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In tough times, it may seem impossible to run a profitable dairy. Watch this video as Devin Brennen explains the Financial Matrix for Profitability and how it can help you on your dairy farm.

This video was recorded as part of the Tactical Business Workshop: Dairy Producer during the 2017 Canadian Dairy Expo.

About the Presenter

Raised on a small mixed farm in Quebec, Devin Brennan, Principal – Ocresco & Associates Inc, studied at MacDonald Campus of McGill University where he received a diploma in agriculture and a BSc in animal science. Worked for ROP federal milk testing, then a large feed company, from there he Switzerland where he pursued post graduate studies in agriculture at the University of Zurich (ETH)while working at the research farm. Return to Canada in 1996, started a dairy nutrition/management consulting company which he managed with his partner until they sold in 2011. He continues to pursue an executive MBA part time, while working as an independent dairy management consultant focusing on financial efficiencies. He continues to work in nutrition with a select group of producers. Dairy consulting work has permitted him to travel internationally as well as working in many of our Canadian provinces.

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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. Watch this video as Dr. Julio Giordano, Cornell University DVM, M.S., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Animal Science discusses their research using the ai24™/SCR HRLD technology and the exciting findings that will impact your business.

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Whether you’re a 4-H member, Leader, aspiring judge, or an official judge, this video has tips and advice to help you better assess and compare one show person to another.

Judging Thought Process 


This video covers the thought process a judge should go through as they assess the class.  Including what to look for and how to conduct themselves.

Entering the Ring 

This video covers: head carriage, leads person and animal cadence, halter fit, leadsperson attire, competitor and animal spacing.

Starting and Stopping


This video covers: proper feet placement, distance between the feet, leadsperson distance to calf, when is it appropriate to start and stop and how often.

Technical Analysis 


This video covers: analyzation of leads person upon closer proximity, speed and correctness of setting up feet, right hand on point of shoulder, moves the animal’s head with the judge, head movement when judge pinches the side, straighten head as judge examines from the rear and head.  Holding the dewlap or hand at the point of shoulder?

Pulling Into Line 


This video covers: Forward walk, ability to pull out or walk backwards, rear feet placement – left foot back first animal – other animals, hand at point of shoulder, width of feet, movement of head with the judge.

Official publications have been created with the help of provincial branches and the expertise of official judges and experienced show people, to create excellent manuals for fellow judges and show people across Canada. These publications can be requested in hard copy by contacting Holstein Canada’s Strategic Communications department at 1-855-756-8300 ext. 233 or via email strategiccommunications@holstein.ca

Alternatively, these publications can be downloaded online:

Produce with the support of:

  • Holstein Ontario,
  • “Expressway to Success” Sales Team
  • Fradon Farms, The Donker Family
  • Val Jones & the Woodstock & Perth Dairy 4-H Members
  • Pro Vitro IVF Services.
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Genomic testing offers tremendous opportunities to elevate genetic progress in every way imaginable—from production and conformation traits to enhancing health and reproductive performance. And it has been available to producers of all sizes and types for over six years with the advent of low density tests.

Hear from four large herd dairy owners that use genomic testing and learn how they have used their results to make tangible herd improvements. These producers share their testing strategies and how a program approach to using genomic results works to manage risk, boost genetic progress, upgrade herd health and aid in inventory control.

 Participating panelists include:

  • Brian Houin – Homestead Dairy in Indiana
  • Paul Van Warmerdam – PH Ranch in California
  • Brian Fiscalini – Fiscalini Farms in California
  • Simon Vander Woude – Vander Woude Dairy in California

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The webinars will be moderated by The Bullvine with presentations by Zoetis.  The Bullvine is an online source for dairy genetic and other industry happenings around the world, through their coverage via articles, videos and podcasts.

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Everyone’s hero Reese Burdette is lucky to be alive, but that is not stopping her from doing some amazing things.  Yesterday she lead her favorite cow, Pantene to Reserve Grand Champion donors at the Premier National Junior Holstein Show.

Check out what Reese had to say after yesterdays amazing show.

The Bullvine caught up with Claire Burdette after the show to find out what it is that makes Reese so special.

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The Bullvine sat down with Greg Andersen of Seagull Bay dairy to find out just what has made them successful and what advice he would give to other breeders.

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Reproductive efficiency is driven by the same basic principles whether you are milking 300 cows or 3000 cows.  Sometimes we get caught up so much in the details that we fail to see the 30,000-foot view and those basic principles that drive reproductive efficiency.

Join Dr. Matt Utt, Director of research for Select Sires helps us get back to the basics of dairy cattle reproduction.  During this presentation you will learn of how to maximize the probability of making a pregnancy considering key areas of reproductive management such as:

  • Setting the VWP
  • Breeding based on heat or timed AI
  • Ovulation synchronization basics
  • Semen quality upon leaving the bull stud
  • How semen should be handled and why
  • The AI procedure
  • Appropriate timing of AI
  • Optimal time (DIM) of conception

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Matt UttMatt Utt is a native of Richmond, Virginia.  He graduated with a B.S. in Animal and Poultry Sciences from Virginia Tech in 2000 and stayed to pursue an M.S. degree (2002) focused on estrus synchronization in beef cattle.  Afterward completion of his M.S. degree, Matt worked for the University of Wisconsin-Madison conducting researching involving corpus luteum function in horses and evaluation of blood flow to the reproductive tract and pregnancy in horses and cattle.  He returned to his alma mater to work as a laboratory and research specialist in 2006.  In 2013, Matt was awarded a PhD from The Ohio State University following a joint graduate associateship program between Select Sires, Inc and the university during which he studied an in vitro fertilization as a predictor of bull fertility.   As Director of Research at Select Sires, Matt conducts in-house research to develop new methods for semen evaluation and cryopreservation of sperm to ultimately improve fertility and/or provide a better method of bull fertility prediction.  His background in female reproductive physiology and love for data analysis gives him the background work with the Select Reproductive Solutions (SRS) team on various projects.  Having spent 14 years attending and/or working at universities, Matt enjoys collaborating universities worldwide for joint research endeavors.

 

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Join Dr. Tom Lawlor, Executive Director of Research and Development for Holstein USA as he debunks the many myths about crossbreeding and provides an alternative genetic strategy that not only provides maximum genetic gain but does so while maintaining purebred status. This presentation was part of the 2016 Holstein World Conference held in Argentina.

About the presenter

Dr. Tom Lawlor is the Executive Director for Research and Development for the Holstein Association of America. Dr. Lawlor has been with the Association for the past 30 years and has led the Research and Development department for much of this time. In addition to his involvement with research, he plays a key role in performing genetic evaluations, working with dairy geneticists, collaborating on international projects and educating members about Holstein genetics. Dr. Lawlor holds a Bachelor of Science in animal science from the University of Massachusetts, a Master of Science in animal breeding and genetics from Montana State University, and a doctorate in animal breeding and genetics from Cornell University.

 

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Join the Bullvine’s Andrew Hunt as he shares what major changes have occurred recently in the dairy genetics industry and what the future holds.  This presentation was part of the 2016 Holstein World Conference held in Argentina. Areas covered in this video include:

  1. Genomics
  2. Sexed Semen
  3. IVF
  4. Epigenomics
  5. Nutrigenomics
  6. Gene Editing

About the Presenter

Having grown up a rural dairy farm in southern Ontario, Andrew learned early in life the value of community and a hard day’s work. Leveraging that experience and work ethic, Andrew started his own Animal Genetics marketing company that launched some of the most engaging and innovative campaigns. Broadening his horizons brought Andrew to the world of corporate leadership, sales and marketing where he helped many fortune 500 companies increase performance. These successes lead to the founding of the Inbound Sales Network, the fastest growing lead generation company in the world. Inbound Sales Network leverages the power of a “virtual” network of sales and marketing experts to provide world-class solutions at a fraction of the cost of traditional ad agencies. It’s a new kind of marketing company for the new way companies do business. With over 100,000 followers and subscribers, Andrew truly is a world leader.

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Gen-Com: Crown of Roses Sale Results

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

 

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Average of $6,136 at the 2016 Crown Roses Sale in Bon-Conseil, Qc by Gen-Com Holstein.
Top Sellers
– Lot 1 : $84,000 Gen-Com Lauthority Hailstyle VG-87 2yr, sister to RF Goldwyn Hailey to Black Forest Farm, BC
– Lot 52 : $27,000 Gen-Com Windbrook Indonesia VG-87 2yr to La Ponderosa Holsteins, Spain & Malic Holstein, Qc
– Lot 77 : $25,000 Hodglynn Dynasty Licorice EX-93 to Gerald Todd & Ferme Ralston
– Lot 30 : $23,000 Gen-Com Absolute Marcya, daughter of Charwill Attic Marcy

GEN-COM ABOLSUTE MARCYA the Absolute Red Daughter of Royal Champion CHARWILL ATTIC MARCY EX-95 sold for $23,000

GEN-COM ABOLSUTE MARCYA the Absolute Red Daughter of Royal Champion CHARWILL ATTIC MARCY EX-95 sold for $23,000

Gem-Com Lauthority Hailstyle the 6th place Milking Yearling from RWF 2015 and the 3/4 sister to the Great RF GOLDEN HAILY sold for $84,000 to Black Forest Farm BC

Gem-Com Lauthority Hailstyle the 6th place Milking Yearling from RWF 2015 and the 3/4 sister to the Great RF GOLDEN HAILY sold for $84,000 to Black Forest Farm BC

The Great RF GOLDWYN HAILEY EX-97 wowed the crowed as her Aftershock daughter sold for $20,000

The Great RF GOLDWYN HAILEY EX-97 wowed the crowed as her Aftershock daughter sold for $20,000

Ponderosa Holsteins (Spain) and Malic Holsteins (Quebec) purchase Gen-Com Windbreak Indonesia for $27,000

Ponderosa Holsteins (Spain) and Malic Holsteins (Quebec) purchase Gen-Com Windbreak Indonesia for $27,000

Hodglynn Dynasty Licorice EX-93 Sells for $25,000 at the Gen-Com Crown of Roses Sale

Hodglynn Dynasty Licorice EX-93
Sells for $25,000 at the Gen-Com Crown of Roses Sale

lotNameSale PriceAcheteurs 
1GEN-COM LAUTHORITY HAILSTYLE* 84,000.00 [$$-C84,000.00C]BLACKFOREST FARM, MARALANE FARM, BC
52GEN-COM WINDBROOK INDONESIE* 27,000.00 [$$-C27,000.00C]
77HODGLYNN DYNASTY LICORICE* 25,000.00 [$$-C25,000.00C]GERALD TODD ET F. RALSTON, COATICOOK
30GEN-COM ABSOLUTE MARCYA * 23,000.00 [$$-C23,000.00C]GENCOM
18GEN-COM GODLWYN HADLEY * 22,500.00 [$$-C22,500.00C]GERALD TODD, ET LOOKOUT HOLSTEIN,
2COWTOWN HAILSTORM-ET* 20,000.00 [$$-C20,000.00C]GEN COM
29GEN-COM MASCALESE MARCY* 16,000.00 [$$-C16,000.00C]GENCOM
56VIORIS ALEX PANDORA* 16,000.00 [$$-C16,000.00C]F. RALSTON ET GERALD TOOD, COATICOOK
20GEN-COM GOLDWYN HAISIA * 13,000.00 [$$-C13,000.00C]SHADY NOOK FARM, BC
22GEN-COM GOLDWYN HANNE* 11,500.00 [$$-C11,500.00C]COMESTAR HOLSTEIN, VICTORIAVILLE
21GEN-COM GOLDWYN HANLEY* 11,000.00 [$$-C11,000.00C]DESNETTE HOLSTEIN, WARWICK
24GEN-COM GOLDWYN HANISUN * 11,000.00 [$$-C11,000.00C]GEN COM
25GEN-COM GOLDWYN HANISSON* 9,400.00 [$$-C9,400.00C]F. DESLACS HOLSTEIN, VICTORIAVILLE
23GEN-COM GOLDWYN HALINA * 9,200.00 [$$-C9,200.00C]PIERRE MORILLE, FR (FERME INTENSE, STE-BRIGITTE)
28GEN-COM MASCALESE MARIA * 8,800.00 [$$-C8,800.00C]JAMIE ENDVICK, WISCONSIN
115GEN-COM SID ABEL * 8,800.00 [$$-C8,800.00C]F. DU GOUFFRE, BAIE-SAINT-PAUL
19GEN-COM GOLDWYN HARIEL* 8,000.00 [$$-C8,000.00C]F. TRIANGLE D'OR, FARNHAM
97DOUGAL LEA GOLDWYN DANITA* 7,800.00 [$$-C7,800.00C]F. STREETVIEW INC, AYER CLIFF
103GEN-COM LEBRON BURN * 7,500.00 [$$-C7,500.00C]CONTINENTAL HOLSTEIN, ALBERTA
105GEN-COM LOTUS BREE* 7,000.00 [$$-C7,000.00C]Ferme Ralston
91GEN-COM GOLDWYN REASON* 6,700.00 [$$-C6,700.00C]F. LAFORCE HOLSTEIN, ST-ELPHEGE
119GEN-COM SUDAN ARCHY* 6,700.00 [$$-C6,700.00C]F. MR LAROCHELLE, ST-NARCISSE
101MS BRANDYS BURGUNDY* 6,600.00 [$$-C6,600.00C]F. FORTALE, ARTHABASKA & GEN COM
79GEN-COM NUMERO UNO LAULLIE * 6,400.00 [$$-C6,400.00C]
125GEN-COM HERO JEEN * 6,100.00 [$$-C6,100.00C]HAMRI HOLSTEIN INC,
7GEN-COM ATWOOD HALANA * 6,000.00 [$$-C6,000.00C]RF LIVESTOCK, SASKATCHEWAN
33GEN-COM DAMION CAMERY* 6,000.00 [$$-C6,000.00C]F. AUGURE INC, LECLERCVILLE
92GEN-COM ROCKSTAR REALITY * 6,000.00 [$$-C6,000.00C]F. PAT D'OURS, ST-FLAVIEN
72GEN-COM LAUTHORITY MARISKA * 5,800.00 [$$-C5,800.00C]9231-0440 QC INC, ST-HENRI
49GEN-COM ALEXANDER INDY * 5,600.00 [$$-C5,600.00C]9231-0440 QC INC, ST-HENRI
106GEN-COM SHOTTLE BARBARA * 5,600.00 [$$-C5,600.00C]F. DORISIMA, STE-AGATHE
17GEN-COM ATTIC HANGY* 5,500.00 [$$-C5,500.00C]PIERRE MORILLE, FR (FERME INTENSE, STE-BRIGITTE)
109GEN-COM SID BRABAN * 5,500.00 [$$-C5,500.00C]GEN COM
55GEN-COM FEVER BRETHANY * 5,400.00 [$$-C5,400.00C]F. DES CHUTE 2010 INC, ST-URSULE
4GEN GEN-COM BROKAW HAILSTAGE * 5,200.00 [$$-C5,200.00C]F. BUROCO, BEAUCEVILLE
9GEN-COM BAXTON HAILORY * 5,100.00 [$$-C5,100.00C]F. COMESTAR HOLSTEIN, VICTORIAVILLE
10GEN-COM ATTIC HASGRORY* 5,100.00 [$$-C5,100.00C]RF LIVESTOCK, SASKATCHEWAN
57GEN-COM LAVANGUARD PANDORY * 5,100.00 [$$-C5,100.00C]F. DORISIMA, STE-AGATHE
84GEN-COM NUMERO UNO LAURIA * 5,100.00 [$$-C5,100.00C]9000-8202 QC INC,F. ERIJOLIE, STE-PERPETUE
131GEN-COM GOLDWYN LADYDI* 5,100.00 [$$-C5,100.00C]F. ASTON, ST-LEONARD D'ASTON
13GEN-COM SID HAILYA* 5,000.00 [$$-C5,000.00C]
40GEN-COM HEZTRY LYNLEY* 5,000.00 [$$-C5,000.00C]F. CRACKHOLM, RICHMOND
85GEN-COM MILLENIUM LAUTABLUE * 5,000.00 [$$-C5,000.00C]SHADY NOOK FARM, BC
87GEN-COM DETERMINE LAUTALIGHT* 5,000.00 [$$-C5,000.00C]9000-8202 QC INC, F. ERIJOLIE, STE-PERPETUE
116GEN-COM SID ASHLYANN * 4,900.00 [$$-C4,900.00C] F. LES COMBALLES 2009 SENC, ST-IGNACE
8GEN-COM SANCHEZ HANA* 4,800.00 [$$-C4,800.00C]F. BERGEROY HOLSTEIN, ST-SAMUEL
95GEN-COM LAUTHORITY EDDY * 4,800.00 [$$-C4,800.00C]SHADYNOOK BC
98GEN-COM BROKAW DANA* 4,800.00 [$$-C4,800.00C]F. SNNHALDE, WARWICK
60GEN-COM SID SARALEE * 4,600.00 [$$-C4,600.00C]LIBERTY GENETICS, KEMPVILLE ON
82GEN-COM WINDBROOK LAUTELLIE* 4,600.00 [$$-C4,600.00C]F. MIBELSON, ST-HYACINTHE
124GEN-COM BRAWLER CLARYNA* 4,600.00 [$$-C4,600.00C]F. LUMATRICK 2004 INC, STE-PIE-DE-GUIRE
73GEN-COM LAUTHORITY MARILY * 4,500.00 [$$-C4,500.00C]F. MIL FEUILLE, ST-SIMON
14GEN-COM AFTERSHOCK HAMYS * 4,400.00 [$$-C4,400.00C]F. LAGUEUX ET FILS, ST-CYRILLE DE WENDOVER
69GEN-COM GOLDWYN QUEEN * 4,400.00 [$$-C4,400.00C]F. MIL FEUILLE, ST-SIMON
117GEN-COM WINDBROOK ANABEL* 4,400.00 [$$-C4,400.00C]F. LAFORCE HOLSTEIN, ST-ELPHEGE
74GEN-COM LAUTHORITY MARLEY * 4,300.00 [$$-C4,300.00C]F ROBEL, JONQUIERE
31GEN-COM ALEXANDER CAMERON * 4,200.00 [$$-C4,200.00C]
51GEN-COM WINDBROOK INSKA * 4,200.00 [$$-C4,200.00C]
75GEN-COM BRETT MADISON * 4,100.00 [$$-C4,100.00C]
120GEN-COM BROKAW ALIKA* 4,100.00 [$$-C4,100.00C]F. MIL FEUILLE, ST-SIMON
47GEN-COM ARMINI LYA * 4,000.00 [$$-C4,000.00C]F. ANTELIMARK 2001 INC, NICOLET
48GEN-COM ALEXANDER INDIA * 4,000.00 [$$-C4,000.00C]F. LEO BRETON, ST-BERNARD
68GEN-COM LAUTHORITY PEISCILIA* 4,000.00 [$$-C4,000.00C]
76GEN-COM TOPSIDE HARLEEN * 4,000.00 [$$-C4,000.00C]F. GARAY, ST-SEBASTIEN
81GEN-COM MASCALESE LAUTAGIRL * 4,000.00 [$$-C4,000.00C]F. MIL FEUILLE. ST-SIMON
122GEN-COM ATWOOD ARIANNE * 4,000.00 [$$-C4,000.00C]F. ROBEL, JONQUIERE
3GEN-COM PERSEUS HAILSUN * 3,900.00 [$$-C3,900.00C]RF LIVESTOCK, SASKATCHEWAN
5GEN-COM BROKAW HAILIGHT* 3,900.00 [$$-C3,900.00C]
38GEN-COM YORICK LYNLE * 3,900.00 [$$-C3,900.00C]F. LAFONTAINE, CHESTERVILLE
64GEN-COM PERSEUS WINDY* 3,900.00 [$$-C3,900.00C]
93GEN-COM ATTIC EDISA * 3,800.00 [$$-C3,800.00C]F. PETITCLERC, ST-BASIL
108GEN-COM SANCHEZ BABY * 3,800.00 [$$-C3,800.00C]F.PAT D'OURS, ST-FLAVIEN
39GEN-COM HEZTRY LYNALOU* 3,700.00 [$$-C3,700.00C]F. CRACKHOLM, RICHMOND
26GEN-COM JAY HAINY* 3,600.00 [$$-C3,600.00C]F. ANTELIMARK 2001 INC, NICOLET
62GEN-COM WINDHAMMER SWEETY * 3,600.00 [$$-C3,600.00C]F. MIBELSON STE HYACYNTHE
46GEN-COM ATTIC LYANN * 3,400.00 [$$-C3,400.00C]
99GEN-COM BRADY DANIE * 3,400.00 [$$-C3,400.00C]F. PHILIDOR INC, NOYAN
12GEN-COM APOLLO HAIMA* 3,200.00 [$$-C3,200.00C]SHADY NOOK FARM, BC
86GEN-COM MCUTCHEN LAUTAMIRA * 3,200.00 [$$-C3,200.00C]F. LAFONTAINE, CHESTERVILLE
102GEN-COM PRODIGNY BURNING * 3,200.00 [$$-C3,200.00C]F. MAGOLAIT, MAGOG
123GEN-COM BRAWLER CLAMY * 3,200.00 [$$-C3,200.00C]F. JACQUET INC, MARTINVILLE
37GEN-COM AFTERSHOCK LADYDIE* 3,000.00 [$$-C3,000.00C]
66GEN-COM LOTUS WORKHARD * 3,000.00 [$$-C3,000.00C]F. RALSTON, COATICOOK
104GEN-COM LEBRON BURNSKY * 3,000.00 [$$-C3,000.00C]F. VERJATIN INC, ST-GERVAIS
110GEN-COM ATWOOD BELLA * 3,000.00 [$$-C3,000.00C]
111GEN-COM SID BECKA * 3,000.00 [$$-C3,000.00C]F.LUMATRICK 2004 INC, ST-PIE DE GUIRE
42GEN-COM LOTUS LYLOU * 2,900.00 [$$-C2,900.00C]F. LAITIERE MIRO, ST-HILAIRE DE DORSET
65GEN-COM PERSEUS WISKY* 2,900.00 [$$-C2,900.00C]F. LAFOUGERE, COMPTON
94GEN-COM ATTIC EDWIG * 2,900.00 [$$-C2,900.00C]
27GEN-COM PERSEUS HANOUK* 2,800.00 [$$-C2,800.00C]F. AUDIBEL SENC, ISSOUDIN
100GEN-COM BRADY DANYA * 2,800.00 [$$-C2,800.00C]CAN GEN, STE-AGATHE
126GEN-COM HEATH EMMY * 2,800.00 [$$-C2,800.00C]SHADY NOOK FARM, BC
44GEN-COM ABSOLUTE LYLYAN * 2,700.00 [$$-C2,700.00C]F. PAT D'OURS, ST-FLAVIEN
80GEN-COM AUSSI LAUMY* 2,700.00 [$$-C2,700.00C]
129GEN-COM LAUTHORITY ENERGY* 2,700.00 [$$-C2,700.00C]
114GEN-COM ABSOLUTE BARBS* 2,600.00 [$$-C2,600.00C]
50GEN-COM PRODIGY INNA* 2,500.00 [$$-C2,500.00C]F. PARKURST, ST-PATRICE
63GEN-COM CAMELOT SWIMMING * 2,500.00 [$$-C2,500.00C]DIAMOND HILL,PEI
90GEN-COM GOLDCHIP ELYSEE* 2,500.00 [$$-C2,500.00C]CANGEN, STE-AGATHE
45GEN-COM LOTUS LYZZIE * 2,300.00 [$$-C2,300.00C]F. RALSTON, COATICOOK
128GEN-COM SARGEANT ALASKA* 2,300.00 [$$-C2,300.00C]F. FBS TURIN, COMPTON
34GEN-COM ROCKSTAR CARMEN * 2,200.00 [$$-C2,200.00C]CAN GEM
41GEN-COM LOTUS LYLIA * 2,200.00 [$$-C2,200.00C]
59GEN-COM GOLDCHAIN SARABE * 2,200.00 [$$-C2,200.00C]DIAMOND HILL,PEI
61GEN-COM ACME SARA * 2,200.00 [$$-C2,200.00C]F. LAFOUGERE, COMPTON
83GEN-COM ABSOLUTE LAURIE* 2,200.00 [$$-C2,200.00C]F. BEAUDOIN, DURHAM SUD
88GEN-COM LIONEL LAUTAROSE * 2,200.00 [$$-C2,200.00C]F. LOUISBERT INC, COATICOOK
127GEN-COM LOTUS MISIL* 2,200.00 [$$-C2,200.00C]F. PARKURST, ST-PATRICE
54GEN-COM LOTUS INJOY * 2,100.00 [$$-C2,100.00C]F. PARKURST, ST-PATRICE
36GEN-COM ROCKSTAR CAMY* 2,000.00 [$$-C2,000.00C]F. LAFOUGERE, COMPTON
43GEN-COM DOORMAN LYNA * 2,000.00 [$$-C2,000.00C]LIBERTY GENETICS, KEMPTVILLE, ON
53GEN-COM GOLDCHIP INDONYA * 2,000.00 [$$-C2,000.00C]F. PROVETAZ, COMPTON
78GEN-COM GOLDENDREAMS LAUTHASKA * 2,000.00 [$$-C2,000.00C]
32GEN-COM APOLLO CAMELIA* 1,900.00 [$$-C1,900.00C]
96GEN-COM LOTUS EDEL* 1,800.00 [$$-C1,800.00C]GUY GRENIER, WOTTON
112GEN-COM GOLDCHIP BENKLEY * 1,800.00 [$$-C1,800.00C]F. PARKURST, ST-PATRICE
70GEN-COM GOLDCHAIN PEEPA * 1,550.00 [$$-C1,550.00C]BRIAN REYNOLD
6GEN-COM WINDBROOK HALONA* -?? [$$-C0C]OUT
11GEN-COM LAUTHORITY HAISA* -?? [$$-C0C]OUT
15GEN-COM GOLDCHAIN HAMSY* -?? [$$-C0C]OUT
16GEN-COM WINDBROOK HAILSY * -?? [$$-C0C]OUT
35GEN-COM HEZTRY CAMERY * -?? [$$-C0C]OUT
58SHADOWAVE SID SARALEE * -?? [$$-C0C]OUT
67GEN-COM FEVER WINNE* -?? [$$-C0C]OUT
71GEN-COM GOLDCHAIN PEARL * -?? [$$-C0C]OUT
89WHITAKER-KK GOLDIE ROSE* -?? [$$-C0C]OUT
107GEN-COM DAMION BAILEYS * -?? [$$-C0C]OUT
113GEN-COM DECLAN BEYONCE* -?? [$$-C0C]OUT
118GEN-COM SHAW ASIA * -?? [$$-C0C]OUT
121GEN-COM GOLDDUST ALIBY* -?? [$$-C0C]OUT
130ZIMMER KRUSADER ALLY * -?? [$$-C0C]OUT
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The future outcomes of your dairy begin with the genetic potential of your herd.  Genomic testing with the new CLARIFIDE® Plus from Zoetis can help identify heifers with the greatest potential to help producers reach herd health and profitability goals.

CLARIFIDE Plus is the first commercially available genetic evaluation specifically designed for wellness traits in U.S. dairy cattle.   With CLARIFIDE Plus, Holstein producers can directly select for and amplify the genetics that will help reduce risks of disease for mastitis, lameness, metritis, retained placenta, displaced abomasum and ketosis.

Zoetis also introduced a new, exclusive animal ranking index called the Dairy Wellness Profit Index™ (DWP$™). DWP$ is designed to provide a more comprehensive and profitable genetic selection decision across the entire range of traits available with CLARIFIDE Plus that influences lifetime profitability of dairy cattle.

An extended educational video includes the following topics:

  • Introduction to CLARIFIDE Plus – Cheryl Marti, MS, MBA
  • Creating the new wellness traits – Dr. Sue DeNise, PhD
  • Defining and validating the wellness traits – David Erf, MS
  • Achieving genetic progress with wellness traits and DWP$ – Dr. Dan Weigel, PhD
  • Improving profitability with DWP$ – Cheryl Marti, MS, MBA


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Producer concern is on the rise over whether genomics is creating too much inbreeding in the dairy cattle population. The worry is that there will soon be limited options to which a herd can be bred to avoid negative effects of inbreeding. Please join Charles “Chuck” Sattler, Vice-President of Genetic Programs for Select Sires Inc as he helps us understand how you can leverage the power of genomic selection while limiting inbreeding in your breeding strategy.

During this informative video you will learn:

  • Why inbreeding is an issue and what level of inbreeding is acceptable
  • How you can Manage inbreeding to maximize profit
  • Why sometimes its good to have high levels of inbreeding

About the presenter

chuck sattlerAs the Vice-President of Genetic Programs for Select Sires Inc, Charles (Chuck) Sattler is responsible for leading, managing and developing the sire department in the areas of administration, genetic research programs and the industry-leading Program for Genetic Advancement™ (PGA™). Prior to working at Select Sires, Sattler spent 12 years working for the National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB), most recently as its genetics programs and information services administrator. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Animal Breeders and also serves as a Director for the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding.

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Accelerating genetic improvement via genomic testing has been available to US dairy producers for more than five years. Until genomics became available, it was difficult to justify female selection of low heritability traits… the information was too low accuracy and slow from traditional methods.  With the advent of genomic evaluations and the greatly improved accuracy it brings to genetic estimates, it’s important to re-evaluate long-held beliefs with the improved gains that can be made in low heritability traits.

The seventh installment of this video series covers “Making Genetic Progress on Low Heritability Traits”:

  • What does low heritability mean?
  • How do GPTA’s translate to real herd differences in low heritability traits?
  • Proof it works
  • Why some herds may see better results

Presenter

Dan Weigel-smallDr. Weigel grew up in Iowa on the family farm (Weigeline Holsteins) and graduated from Iowa State University with a Degree in Dairy Science.  He received both his M.S. and PhD from Virginia Tech, with his dissertation focusing on the prediction of genetic merit for lifetime profitability in Holsteins.  Before joining the R&D group of Zoetis (formerly Pfizer Animal Health) in 1995, Dr. Weigel served as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Guelph working on the implementation of Multiple Across Country Evaluations (MACE) for conformation traits of Holstein sires.  Dr. Weigel’s current role with Zoetis is in Outcomes Research and he remains active as a breeder of Registered Holsteins.

 

Genomic Webinar Series

A webinar series developed by Zoetis and Holstein Association USA will be an educational resource for current and prospective CLARIFIDE® customers and Enlight™ users.

Through a series of online presentations dairy producers will be able to better understand:

  • How genomic testing works
  • How genetic improvement and genomics can benefit the future of their herd
  • How to utilize the data generated from genomic testing to make more effective management decisions.

The webinars will be moderated by The Bullvine with presentations by Zoetis or Holstein Association personnel. The Bullvine is an online source for dairy genetic and other industry happenings around the world, through their coverage via articles, videos and podcasts.  Viewers will attend the presentation live at a specified time and date, and archived presentations will be accessible through other websites after each presentation.

The following webinars will take place from Noon Eastern  time (9:00 a.m. Pacific time) as follows:

Topic/Title Speaker Date
An introduction to genomics  Cheryl Marti July 8
Proving the technology works: How producers have benefited from using genomics Dan Weigel August 5
Using genomics testing strategies to accelerate genetic progress  David Erf August 26
The economics of genomics Cheryl  Marti  October 7
Putting genomic results to work Lindsey Worden  November 4
Moving Beyond Phenotype: genomics vs. size-based traits David Erf December 2
Making progress on low heritability traits Dan Weigel January 6

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Accelerating (Enhancing) genetic improvement via genomic testing has been available to US dairy producers for more than five years. As a result of the learnings from the commercial usage of genomics, new findings are uncovering new facts in relation to historical alternatives used for heifer selection; such as focusing on increasing Average Daily Gain (ADG) to increase production. With the advent of genomic evaluations and the highly improved accuracy it brings to genetic estimates used in many former studies, it’s important to re-evaluate common standard beliefs.  The sixth installment of this video series covers the following topic areas related to size-based traits and genomics:

  • Common standard beliefs in heifer raising
  • How do genomic size estimates relate to real life height and weight measurements?
  • Standard #1 is evaluated:  When should heifers start being bred?
  • Standard #2 is evaluated:  What is my best measure in calves to predict future performance?

Presenter

david erfDavid Erf is a member of the Zoetis Dairy Technical Services team as a dairy geneticist. In this role, he assists with the CLARIFIDE dairy genomic testing program. He helps customers realize the full potential of genomic testing, and spends a great deal of time educating others in the dairy industry. David has over 20 years experience in the Artificial Insemination industry and has served on numerous boards and committees dealing with genetics in the dairy industry.  Dave has a BS from the Ohio State University, and a M.S. in Dairy Cattle Breeding from the University of Minnesota.  Dave and his family also manage and show cattle as part of Curvecrest Farm, a registered Brown Swiss herd, and he resides with his family in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.

 

 

Genomic Webinar Series

A webinar series developed by Zoetis and Holstein Association USA will be an educational resource for current and prospective CLARIFIDE® customers and Enlight™ users.

Through a series of online presentations dairy producers will be able to better understand:

  • How genomic testing works
  • How genetic improvement and genomics can benefit the future of their herd
  • How to utilize the data generated from genomic testing to make more effective management decisions.

The webinars will be moderated by The Bullvine with presentations by Zoetis or Holstein Association personnel. The Bullvine is an online source for dairy genetic and other industry happenings around the world, through their coverage via articles, videos and podcasts.  Viewers will attend the presentation live at a specified time and date, and archived presentations will be accessible through other websites after each presentation.

The following webinars will take place from Noon to 1:00 pm Eastern  time (9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pacific time) as follows:

Topic/Title Speaker Date
An introduction to genomics  Cheryl Marti July 8
Proving the technology works: How producers have benefited from using genomics Dan Weigel August 5
Using genomics testing strategies to accelerate genetic progress  David Erf August 26
The economics of genomics Cheryl  Marti October 7
Putting genomic results to work Lindsey Worden November 4
Moving Beyond Phenotype: genomics vs. size-based traits David Erf December 2
Making progress on low heritability traits Dan Weigel January 6

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Why Robotic Calf Feeding? – Video

Friday, September 11th, 2015

Many people today work very hard to improve their genetics.  However, the end result of expression of the genetics through milk production, fertility and health is strongly influenced by their environment.  To receive the benefit of higher milk production with each generation it is very important to support them with a nutrition program that allows them to express their genetic potential.  In the process we look for more labour efficient ways to achieve this provided we design housing that allows them to stay healthy.  Watch this video to see how robotic feeding can play a significant role and learn how to avoid decisions that can set you up for health challenges.

About the presenter

Nancy CharltonNancy Charlton graduated from the University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College in 1993.  Animals, science, travel and agriculture make up a large part of what she is passionate about.  She has worked in Western Canada, China, Southwestern Ontario, Russia, Kazakhstan and the Middle East, all in an effort to help the dairy cow and calf.

In 2010 she joined DeLaval Canada as a Herd Management Specialist and in her role helps to bridge the gap between technology and products with on farm herd management results.  Herd Navigator was introduced in 2011, it is an on-farm laboratory for Dairy cattle and she has worked with an amazing team to introduce a high level of technology.

Her first love was horses; her second love was math and now is a vet travelling across Canada supporting technology!

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Genomic testing has been available to dairy producers for more than five years. Over that time producers have identified strategies that help them get the most from test results. Some producers use genomic testing to identify elite animals and develop marketing strategies to help get the most from these special individuals. But most producers have taken a genetic program approach, using information from genomic testing to accelerate genetic progress by managing replacement inventory costs and making different types of breeding decisions.The third installment of this video series covers the following topic areas:

  • Managing which heifers deserve a spot on your team.
  • How lifetime breeding strategies increase the odds of your success and reduce risk
  • Making genomic testing a herd strategy

About The Presenter

david erfDavid Erf is a member of the Zoetis Dairy Technical Services team as a dairy geneticist. In this role, he assists with the CLARIFIDE dairy genomic testing program. He helps customers realize the full potential of genomic testing. David has over 20 years experience in the Artificial Insemination industry and has served on numerous boards and committees dealing with genetics in the dairy industry. Dave and his family have also managed Curvecrest Farm, a prize winning registered Brown Swiss herd. He resides with his family in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.

 

 

 

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Genomic Webinar Series

A webinar series developed by Zoetis and Holstein Association USA will be an educational resource for current and prospective CLARIFIDE® customers and Enlight™ users.

Through a series of online presentations dairy producers will be able to better understand:

  • How genomic testing works
  • How genetic improvement and genomics can benefit the future of their herd
  • How to utilize the data generated from genomic testing to make more effective management decisions.

The webinars will be moderated by The Bullvine with presentations by Zoetis or Holstein Association personnel. The Bullvine is an online source for dairy genetic and other industry happenings around the world, through their coverage via articles, videos and podcasts.  Viewers will attend the presentation live at a specified time and date, and archived presentations will be accessible through other websites after each presentation.

The following webinars will take place from Noon to 1:00 pm Eastern  time (9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pacific time) as follows:

Topic/Title Speaker Date
An introduction to genomics Cheryl Marti July 8
Proving the technology works: How producers have benefited from using genomics Dan Weigel August 5
Using genomics testing strategies to accelerate genetic progress David Erf August 26
The economics of genomics Cheryl  Marti October 7
Putting genomic results to work Lindsey Worden November 4
Moving Beyond Phenotype: genomics vs. size-based traits David Erf December 2
Making progress on low heritability traits Dan Weigel January 6
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The technology to produce sexed semen has been around for decades. But, it was not until recently that commercial application became a reality. With recent advancements in sexed sorting technology the market viability as well as the usage has greatly increased. Still there are many breeders who are hesitant to use sexed semen. Watch this video as Dr. Vishwanath, Research and Development Director for Sexing Technologies, answers the following questions:

  • How is semen being sexed?
  • How the recent advancements in sex sorting changed the conception rates?
  • Why are people using sexed semen?
  • Is comparable fertility of sex-sorted and conventional semen plausible

Presenter: Dr R (Vish) Vishwanath

Vish graduated with an MSc from Hyderabad, India and a PhD in Veterinary Physiology from the University of Sydney, Australia. He then worked for many years with Livestock Improvement a leading artificial breeding organization in New Zealand as Senior Scientist, R&D Manager as well as National Operations Manager.  Following this, he took on the role of managing large and diverse research teams for AgResearch, a National Agricultural Research Institute in New Zealand.  Vish joined Sexing Technologies in 2011 as the global head of Research & Development.  He is also an Adjunct faculty member at the Dept of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology, Texas A&M.  His main area of specialization is sperm physiology and biochemistry.

 

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For decades, there has been a wealth of information available about the sire’s side of the pedigree while little information was available on dams. Now, genomic testing helps us discover much more about females. The second webinar in the series was held on Wednesday August 5, 2015, and focused on how genomic technology works to provide producers with tangible production results.

Subjects Include:

  • Getting under the hood of animals’ trait DNA
  • How does GPTA translate to real herd differences in production?
  • Proof it works
  • Why some herds see better results
  • What are producers saying?
  • What about multiple trait indexes?

Presenter

Dr. Weigel grew up in Iowa on the family farm (Weigeline Holsteins) and graduated from Iowa State University with a Degree in Dairy Science.  He received both his M.S. and PhD from Virginia Tech, with his dissertation focusing on the prediction of genetic merit for lifetime profitability in Holsteins.  Before joining the R&D group of Zoetis (formerly Pfizer Animal Health) in 1995, Dr. Weigel served as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Guelph working on the implementation of Multiple Across Country Evaluations (MACE) for conformation traits of Holstein sires.  Dr. Weigel’s current role with Zoetis is in Outcomes Research and he remains active as a breeder of Registered Holsteins.

 

 

 

Genomic Webinar Series

A webinar series developed by Zoetis and Holstein Association USA will be an educational resource for current and prospective CLARIFIDE® customers and Enlight™ users.

Through a series of online presentations dairy producers will be able to better understand:

  • How genomic testing works
  • How genetic improvement and genomics can benefit the future of their herd
  • How to utilize the data generated from genomic testing to make more effective management decisions.

The webinars will be moderated by The Bullvine with presentations by Zoetis or Holstein Association personnel. The Bullvine is an online source for dairy genetic and other industry happenings around the world, through their coverage via articles, videos and podcasts.  Viewers will attend the presentation live at a specified time and date, and archived presentations will be accessible through other websites after each presentation.

The following webinars will take place from Noon to 1:00 pm Eastern  time (9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pacific time) as follows:

Topic/Title Speaker Date
An introduction to genomics Cheryl Marti July 8
Proving the technology works: How producers have benefited from using genomics Dan Weigel August 5
Using genomics testing strategies to accelerate genetic progress David Erf August 26
The economics of genomics Cheryl  Marti October 7
Putting genomic results to work Lindsey Worden November 4
Moving Beyond Phenotype: genomics vs. size-based traits David Erf December 2
Making progress on low heritability traits Dan Weigel January 6

This webinar is proudly sponsored by:

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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.

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For decades, much has been known about the bull’s side of the pedigree while little information was available for dams. Now, genomic testing helps us discover much more about females. The first webinar in the series focuses on the basics of genomics to provide producers with a better understanding of the benefits of knowing more about their heifers.

This video covers:

  • What is genomics and how does it work?
  • How does investing in genetics impact my business?
  • Understanding how to advance genetic progress.
  • An overview of reliability: The foundation of genomics.
  • A peek into how well genomics works.

This video also provides an introduction to upcoming topics which will be covered in the webinar series.

Presenter

Cheryl Marti Sr. Marketing Manager, U.S. Dairy Genetics & Reproductive Products ZOETIS Cheryl Marti is the U.S. Marketing Manager for Dairy Genetics and Reproductive Products for Zoetis. She received her B.S. from the University of Minnesota in Animal Sciences, her M.S. in Dairy Science (Genetics emphasis) at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and her MBA from UW-Whitewater.  Cheryl worked in the AI industry at ABS Global for over 11 years in many different capacities, including management, marketing, training and technical support of the Genetic Management System (a genetic mate assignment program), and also worked in the Sire Acquisition and Research areas.  She joined Pfizer Animal Health, now Zoetis, in 2005, first as a Fresh Cow Reproduction Manager in the Great Lakes states and later as a Dairy Production Specialist in WI where she often worked with large dairies on genomics, reproduction, records analysis, and transition cows until mid-2014 when she moved into her current role. Her experiences include working with herds of all sizes across the U.S. and over a dozen countries on 6 continents. Cheryl’s passion for the dairy industry and genetics began at her family’s Registered Holstein farm in Sleepy Eye, MN, where she owns some cattle, and her sister and brother-in-law own and operate their family farm of 700 acres and a 160-cow dairy called “Olmar Farms.

Genomic Webinar Series

A webinar series developed by Zoetis and Holstein Association USA will be an educational resource for current and prospective CLARIFIDE® customers and Enlight™ users.

Through a series of online presentations dairy producers will be able to better understand:

  • How genomic testing works
  • How genetic improvement and genomics can benefit the future of their herd
  • How to utilize the data generated from genomic testing to make more effective management decisions.

The webinars will be moderated by The Bullvine with presentations by Zoetis or Holstein Association personnel. The Bullvine is an online source for dairy genetic and other industry happenings around the world, through their coverage via articles, videos and podcasts.  Viewers will attend the presentation live at a specified time and date, and archived presentations will be accessible through other websites after each presentation.

The following webinars will take place from Noon to 1:00 pm Eastern  time (9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pacific time) as follows:

Topic/Title Speaker Date
An introduction to genomics  Cheryl Marti July 8
Proving the technology works: How producers have benefited from using genomics Dan Weigel August 5
Using genomics testing strategies to accelerate genetic progress  David Erf August 26
The economics of genomics Cheryl  Marti  October 7
Putting genomic results to work Lindsey Worden  November 4
Moving Beyond Phenotype: genomics vs. size-based traits David Erf December 2
Making progress on low heritability traits Dan Weigel January 6

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While many genetic programs are finding it hard to compete with the large A.I. companies that is not the challenge for Oakfield Corners Dairy (OCD), located in New York not far from Niagra Falls and operated by Alicia and Jonathan Lamb.  The challenge many programs have is that the expense and challenge of finding recipients becomes too large, and they cannot compete with the level of investment made by some of the large A.I. companies.  At OCD, they have a recipient pool of over 6,000 cows as part of the large three dairies run by Lamb Farms.   This provides OCD with the ability to implant over 4,000 embryos per year.

The Bullvine caught up with Alicia and Jonathan Lamb as well as key OCD team members Kelly Lee and Adam Dresser, just before their Spring Sensation Sale tomorrow. (Click here to view the online catalog)

 

 

 

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Bullvine TV sat down with the team at Quality Holsteins to see what drives them to their success and what their future plans are.   Watch what they had to say.

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In a rare opportunity the Bullvine sits down with Mario Comtois of Gen-Com Holsteins to discuss their success, their team, and the two great cows they work with RF GOLDWYN HAILEY and CHARWILL ATTIC MARCY.

Watch this video and find out, what makes Hailey and Marcy so special and the members of the team that do just a great job keeping these and all the cows at Gen-Com looking so great.

 

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Ferme Blondin excels in breeding, showing and selling exceptional dairy cattle. In this video Simon Lalande, 7th generation dairy farmer in St. Placide Quebec and his team speaks about how they have achieved their success, their genetic programs, their passion for great dairy cattle and what they are most excited about for 2015.  (Read more: FERME BLONDIN “Passion with a Purpose Builds Success”)

 

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It’s an highly debated question amongst most dairy breeders — which is the best dairy breed?  The answer is not a simple A or B and is more likely to be a qualified “it depends.”  Professor Elliott Currie talks about the economic analysis of the different dairy breeds at the 2015 Canadian Dairy Xpo. The research does point to a most profitable breed, and Currie presented his findings at this year’s Canadian Dairy Xpo.

From investment in equipment, to average butterfat production, to vet bills and breeding costs, Currie says that the “winning” breed came out ahead by only 0.9%, measured as a return on investment (the money you get to keep).

So which was the winning breed? Watch the video to find out, and to hear about the development of a spreadsheet that will soon be available for farmers to run their own numbers, allowing them to see what mix of cow breeds will result in the best return on investment for their farm. (Read more: HOLSTEIN VS. JERSEY: WHICH BREED IS MORE PROFITABLE?JERSEY VS. HOLSTEIN – THE DEBATE CONTINUES and HOLSTEIN VS. JERSEY – WHAT COLOR OF DAIRY BREED IS THE REAL MONEY MAKER?)

 

 

 

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Dr. Joep Driessen, founder of CowSignals, speaking on Robot/Feeding Signals. From the Canadian Dairy Xpo, Joep Driessen explains how body language can tell you about a cow’s health and well-being.

“If you’re running 43km in one run, that’s the same amount of energy that a cow needs to produce 30L of milk. So what’s the difference between a cow and a marathon runner? Well, the cow is running that marathon every single day.”

That’s why it’s important to be able to assess their comfort through body language, says the Luxembourg-born veterinarian and founder of CowSignals. And, improving producers’ knowledge of body language is just what the many books and videos CowSignals distributes aims to do.

In this video Joep leads discussion on Robot/Feeding Signals at the 2015 Canadian Dairy Xpo. Joep is passionate about improving the herd’s life in order to improve farmer prosperity. CowSignals is an internationally recognized package of knowledge, tried and tested lectures and practical training course. Joep has worked on several projects in the past including: disease prevention, pharmaceutical research and cow fertility.

Sponsored by Agribrands Purina and presented by Canadian Dairy Xpo and The Bullvine TV.

 

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Five of the top pedigree breeders from across Canada and multiple breeds share their thoughts on genetics, embryo transfer, marketing and Immunity+.  Sponsored by Shur-Gain this event was held on Wednesday February 4th at the Canadian Dairy Xpo.

The speakers are:

  • Marc Comtois – Comestar Holsteins, Victoriaville, QC
    Comestar Holstein’s is a family farm located at Victoriaville, Quebec. Known around the world for developing high quality genetics, they have established a strong international market. The herd is approximately 700 head and the base of the herd stems from the GREAT Comestar Laurie Sheik VG-88 23* Family. Marc is bilingual and is well known and respected around the world. The Comestar herd is known for their show winning ladies, but the herd is built on more than just show winners!
  • Glenn Barkey – Altona Lea Holsteins, Blackstock, ON
    Glenn is part of the Leading Livestock Genetics group that was formed to help farmers market animals and embryos. Leading Livestock Genetics (LLG), an alliance of dairy cow and dairy goat breeders are located in the East-Central region of Ontario, Canada. Altona Lea Farms is a two-time Master Breeder herd, multigenerational, family owned and run farm.
  • Jen Vander Meulen – Avonlea Genetics, Brighton, ON
    Jen and her husband Andrew have a deep history in the Jersey breed and are noted as one of the top of the breed in marketing. Avonlea Genetics Inc. is a third generation purebred Jersey farm with many accolades, including: 2 National Grand Champions and Lifetime Production Awards. In recent years an emphasis has been placed on their embryo program.
  • John Crowley – Crovalley Holsteins, Hastings, ON
    John Crowley and wife Cynthia have four children, Christina, Justin, Ryan and Vanessa. They farm Crovalley Holsteins, consisting of 1400 acres with their sons, Justin and Ryan. The herd consists of 80 milking cows, with a total of 250 head. Herd Classification is 42Excellent, 62 Very Good, 5 Good Plus. Crovalley has been named numerous All-Canadian and All-American nominations from a showtype herd.
  • Curtis McNeil – Heather Holme Holsteins, Goderich, ON
    Curtis McNeil is a shareholder with his parents Glen and Vanda McNeil in Heather Holme Holsteins. Heather Holme Holsteins is a 3x Master Breeder, entirely homebred and the 1st CHAH Leucosis free herd in Canada. With the slogan “Breeding the kind dairyman like to milk worldwide” they focus on producing high quality milk as well as breeding and marketing elite Holstein genetics. The current herd classification of 18 EX (2 @ 94) 33 VG, 3 GP, 94% VG or EX. The Herd average is 12,250 Kgs (2x/day) 4.4% fat, 3.4% protein, BCA 260 298 273 . They have bred numerous All-Canadian & All-Canadian nominations over the years and merchandize 60-80 embryos annually, domestically.

Already the most read daily digital dairy publication in the world, www.thebullvine.com is now adding BullvineTV to its portfolio.

Always looking for new and different ways to bring you that latest news, events and perspective on the dairy industry, BullvineTV will focus on providing thoughtful and unique content that will make you laugh but also make you stop and think.

Considered by many to be their morning shot of “RedBull” www.thebullvine.com has lived up to its promise to not be just another event reporting magazine.  Now with the introduction of BullvineTV we are taking dairy media to a whole new level.

Our inaugural shows include:

August 2014 Genetic Evaluations

The Top 10 Pick Up Lines Uttered at World Dairy Expo

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We are something different, something real. We’re what’s been missing for real dairy breeders. With the introduction of BullvineTV we are again giving insight and hosting lively debate about the people, products and services that are revolutionizing the dairy breeding industry.

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