Archive for Classification Results

Windy Vale Contender Rose, Australia’s 2nd Ever EX95

First, it was Fairvale Morty Lady 51 and now it’s Windy Vale Contender Rose-ET, classifying EX95-2E following a revisit by Holstein Australia classifiers last month.

Classifier, Yolanda Low, says: “She is absolutely beautiful! Stands comfortably at all times, the mammary is just welded on and she is probably the most open and angular cow I’ve ever seen.”

Congratulations to the owners, Elm Banks Holsteins (the Gleeson family) in partnership with Declan Patten (Lightning Ridge Genetics) and Richard Quentin Hull (Eclipse Genetics). She was purchased at Bluechip Genetics’s ‘Big Bang’ sale in October 2016 and bred by Windy Vale Holsteins, SA.

Pictured with Windy Vale Contender Rose-ET are Chris and Mary Gleeson, with daughters (l-r) Hannah, Stacey, Olivia and Chloe. Thanks to Holstein Australia for the photo!

Holstein Association USA Recognizes Top BAA Herds

Holstein Association USA has released the lists of the top Holstein Breed Age Average (BAA%) herds for 2017 classifications. The BAA value provides a way to compare the score of a herd average to the average of the breed, taking into account age of the animal and stage of lactation. Herds participating in the Classic or Standard options of the Holstein Classification program receive an overall BAA for the herd.

Several lists have been created to recognize members of all herd sizes and all areas of the country. Find the 2017 Overall Top 200 BAA Herds, Top 25 BAA Herds by Region, Top 25 BAA Herds by Herd Size, and Top 10 BAA Herds for Colleges & Universities on . To appear on these lists, a herd must have at least 10 cows included in the BAA calculation. If a herd classified more than once during the year, only the most recent BAA was considered for inclusion. All eligible herds are automatically evaluated. 

The average BAA for all herds in 2017 was 106.5. Six herds had a BAA of over 114.0, and Matthew T. Mitchell of Tenn. earns the recognition of having the highest BAA in the U.S. last year at 116.5 on 10 cows. Rounding out the top five include Milk Source LLC, Wis.; Eaton Holsteins, N.Y.; Michael J. Garrow, N.Y.; Michael & Julie Duckett, Wis.; and Timothy M. & Sharyn W. Abbott, Vt. 

2017 Overall Top 200 BAA Herdsspacer

Rank Herd Name State BAA # Cows
1 Matthew T. Mitchell TN 116.5 10
2 Milk Source LLC WI 115.0 38
3 Eaton Holsteins NY 114.8 20
4 Michael J. Garrow NY 114.4 69
5 Michael & Julie Duckett WI 114.1 47
6 Timothy M. & Sharyn W Abbott VT 114.0 36
7 Triple-T Holsteins OH 113.7 18
8 Brian J. Oster NY 113.6 34
9 Gordon Jr. & Gordon Cook III MA 113.5 54
10 Dan Moon IA 113.4 49
11 Jeffrey Wallace Sharts NY 113.3 10
12 Rocco Cunningham CA 113.1 18
  Juniper Farm Inc ME 113.1 27
  Michael & Chris McCullough WI 113.1 54
  Ocean View Genetics WI 113.1 54
16 Esperanza Cattle Co. MN 113.0 13
  Kenneth & Charles McEvoy NY 113.0 26
  Topp-View Holsteins OH 113.0 28
19 Adam John Liddle NY 112.9 58
  Ridgedale Farm NY 112.9 100
  Willolea Holsteins MN 112.9 36
22 Lloyd M. & Denise M. Pease PA 112.8 42
23 Crisdhome Farm, Inc. WI 112.7 107
  Craig B. Krohlow WI 112.7 36
25 Erbacres Holsteins IL 112.6 50
  David K. Hoese MN 112.6 26
  Frederick & Dori Wolf CT 112.6 15
28 CLF, LLC NJ 112.4 42
  Paul S. Engleking IN 112.4 49
  Bruce R. Gingerich IN 112.4 38
  Ryan Griffin MN 112.4 10
  Jeffrey A. & Kate Hendrickson WI 112.4 102
  Kevin M. & Annetta R. Herrington NY 112.4 20
34 Vance Calvin Proctor, Jr. NC 112.3 22
  Rosedale Genetics Ltd WI 112.3 18
36 Douglas S. & Jennifer K. Boop PA 112.2 33
  Lookwell Farm IN 112.2 20
38 Ourway Holsteins WI 112.1 28
39 Richard Nisen IN 112.0 38
40 Lynn & Bonnie Miller PA 111.9 11
  Randell D. Rummage, Jr. TN 111.9 36
42 Arethusa Farm, LLC CT 111.8 75
  Gregory A. & Marcia L. Clark, JT NH 111.8 20
  Clover Hill Farms IA 111.8 36
  Wilstar Holsteins WI 111.8 55
46 Timothy Baker MI 111.7 59
47 Keith & Wendy Bott & Tiffany Bott MI 111.6 24
  Joseph A. Brantmeier WI 111.6 99
  Allen L. & Carolee McClure NY 111.6 32
  Hendrik W. Van Dyk WI 111.6 117
51 Bulldog Holsteins MD 111.5 44
  Joseph Pavelski PA 111.5 36
53 Mikel L. & Daniel Brasch MN 111.4 18
  Gary G. Van Doorn WI 111.4 14
  Humdinger Holsteins NY 111.4 35
  Thomas J. Kestell WI 111.4 126
  David C. & Julie P. Marcks WI 111.4 33
58 Brandon Ferry WI 111.3 69
  Scarlet Summer Holsteins PA 111.3 74
  Christopher J. Van Dyk WI 111.3 36
  Whittier Farms, Inc. MA 111.3 97
62 Dennis V. Christoph WI 111.2 75
  Nelson Dairy OH 111.2 13
  Daniel L. Vandertie WI 111.2 31
65 Gildale Holsteins WI 111.1 51
  Greg Resler IN 111.1 10
  Mark J. Ryan WI 111.1 82
68 Brian & Koral Harbaugh IA 111.0 55
  Riley Miller WI 111.0 19
  Pineland Farms, Inc. ME 111.0 84
71 Circle Drive Holsteins MN 110.9 15
  Thomas & Lisa Hurley MN 110.9 17
  Dean W. & Rebecca Jackson PA 110.9 76
  Mikelholm Holsteins NY 110.9 35
  Loren & Luke Olson MN 110.9 50
  Richard & Julie Vomastic WI 110.9 27
77 Trent Henkes IA 110.8 56
  Todd Adam Hoesly WI 110.8 66
  Dale & Sherri Rupprecht MN 110.8 49
  Justin R. Simpson PA 110.8 55
  Andrew D. Stuewe MN 110.8 82
82 Adam T. Borchert WI 110.7 67
  David E. Butler IL 110.7 81
  Dale J. Christoph WI 110.7 57
  Jeff Jauquet WI 110.7 55
  Plum-Line Holsteins PA 110.7 80
87 Sarah E. Campbell PA 110.6 25
  Anthony B. Crothers NY 110.6 18
  Trent & Kelsey Hendrickson WI 110.6 98
  Adam J. & Lisa Ann Sonnen PA 110.6 60
91 Eric W. Evans ID 110.5 29
  Weis Way Dairy WI 110.5 41
93 Mark O. Brantner PA 110.4 43
  Bur-Wall Holsteins WI 110.4 50
  Jessica L. Gatton-Dixon MO 110.4 12
  Thomas F Murphy MA 110.4 23
  William M. Neal, Jr. PA 110.4 27
  Michael A. & Kathy D. Stiles TN 110.4 35
  Walk-Era Farms, Inc. WI 110.4 101
100 Rick & Linda Frozene WI 110.3 18
  Howard W. Wolfe NY 110.3 81
102 Eric J. Havens LLC OH 110.2 35
  Randy E. Freeland MI 110.2 21
  Jim & Janet Kappers MN 110.2 45
  Jeffery Alan Knoop OH 110.2 57
  Cindy L. Krull WI 110.2 35
  Michael Lee McCullough WI 110.2 43
  Skyhart Farms WA 110.2 10
  Tim R. Smith WI 110.2 55
  David K. Stoltzfus PA 110.2 48
  Anna Titera MN 110.2 15
112 Kenneth John Beneke NY 110.1 93
  James R. Bertsch IN 110.1 18
  Michael A. Doody MD 110.1 15
  Rustin J. Herr PA 110.1 35
  Molly J. McGuire OH 110.1 17
  Ronny Rohloff WI 110.1 36
  Glenn Ubbelohde WI 110.1 59
119 Canary Dairy, LLC NY 110.0 47
  Ralph Lamar Petersheim WI 110.0 74
  Douglas & Joanne Wesneski PA 110.0 45
122 Duane Andrews PA 109.9 49
  Coltan Brown WI 109.9 10
  Nick Depew NY 109.9 23
  Glenmar-Dale Farms WI 109.9 39
  Steven & Debra Heuer MN 109.9 30
  Douglas James Lyons IA 109.9 45
  Richard A. Schweer SD 109.9 36
  Ben Sloan WA 109.9 16
  Van Dyk-K Holsteins WA 109.9 29
  Waterman Farms, Inc. ME 109.9 54
  John Mark Weaver OH 109.9 39
133 Charles L. & Brenda L. Charron, JT VT 109.8 45
  Lowell J., Jr. & Karen D. Davenport NY 109.8 13
  Jenna & Don Fahey WI 109.8 20
  Fischerdale Syndicate WI 109.8 65
  David T. & Donna Gaige NY 109.8 45
  S. Lee, Jr. & Dale L. Heizer VA 109.8 35
  Danny Hoover PA 109.8 31
  Iland-Acre Holsteins MN 109.8 46
  Irwindale Farms IL 109.8 26
  Steven R. Landis IN 109.8 26
  Glen F. Lyford IL 109.8 63
  James M. Ripp SD 109.8 10
  Shawn & Steven Styer WI 109.8 10
146 Angela Davis Brown WI 109.7 18
  Christopher Roth WI 109.7 18
  Denise V. Saxton NY 109.7 23
  Austen Schmidt WI 109.7 72
  Dale L. Zimmerman PA 109.7 90
151 Carpsdale Farms Ltd. VT 109.6 70
  Dogwood Farm, L.P., LLP VA 109.6 77
  Portmann Dairy Farm WA 109.6 99
  James R. Putman NY 109.6 89
  Joe Vanderfeltz PA 109.6 100
156 Lowell J., Jr. & Karen D. Davenport NY 109.5 46
  Elm-Spring Farm LLC NY 109.5 94
  Robert A. Johnson MD 109.5 22
  Eric & Lorelle Sherman NY 109.5 67
  William L. Stoltzfus ID 109.5 78
  Wide Open Holsteins WI 109.5 17
162 Bur-Le-Acres PA 109.4 28
  Harold K. Christensen, Jr. WI 109.4 63
  Robert H. Cramer, Jr. WI 109.4 43
  Daniel P. Esh PA 109.4 65
  Chris & Stephanie George NY 109.4 42
  James R. Hudson NY 109.4 18
  David L. Klingensmith OH 109.4 61
  James R. & Jeffrey B. McQuaide PA 109.4 58
  Velvet-View Farms OH 109.4 58
171 Louis Courtney IA 109.3 58
  Leroy C. Eggink IA 109.3 49
  Hooters Holstein VT 109.3 20
  Paul R. Meyer MI 109.3 63
  Kenneth & Julie Moret WI 109.3 18
  Greg Peters IN 109.3 36
  Eugene M. Poirier NY 109.3 67
  Douglas Post SD 109.3 36
  Alfred & Mark Schmitt MN 109.3 79
  William L. & Susan S. Sellers PA 109.3 21
  Walhowdon Farm, Inc. NH 109.3 46
182 Albert W. Buckbee II NY 109.2 41
  Dennis & Kalyn Buse SD 109.2 45
  William H. Calvert WI 109.2 69
  Boyd & Karen Ferguson IA 109.2 22
  Robert M. & Judi A. Hauck PA 109.2 45
  James T. Holland NY 109.2 25
  Gregory B. Johnson MN 109.2 66
  Joleanna Holsteins LLC NY 109.2 126
  Keystone Farm PA 109.2 62
  Don & Dianne Langmaid VT 109.2 40
  James A. & Dennis L. London PA 109.2 54
  Kaylen Rae Miller IL 109.2 18
  Kyle C. Reid NY 109.2 79
  David S. Sears MA 109.2 14
  Matt Watson PA 109.2 40
  Ronald C. Wood PA 109.2 114
198 R. Paul Buhr, Jr. WI 109.1 59
  Matt Conners MI 109.1 12
  John Slocum Bennett PA 109.1 25
  Lenkaitis Holsteins IL 109.1 36
  Robeth Holsteins, LLC VT 109.1 98
  Estate of John R. Stookey IN 109.1 42
  Utah State University UT 109.1 102
  Scott & Amanda Williams WI 109.1 44


3X Junior Grand Champion of the International Ayrshire Show, Cedarcut Burdette Clove Colata has maxed out at EX-94 95-MS


Cedarcut Burdette Clove Colata, now EX-94 95-MS

Cedarcut Farm, owned by the Curtis family located in Cazenovia, NY, reports on a great classification day. 3X Expo Grand Champion of the International Junior Ayrshire Show Cedarcut Burdette Clove Colata has maxed out at EX-94 95-MS.



Other highlights include:

2nd Lactation-1st Lactation-
Cedarcut Dream Red Baron, VG-85, 86MS
(Dreamer x Hanniabl)
Cedarcut DW Abby Allison, VG-85, 85MS
(Doublwhammy x Poker)
Cedarcut Burd Cayle Charlotte, VG-86, 86MS
(Burdette x Homerun)
Cedarcut Burd Cheyne Canyon, VG-86, 86MS
(Burdette x Poker)

Cedarcut DW Cheyne Casey, VG-87. 88MS
(Doublwhammy x Poker)

3rd Lactation-
Cedarcut Nemo Rcat Red Wine, VG-88, 88MS
(Nemo x Hanniabl)

4th Lactation-
Cedarcut Burdette Eliza Erica, EX-91, 91MS
(Burdette x Jackson)
Cedarcut Burdette Tori Tipsy, VG-88, 88MS
(Burdette x Poker)

5th Lactation-
Cedarcut Burdette Cierra Cassie, EX-91, 92MS
(Burdette x BBBK)
Cedarcut Burdet Cerise Chevelle, EX-94, 95MS 2E
(Burdette x Poker
Cedarcut Burdette Clove Colata, EX-94, 95MS
(Burdette x Ambush)

RIETJE BRAXTON first ever EX96 in Brazil.

For the first time ever there is an EX 96 cow in Brazil and her name is RIETJE BRAXTON.  Bred by the Kok family Rietje scored VG-87 in her first lactation.  Giving birth to twins as well as a retained placenta did not stop the development of Rietje thanks to the care she received from her breeders the Kok’s and her now owners, the De Boer’s. Rietje was a major champion in two of Brazil’s biggest exhibitions this year in her third lactation. And is now fresh 39 days in her 4th lactation when she scored 96 points.

Congratulations to Reinaldo and Margarida de Boer, Ronald de Boer, Frank de Boer and the whole team at Analândia de Boer

Elliotts Tequila Reese scores EX-95 for Juniper Farms

Elliotts Tequila Reese, now EX-95! Pictured LtoR: George Liberty, Shelby Crawford, Matt Hartle, and the infamous Ralph Gushee.

Elliotts Tequila Reese just scored EX-95 for Juniper Farm Inc., ME. Reese has a long list of accomplishments including being nominated All-American and All-Canadian 4-Year-Old in 2015.   She is a Tequila x Elliotts Vertigo Roxanne x EX-94 Deluxe x EX-91 First Prize x EX-91 Belles Expo.

Other accolades include:

  • 7th 5 Year Old International Jersey Show WDE 2015
  • Nominated All-American & All-Canadian 4 Year Old 2014
  • 4th 4 Year Old Royal Winter Fair Jersey Show 2014
  • 3rd 4 Year Old International Jersey Show WDE 2014
  • 1st 4 Year Old, Senior & Grand Champion Eastern States Expo Jersey Show 2014
  • 3rd 4 Year Old New York Spring Jersey Show 2014
  • Nominated All-Canadian Junior 3 Year Old 2013
  • 4th Junior 3 Year Old Royal Winter Fair Jersey Show 2013

Visit Juniper’s website HERE to learn more about the animals they are working with.

Jacobs Lauthority Loana now EX-96-2E

Congratulations to Ferme Jacobs on Jacobs Lauthority Loana scoring EX-96-2E in their recent classification round.  Loana was the recent Grand Champion at Le Supreme Laiter. Other exciting results include:

1st Calf / 1er veau
Damestar Doorman Brandy VG-88
Jacobs Doorman Barcelone VG-87
Jacobs Absolute Beigette VG-87
Jacobs Gold Chip Attorney VG-86
Jacobs Doorman Bomba VG
Elka Cantinale Dempsey Lea VG
Jacobs Doorman Beth VG
Burn Merrick Poli VG
Jacobs Gold Chip Atomic VG
Jacobs Mccutchen Olympia VG
Earlen Durbin Cheddar VG
Straitside Wildly Doorman VG
Jacobs Doorman Baya VG
Frasercle Presto Impression VG
Jacobs Gold Chip Lizard VG
Gracelyn Doorman VG
Jacobs Reginald Elodine VG
Jacobs Doorman Mayhem VG

EX cow / Vache EX
Jacobs Lauthority Loana EX-96-2E
Jacobs Goldwyn Lisamaree EX-94-2E
Blondin Goldwyn Golden EX-93-4E
Canhope Dempsey Brenlyssa EX-92
Jacobs Golswyn Beige EX-3E
Jacobs Goldwyn Noleta EX-3E
Jacobs Goldwyn Lovely EX-2E
Jacobs Sid Glory EX
Earlen Genimi Cheddar EX
Little River Harlo Ronda EX

2nd Calf / 2e veau
Pierstein Cicero Time Out VG-89
Chantal Cecile Attorney VG-88
Jacobs absolute Bima VG-87
Jacobs Goldwyn Blueberry VG-87

UNIQUE DEMPSEY CHEERS first cow in Canada to max score VG-89-2YR in her 1st lactation in over 2 years

UNIQUE DEMPSEY CHEERS scores VG-89-2YR (max). She is the first cow in Canada to max score VG-89-2YR in her 1st lactation in over 2 years!

In Canada to go VG-89-2YR (1st lactation) the cow must be:
✔️Previously scored in the lactation 
✔️Visited 3 separate times on different dates 
✔️The final revisit is with 3 classifiers. Two of them need to be Senior Classifiers and of those Sr. classifiers one must be a National Coordinator. 
✔️Cheers actually had 3 Senior Classifiers and of them 2 were National Coordinators.

Congratulations to her breeders & previous owners Unique Holsteins and also Jeff Stephens and partners. 
Congratulations to our partner on her Richard Villeneuve.
And congratulations to the group of 3 Holstein Canada classifiers who made this special evaluation.

CHEERS sells on December 19th at Ferme Blondin.

World Dairy Expo and Royal Red & White Grand Champion, Meadow Green Abso Fanny-Red now EX-95

Meadow Green Abso Fanny-Red-ET is the newest EX-95 cow in North America.  She is now just the 15th red and white cow in the US to achieve such a mark.  Fanny stole the hearts of dairy enthusiasts from across North America this year, earning Grand Champion honors at World Dairy Expo and the Royal Winter Fair. Fanny is owned by Triple-T Holsteins, Mike Berry, T & L Cattle, Frank & Diane Borba and Frank & Carol Borba, OH. 

Visit Triple-T Facebook page HERE to learn more about an exciting offering from Fanny in the Music City Celebration Sale!


21 new Excellent cows for Siemers Holsteins

Siemers Holsteins have recently classified with some exciting results. 21 new Excellent cows and 52 new VG-2YR olds were scored. Below are some more highlights:

Exciting Excellents:


Exciting 2-YR Olds:

    ( 2740G Delta x VG-85 Supersire x EX-93 Windbrook)

    • 4 Daughters over 2800G
    (Doorman x EX Sid x EX Sanchez)

    • Selling 3.82T 18Conf. Callen daughter in the Nashville Sale Dec. 11th
    (Monterey x EX-92 94-MS Mogul Hanker x VG-88 MOM Halo)

    • Dam of the #2 PTAT Heifer in the breed at 4.65T & 2683G
    ( 2705G Rubicon x EX-91 McCutch Roz x EX MOM Roz)

Siemers Holsteins is a 5th generation family farm in NE Wisconsin. RHA 2743 cows 37,894lbM 3.7%F 1391lbF 3.0%P 1136lbP

Tremendous Classification for Oakfield Corners Dairy

LONG-HAVEN SID CARLA, HM Grand Champion at CNY & WNY Regional Shows ’17, 1st place 5 Yr Old at the NY State Fair is now EX-94-2E EX-95 MS

Oakfield Corners Dairy, NY, recently had a tremendous classification with 6 EX, 21 VG (13 were 1st lactation), and 43 GP animals. Here’s a full listing and some pictures.

Highlights include:
— LONG-HAVEN SID CARLA, HM Grand Champion at CNY & WNY Regional Shows ’17, is now EX-94-2E EX-95 MS
— BUTZ-HILL MAGICAL MISSY-ET, now EX-93-EX-94 MS, grandam to many bulls in AI
— KEVETTA RDBRST LUCIOUS-RED, now EX-92 EX-93 MS, Grand Champion at WNY R&W Spring Show ’17 and 2nd place 4 Yr Old at NY Spring Show ’17
— OCD MOGUL JENNA FISCHER-ET, now EX-92 EX-93 MS, dam of 7HO13911 Flashy
— HOVDEN OCD SPRINKLE-ET, now EX-91, Sara’s highest scored daughter to date
— OAKFIELD WB TIFFANY-ET, now VG-89 EX-91 MS at 2 yrs, 1st place Jr 2 and Intermediate Champion at the NY State Fair. Our most exciting young cow in the barn today!!
— S-S-I SNOWMB MENNA 10054-ET, now VG-88, many grandsons in AI
— OCD RUBICON CAITLYN 4553-ET, now VG-87 at 2 yrs, +2727 GTPI, sons in AI
— OCD DELTA 33343-ET, now VG-86 at 2 yrs, +2766 GTPI, sons in AI and she will be featured in the January ’18 Holstein International!!
— OAKFIELD DLTA LOVEY 4254-ET, now VG-85 at 2 yrs, +2687 GTPI, sons in AI, from the Laurie Shiek’s
— OAKFIELD DLTA LOVEY 4250-ET, now VG-85 at 2 yrs, +2703 GTPI, sons in AI, from the Laurie Shiek’s
— OCD DELTA RAE 4278-ET, now VG-85 at 2 yrs, +2700 GTPI, sons in AI, maternal sister to 250HO12746 Rambo
— OCD KINGBOY RAE 3172-ET, GP-84 VG-MS at only 1 month fresh, full sister to 250HO12746 Rambo
— OCD DELTA LORALIE 33886-ET, GP-83 VG-MS at 2 yrs and only 3 weeks fresh, +2746 GTPI, sons in AI
— OCD DELTA FRANCES 34899-ET, GP-82 VG-MS at 2 yrs and fresh just 10 days!!!, +2796 GTPI, sons in AI, she is the highest GTPI milking daughter currently on the farm

Click here for complete results

First Australian cow to achieve EX97 – breaking news

Australia used to be a limited hunting ground for North American breeders or investors looking for new cows and cow families.

However, time has made the world a smaller place and the results are in that there is plenty to recommend Down Under when it comes to cows that can get “Up Over”.

One herd that has drawn more attention than many is Fairvale Holsteins, in Tasmania.

It towers over other Australian prefixes when it comes to breeding International Dairy Week (IDW) Grand Champions – even though it hasn’t shown in its own right since 2002, and has never shown in its own right at IDW.

Fairvale Morty Lady 51 EX97 Grand Champion at IDW in 2011 and 2014 (for Linsand Holsteins and Matt Templeton in 2011, and Linsand Holsteins in 2014).

Fairvale, owned by Ross and Leanne Dobson, has bred and reared three cows that have won IDW Grand Champion five times for three different exhibitors between 2005 and 2014.

Its achievement is more marked because their farm in Tasmania is separated from the mainland by 240 kilometres of ocean, and the first entries wearing a Fairvale prefix didn’t debut at IDW until 1998.

Fairvale is a double Master Breeder herd, which achieved its second mantle with 6000 points to spare.

 A standout in Canada

This year, Fairvale’s name went further than that – impacting in Canada – when a Doorman granddaughter of one of the two-time IDW Grand Champions Fairvale bred (Fairvale Jed Bonnie 94-ET – 2005 & 2007) won Junior Champion for her Ontario owners (Fraeland Holsteins and Jeff Stephens) at the Dufferin-Wellington County Holstein Show in September. 

This is made more significant, because a great granddaughter of Jed Bonnie in Australia (x Goldchip) was also Junior Champion at IDW in 2015 for Fairvale and Bluechip Genetics.

Fairvale Jed Bonnie 94-ET EX90 – IDW Grand Champion Holstein 2005 and 2007. Owned by Leslie Farms and Fraeland Holsteins (Canada). Bonnie was Reserve Champion IDW 2014 for Fairvale Holsteins and Bluechip Genetics. She was never beaten in an in-milk class at IDW.

Two descendants win JC in two hemispheres

It means two of Fairvale Jed Bonnie’s descendants – just one generation apart –  have won Junior Champion in two hemispheres in the past two years.  

It is also worth noting that the Doorman is out of an EX95 Goldwyn at Fraeland Holsteins – a worthy achievement in itself for an Australian embryo to develop into a highly-classified brood cow in Canada. The Goldwyn will celebrate her 11th birthday next spring, and will soon be flushed to Dempsey. She just surpassed 100,000kg of milk lifetime. 

International opportunity now beckons the world to Fairvale 

As Fairvale prepares to sell 275 of its best in Fairvale’s Farewell on November 17, the good news continues to roll in from around the globe on this herd.

Sells at the Sale of the Stars at The Royal

Doorman Bonnie (HM All-Canadian Junior Calf in 2016) is being prepared to show at The Royal this week. And, Doorman Bonnie’s maternal sister, Fraeland Black Beauty (x Bradnick), will sell fresh as an October milking yearling at Lot 63 in the Sale of the Stars.

Meanwhile, in Australia, another Fairvale-bred exponent has hit the news.

First Australian cow to achieve EX97 – breaking news

On November 9, Fairvale heard that they have bred the first cow in Australia to achieve EX97 points.

Fairvale Morty Lady 51 EX97 Grand Champion at IDW in 2011 and 2014 (for Linsand Holsteins and Matt Templeton in 2011, and Linsand Holsteins in 2014).

Morty Lady 51 – owned by the Thompson family and US cowman Willy McKay – is 12 years old. The powerhouse, who was first singled out of Fairvale’s paddock by Lisa Thompson, and she is a popular peoples’ choice to stand at the summit of Australia’s classification points.

And, Fairvale’s own final pre-sale classification on-farm this week included a new EX94 individual (who will sell), 11 new EX, 14 VG heifers (including several VG86 two-year-olds) and five VG88 second calvers (that’s one point off max points in Australia).

15 Talent daughters scored EX in one day

Good news on classification days is not new to Ross and Leanne – they once had 15 Talent daughters score EX in a single day. They have always said they breed and develop the raw product. They rely on others to take those individuals to the next level.

International profile names to buy at Fairvale

Five international names have bought into Fairvale animals – from the US, Canada, Spain and New Zealand. Steve Fraser and Joel Kietzmann were the first – both in 2004.

Steve bought Fairvale Jed Bonnie 94-ET EX with Leslie Farms in 2004. She would go on to be a two-time IDW Grand Champion in 2005 and 2007.

Joel Kietzmann, US, bought into Fairvale Leader Josie 5-ET EX93-2E, and she would win IDW in 2006.

Fairvale animals have impressed five international buyers enough to make them reach into their pockets since the Tasmanian double Master Breeder started showing at IDW in 1998. Among them has been Spain’s Alberto Medina (pictured), who bought into Fairvale Damion Melody 700 VG88 in 2015, the first year she showed after Bluechip, Toi Toi Genetics (NZL) and Averill Leslie (NZL) bought her straight from Fairvale’s paddock. Melody was twice an All-Australian finalist, and the All-Australian Four Year Old in 2015-2016 for the partnership. The Melody family has the biggest representation in Fairvale’s Farewell.

Alberto Medina, Spain, later bought into Fairvale Damion Melody 700 VG88, who won the four-year-old All-Australian in 2015-2016 for Bluechip Genetics, Averill Leslie (New Zealand), Toi Toi Genetics (NZ), and Alberto Medina (Spain) last year. Alberto’s ownership was cut short by Bluechip’s Big Bang dispersal before Melody could reach her full potential.  

Fraeland kicking goals with Australian family in Canada

Steve Fraser has been the one to establish a strong branch of the Bonnie family in North America. He had also seen Bonnie’s dam, Fairvale Lincoln Bonnie 55 EX-3E, win Honourable Mention Senior Champion at IDW in 2000. The Lincoln was the first Fairvale animal to show at IDW, and she was also the first partnership animal in what would become a successful 20-year alliance between Fairvale and Bluechip Genetics on Fairvale’s show animals.

“The initial draw to [Jed] Bonnie was her conformation,” Steve said. “I remember seeing her win as a two-year-old and I always appreciated her. I was also at IDW in 2000 when the Jed’s dam [Fairvale Lincoln Bonnie 55] was Honourable Mention.

“So, the Jed’s pedigree and ability to breed also appealed to me to at least show or market offspring in Australia.

“As far as buying something in another country, it is a big decision. For me it was quite easy at that time. I fell in love with Jed Bonnie and I had a tremendous relationship with the gang at Leslie Farms, where she was going to live. The ability to move embryos nowadays is quite simple, so purchasing in other countries is now quite intriguing.

“This gives people in North America that opportunity to get into new families. There are definitely world-class families in Australia. For me, I always admired the Bonnies, the Nonis and the Jessicas, to name a few off the top of my head. I would put them up against any family in the world for breeding superior females.”

From small things, big things grow

Steve says the Bonnies are Fraeland’s most reliable breeding family at the farm today.

“You can never predict how things will go but as I said, with cows like Lincoln Bonnie and Jed Bonnie in the pedigree, your chances of breeding something are greatly increased. There is usually a timing factor to these stories, and having Goldwyn available at this point was a major key for us.

“He was able to add that dairy quality and silky hide, which helped keep this family modern. It is kind of amazing how competitive this family is in 2017 with the Jed and Lincoln still so close in the pedigree. It is testament to how good the females are in this family. Of all the offspring, I cannot say we have any that are disappointments.”

Pierre Boulet also buys in

Steve said they had marketed an Aftershock to Pierre Boulet. They had also sold a Sid daughter from the Goldwyn to their neighbours, who classified EX92, and Quality Holsteins recently bought an Alonzo yearling granddaughter of the Sid.

“Ari Ekstein will tell you that he is very ‘interested’ and a fan of the Bonnies,” Steve said. 

Marketing edge

The Bonnie family has given Fraeland something different from their established families in the Lila Zs, Spendors, Valiant Aprils, and Roses

2005 & 2007 – Fairvale Jed Bonnie 94-ET EX (for Leslie Farms and Fraeland Holsteins, Canada). Bonnie was Reserve Champion in 2004 (for Fairvale and Bluechip Genetics).
2006 – Fairvale Leader Josie 5-ET EX93-2E (for Fairvale, Bluechip Genetics and Joel Kietzmann, USA).
2011 & 2014 – Fairvale Morty Lady 51 EX95-4E (Linsand Holsteins and Matt Templeton in 2011, and Linsand Holsteins in 2014).

“It is a nice marketing edge. Also, for me growing up in the era of cow families correlating to certain farms, like Laurie Sheik (Comestar) and Elegance (Budjon) for example, it would be neat to have the Bonnies known as Fraeland’s lead family someday. Although, that will be hard since the offspring are so fancy and in demand.

“We have now stopped selling embryos from Goldwyn Bonnie, and we are implanting for ourselves. Early on, I did market as many embryos from her as I could.” 

With the highest North American profile names now active in Australia – including Frank and Diane Borba – the timing has never been better for investing in Australian genetics.

And, anyone who has travelled to IDW with an appreciation for Holsteins uniformly reports that Fairvale is the herd they’d most like the key to.

Click here for the link to Fairvale’s sale catalogue –

Anyone from around the world can watch and/or bid online at Fairvale’s Farewell on November 17 by going to

If you are interested in buying, or need Australian connections to organise housing opportunities, please contact the sale manager, Dean Malcolm through Facebook or on email or phone +61 417 302 037.

Picston Shottle 1,000th Excellent classified daughter in Canada

On October 19th Picston Shottle-ET (Ex-96-GBR-Extra-GM) recorded his 1000th Excellent classified daughter in Canada. She is Baertsch Shottle Barbara (Ex-90), a 7-year-old “Shottle” daughter bred and owned by Ferme Baertsch Enr., Thurso, Que. Shottle was a “Mtoto” son from Condon Aero Sharon (Ex-91-GBR-68*), the Canadian bred “Aerostar” daughter. Born and initially proven in the United Kingdom, “Shottle” was owned by Genus/ABS Global Inc. and died at 15 years of age in March 2015. “Shottle” was a Millionaire sire, a former number one Lifetime Performance Index (LPI) leader here in Canada and has had a major influence in Holstein breeding programs around the world.

The Holstein breed has another EX-96 cow – Team Durham Morgan

1st place Production Cow

It’s official, the Holstein breed has another EX-96 cow! Team Durham Morgan-ET joined the EX-96 club for owner Michael Garrow, NY. Morgan topped the Lindale and Team Holsteins Dispersal in 2015, and was the anchor of the Team show string for years. Including winning 1st place Production Cow at The MIDWEST NATIONAL SPRING SHOW in 2016.  Congratulations to her breeders Jeff Drendel and Kevin Kriegel of Team Holsteins, IL.

Bella-Rosa GW Sara scores EX-95 for Oakfield Corners

Bella-Rosa GW Sara scored EX-95 yesterday for owners Jonathan & Alicia Lamb of Oakfield Corners in NY. She is a Goldwyn x EX Spirit x All-American Beaumond Splendid Spirit EX-95. Congratulations to her breeders and everyone that has helped her develop along the way!

Sara was purchased in the 2013 National Holstein Convention Sale and has gone on to have several tremendous accomplishments including:

  • Reserve Grand Champion, CNY Holstein Show 2017
  • Grand Champion Holstein and Supreme Champion, WNY Spring Preview Show 2017
  • 1st place Aged Cow, Grand Champion and Supreme Champion, WNY Regional Show 2017
  • 2nd place Aged Cow, Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand Champion, CNY Regional Show 2017
  • 2nd place Aged Cow, NY State Fair 2017
  • All-NY Aged Cow 2016
  • Grand Champion, WNY Regional Show 2016
  • Grand and Supreme Champion, WNY Spring Preview Show 2016



Strans-Jen-D Tequila-RED scores EX-96!

It was a great day for Milksource genetics as the classifier visited and awarded some of the herd favorites top scores.  Leading the way was two time World Dairy Expo R&W Grand Champion Strans-Jen-D Tequila-Red EX-96 an outstanding score of EX-96. Also scoring high was the Reserve All-American Four Year Old from 2016  TK-Plain-View Ripley who is newly reclassified EX-95.  Be sure to check out their Facebook page for the latest details

Two time World Dairy Expo Grand Champion Flambeau Manor RO Lauren newest Guernsey to score EX-95

Two time World Dairy Expo Grand Champion Flambeau Manor RO Lauren has officially scored EX-95 for owner Steven Van Doorn, WI. Lauren was Grand Champion in both 2013 and 2016 and is the dam of Ladys Man at Select Sires. Congratulations to the family on the outstanding achievement!

Berautec Gold Fanta scores Max VG-88 for Lookout Holsteins and Jerseys

Berautec Gold Fanta VG-88 MAX on revisit from classifiers
1st Jr 2, Reserve Intermediate and HM Grand Champion, Atlantic Summer Show

The classifiers have been busy at Lookout Holsteins and Jerseys recently! Callum McKinven shared these exciting results on some of the cows that will be in his string at World Dairy Expo next week!

Berautec Gold Fanta VG-88 MAX on revisit from classifiers
1st Jr 2, Reserve Intermediate and HM Grand Champion, Atlantic Summer Show

Rolling River Press Release VG-88 
1st Sr 2, Grand Champion Jersey and Supreme Champion, Brome Fair
Congrats to owners Adam Fraley , Eddie Sekerak and Daniel and Patti Kitchen

Lookout Tequilla Gotcha VG-87
Recently fresh Jr 2

Lookout Olympian Allstar VG-87 Jr 2

Iroquois Acres Jong Calli VG-87
Recently fresh Jr 2 Swiss

Lookout River Baby VG-87
Jr 2 Jersey

Jersey breeds newest 95 point cow- Cowbell Guapo Ricochet

The Jersey breed has a new EX-95 point cow and she calls  River Valley Farms, home. Cowbell Guapo Ricochet is the latest to achieve the accolade of 95 points and River Valley’s 12th 95 point cow.  She’s the dam of ROCKSTAR -at Semex and will compete on the colored shavings at World Dairy Expo this fall.

MS Absolute Bliss scores EX-94 Max Score

MS Absolute Bliss, the Intermediate Champion from the 2017 NY Spring Dairy Carousel, has maxed out at EX-94 with a 96 MS at just three years old.  Bliss has been the HM. ALL-CANADIAN MILKING 1-YR in 2015 and NOM. ALL-AMERICAN SR.2-YR in 2016.  Her 2nd dam is MS EXELS DUNDEE BEAUTY the 2012 and 2011 All-American Aged Cow. Look for her at World Dairy Expo

J&K-Vue Goldwyn Glamour-ET is now EX-96 3E

J&K-Vue Goldwyn Glamour-ET is now EX-96 3E at 9-02 for owner Douglas Boop, PA. Glamour was Grand Champion of the All-American Junior Holstein Show in 2016, and then went on to be selected Junior All-American & HHM All-American 150,000 Lb Cow. Congratulations to the Boop family on her continued success!

#2 NM$ sire JoSuper’s dam scores EX

In an age when many bull mothers don’t even see the classifier, last week Uecker Supersire JoSuper, the breed’s most extreme production bull, classified EX. JoSuper is currently Nr.3 for TPI and Nr.2 for Net Merit among all daughter-proven sires, and has a production proof of 3129 milk, 104 fat and 91 protein. His dam, Uecker Beacon Joyfully, is now scored EX-90 while the 2nd dam, Uecker Jango Joyful, scored EX-92. Sisters to JoSuper also received classification scores with JoSleet scoring VG-88, JoChill VG-87 and JoSolo VG-87.

Three new EX-94 cows for Kings-Ransom Farm

Kings-Ransom Farm shares exciting classification news.  Highlights of the day include three new EX-94 cows bringing their total to 8 EX-94 cows on the farm! 

  • Kings-Ransom Spch Devora: Misty Spring Speech-ET x EX-91 Goldwyn x EX-93 DOM Ricecrest Marshall x  VG-85 GMD x VG-87 GMD x VG-85 DOM x VG-85 GMD DOM x VG-85
  • Kings-Ransom McCut Diva:  One of the highest scored McCutchens in the US! McCutchen x Kings-Ransom Dorc Dextra-ET (EX-93 DOM) x VG-88 GMD DOM Mtoto x 2E-91 GMD DOM x EX-91 GMD DOM x VG-87 GMD DOM x VG-85 GMD DOM x VG-87 GMD DOM x VG-88 GMD DOM x VG-87 GMD x EX-90 GMD
  • Kings-Ransom Mg Cleavage: One of Mogul’s highest scored daughters! Mogul x EX-92 Goldwyn x Golden-Oaks Champ Rae-ET (3E-93)

Other highlights include:

  • 11 new Excellents
  • 5 VG-88 2yr Old sired by Olympian, Kingboy, Supershot, Kian, and Yode

Knonaudale Jasmine goes EX-95 4E for Kingsway Farm

The classifier recently visited Kingsway Farm with exciting results. Visit their Facebook HERE to view more photos from classification as well!

Classification results for EX cows

– Knonaudale Jasmine EX-95 4E (pictured) – Kingsway Sanchez Armadillo EX-94 2E (Nom All Am 5yr, daughter of Abrakazoo EX-91). Jasmine was the 1st Production Cow at the recent Ontario Summer Holstein Show
– Kingsway Windhammer Alga EX-93 (1st Milking Yearling Autumn Opp, daughter of Allie EX-95)
– Knonaudale Muddy EX-93 (Daughter of Jasmine EX-95, owned by Knonaudale)
– Upper Canada Atwood Delight EX-93 (2nd 4yr Ont Summer show, great grand daughter of Skychief Delight EX-95)
– Kingsway Dempsey Ruth Anne EX-92 (3rd 5yr Ont Summer show)
– Kingsway Lauthority Delilah EX-92 2E (Daughter of Deli EX-94)
– Kingsway Shadow Violet EX-91
-Kingsway Sanchez Academy EX91 2E
-Kingsway Atwood Assure EX91 2E
– Kingsway Sid Arena EX-90 (Daughter of Abba Dabba EX-94)
– Kingsway Fever Simmer EX-90
– Grillsdale Sexy Sid EX-90 (Nom All Ont Jr 3yr, owned with Matt Forestell, Trentward)
– Kingsway Goldwyn Dallas EX-90 (Daughter of Drumstick EX-95, owned with Trent Valley, Mell)
– Kingsway Brazen Marguerite EX-90
– Serenity Hill Niagra Roz EX-90 2E (Grand-dam of Unstopabull-Red)
– Kingsway Sid Karen EX-90 2E

2nd lactation classification highlights

– Kingsway Airlift Gosling VG-89 (All Cdn Int Yearling, 5th Sr 2yr WDE)
– Kingsway Windbrook Jazz VG-89 (1st 4yr Ont Summer show, daughter of Jasmine EX-95)
– Kingsway Goldwyn Elsie VG-88 (Nom All Am Milking Yearling, daughter of Lizabeth EX-96, owned with Millen)
– Kingsway Doorman Ace VG-88 (Nom All Cdn Sr Calf, owned with JPB)
– Kingsway Uno Electra VG-87 (Daughter of Lizabeth EX-96)
– Kingsway Windbrook Eleanor VG-87 (Daughter of Lizabeth EX-96)
– Kingsway Aftershock Dingaling VG-87
– Kingsway Goldwyn Auzzie VG-87 (Daughter of Abracadabra EX)
– Kingsway Windbrook Zola VG-87 (Daughter of Abrakazoo EX-91)
– Kingsway Windbrook Coffee VG-86
– Kingsway Uno Greta VG-86

Love Me is the newest VG-89 2yr Old – But that is only half the story

ZBW Corvette Love Me is the Holstein breed’s newest VG-89 2yr Old, owned by Mason Ziemba, NY. This impressive 2yr Old scored VG-89 EEEEV (her maximum score) at just 2-03. 

But the story behind this cow is equally as impressive Kevin Ziemba shares it with us:

Looking back brings us to the present and takes us into the future for an amazing cow family. First, let me introduce ZBW Corvette Love Me, our new VG-89 Jr 2 Yr Old. Love Me went 89 on Monday @ 2-3 EEEEV.

In 2005 classifier Lynn Catter told us about a Durham he had just made EX going dry at Bill Browns. She was Stone-Rise Durham Lizzy. Dev Hurley (Gail Arnold) and I looked at Lizzy dry and liked her, but knew she needed work. Barb then negotiated a deal to buy half of Lizzy and bring her to ZBW. That year after calving she was All-NY 4 Yr Old. Lizzy went on in 2007 to be 3rd at Madison and be named HHM All-American that year. That same year classifier Richard Wright put Lizzy up for committee and she was raised to 95. Lizzy finished with 13 EX daughters, but being an early Durham who made 2 50,000 pound milk records with a VG-88 Blackstars Indy dam she caught the eye of sire analyst Rick VerBeek. Lizzy was flushed multiple times for son’s to go to Select. She had 2 Ramos sons, 1 Toystory, 1 Spearmint and a Goldwyn go to Select Sires. The Toystory son Lifestory was a relatively well sold young sire.

The Toystory mating though made Lizzy’s most influential daughter SRF-ZBW TS Louana. Louana had the dairy femininity from Toystory, but the size and rear udder from Lizzy. We showed Louana at Madison as a Winter Calf in 2007 where she placed middle of the class, but she caught the eye of many international visitors and the Genex team since her mother had just placed 3rd. Louana was flushed extensively to many of the top TPI bulls of the time. She made VG and EX daughters by Dorcy, Shottle, Atwood, Paddy and Observer. The Shottle mating made a high type bull Lupe that went to Genex and the Observer mating made a bull Lennon that went to Accelerated. Louana herself went 89 as a 2 Yr Old and was Reserve All-NY 2 Yr Old. In 2011 she calved with her second calf as a 4 Yr Old. David Crackstopped in and loved her. He bought half of her with Ferme Lejeune. She then moved to Jack Lomeo Jr to be prepped for movement to Quebec and while there maxed out in score at EX-92 before heading north.

The deal taking Louana to Quebec was that we got 5 embryos in return. We decided to mate her to Gold Chip and Dempsey since all of her previous matings were for bull or embryo contracts. This one was for us. We ended up with one heifer from each mating. Lucky for sure! Little did we know how lucky we were.

The Dempsey calf was pretty wicked. She was a Spring Calf in 2013. I almost sold her 2 different times, but Barb always had a special feeling about her. ZBW Dempsey Louana as a Jr 2 in 2015 was 1st and Reserve Intermediate Champion at NY State Fair. She scored 89 that year. She is on her second lactation now and is EX-92, was HM Grand Champion at NY Spring Jr Show and is due back in September to Brewmaster.

Dempsey Louana when she calved in 2015, we calved her in the horse pens at our new place and she delivered our first heifer calf after leaving managing Woodcrest Dairy. The calf she had was an off age silky black hided Corvette. Mason immediately named her “Love Me”. I remember Brian Oster and I looking at the calf and just saying wow.

Now I’m not going to over hype this nice young cow. I’m not declaring her the one. Time will tell and many will probably have an opinion. That’s fine! What I do know is that she has a great future. She herself calved with an off age Beemer heifer. We genomic tested that calf…2200 GTPI and 3.7 Type. Love Me is on service to Chill. The Story could just be starting on this modern day type cow family. Love Me has sisters by Solomon and Beemer. The Beemer Summer Yearling (Light Beem)is high type and was 1st at NY Spring Jr Show. Light Been has pregnancies by King Doc. The Fall Calf Beemer is a November model and she was just Reserve Jr Champion open and Jr Champion Jr Show at Oneida County. She’s 3.6 Type and 2300 GTPI. The Solomon March calf is pretty special and is also over 3.5 for type. Dempsey Louana also has pregnancies by Crush, Slater, Capture and Avalanche. The family is for me the focus and the culmination of a lot of decisions and luck along the way that we are quite proud of. If you’ve actually read this to the end I thank you

Super classification results for Ferme Petitclerc

Anastasia VG 88 2Y
***Junior 2 years ol

Congratulations to Ferme Petitclerc, QC, who shared their recent classification news. You can see more photos by visiting their Facebook page HERE

-Petitclerc Goldwyn Anouk EX-93, she’s on IVF program!!!
-Massico Windbrook Charly EX-93 2E
-Petitclerc Goldwyn Annabel EX-92 2E
-Petitclerc Goldwyn Margo EX-92 3E
-Petitclerc Goldwyn Shadow EX-91 2E
-Petitclerc Shottle Satin EX-92 2E
-Petitclerc Goldwyn Venus EX 2E

VG 2nd calf
VG 1st calf
-Petitclerc Doorman Anastasia VG-88, Daughter of Anouk & pictured
-Petitclerc Sid Souky VG-86, daughter of Goldwyn Silver EX-92 3Y US-MAX score
-Petitclerc Doorman A-Game VG, Daughter of Anouk
-Petitclerc Sid Aruba VG
-Petitclerc McCutchen Nirvana VG
-Petitclerc Reginald Allisa VG
-Petitclerc Artistic Attina VG

– Pierstein Windbrook Tibout VG- 89 91-MS Max score, daughter of Pineland Goldwyn Tidbit.
-Petitclerc Atwood Atlas VG-88, sister to Anouk
-Lingle Goldchip Féline VG-88
-Petitclerc Goldwyn Arrow VG-87, Anouk family
-Petitclerc Aftershock Scottie VG-87, daughter of Goldwyn Sidney VG-87 2Y, 2nd dam Spades !
-Petitclerc Mascalese Adonia VG
-Petitclerc Windbrook Smily VG

New Excellent Red 2-Year-Old!!

It does not happen that often because in the US cows must be calved a 2nd time before being elegible for the EX score. However, with the current practice of calving heifers much younger, it is now not quite so rare. The latest cow to achieve the EX score as a 2-year-old is Sunnyside Candy Heztry-Red. Bred by the Borgwardt family at Sunnyside Dairy Farms in Wisconsin, she won the Milking Yearling class at the World Dairy Expo for them last fall before being named All-American. This spring she sold to Stransky and T&L Cattle of Minnesota in the Quest for Success sale. Candy is a Heztry daughter out of an EX Destin backed by a Redlou and a Rampage.

NEW EX-96-2E at Ferme Jacobs!

Ferme Jacobs shares their excitement about their newest home bred EX-96-2E point cow JACOBS FEVER CAEL EX-95.  Cael was grand champion at last years Trios Rivieres show as well as HM. ALL-CANADIAN 4-YR 2016.

Other classifications results include:
1er veau / 1st calf
2e veau / 2nd calf
3e veau et plus / 3rd calf or more

Musquie Iatola Martha Scores EX 96

Musquie Iatola Martha, who has won three consecutive Supreme Champion titles at the World Dairy Expo and The Royal Winter Agricultural Fair, has added to her growing list of accomplishments.

She is newly classified as EX-96, the first Jersey cow in the MilkSource Genetics herd to achieve such heights.

“Martha has tremendous style and balance throughout,” said John Vosters, MilkSource Genetics partner. “She is long from nose to tail and walks on a wonderful set of feet and legs. But her incredible mammary system is her calling card that enables her to consistently top her competition. With an extremely high and wide rear udder, a long smoothly attached fore udder, a strong center crease and terrific udder quality, she is truly second to none right now.”

Martha was named Supreme Champion of The Royal during both the 2015 and 2016 shows. In between, she garnered the same honor at the 2016 World Dairy Expo. Martha was named a unanimous All-American and All-Canadian Cow in both 2015 and 2016, as well.

Martha joins elite company in the MilkSource Genetics herd where Blondin Redman Seisme (a Red & White) reached EX-97 and Lovhill Goldwyn Katrysha (Holstein) preceded her to the EX-96 classification.

“Martha is a beautiful cow,” said Jim Ostrom, MilkSource Genetics partner. “She’s a born champion who continues to display the disposition and qualities that make her stand out among some of the most amazing animals in the world.”

The First Ever EX-97 Brown Swiss is Two Time World Dairy Expo Grand Champion – Brown Heaven Glenn Fantasy

Brown Heaven Glenn Fantasy now  EX-97!

History was written today when two-time World Dairy Expo Grand Champion, Brown Heaven Glenn Fantasy is the first Brown Swiss cow to score EX-97.  Her impressive show record is:

1st Junior Heifer Expo Quebec 2010 & H.M. Jr Champion
4th Junior Heifer Royal 2010
Nominated All-Candian Junior Heifer 2010
1st Jr. Yrlg & Junior Champion SIL 2011
1st Jr. Yrlg & Junior Champion Expo Quebec 2011
4th Jr. Yrlg Madison 2011
2nd Jr. Yrlg Royal 2011
1st Jr. 2-Yr-Old World Dairy Expo, Madison 2012
1st Jr. 2-Yr-Old, Intermediate Champion, H.M. Grand Champion & Champion Bred and Owned Royal 2012
2nd Jr. 3-Yr-Old WDE, Madison 2013
1st 4-Yr-Old best udder & Bred owned WDE, Madison 2014 & Reserve Grand Champion WDE 2014
All American & All Canadian 4-Yr-Old
1st 5-Yr-Old best udder & Bred owned WDE, Madison 2015
Grand Champion WDE 2015
1st 5-Yr-Old Best udder & Bred owned Supreme Dairy Showcase 2015
Grand Champion Supreme Dairy Showcase 2015
Unanimous All American 2015 5 Yr-Old
1st 6-Yr-Old Best udder & Bred owned WDE 2016
Grand Champion WDE 2016
1st 6-Yr-Old best udder & bred & owned
Grand Champion Supreme Dairy Showcase 2016
Supreme Champion Suprême Laitier 206
Unanimous All American 2016 Mature Cow

WALK ERA DUNDEE ANNELISE the breeds newest 95 point cow

The breeds newest 95 point cow is WALK ERA DUNDEE ANNELISE. Congratulations to her breeders Marci L Walker Alli Walker and everyone at Walk Era farms and to her owners Budjon and partners Tim & Sharyn Abbott. Annalise was the Junior All-American Jr. 2-Yr.-Old in 2014 as well as nominated All-American that year.

Maternal Sisters Go VG-89-2YR at Reyncrest

Reyncrest Hez Gold Chain now VG-89-2yr

For many breeders, they dream of breeding a VG-89-2yr old in the career, but at Reyncrest in New York, they had two maternal sisters achieve this success on the same day. Reyncrest Hez Gold Chain (by Heztry) and Reyncrest WB Gold Ring (by Windbrook) were both 2 years and 8 months old when scored, and are out of the Goldwyn daughter Reyncrest Gold Locket. Behind that is an EX-94 Rubens and then a Red Marker and a Juror.  Reyncrest is owned and operated by The Reyonlds family, John and Shelley Reynolds along with their family Tyler, Mackenzie and Andrewm and are from Western New York, and milk 1200-cow.

Briar-Berry Cntdr Tabby-Red Newest EX-95 Red Cow in the USA

Briar Berry Cntnd Tabby-Red now EX-95

This just in! Briar-Berry Cntdr Tabby-Red was just classified, EX-95 @ 6-05!

Tabby has been nominated All-American THREE times!

Sired by Contender, Tabby’s dam is a VG-88 Advent, her next dam an EX-91 Charles.

Congratulations, to her owner, Todd Whittier!


Outside passes 1,000 Excellent Daughters in Canada

Comestar Outside, who would have turned 23 this year, now has 1000 EX daughters in Canada. Outside is now the 2nd sire to accomplish this feat with Braedale Goldwyn passing the 1,000 EX mark in Canada back in November 2012 and now stands at 3133 EX daughters in Canada (Read more: GOLDWYN FIRST EVER TO 1000 EX DAUGHTERS IN CANADA).  

Millionaire sire, Comestar Outside EX-95-CAN    GM’12 EXTRA’98

 The 1,000th EX daughter was HOWLAND OUTSIDE PATTY  who went EX-90 for her owners SARMAR Holsteins in Atwood Ontario.  Her dam was a G-79 STEEPLEHIGH CAFFERY daughter.   Outside was the third Millionaire Sire from the Laurie Sheik family, being a Ronnybrook Prelude son x Blackstar full sister to icons Comestar Leader and Comestar Lee. Thier dam was COMESTAR L OR BLACK VG-87-5YR-CAN 16*, then one of the greatest breeding cows in history COMESTAR LAURIE SHEIKVG-88-5YR-CAN 23*, Holstein Canada Cow of the Year 1995.

Avonlea Gator Kimber now Max Score EX 94

Arethusa Farm of Litchfield, CT recently hosted the Jersey classifier for a great classification day, featuring several new maximum lactation score cows.

Highlights from the May 2017 classification included:
Avonlea Gator Kimber EX94 max
Arethusa HG Victoria EX93 max
Arethusa Ringmstr Corinne EX93 max
Arethusa Comerica Veda EX92
Maple Croft Tequila Violet EX92, owned by Coutu
Arethusa HG Svana EX91 max
Arethusa Impression Sunshine EX 91 max
Arethusa Imp Villeneuve EX91 max
Arethusa Impression Juno EX91 max, owned by Coutu & Miller
Arethusa Vespera EX91 max
Arethusa HG Verity EX90
Arethusa Excitation Vanessa EX90
Maple Croft Tequila Vixen VG89 2Y max, owned by Coutu
Arethusa Tequila Express VG88 2Y
Sterling’s Premier Style VG87 2Y, owned by the Sterling Sydicate
Arethusa Excitement Erica VG86 2Y
Arethusa Excitement Viper VG86 2Y

Results from their August 2016 Classification:

High Scoring Individuals
Page-Crest Excitation Karlie EX95 (max score)
Arethusa Vixens Presto EX94 (max score)
Arethusa Tequila Vanna EX93 (max score)
Knappway BRC Bang A Gong EX93 (max score)
Avonlea Gator Kimber EX93 (max score)

Excellent Three Year Olds
Payneside Mac N Cheese EX91 (max score)
Arethusa Mini Vee EX91 (max score)
Arethusa Ringmaster Corinne EX91 (max score)
Elliotts Sterling Impression EX90
Maplecroft Tequila Violet EX90
Arethusa HG Valley EX90

Very Good Two Year Olds
Arethusa Impression Sunshine VG89
Arethusa Vespera VG89
Arethusa Impression Villenueve – VG88
Arethusa HG Svana VG88
Arethusa Impression Solaris VG87
Arethusa Reford Pricilla VG87
Karlies Response Keatin VG87
Arethusa Scout Lila VG86
Arethusa Impression Veramonte VG86
Arethusa Excitation Vanessa VG85
Karlies Giller Kesha VG85
Arethusa Impression Juno VG85

High Scoring Individuals
Arethusa Sanchez Viona EX94
Ernest-Anthony Accolade EX94
Crovalley Knowledge Akika EX94
Arethusa Ambition Daisy EX92
Ms Tri Dee Atwood Tara EX92
Crovalley Gold Rapcity EX90

Excellent Three Year Olds
Arethusa Goldsun Abby EX91
Arethusa Sid Anetia EX90
Arethusa Goldsun Ingrid EX90
Arethusa Windbrook Lucy EX90
Arethusa Windbrook Zig Zag EX90

Very Good Two Year Olds
Arethusa Goldsun Tia VG88
Arethusa Brokaw Vestah VG88
Arethusa Absolute Destiny VG87
Lake-Point Atlantic Lila – VG87
Arethusa Goldchip Valesca VG87
Arethusa Atwood Vannora VG87
Arethusa Perseus Alana VG86
Arethusa Goldsun Disaronno VG86
Arethusa Sid Astra VG86
Arethusa Windbrook Acacia VG85
Arethusa Goldchip Alahanna VG86
Arethusa Perseus Alora VG85
Arethusa Goldchip Aneko VG85
Arethusa Goldchip Mio VG85
Arethusa Goldchip Tristan VG85

Co-Vale Dempsey Dina Now Max Score Ex-94

Co-Vale Dempsey Dina, the Intermediate Champion from the 2015 Royal Winter Fair is now maxed score Ex-94 with a 95 mammary systems.     Dina was also the 1st place Sr 2yr at the International Holstein Show in 2015 and is fresh about 7 weeks and looks amazing and is a 3rd calf 4yr old for this year’s show season.  Dina is owned by Ransom Rail Holstein and Bob Landis and is houses at Triple T Holsteins.

Ridgedale-T Raichu-Red now EX-96 4E

Ridgedale-T Raichu-Red EX-96 4-E

When the classifiers visited Ridgedale in New York last week Raichu became EX-96 4-E at over 12 years old. Raichu was named Grand Champion 10th annual Premier National Junior Events at the 2013 All-American Dairy Show in Harrisburg for her owners W. Cyrus Conrad, Sharon Springs, N.Y. Raichu is sired by Talent and has a red EX-95 Advent sister in the herd. Their dam is an EX-93 Arnell Elegant backed by a Milestone from the Roxy family. Ridgedale currently has 71 EX animals in a herd of just over 100 milking cows.

The TANK: Peak Goldwyn Rhapsody newest EX-97 cow in the breed!

Peak Goldwyn Rhapsody aka The Tank has gone EX 97. She recently won the UK Dairy Expo, for the 2nd time.

The breed’s newest EX-97 point cow is Peak Goldwyn Rhapsody, aka: “the TANK”!. She Is owned by Peak &  Sterndale Holsteins. She recently won the UK Dairy Expo, for the 2nd time and was named Supreme Champion at the UK Dairy Expo in 2017.  Peak Goldwyn Rhapsody is the 13th generation of Excellent in a row, carries THE “golden” cross with Goldwyn out of a Shottle dam and goes back on the American Audrey Posch cow family through Pinehurst breeding program.

Peak Goldwyn Rhapsody newest EX-97

Siemers Holsteins Enjoys Great Classification Day

Siemers Holsteins reports of a great classification day with 43 new Excellent cows, and over 50 new Very Good 2 year olds. In the herd there are currently over 1000 VG and EX cows.




SIEMERS BOOKEM ROZ 18034 2344G EX-93 93-MS (Merjack son headed to Semex)

SIEMERS MOGUL APPLE-STAR-ET*RC *TV 2260G 3.47T EX-91 EX-MS (Sons at Semex, Select, and Blondin) SIEMERS MCCUTCH ROZ-ET 2521G EX-90 92-MS









SIEMERS CRWNP APPLESTAR-RED *PO 2159G 3.3T VG-85 VG-MS (High Type Brash sons headed to AI)











Siemers Holsteins is a 5th generation family farm in NE Wisconsin. RHA 2746 cows 37,564 3.7% 1377 3.0% 1108

2X R&W All-American, Cleland Advent Alexia-Red, Newest EX95

Golden Oaks Farm of Wauconda, IL is happy to announce that the two-time R&W All-American Cleland Advnt Alexia-Red has been approved by the Holstein USA Classification Committee for EX95.

Cleland Advnt Alexia-Red, newly approved for EX95, pictured here as the winner of the 125K Pound Cow Class at the 2016 WDE.
In addition to her two All-American titles, in 2016 as a Production Cow and in 2015 as an Aged Cow, Alexia was the Reserve Senior Champion of the International Red & White Show at World Dairy Expo in 2016, and was HM Senior Champion there in 2015. She has also taken home the Senior & Grand Champion banners, as well as the Best Udder Award, at the 2015 Midwest Spring National Red & White Show.

Alexia, who will turn nine in September, is ready to make a run at a third Unanimous All-American title in the production cow class. Bred by Jason Cleland, WI, she is an Advent from an EX94-DOM show-winning dam in her own right, Cleland SS Alexis. Alexis is a September Storm from a VG85 Allegro, followed by a VG87 Red Marker out of an EX91 full sister to Tri-Day Ashlyn EX96-2E-GMD-DOM.

Congratulations to Golden Oaks, the Cleland family and all involved in Alexia’s successes.

Canada’s Newest EX-96 Cow – MYSTIQUE BEACON BARB

Congratulations to ferme AROLENE on MYSTIQUE BEACON BARB scoring EX-96-2E-CAN.  Barb scored 96 Rump, 96 Mammary System, 95 feet and legs and 97 dairy strength.  Bred by ferme Blondin and Ferme Mystique Barb is a END-ROAD BEACON from a VG-88 2yr Toystory REGANCREST TS BENSHAE who is a daughter from nonother than REGANCREST-PR BARBIE (Read more: Regancrest PR Barbie).

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