHMS), the researchers wanted to determine if, beyond heats (activity) and rumen health (rumination), predictions could be made on the presence of metabolic and digestive disorders including displaced abomasum, ketosis, indigestion, mastitis, and metritis.

Cornell Study

Researchers decided that one more research farm study was not what dairy farmers needed or wanted to hear about. So, they found a 1100 cow free stall commercial dairy where management and experienced workers were willing to take the time and effort to record digestive and health disorders. Farm workers were present 24 hours per day and went about their work without knowing what data the AHMS was capturing. This provided for the researches to have unbiased, independent data from two sources to use in their analysis. Cows were fitted with a neck-mounted electronic rumination and activity monitoring tag and rumination time and physical activity information was recorded from 21 days before expected calving until at least 80 days after calving. The study covered a year-long period with recording of performance in the parlor of this 3x herd. The herd’s 305-day performance was 13,036 kgs. (28,725 lbs), and it’s TMR diets were standards for New York State. Pre-calving heifers and cows were housed separately. For a month after calving all cows were housed together and from then on cows were grouped by lactation number.

Study Synopsis

The rumination and activity details were continually captured and uploaded to the central processor every two hours. The digestive and health disorder data, both observed and suspected, came from the workers’ recordings. The information from both sources was used to develop a dynamic ‘health index score’ (HIS).  Researchers created alert levels for the HIS when metabolic and/or digestive problems might be suspected. The researchers then tested these HIS alert levels against the herd’s people making a clinical diagnosis of one of the five disorders. Exact protocols were followed, and disorder descriptions were clearly defined. Blood was drawn, and testing was done on groups of animals in order to augment and verify the clinical diagnosis, as determined by the herd’s people.

End Objective

The end objective, from using the HIS, was to be able to predict, using activity and rumination data, a problem before it would have been clinically diagnosed. Knowing one day ahead is a start but knowing the possibility of a problem up to 3-5 days ahead has the potential to be a game-changer for managing to avoid metabolic and digestive disorders.

Health Disorder Incidence

A review of the scientific literature shows the following incidences of and facts about metabolic and digestive disorders:

  • Disease frequency (% of all disorders): Mastitis 35-45%; Metritis 12-15%; Retained Placenta 7-10%; Displaced Abomasum 4-6% and Ketosis 3-5%.
  • The majority of health and digestive diseases occur in the first month of lactation
  • The frequency of mastitis and high SCC increases with cow age
  • Milk Fever (4-5%), not included in this study, rarely occurs in first lactation and incidence is variable between herds.

Definitely, the disorders in this Cornell study are prevalent enough (70% of all disorders) that any avoidance of them could significantly impact the bottom line of farms.

Study Results

The key findings from the study are the rate of detection of a disorder and the days in advance that the HIS would have detected a possible disorder as compared to the farm staff making a clinical diagnosis. An interesting fact for this herd was that 58% of the cows had at least one of the five disorders and 42% had none. 70% of cows with a disorder had one, and 30% had more than one disorder.

Table 1 Study Disorders – Incidence, Occurance, Prediction Accuracy and Prediction before Diagnosis

Mastitis and metritis events occurred in 44% of the cows. However, the accuracy of prediction for these two was the lowest of the disorders. The half day ahead of clinical diagnosis for mastitis, lower that for three of the other disorders, is not surprising considering this was a well-managed herd, milked 3x daily.  Interesting to note was that for E Coli mastitis the accuracy of prediction was 81%, much higher than for overall mastitis at 58%. All disorders, except for mastitis, occurred very early in lactation. The results are very encouraging for the detection of the metabolic disorders, considering that they are much harder for herds people to detect than mastitis or sub-clinical metritis.

Is It Worth Knowing?

The short answer on whether or not to use the AHMS to monitor for metabolic and digestive disorders is yes. 

Greater ROI

Without doing a full simulation on extending the use made of an AHMS to included monitoring for health disorders has yet to be documented on a financial basis. Some facts that every herd manager knows to be true include:

  • Having a single health disorder can cost from $250 – $500 per incidence in treatment costs and lost income, all the way to early culling and even the death on-farm of the animal
  • Saleable milk is lost during the disorder, and the total lactation yield is decreased
  • Drugs are costly, and the drug bill can mount up depending on the disorder, and
  • It takes extra labor to care for sick animals.

However, those are only the start of the ways in which having your AHMS predict a disorder can pay back dividends. Here are points to include when considering the ROI of an AHMS:

  • The AHMS works 24 hours every day, takes no holidays and requires no weekly wage.
  • The AHMS can, at least partially, eliminate the need for staff to be continually monitoring dry, fresh and breeding pens. It could likely decrease the size of the workforce, or it could permit staff to put more effort into another area of the farming enterprise.
  • Experienced herds persons know that early detection of any abnormal condition can be a major advantage when it comes to minimizing severity or in increased speed of recovery.
  • As well as providing herd manager with information to catch heats and improve pregnancy rates, catching even 50% of the metabolic and digestive disorders before they get serious can add $200+ per cow per year to net yearly profit for the entire herd. That’s significant!
  • For information purposes, it should be noted that an AHMS cost is from $ $150-$175 USD per animal (collars + data system).

The Bullvine Bottom Line

This study shows that the information from an AHMS can reliably be used to predict metabolic and digestive disorders before they occur.  More information to enhance a herd’s management level and the bottom line is something progressive managers are always on the lookout for. Herd managers can thereby use all the tools, intuition, observation and data, to take their herd to higher profit.



Leading producers are always looking for ways to better monitor their animals.  The focus on developing solid SOPs for identifying sick cows has also resulted in increased lock up times.   What would be the value of knowing a cow was sick 1-2 days before you can see it? Dairies now can have precision animal monitoring that can integrate their SOP’s and provide imitate results for both health and reproduction.

Join Dr. Julio Giordano, Cornell University DVM, M.S., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Animal Science on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 12 noon EST as we will be discussing their research using the ai24™/SCR HRLD technology and the exciting findings that will impact your business.
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British Columbia Spring Holstein Show 2017

LOCATION: Abbotsford, BC
JUDGE: Pierre Boulet, QC

Wendon Goldwyn Diode
Grand Champion
BC Spring Show 2017
Wendon Holsteins

Grand Champion: Wendon Goldwyn Diode (Goldwyn), 1st Mature Cow, Wendon Holsteins, AB
Reserve Grand Champion: Wendon Dempsey Prude (Dempsey), 1st 5yr Old, Westcoast Holsteins, BC
HM Grand Champion: Crestomere Golden View (Goldwyn), 1st Senior 3yr Old, T&L Cattle Ltd., BC

Wendon Goldwyn Diode
Senior Champion
BC Spring Show 2017
Wendon Holsteins

Senior Champion: Wendon Goldwyn Diode (Goldwyn), 1st Mature Cow, Wendon Holsteins, AB
Reserve Senior Champion: Wendon Dempsey Prude (Dempsey), 1st 5yr Old, Westcoast Holsteins, BC
HM Senior Champion: Aldora Attra Dempsey Dempsey), 1st 4yr Old, T&L Cattle Ltd., BC

Intermediate Champion: Crestomere Golden View (Goldwyn), 1st Senior 3yr Old, T&L Cattle Ltd., BC
Reserve Intermediate Champion: Duhibou Fever Piranha (Fever), 1st Senior 2yr Old, Westcoast Holsteins, Bc

Jacobs High Octane La Liann
1st Place Summer Yearling
BC Spring Show 2017
Westcoast Holsteins

Junior Champion: Jacobs High Octaine La Liann (High Octane), 1st Summer Yearling, Westcoast Holsteins, Bc
Reserve Junior Champion: Skycrest Atwood Diamond (Atwood), 1st Senior Yearling, Skycrest Holsteins, AB
HM Junior Champion: Butlerview Door Anisa ET (Doorman), 2nd Senior Yearling, Benbie, Robella & Zimmer Holsteins, SK

Skycrest Atwood Diamond
Junior Champion Bred and Owned
BC Spring Show 2017
Skycrest Holsteins

Junior Best Bred & Owned: Skycrest Atwood Diamond (Atwood), 1st Senior Yearling, Skycrest Holsteins, AB
Reserve Junior Best Bred & Owned: Cedarwal Doorman Candy (Doorman), 1st Intermediate Yearling, Cedarwal Farms, BC

BC Spring Show Breeder Dedication Winner: Martin & Ann Hamming, BC

Fall Calf  (30)

Trentvalley Dempsey Firth
1st Place Fall Heifer Calf
BC Spring Show 2017
Martin Rympa

1. Trent Valley Dempsey Frith (Dempsey), Martin Rypma, BC
2. Wedgwood Cg Dorinda 1468 (Capital Gain), Mike Podschadly, BC
3. Elmbridge BH Dman Engagement (Doorman), J. William Wikkerink Farms, BC
4. Wendon Byway Winny (Byway), Wendon Holsteins, AB
5. Benbie Vanhaven Vivian (Andre), Benbie Holsteins, BC

Summer Yearling (24)

Jacobs High Octane La Liann
1st Place Summer Yearling
BC Spring Show 2017
Westcoast Holsteins

1. Jacobs High Octaine La Liann (High Octane), Westcoast Holsteins, Bc
2. Robella Reginald Ellie (Reginald), Martin Rypma, Sheila Sundborg & Robella Holsteins, Bc
3. Siermers Byway Shippa Et (Byway), T&L Cattle Ltd., Bc
4. Robella Solomon Dolly (Solomon), Robella Holsteins, Sk
5. Ruann Enticer Tammy-63548 (Enticer-33908-Et), Stephen & Patrick Maddox

Junior Yearling (21)

Rayon Dor Lotus Can Be Pretty
1st Place Junior Yearling
BC Spring Show 2017
Westcoast Holsteins

1. Rayon Dor Lotus Can Be Pretty (Lotus), Westcoast Holsteins, BC
2. Rayon Dor Lotus Corail Red 9Lotus), Westcoast Holsteins, BC
3. (BO) Robella Solomon Andy (Solomon), Robella Holsteins, SK
4. Chubanna Doorman Vixen (Doorman), Chubanna Holsteins, AB
5. Benbie Kingboy Bernice (Kingboy), Benbie Holsteins, SK

Intermediate Yearling (15)

Cedarwal Doorman Cottoncandy
1st Place Intermediate Yearling
BC Spring Show 2017
Cedarwal Holstein

1. (BO) Cedarwal Doorman Candy (Doorman), Cedarwal Farms, BC
2. Westcoast Beemer Amy (Beemer), Westcoast Holsteins, BC
3. Cobequid Windbrook Pirouette (Windbrook), Westcoast Holsteins, BC
4. Wendon Doorman Regan (Doorman), Wendon Holsteins, AB
5. Hamming Airlift Susan (Airlift), Hamming Holsteins, BC

Senior Yearling (20)

Skycrest Atwood Diamond
1st Place Senior Yearling
BC Spring Show 2017
Skycrest Holsteins

1. (BO) Skycrest Atwood Diamond (Atwood), Skycrest Holsteins, AB
2. Butlerview Door Anisa ET (Doorman), Benbie, Robela & Zimmer Holsteins, SK
3. Priory Doorman Taffee (Doorman), Blossom Dairy Ltd., ^&Carl Barclay, BC
4. Hamming Solomon Claira (Solomon), Hamming Holsteins, BC
5. Chubanna Contrast Epic (Contrast), Benbie Holsteins, SK

Junior Group of 3 (9)

1. Westcoast Holsteins, BC
2. Wendon Holsteins, AB
3. Stanhope Wedgwood, BC
4. JW Wikkerink Farms, BC
5. Benbie Holsteins, SK

Junior 2 Year Old (9)

Robella Loaded Bombay
Junior Two Year Old
BC Spring Show 2017
Robella Holsteins

1. Robella Loaded Bombay (Loaded), Robella Holsteins, SK
2. Elmbridge Doorman Aspire (Doorman), Westcoast Holsteins, BC
3. Wedgwood CG Paradise (Capital Gain), Stanhope Wedgwood Holdings, BC
4. Wedgwood CG Nina (Capital Gain), Westcoast Holsteins, BC
5. Hamming Sid Squirt (Sid), Hamming Holsteins, BC

Senior 2 Year Old (16)

Duhibou Fever Piranha
Senior Two Year Old
BC Spring Show 2017
Westcoast Holsteins

 1. (BU) Duhibou Fever Piranha (Fever), Westcoast Holsteins, Bc
2. Extondale Goldwyn Lily (Goldwyn), T&L Cattle Ltd., Bc
3. (BO) Benbie Deman Sabrina (Deman-ET), Benbie Holsteins, Sk
4. Greenlark Lucille Atwood (Atwood), Westcoast Holsteins, Bc
5. Idee Goldwyn Lizette (Goldwyn), T&L Cattle Ltd., Bc 6. Benbie Alta5g Miley (Alta5g-ET), T&L Cattle Ltd., Bc

Junior 3 Year Old (9)

Weldon Reimer Gold Chip Kara
Junior Three Year Old
BC Spring Show 2017
Wendon Holsteins & Reimer Holsteins

1. (Bo & Bu) Wendon Reimer Gold Chip Kara (Gold Chip-Et), Wendon & Reimer, AB
2. Westar Windminn 313 (Windminn), T&L Cattle Ltd., BC
3. Morsan Mccutchen Behave 1848 (Mccutchen 1174-ET), Stanhope-Wedgwood Holdings Ltd., BC
4. Ruann Mccut Merla-44776-ET (Mccutchen 1174-ET), Stephen & Patrick Maddox, Ca
5. Radar Aftershock Lisa (Aftershock-ET), Westcoast Holsteins, BC

Senior 3 Year Old (15)

Crestomere Golden View
Senior Three Year Old
BC Spring Show 2017
T&L Cattle Company 

1. (BU) Crestomere Golden View (Goldwyn), T&L Cattle Ltd., BC
2. Lindenright Gold Annabel (Goldwyn), Westcoast Holsteins, BC
3. (BO) Ruann Hammer Dorinda-30893 (Windhammer-Ets), Stephen & Patrick Maddox, CA
4. Wendon Gold Chip Dustoff (Gold Chip-Et), Wendon Holsteins, AB
5. Hamming Jasper Squirt (Jasper-Et), Hamming Holsteins, BC

4 Year Old (18)

Alder Attra Dempsey
Four Year Old
BC Spring Show 2017
T&L Cattle Company

1. (BU) Aldora Attra Dempsey Dempsey), T&L Cattle Ltd., BC
2. Baumann Sid Felicity (Sid-ET), T&L Cattle Ltd., BC
3. (BO) Westcoast Ladd Aspen (Ladd P-Red-ET), Westcoast Holsteins BC
4. Wendon Goldwyn Alberta (Goldwyn), Wendon Holsteins, AB
5. Wendon at Dawn (Atwood), Suntasia Farms, BC

5 Year Old (9)

Wendon Dempsey Prude
Five Year Old
BC Spring Show 2017
Westcoast Holsteins

1. (BU) Wendon Dempsey Prude (Dempsey), Westcoast Holsteins, BC
2. (BO) Westcoast Destry Avril (Destry-ET), Westcoast Holsteins, BC
3. Skycrest Seaver Prairie Chick (Seaver-ET), Skycrest Holsteins, AB
4. Ruann At Bonnie-20767-ET (Atwood), Stephen & Patrick Maddox, CA
5. Springbend Damion Thisbe (Damion), Stephen & Patrick Maddox, CA

Mature Cow (15)

Wendon Goldwyn Diode
1st Place Mature Cow
BC Spring Show 2017
Wendon Holsteins

1. (BO & BU) Wendon Goldwyn Diode (Goldwyn), Wendon Holsteins, AB
2. Morningview Destry Lani (Destry), Westcoast Holsteins, BC
3. Oakfield-Bro Fevr Frilly- ET (Fever), J. William Wikkerink Farms, BC
4. Butz-Butler Gold Brandy- ET (Goldwyn), Stanhope-Wedgwood Holdings Ltd., BC
5. Zimmer Krusader Ava (Krusader- ET), Benbie, Robella, & Zimmer Holsteins, SK

Breeders Herd (7)

1. Wendon Holsteins, AB
2. Ruann Dairy, CA
3. Westcoast Holsteins, BC
4. Wendon Holsteins, AB
5. Robella Holsteins, SK

Top Type Sires With the “WOW” Factor for the Tan Bark Trail

For many that are aspiring to breed the next great show cow or 97-point cow, there is no question that it is not all about the genomic tests.  Finding the WOW Factor is as much an art form as it is a science.  It can take generations of corrective matings to reach the ultimate goal of standing in the center of the ring at World Dairy Expo, The Royal or any of the other top shows around the world. That kind of success comes with careful selection of the right sires.  While indexes, like PTAT and CONF, are ideal for producing consistent barn cows, it takes an exceptional type of sire to stamp out daughters that can win on the Tanbark Trail.  With that in mind, we asked seven of the top show breeders and cattle dealers what sires were standing out for them. 

Our panel includes:

Ysabel Jacobs: Partner in Ferme Jacobs, a three-time Master Breeder herd that has been Premier Breeder at World Dairy Expo and The Royal Winter Fair several times. Their successful breeding philosophy is based on type. They have earned numerous show accolades and marketed cattle and embryos worldwide.  Ferme Jacobs has bred or owned some extreme notable cows, including World Dairy Expo Champion – BONACCUEIL MAYA GOLDWYN and Royal Winter Fair Grand Champion – JACOBS GOLD LIANN.  As well they breed and showed JACOBS GOLDWYN VALANA, Reserve Champion at WDE in 2015. (Read more: FERME JACOBS: SUCCESS IS ALL IN THE FAMILY! and FERME JACOBS 2013: A JOURNEY OF MAGIC, MAYA AND MASTERY!)

Aaron Eaton: along with my wife Caitlin and daughters Avery & Evelyn own and operate Eaton Holsteins in Syracuse, NY. Where they currently milk 30 elite type registered Holsteins and a select group of jerseys. Their main objective is developing, marketing and caring for these special individuals daily along with an additional 35 head of young stock and dry cows. Over the past 5 years they have made boarding elite show cattle for others a huge part of their business as well, approximately 30% of the cattle residing at their farm are board cattle. Their herd currently holds the #1 Rank for BAA in NY, 114.8 ( top 10 Nationally) consisting of 18 EX and 14VG, of those Ex cows 13 are max scored, 2 at 95pts and 1 @96pts. Over the past 8 years they have had many success stories in the show ring garnering numerous All American and/or All Canadian Nominations as well as having 3 jerseys go on for new owners to become national champions, 3 Royal Winter Fair Holstein Jr championships and also two Holstein cows named Intermediate champion or reserve at World Dairy Expo. Aaron has since had the opportunity to judge many state and regional shows over the past 5 years. Prior to farming full time, Aaron spent 10 years as a cattle fitter traveling to many shows across the US, Canada, South America and Europe.

Ari Ekstein : Ari is a partner in Quality Farms with his father, Their focus is to breed and exhibit a combination of the best typed and pedigree cows in the world. They presently milk 72 cows and own approximately 220 head. They believe in the true modern dairy cow that combines balance, strength, and style with a natural will to milk from great udders. They use a combination of high type genomic bulls and proven bulls that have the ability to consistently breed the type of cow they want to work with every day. They choose their bulls based on a combination of numbers, maternal line, and sire stack. They have a long history of breeding and exhibiting many All Canadians. They are very proud of one of their most recent accomplishments. Bosdale Gold Luster and Quality Solomon Lust were both class winners at last year’s Royal Winter Fair. This All Canadian dam and daughter pair are a perfect example of what they love to work with and breed from. (Read more:  QUALITY HOLSTEINS – WELL-DESERVED CONGRATULATIONSQUALITY CATTLE LOOK GOOD EVERY DAY and QUALITY HOLSTEINS – NUMBERS THAT STILL COUNT – DAIRY BREEDER INTERVIEW)

Barclay Phoenix: He bred his first All-Canadian Nomination in 2012- Phoenix GoGo Sanchez. Barclay is also heavily involved in showing and merchandising elite Holstein cattle. Barclay has had or has merchandised over 170 All-Canadian or All-American nominations in the past 17 years. In 2001 he was co-owner of the Reserve Champion at the World Dairy Expo. In 2004 and 2005, he and his partners exhibited Junior Champion and Intermediate Champion at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Toronto. He was also co-winner of the Premier Exhibitor Banner at the Royal in 2004, co-owned the Junior Champion at the 2008 World Dairy Expo, and the Reserve Intermediate Champion at the 2012 Red and White Royal Winter Fair. (Read more: TAG – YOU ARE IT! HOW AND WHY TAG DAIRY SALES ARE SUCCESSFUL)

Ethan McMillan: With his family, Ethan operates two-time Master Breeder herd, Kingsway Holsteins. Kingsway has taken home many Premier Junior and Senior Breeder Banners at World Dairy Expo and The Royal Winter Fair. Much of Kingsway’s success comes from the  Kingsway Terrason Allie EX95-2E-*4 family, responsible for 47 nominations in All-Canadian, All-American and All-Britain contests since 2006.  Another influential family that has helped build the herd is that of Kingsway Lheros Chelsie VG89-2YR-*4, with five generations of All-Canadian nominations, all tracing back to Chelsie in their pedigrees. Kingsway Mark Chief EX-6E-*12 is another influential family. One recently notable descendant of that family is Kingsway Airlift Gosling VG-88-2yr, the stunning white heifer that captured attention when she won All-Canadian Intermediate Yearling honors in 2015.

Michael Heath: Michael has made a living as a cattle merchandizer and breeder. He started as a cattle fitter which enabled him to have the contacts to start in his cattle marketing business. Heath has managed many sales over the years, most recently ‘Rendezvous at River Valley’ which was the 2nd highest Jersey sale average of all time. In the beginning, two Holstein cows got Heath up and going in the Holstein business: Freundly Acres Linjet Murphy, EX96 and Kingstead Cheif Adeen, EX94. On top of this Michael has owned and sold many All-Canadian and All-American Nominations over the years. Currently, Heath owns approximately 75 head of Holsteins and 60 head of Jerseys. Heath has judged Shows Internationally in Switzerland, Ireland, Australia, Holland, Mexico, Brazil and Canada, Argentina, and the UK.

Simon Lalande: Owner of Ferme Blondin, Simon Lalande is the 6th generation on the farm with his sons now the 7th generation. Blondin is currently milking around 135 head of Holsteins with an additional 500 head of heifers on the farm. This extra number of animals is due to extensive flushing being done on the farm and the constant need for recipients. Ferme Blondin attends 7-8 shows per year including World Dairy Expo and the Royal Winter Fair. Blondin sells over 600 head of fresh young cows per year. Whether for the freestall environment or for that special show cow, they are always buying and selling animals. Because of this Simon spends a great deal of time on the road, looking for recipients or for that next great one! Annually he logs thousands of miles through numerous provinces and states. In March Ferme Blondin started the construction of a new 265 head freestall It will house the milking herd along with all show animals. (Read more: FERME BLONDIN “PASSION WITH A PURPOSE BUILDS SUCCESS”FERME BLONDIN – “BUILT ON TEAMWORK” – DAIRY BREEDER VIDEO INTERVIEWS and COGENT BREEDING ANNOUNCES IMPORTANT PARTNERSHIP WITH BLONDIN SIRES INC)

What bulls are siring the heifers that are standing out in heifer pens? 


While impressive type numbers and an excellent pedigree are nice, nothing compares to seeing the heifers from the top sires to determine if they have what it takes.  The first test of this comes when the calves hit the ground and start to develop.  One sire that is certainly impressing is Walnutlawn SOLOMON.  This Doorman son for the GLEN DRUMMOND SPLENDOR family (Read more: Marketing Lessons from Glen Drummond Aero Flower) has certainly impressed many breeders with his stylish daughters.  One such daughter is the Royal Winter Fair winner and 2016 Breeders Choice Award Winner, QUALITY SOLOMON LUST from Quality Holsteins (Read more: 2016 BREEDERS CHOICE AWARDS – TANBARK TRAIL EDITION RESULTS).  Ari Ekstein comments “The Solomon heifers are extremely balanced heifers with tremendous rumps and a great combination of style and strength.”   Simon Lalande from Ferme Blondin adds “Solomon is one of our favorite sires of heifers at the farm. They are hard topped and have a beautiful side profile.”   “Solomon is definitely the bull that stood out the most in the heifer pens right now. They are long, with great bone quality and great legs. They look so feminine” comments Ysabel Jacobs.  Ethan McMillan comments “The best heifers in our heifer pens are Goldwyns and Solomons. They are the most growthy calves, and they have correct rump structure with style and balance.” 


Another sire that is catching the eyes of our panel is Dymentholm Mr Apples AVALANCHE.  Avalanche is a McCutchen from a clone of KHW REGIMENT APPLE-RED.  (Read more: KHW REGIMENT APPLE-RED – BEAUTY, PERFORMANCE, AND EVEN MORE RECORD ACCOMPLISHMENTS) Barclay Phoenix notes that “Avalanche is siring heifers that jump right out in the heifer pens all over the country.  They are long necked and have dairy strength with great feet and legs.” Ari Ekstein adds “The Avalanche heifers are young but are definite standouts, when they come out of the hutches.”  Aaron Eaton reports that Avalanche daughters “are long framed, balanced and dairy with good feet and legs for the most part.”

Some other sires that are starting to turn the heads of our panel are Mr Ansly ADDICTION-P-RED.  A Red, polled grandson of KHW REGIMENT APPLE-RED, “Addiction P heifers also look like they have great udder makeup and they have lots of style” comments Barclay Phoenix. “I also like the look of BEEMERS – they are square cut with lots of width, great foot and have great thurl placement.  I think they could make long-lasting cows.”  Ari Ekstein seconds Barclay’s comments about Pol Butte Mc BEEMER daughters “The Beemer heifers are consistently stylish with beautiful long necks with a dairy cut.” 

  • Aaron Eaton
    • Dymentholm Mr Apples AVALANCHE
    • Stantons HIGH OCTANE
    • Walnutlawn SOLOMON
    • Mr Ansly ADDICTION-P-RED
    • Cycle Doorman JACOBY
  • Ari Ekstein 
    • Walnutlawn SOLOMON
    • Quality Doorman MARIO
    • Pol Butte Mc BEEMER
    • Stantons HIGH OCTANE
    • Butz-Butler Atwood BRADY
    • Maple-Downs-I G W ATWOOD
    • Dymentholm Mr Apples AVALANCHE
  • Barclay Phoenix
    • Dymentholm Mr Apples AVALANCHE
    • Pol Butte Mc BEEMER
    • Mr Ansly ADDICTION-P-RED
  • Ethan McMillan
    • Walnutlawn SOLOMON
    • Braedale GOLDWYN
  • Michael Heath
    • Val-Bisson DOORMAN
    • Dymentholm Mr Apples AVALANCHE
    • Mr D Apple DIAMONDBACK
    • Stantons HIGH OCTANE
    • Walnutlawn SOLOMON
    • Pol Butte Mc BEEMER
    • Mr Ansly ADDICTION-P-RED
    • Lirr Drew DEMPSEY
    • Mr Chassity GOLD CHIP
    • Oh-River-Syc BYWAY
  • Simon Lalande
    • Dymentholm Mr Apples AVALANCHE
    • Cycle Doorman JACOBY
    • Walnutlawn SOLOMON
  • Ysabel Jacobs
    • Walnutlawn SOLOMON
    • Lirr Drew DEMPSEY
    • Mr Chassity GOLD CHIP

What sires daughters are catching your eye as they are calving in/maturing?

Comestar Lamadona Doorman

While Val-Bisson DOORMAN daughters were certainly impressive as heifers, they are now starting to impress our panel members in milking form.    (Read more: SIRE REPORT: VAL-BISSON DOORMAN – OPPORTUNITY IS KNOCKING) Aaron Eaton comments that “I really like some of the second crop Doormans. The ones I’ve seen are balanced and good uddered. I know some people were skeptical about milking speed, but for me, the ones that are out of the better cows are calving now, and it’s hard to deny he is going to make some great young cows”.  Ari Ekstein adds “Most of our Doorman’s are out of Goldwyn’s and the Goldwyn’s help transmit the dairy quality that some of the Doorman’s can lack.”   Simon Lalande adds  “Doorman adds the strength and width that many cows need with the Goldwyn blood. He is also low SCS which every breeder likes.”

A sire that has impressed with his second crop daughters is Lirr Drew DEMPSEY.  Simon Lalande notes that “He can make some very special ones. We did not use a lot of him, but the ones we have seen are very special. Great udders! “ Barclay Phoenix adds “Dempsey’s seem to be long lasting rugged cows with lots of dairy strength.“  

Jacobs Gold Liann

Rounding out the top sires, that are impressing our panel, is Mr Chassity GOLD CHIP.  A sire that certainly worked well for Ferme Jacobs producing last year’s Royal Winter Fair Grand Champion, Jacobs Gold Liann. (Read more: THE 2016 ROYAL WINTER FAIR HOLSTEIN SHOW – THE SHOW EVERYONE WILL REMEMBER FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS)  Ysabel Jacobs comments “We love those dairy heads and necks that are feminine all the way throughout. They have excellent udders on them and great rump and legs.  It all comes down to the same thing. If you can make a cow with a good rump, good legs and udder, she should last for you. When a cow as an excellent udder you can go everywhere… you need that excellent udder to sell a cow, not a huge frame.”  Barclay Phoenix comments that “I like the way that Gold Chips are developing as second and third calvers.” While Michael Heath adds that he “loves the Gold Chip bred heifers and young cows.”

  • Aaron Eaton
    • Val-Bisson DOORMAN
    • Stantons HIGH OCTANE
  • Ari Ekstein 
    • Maple-Downs-I G W ATWOOD
    • Pine-Tree SID
    • Val-Bisson DOORMAN
  • Barclay Phoenix
    • Mr Chassity GOLD CHIP
    • Lirr Drew DEMPSEY
    • Croteau Lesperron UNIX
  • Ethan McMillan
    • Lirr Drew DEMPSEY
    • Val-Bisson DOORMAN
  • Michael Heath
    • Lirr Drew DEMPSEY
    • Mr Chassity GOLD CHIP
    • Ms Atlees Sht AFTERSHOCK
  • Simon Lalande
    • Val-Bisson DOORMAN
    • Lirr Drew DEMPSEY
    • Braedale GOLDWYN
  • Ysabel Jacobs
    • Monument IMPRESSION
    • Mr Chassity GOLD CHIP
    • Gillette WINDBROOK
    • Regancrest REGINALD

What bulls are you currently using?

For many breeders looking to breed the next great one, the proof comes when the calves hit the ground. It is not surprising that Walnutlawn SOLOMON tops the list of sires currently in use.  His impressive calve,s combined with a cow family that has consistently sired outstanding udders, he has the promise and the proof in sync.  It’s also not surprising that some early Solomon sons make our list, like Blondin Zimmer CAPTURE.  “He is the first available Solomon son, his genomics are outstanding for type, and he should make the special kind,” comments Simon Lalande.  Another Doorman son that is getting attention is KH CINDERDOOR.  Ysabel Jacobs says that “early Cinderdoor daughters look a lot like Solomon daughters but maybe with a little more rib.”

Wendon Dempsey Prude

Many of the breeders on our panel are also going back and using Lirr Drew DEMPSEY. Michael Heath comments that “It seems like Dempsey from Sids is a really good cross.”  Ysabel Jacobs adds that Dempsey is a “builder bull, so we have been using him. We use him because we found our breed has a problem with their thurl’s too far back. So now we use a bull like Dempsey to help with that.”

Since Goldwyn on Dundee has proven to be a magic cross, Aaron Eaton has gone back and used Dundee on a few Goldwyn’s and Gold Chip’s. “I don’t think you can go wrong with balanced breeding while maintaining great udders, balance, dairyness and good feet and legs.” Comments Eaton. 

  • Aaron Eaton
    • Val-Bisson DOORMAN
    • Walnutlawn SOLOMON
    • Cycle Doorman JACOBY
    • Walnutlawn SLATER
    • Braedale GOLDWYN
    • Regancrest DUNDEE
  • Ari Ekstein 
    • Walnutlawn SOLOMON (sexed)
    • Quality Doorman MARIO
    • Maple-Downs-I G W ATWOOD (sexed)
    • Dymentholm Mr Apples AVALANCHE
    • Toc-Farm FITZ
    • Pine-Tree SID (sexed)
    • Cycle Doorman JACOBY (sexed)
    • Stantons HIGH OCTANE
    • Lirr Drew DEMPSEY
    • Ocd 1stclass CALLEN
  • Ethan McMillan
    • Walnutlawn SOLOMON
    • Lirr Drew DEMPSEY
    • Croteau Lesperron UNIX
    • Morningview Mcc KINGBOY
    • High Genomic Type Sires (For problem breeders)
  • Simon Lalande
    • Walnutlawn SOLOMON
    • Blondin Zimmer CAPTURE
    • Val-Bisson DOORMAN
    • Crasdale CHILL
    • Woodcrest King DOC
    • Cycle Mcgucci JORDY-RED
    • Farnear-Tbr BH 1ST GRADE
    • Stantons CHIEF
  • Ysabel Jacobs
    • Monument IMPRESSION
    • Jk Eder-I CONTROL
    • Stantons HIGH OCTANE
    • Lirr Drew DEMPSEY
    • Minnigan-Hills DAY


The Bullvine Bottom Line

Figuring out exactly what sire to use can be a tough decision.  For many pedigree breeders, the goal is to consistently produce great cows that have show ring appeal.  While genomic type numbers can help you narrow down the list, the real proof comes when you see the daughters.  The challenge for most breeders is getting the opportunity to see many different daughters in different herds. It can be really hard to do.  Thanks to the contributions of our panel members, we are able to get some critical insight into some of the top sires. We have learned how are being used and how they are performing on top cattle.  While some sires can make an average cow better, the real question becomes “Which sires can make great daughters from good cows?”  That is the question these panel members have helped us to answer.



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Why Are Dairy Farmers Afraid to Ask for Help?

Dairy producers are the first to acknowledge that proper functioning farm equipment is critical if they are to run a dairy farm successfully.  Robots, tractors, harvest equipment and milking parlors are kept in top condition to produce the healthy milk that sustains our business. The same is true of our own equipment – also known as mind and body.  Like our dairy equipment, as we age, some parts, for us our mind and body, start to wear out. It is unfortunate when we accept this as something we can do nothing about. 

One particular ailment – namely Alzheimer’s – is not only overlooked it is often underdiagnosed and dangerously ignored. 

There are many of us in agriculture, who have watched memory loss or dementia gradually take its toll on a family member, farm worker, supplier or consultant. The loss is personally devastating, but we put our heads down and continue on.

Show Me the Numbers

In dairying, we live by numbers: the number of cattle, the production numbers… You name it numbers are important.  When it comes to health issues, numbers have a lot to say about where we find ourselves. In 2015 Alzheimer’s Disease facts and figures reported, “An estimated 5.3 million Americans have AD; 5.1 million are age 65+ years, and approximately 200,000 are age <65 years and have younger-onset AD. By mid-century, the number of people living with AD in the United States is projected to grow by nearly 10 million, fueled in large part by the aging Baby Boom generation.”

Two major fears. Fear of stopping dairying.  Fear of asking for help.

Because of lifelong dairy connections, farmers could end up in a double bind if they begin to have problems relating to mental health. Traditionally farmers continue working long after usual retirement age. On the one hand, problems like dementia can become particularly acute for farms in terms of operating and managing both the business and physical sides of the operation. As well, fear of negatively affecting the dairy business, farmers are even more reluctant to ask for help.

What is Dementia? 

Dementia is characterized by a decline in memory, language, problem-solving abilities, and other cognitive skills that affect a person’s ability to perform everyday activities.

What is Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease is the number one cause of dementia, and an estimated 5.4 million Americans had Alzheimer’s disease in 2016.

The Farm and Rural Connection

As we become more knowledgeable about things that impact the environment we live in, studies are beginning to suggest possible links that are associated with agriculture.  The following statistics were reported in Iowa Farmer Today in August of 2013. There might be a connection to farming and rural livelihoods. Although the causes of Alzheimer’s have not been fully determined, there is scientific evidence growing up in a rural area may double the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

A meta-analysis of how growing up in rural and urban areas affects the development of Alzheimer’s, published by University of Edinburgh and London researchers in 2012, indicated nonurban people had twice the chance of incurring Alzheimer’s later in life. The researchers theorized access to healthcare, socioeconomic well-being and exposure to unknown substances could be contributing factors.

The impact of Insecticide Exposure

Here are some updates on research in the area of insecticide exposure.

“A review of 2.6 million death certificates by Dr. Robert Park of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health indicated a greater risk for degenerative brain diseases, especially Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, among farmers and persons in several other occupations where chemical exposures were likely to occur.” (for more see ‘Five Occupations Linked to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s).

“Other studies of farmers, in particular, have suggested exposures to commonly used agricultural insecticides in the organophosphate and chlorinated pesticide families and certain fumigants are well known to contribute to the onset of Parkinson’s and may be precipitants to Alzheimer’s.

Not enough research has been conducted to adequately sort out the relationships, but a body of confirmatory research findings is developing.”

Research is Growing a Worldwide Data Base

There are several studies underway which are adding valuable data regarding dementia. One such study is underway at Plymouth University in the United Kingdom. They found that memory loss can be especially destructive to farmers and their families.

Another study is underway in Canada. Professor Andria Jones-Bitton, Department of Population Medicine at the University of Guelph, analyzed more than 1,100 responses nationwide to an online stress and resilience survey, conducted on agriculture producers from September 2015 to January 2016. Early findings report that stress, anxiety, depression, emotional exhaustion, and burnout are all higher among farmers than among other groups.

Dementia Can Be Dangerous on the Dairy Farm

A serious concern is especially relevant relating to farmers who contract Alzheimer’s or Dementia and present a danger to themselves and others as they attempt to continue working with animals and large equipment. Adding to the problems, are the additional stresses of trying to care for someone with dementia.

Farmers in Jeopardy Because of Isolation (of mental health issues)

Farmers may be especially susceptible to escalating mental health issues because they tend to be reluctant to ask for help. Here are some reasons that farmers acknowledge have delayed proactive progress when farmers face Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

  • Stigma
    It is difficult to open up about their symptoms or need for therapy.
  • Severity
    Waiting too long to seek help, means that the issues are deeply entrenched.
  • Getting Started
    Many are unsure of how or where to start.
  • Time and Energy
    It takes time and energy to deal with treatment options. Both are hard to find after the full days put in on farm operations.
  • Money
    Therapy can be costly, and options and accessibility may not be widely known in rural communities.

There can be other reasons to avoid treatment, and any or several of them can lead to isolation and hiding problems from the outside world.

Medical Disclosure Practices Could be Adding to the Problem

There are times when the health care system and patients are at odds with each other – perhaps unintentionally. Research reports that “Among people with a diagnosis of AD or another dementia, fewer than half report having been told of the diagnosis by their health care provider. Though the benefits of a prompt, clear and accurate disclosure of an AD diagnosis are recognized by the medical profession, improvements to the disclosure process are needed. These improvements may require stronger support systems for healthcare providers and their patients.”

Need to Ask for Help

The Bullvine encourages anyone dealing with depression or suicidal thoughts to find someone to talk to and to ask for help.  It’s a fact that farmer suicide rates are among the highest of any occupation. (Read more: Thinking about Ending It All).  The most important part of dealing with depression is talk.  Talk removes of smashes apart stigma and brings new ideas, proper advice and sources of help.  Talking about depression in farming at agricultural shows and events also helps.  We know depression affects farmers.  We need to bring the issue into the public as a workplace health concern that is talked about at these venues.  The old saying, “The more you know…” goes a long way in dealing with depression.

We need to ask for help and talk.

Good News

in researching this article for The Bullvine, I fell into a common defensive mode and began looking for some glimmer of light in this bleak forecast.  This led to a reference in Scientific American Mind (June 2016) which reported regarding an article entitled, “Banking Against Alzheimer’s.” Among other things, one part takes a longer view of the disease. “Choices we make throughout life, from learning a second language or studying music in childhood to finding purpose and remaining physically, intellectually and socially active in retirement, can build a cognitive reserve and dramatically reduce the risk of developing dementia.” This is not a cure, but it is something to actively share and discuss with the next generation.

Taking Action

The real key is to take action when and where it is needed in the present. A cure for AD and Dementia will take considerable time, money and research.  In the meantime, understanding and reaching out for proactive resources for dealing with mental health issues is something we can do right now.

One such plan is being undertaken by previously mentioned Prof. Andria Jones-Bitton, a Professor in the Department of Population Medicine. “We are building a team of producers, industry representatives, veterinarians and mental health professionals to create, deliver and evaluate a mental health literacy training program for farms.” She reports that this program is intended to train people to recognize and respond to mental distress and reduce the stigma around mental health issues in Ontario’s agricultural sector. “We need to do something,” she says.  “Farmers want help, and we’re going to find ways for them to receive it.”

The Bullvine Bottom Line

Our mental health is one of our most precious commodities. It should never be taken for granted. We all recognize farmers as being the first ones we can turn to when we need help.  Now we need also to recognize that keeping our farmers healthy is important for everyone. 



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Are Robotic Milking Machines Worth the Expense?

There is no question that Robotic Milking Machines seem to be the hottest thing on the market. With over 35,000 robotic milking systems (RMS) operational on dairy farms around the world, it more than just a fad, it is an epidemic.   It seems almost daily you hear about another operation deciding to switch to Robots.  With many producers citing the improved lifestyle and the ability to expand or even stay in business without having to hire more labor.  And it’s not just the old dairy farmers with kids who don’t want to work hard, more and more it seems like even large dairies are considering the change.  But the Bullvine asks “At what cost?”. Are these farmers generating greater income and because of better results on the bottom line that they can justify the expense? With that in mind, we decided to look at the economics of investing in robotic milking and determine if these farmers are lazy or are they smart business people.

Labor is the second largest expense on the dairy farm. Considering the actual cost of hired labor and when an appropriate value for unpaid family help is included, investing in labor-saving automation may be the best way to improve your bottom line.

Are you cheap or wise?

First, let’s get one thing clear, most producers do not install robots because it is the lowest cost option for harvesting milk. Historically, for a 120-cow dairy, the total cost per cwt of milk of a robotic milking system was similar to a new modern parlor.

Tie stall (TS) – $35,400 labor/yr
Low cost parlor (LCP) – $25,000 capital ($4,250 annual), $14,600 labor
Medium cost parlor (MCP) – $50,000 capital ($8,500 annual), $14,600 labor
High cost parlor (HCP) – $100,000 capital ($17,000 annual), $14,600 labor
New parlor (NP) – $250,000 capital ($42,500 annual), $14,600 labor
Robot – (10% increase in milk) $59,600 annual

But how many decisions on the average dairy farm are made to be at the lowest cost?  Most of us decide not to live in the cheapest house or drive the cheapest car because we want a nicer lifestyle. But at the rate at which labor expenses are increasing, especially when the appropriate value for unpaid family help is included, not to mention the scarcity of labor, combined with the increased performance that is tied to the improved management, more and more Robots are beginning to make economic sense.

While coming up with hard numbers, which are applicable are specific to each situation, is almost impossible, one thing is clear is that robotic milking becomes more affordable every year as the cost of labor increases and the availability of labor decreases.  There is no question that robotic milking saves labor, and based on surveys done by the Progressive Dairy Operators group (PDO), dairy farm labor is going up in cost. In 2004 the average wage for dairy farm workers described as “milkers” was $12.65 per hour. By 2004 this had gone up 7% to $13.55. Then in 2010 117 herds reported an average wage of $14.21 per hour for milkers, up 5% again plus an additional $0.28 in non-monetary benefits. So in 6 years, the benefit of owning a robotic milking system has increased by roughly 12%. (Read more:  Robotic milking gets more affordable every year by Jack Rodenberg)

So how do you determine the ROI of an RMS?

To determine the real return of investing in a Robotic Milking System, you need to look at milk production per cow, milk produced per robot per day, labor savings, the length of useful life of the system. 

The main cost of robotic milking is the capital invested in the technology. From 2004-2010 the price for a new robot went from  $250,000 to about $220,000.  That is a 15% decrease in the cost while labor costs have typical gone up 12%.  That is a 27% swing in a six-year period.  And in the last six years, prices for a robot to milk 50-70 cows is about $150,000 to $200,000, another 20 decrease. In that same time, the cost of wages paid to livestock workers per USDA has increased 19%.  Researchers have reported up to 29% savings with RMS.

Another aspect that may be even more important, than the increased cost of labor for dairy farm workers, is the decreased availability.  A 2014 survey indicated that 51% of all farm labor was immigrant labor (Adcock et al., 2015). The future availability of immigrant workers may be reduced if less foreign workers choose to work on farms or if tighter immigration laws are passed in the US as the Trump administration seems to be leaning towards. And if Trump is successful at re-igniting the US economy revs up with reductions in regulations or the anticipation of that, the demand for labor is only going to increase in all industry, causes an even greater shortage of farm laborers.   This will force producers to either use new workers who are very inexperienced yet demand a high wage or use an aging workforce that is not as productive as it once was.  This already causing producers of all sizes to determine if they should either automate milking and eliminate task oriented positions, or increase productivity efficiencies to 180-200 cows per man with such technologies as teat spray robots in large rotaries.   

So does an RMS make economic sense for your operation?

To answer this question, the University of Minnesota developed a web application to compare the profitability of robots and parlors: This tool was used to compare the economics of RMS and parlor systems on farms with 120, 240 and 1,500 lactating cows over a 20-year payback time. Milking labor costs were set at $16/hr with a milk price of $17/cwt. They assumed milk production would increase 5 lb/day per cow with RMS compared to milking 2X and decrease 2 lb/day compared to 3X milking. The per cow barn investment is higher for the RMS, reflecting the additional cost to install labor savings features typical in RMS barns. We inflated labor costs at 1, 2, or 3% annually. Net annual impact refers to the net present value of projected differences in RMS cash flows converted to an annuity.

The 120 and 240 cow RMS systems had a higher net annual impact compared to a double 8-parlor system (Figure 1). Labor cost inflation and milk production per cow had a large impact on profit. For each pound change in daily production per cow, the net annual impact changed by $931.

The 1,500-cow parlor system was more profitable than RMS. A 1% annual wage inflation resulted in a $162,672 (3X milking) and $51,177 (2X milking) more profit for the parlor. The difference was $130,570 (3X milking) and $32,395 (2X milking) at 3% wage inflation. Using similar milk production and 3% wage inflation the parlor had $80,672 higher annual impact.

The primary reason for the differences in profit is the more intensive use of the milking system. The RMS assumed full utilization at 60 cows per robot across all herd sizes. The parlor was only being used four hours per day with the 120-cow system. In the 240-cow simulations, the parlor was being used 8 and 12 hr/day in the 2X and 3X respectively. For the 1,500-cow herd, both the robot and parlor were at near maximum utilization.

Milk production and labor assumptions between the systems significantly affect the profitability projections. More research is needed to understand the economics of how these systems perform with different herd sizes and management practices.

The University of Minnesota also determines just what are the breakeven rates for the Robotic system.

  • Breakeven labor rate.
    Since the 1,500-cow RMS was less profitable than the parlor system at $16/hr labor, they determined the breakeven labor rate at which the two systems would have similar annual incomes. At the wage inflation rate of 1% and a 2 lbs. lower milk production with the RMS, the breakeven labor rate is $32.30/hr. If similar milk production levels are assumed with a 3% annual wage inflation, the breakeven wage rate drops to $22.91/hr.
  • Breakeven milk production
    The University of Minnesota also examined how increased milk production per cow in RMS would affect the profit comparison (Figure 2). If the robot system achieves 3 lbs /cow per day higher milk production than the parlor with 3% annual wage inflation, the annual income is only $3256 higher for the parlor for the 1,500 cow herd. At 5 lbs./day more milk, the RMS is more profitable at all wage inflation rates. Current research indicates that RMS do not achieve milk production as high as 3X milking, but as RMS management and facility design improve, this may change. Another potential advantage is that cows in RMS can be managed and milked in stable groups within the pens. Cows have access to resources (feed, water, beds, and milking) at all times. More precise feeding management can potentially increase milk per cow.

Figure 2. Net annual impact of a 1,500-cow dairy with 25 robots compared to a double-24 parlor milking 3X at different increases in daily milk production and wage inflation rates

Maximizing the Robotic Impact

Maximizing daily milk per robot is important to maximize profit. In a four-robot system using 2% annual wage inflation and a 20-year time horizon, net annual income increases approximately $4,100 for every 500 lbs. increase in daily milk per robot. Currently, some US farms are consistently harvesting more than 6,000 lbs. of milk per robot daily. This is achieved by a combination of high daily milk per cow and a high number of cows per robot (often over 60). The most important factors to achieve this are:

  1. Milking permission settings and strategies that get the correct cows milked at the correct times
  2. Reduced box time per cow
  3. RMS in top working condition

Retrofit vs. New Barn

One question many producers must consider is it better to retrofit your current barn or build a new one?  The University of Minnesota also examined how the economic life, labor efficiency, and milk production change affects the profitability of RMS. They developed two scenarios using an 180-cow dairy: RMS replacing a parlor and retrofitted in an existing freestall barn and an RMS in combination with a new high technology freestall barn.  Here is what they found:

  • Robot retrofit
    For the retrofit scenario, they assumed that there was no remaining debt with the previous The increases in costs with the robots were payments for the three robots ($63,000) for ten years, higher insurance ($2,700) and higher maintenance ($9,000/robot per year). They examined profitability using milking labor of 45, 60 and 75 minutes per robot. They also varied daily milk per cow using a 2 lb decrease, no change, and 2 lb increase compared to the previous system. Their survey of producers indicated that well designed (automatic manure removal and split entry pens), well managed free flow barns average about 45 minutes of daily milking like labor per robot. In this scenario, if producers can get 2 lb/day more milk and robots last longer than ten years, the RMS system is more profitable than the parlor system. If there is no change in milk production, robots must last 13 (with 45 minutes of daily labor per robot) to 17 (with 75 minutes of daily labor per robot) years to break even. If milk production decreases 2 lb in the RMS system, it is never as profitable as the previous parlor system.
  • Robot with a New Barn
    To achieve the maximum benefit of robots, it is preferable to design them into a new, high technology, low labor requirement facility. This includes various upgrades, such as wider more frequent crossovers, automated manure removal, and automated feed pushers. The projected new facility resulted in annual payments of about $101,000 over 20 years for the 180-cow farm. A 10 lb/ day increase in milk production along with the anticipated labor savings is required before robots are consistently more profitable than the previous parlor system. A key factor is the benefit of a Cow Comfort Upgrade and its effect on performance with robotics. When cow comfort is done right (sand is the gold standard) 60% of the milk increase in robotics can be attributed to the updated free stall barn. These things matter. The key benefit of individual robots is the elimination of the holding pen and the extra hours per day that the cow gets to eat, lay down, and chew her cud.

There are Economic tools available to do the deep dive and evaluate the many factors that affect performance and economics in a robotic milking facility. Contact your Robotic Specialist to sit down and go over the numbers and conditions specific to your dairy. Also, talk to your local dealer, banker, nutritionist, veterinarian, and genetics supplier. It takes a team working together to cover all the bases and give you the honest feedback to understand your operations strengths and weakness. 0ver 40,000 robots milk over 2.2 million cows worldwide and robots put in 16 years ago, are still operating today. It may be new to you, but it is not new to the industry. My Grandfather milked cows by hand, and 90 years later we are milking cows with no hands….amazing progress with more to come.

The Bullvine Bottom Line

While many producers look at income over feed to determine how their operation is doing.  I argue that given the fact that labor is your actual greatest non-feed expense on a dairy farm, and that it is also the resource that is typically in the shortest supply, we should be looking at income per full-time labor unit. When you look at your operation, and if there is the capital required to invest in an RMS unit, there is not question that Robotic Milking Systems make perfect sense for most dairy operations under 1,000 milking cows.  There is no doubt there will always be demand for high-quality people both immigrant and citizens. WE NEED COW PEOPLE!! Good people will always have a place in this industry, and they will have great value.   The best robot barn in the world with poor management is a failure in the making. As someone recently said “Management Makes Milk” and “Good People make Managers Look Good.” There are more career opportunities in dairy than ever before, and those that can operate robotic facilities and use technology will have a very bright future. Especially with rising labor rates and less supply, there are also scenarios where a robotic milking system makes sense even for larger operations.  Treat your cows with care, treat your employees with respect and develop them and the results can be predictable and positive.

Watch TRANSITIONING INTO THE ROBOTIC WORLD An increase in labour productivity is desired to ensure a healthy dairy business.  Achieving more litres of milk per worker in an animal‑friendly way is possible with a robotic milking system.  But you can not just rush out and buy a robotic milking system.  There are many factors that you need to consider. In this video the topic of transitioning into the robotic world and its influences on cow management will be covered. What things need to be considered? How do we ensure we have the most successful adaptation of the technology to optimize cow health and performance? Watch this video for a look into how robotics can improve the way we manage our cows. 

Listen to what other producers have to say: Top Producer Panel – Robotics conference. Join seven of the top DeLaval VMS producers from North America, Europe, Oceania and Latin America as they share and build knowledge around the DeLaval integrated robotic solution and best practices for robotic milking. 


2017 Borderway UK Dairy Expo – Holstein Show

Grand Champion
Reserve Grand Champion
HM Grand Champion

Intermediate Champion
2017 UK Dairy Expo


Junior Champion: Knowlesmere Solomon Diamond
Reserve Junior Champion: Knowlesmere Atwood Chic
HM Junior Champion: Knowlesmere Brokaw Chancel


Holstein Autumn Calf (12)

1. Knowlesmere Atwood Chic, A & J Whittaker
2. Nethervalley Fitz N Giggles Squaw, R & M Scott
3. Nethervalley McCutchen Cheapthrills Sara, R & M Scott

Summer Calf (18)

Lynholme Bankroll Amyly
1st place Holstein Summer Calf
2017 UK Dairy Expo
Messrs Lawrence

1. Lynholme Bankroll Amyly, Messrs Lawrence
2. Logan Mesdoor Jodie, Brian Yates
3. Shoreline Mesdoor Dolly, C & A J Woodhouse


Spring Yearling (11)

Absolute Doorman Tangfastic
1st place Holstein Spring Yearling
2017 UK Dairy Expo
Absolute Holsteins

1. Absolute Doorman Tangfastic, AMR Genetics/Absolute Holsteins
2. Jones PC CM Sol Lavish, I & G Jones, P Conroy & C Morley
3. Tynevalley Blueprint Tiara Red, Tynevalley Holsteins

Winter Yearling (15)

Knowlesmere Solomon Diamond
1st place Holstein Winter Yearling
2017 UK Dairy Expo
Knowlesmere, Jones, First Look

1. Knowlesmere Solomon Diamond, Knowlesmere, Jones & First Look
2. Showgirl Doorman Sara, Emma Jones
3. Mirah Doorman Elizabeth, A Struthers & R Timlin

Autumn Yearling (8)

Knowlesmere Doorman Starlight
1st place Holstein Autumn Yearling
2017 UK Dairy Expo
A& J Whittaker

1. Knowlesmere Doorman Starlight, A & J Whittaker
2. Berryholme Foreman Elope, Berryholme Holsteins & S Blease
3. Firstlook Blacklabel LB Afligem, S Whittaker, J Doherty & R Bostock

Senior Yearling (4)

1. Knowlesmere Brokaw Chancel, A & J Whittaker
2. Woodcatt Atwood Laurie Sheik, D R & H M Horsley
3. Shoreline Euphoric Pixie, C & A J Woodhouse

CLASS 56 – MILKING YEARLING (1/12/14 – 30/6/15)

1st place Holstein Milking Yearling
2017 UK Dairy Expo
Izzy & Gary Jones