Hillpine Holsteins, WI, recently classified with exciting results, including Butlerview Aftersh April scoring EX-95. She was recently 2nd at Midwest Spring Show and is out of Brookvilla Jasper Aka (EX-92).
More exciting results include:
Team Windbrook Maui now EX-92
Owned by: Ryan Lauber & Ben Wallace
Five new excellent cows:
Hillpine Ds Night Moves EX-92 (max)
Hillpine Brokaw Alexia-ET EX-90
Dam: Butlerview Aftersh April EX-95
Hillpine Reginald Chic EX-90
Hillpine Aftersh Laughter EX-91
Hillpine Cotton Sunrise EX-90
As well as some exciting new very good two year olds!
Team O Kaliber Mallorie VG-88
Owned by Ryan Lauber, Ben Wallace & Jeff Drendel
Hillpine Armani Amelia VG-87
Hillpine Brokaw Jessa VG-86
Honeycrest Camaro Gogo VG-85
Hillpine Defiant Kazoo VG-85
In early February, Michard Escale was the first cow in the French classification history to obtain the global score EX 97. Classified by Didier Thareau, classificator at Prim’Holstein France, working in Côtes-d’Armor (Brittany), this cow in 6th lactation is owned by Gaec Michard (22). A score that many thought unreachable.
Currently there are 1472 cows still alive to have obtained an EX global score in France. A figure that increases from year to year.
To tell the truth, there are 1471 cows to be divided from the EX90 to EX96 score, and only one cow, Michard Escale (Damion x Jenus) belonging to Gaec Michard (22), has just been awarded February and for the first time in Prim’Holstein History, the outstanding score of EX97.
Michard Escale (Damion x Jenus)
72 261 liters produced in 5 completed lactations
|Global Score||Mammary||Body||Dairy Strength||Legs and Feet|
Michard Escale classification score lactation by lactation :
1st lactation TB 88
2nd lactation TB 89
3rd lactation EX 92
4th lactation EX 94
5th lactation EX 96
6th lactation EX 97
Link to february 2018 best classification cows :
The newest member of the “95 Point Club” is AROLENE GOLDWYN DIVINE. Divine was the Reserve All-American 4 year old & Nominated All-Canadian for owners Budjon Farms and Peter & Lyn Vail, WI. They purchased Devine when she topped the 2017 Rosedale Sale of Excellence sale for $92,000.
Fresh of her 2018 Swiss Expo Grand Championship, Rogy Goldwyn Ghardaia, has now been classified EX-95 in Switzerland for her owner Joe Demierre. The Supreme Champion from the ’18 Swiss Expo was also the Junior Expo Bulle ’17 Grand Champion.
Quality Holsteins, Vaughn, ON, recently had a small classification with exciting results. There were 2 new Excellents, 3 2E, & 1 3E. Other highlights include 3 VG-87-2yr olds, 1 VG-88-2nd calf and 2 new 94 point cows. Quality Goldwyn Fierce EX-94, is a 4th calf Goldwyn from Gibson Finsco EX-95 and Frantisco EX-96. Quality Atwood Missy is now EX-94, with a 96 Mammary. Missy is out of Valleyville Rae Lynn EX-95.
Visit their Facebook page HERE to learn more about the cows they are working with.
Musqie Iatola Martha – owned by MilkSource Genetics – is just the seventh Jersey in history to receive a EX 97 score from the American Jersey Cattle Association. Martha became the youngest cow — of any breed — to achieve that score.
“I have said it before and I’ll say again, Martha is a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ cow. I could spend the rest of my life trying to find an animal as amazing as her, and I wouldn’t succeed,” said Jim Ostrom, a partner in MilkSource Genetics, which co-owns Martha with Guatemalan businessman Fernando Jarquin.
The decision culminates a historic, three-year run in international show cow competitions during which Martha was named a three-time consecutive Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Supreme Champion, two time World Dairy Expo Reserve Supreme Champion and WDE Supreme Champion.
In 2014, MilkSource Genetics made history when another cow — Blondin Redman Seisme — became the first Red & White Holstein cow ever to achieve an EX-97 score. “It’s unbelievably rare and just as spectacular,” said MSG Partner John Vosters. “This feels like lightning striking twice.”
In recent years, more than 10,000 guests — including visitors from every continent except Antarctica — visited MilkSource Genetics with the intention of seeing Martha in person. Her international reputation has earned her the nickname “The People’s Champion.” “This score reflects the professionalism and personal passion of MilkSource Genetics Herd Manager Eddie Bue, his wife and partner-in-cow-care, Mandi, and their entire team,” Ostrom said. “It is a privilege to work with them.”
To put Martha’s achievement into more accessible terms, she is to show cows what Hank Aaron was to baseball and Secretariat was to horse racing. “Simply stated, one of the best ever,” Vosters said.
Her career highlights include:
Kings-Ransom Mg Cleavage-ET recently scored EX-95 for owner Jeff King of Kings-Ransom Farm, NY. She is the highest scored Mogul daughter and completes 10 generations of Excellent Roxys.
“She’s been game-changer for us and has really built a fan base for us,” commented Jeff King. “She was an early Mogul and was heavily advertised by both Select Sires and us and in turn has become well-known around the world. She’s opened the door to a lot of new relationships and customers and has just been lot of fun to work. We have a number of offspring from her on the farm and her older daughters just starting to calve in.” Jeff concluded, “We are just ecstatic with how her entire family has developed and are excited for the future.”
Comestar Lamadona Doorman, the former VG-89-2yr and 3-time All-Canadian nominee, has now scored EX-94. Her Sudan-brother Comestar Lautrust is the Nr.3 LPI sire, whilst her Mogul-brother Comestar Lineman ranks at Nr.9 LPI. Their dam is Comestar Lautamai Man O Man VG-87-2yr from the world-renowned Laurie Sheik family.
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 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 www.holsteinusa.com . 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 Herds
|Rank||Herd Name||State||BAA||# Cows|
|1||Matthew T. Mitchell||TN||116.5||10|
|2||Milk Source LLC||WI||115.0||38|
|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|
|8||Brian J. Oster||NY||113.6||34|
|9||Gordon Jr. & Gordon Cook III||MA||113.5||54|
|11||Jeffrey Wallace Sharts||NY||113.3||10|
|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|
|19||Adam John Liddle||NY||112.9||58|
|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|
|David K. Hoese||MN||112.6||26|
|Frederick & Dori Wolf||CT||112.6||15|
|Paul S. Engleking||IN||112.4||49|
|Bruce R. Gingerich||IN||112.4||38|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|53||Mikel L. & Daniel Brasch||MN||111.4||18|
|Gary G. Van Doorn||WI||111.4||14|
|Thomas J. Kestell||WI||111.4||126|
|David C. & Julie P. Marcks||WI||111.4||33|
|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|
|Daniel L. Vandertie||WI||111.2||31|
|Mark J. Ryan||WI||111.1||82|
|68||Brian & Koral Harbaugh||IA||111.0||55|
|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|
|Loren & Luke Olson||MN||110.9||50|
|Richard & Julie Vomastic||WI||110.9||27|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Tim R. Smith||WI||110.2||55|
|David K. Stoltzfus||PA||110.2||48|
|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|
|119||Canary Dairy, LLC||NY||110.0||47|
|Ralph Lamar Petersheim||WI||110.0||74|
|Douglas & Joanne Wesneski||PA||110.0||45|
|Steven & Debra Heuer||MN||109.9||30|
|Douglas James Lyons||IA||109.9||45|
|Richard A. Schweer||SD||109.9||36|
|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|
|David T. & Donna Gaige||NY||109.8||45|
|S. Lee, Jr. & Dale L. Heizer||VA||109.8||35|
|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|
|Denise V. Saxton||NY||109.7||23|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Leroy C. Eggink||IA||109.3||49|
|Paul R. Meyer||MI||109.3||63|
|Kenneth & Julie Moret||WI||109.3||18|
|Eugene M. Poirier||NY||109.3||67|
|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|
|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|
|Ronald C. Wood||PA||109.2||114|
|198||R. Paul Buhr, Jr.||WI||109.1||59|
|John Slocum Bennett||PA||109.1||25|
|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|
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)
Cedarcut Nemo Rcat Red Wine, VG-88, 88MS
(Nemo x Hanniabl)
Cedarcut Burdette Eliza Erica, EX-91, 91MS
(Burdette x Jackson)
Cedarcut Burdette Tori Tipsy, VG-88, 88MS
(Burdette x Poker)
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)
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 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:
Visit Juniper’s website HERE to learn more about the animals they are working with.
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 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.
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!
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 2-YR Olds:
Siemers Holsteins is a 5th generation family farm in NE Wisconsin. RHA 2743 cows 37,894lbM 3.7%F 1391lbF 3.0%P 1136lbP
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.
— 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!!
— OAKFIELD ABS CANDY-RED, now VG-88 EX-90 MS
— 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
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
The Bonnie family has given Fraeland something different from their established families in the Lila Zs, Spendors, Valiant Aprils, and Roses
“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 – https://issuu.com/crazycow/docs/dls_fairvale_sale_catalogue_final_f
Anyone from around the world can watch and/or bid online at Fairvale’s Farewell on November 17 by going to http://elitelivestockauctions.com.au
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +61 417 302 037.
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.
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 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:
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 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!
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
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, 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 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!
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.
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!
Other highlights include:
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
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
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 calfVG 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
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.
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
JACOBS SID BROWN TB-86 (MS:88)
JACOBS ABSOLUTE BEIGETTE TB-86 (MS:88)
JACOBS MCCUTCHEN BRITT TB-86
MS GOLDWYN SATURDAY TB-86
ROSIERS BUCALIA SEAVER TB-86
ROYALWATER SMOKIN CHESTNUT TB-86
STRAIGHTSIDE ROLLERCOASTER TB-86
JACOBS GOLDCHIP JOLLY TB
JACOBS SID GOOGLE TB
JACOBS ATWOOD LINK TB
JACOBS ARMANI BELT TB
JACOBS ABSOLUTE BADIANE TB
JACOBS GOLDCHIP ABBIE TB
JACOBS REGINALD BARBIE TB
BURN DRESSER OLIVIA TB
2e veau / 2nd calf
JACOBS WINDBROOK AIMO TB-89 (MS:91)
JACOBS GOLD CHIP BIO TB-89
JACOBS WINDBROOK ABEL TB-88 (MS:90)
JACOBS WINDBROOK AIMAN TB-88 (MS:90)
JACOBS MCCUTCHEN BRITAIN TB-88
JACOBS BRAWLER ISTARO TB-88
JACOBS WINDBROOK DANIA TB-88
JACOBS WINDBROOK DAYLIGHT TB-88
PIERSTEIN CICERO TIME OUT TB-88
JACOBS WINDBROOK DELA TB-87 (MS:91)
JACOBS MCCUTCHEN BRIOCHE TB-87
JACOBS GOLD CHIP ANIBEL TB-87
JACOBS GOLD CHIP JOLIE TB-87
3e veau et plus / 3rd calf or more
JACOBS GOLDWYN ALLELUIA EX-93-2E
JACOBS SID BABYDOLL EX-2E
BUDJON-VAIL DOMINIQUE EX-92
JACOBS GOLD CHIP IDEE EX-91
JACOBS DEMPSEY EMORA EX
JACOBS JORDAN HELOIS EX
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.”
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
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.
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.
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