Archive for Classification Results

DH Gold Chip Darling goes EX-96 in Switzerland

DH Gold Chip Darling fresh with her 6th calf with >64.000kgM lifetime production has increased her score the the impressive score of EX-96 in Switzerland on the strength of her EX-97 for her mammary system.

According to her owner Roger Frossard of P’tit Coeur Holstein Darling looks better than ever before and will be ready for the upcoming shows. Darling was the SUPREME Champion of the Swiss Expo 2017, Grand Champion Expo Bulle 2018 and in the Swiss team at the European Show Colmar 2016.

She is sold as an embryo to France by JK Eder Holsteins & Diamond Genetics. Her EXCELLENT full sister JK Eder Gold Chip Darling 2 EX-90-NL 4yr. was 2-Yr Old Champion Dairy Fair Mariënwaerdt 2014 and dam to the Reserve 2-Yr Old Champion Hoornaar Show 2018: JK DG Darlina VG-88-NL 2yr. (s. Doorman) & 2nd placed heifer Swiss Expo 2020: JK Eder DG Solomon Daryl. This amazing family goes back on the successful Snow-N Denises Dellia EX-95 cow family.

Kingsway Sanchez Armadillo now EX-96-3E!

Kingsway Sanchez armadillo now EX 96 3E!

Kingsway Farms from Hastings, ON recently held their last classification before moving the herd into their new barn. The highlight of this round was when Kingsway Sanchez Armadillo went EX-96.

Other exciting highlights for Kingsway Farms  was 10 new EX, which makes 40 Kingsway Bred Canadian Excellents in ONE year.

Classification Highlights
Kingsway Doorman Tingle VG-87 1yr
Loyalea Doorman Nuisance VG-86 2yr
Enniskillen Colton Floss VG-86 2yr
Kingsway Doorman Amuse VG-85 2yr
Bosdale Solomon Portlea VG-88 2yr
Kingsway Solomon Giselle VG-88 3yr
Kingsway Solomon Arkus VG-88 3yr
Kingsway Byway Esmeralda VG-88 3yr
Kingsway Diamondback Leigh VG-87 3yr
Westcoast Crown Asparagus P VG-87 3yr
Kingsway Archrival A Piper VG-87 3yr
Kingsway Archrival A Primo VG-87 3yr
Kingsway Deb Doorman Tammy EX-92
Kingsway Goldwyn Riddler EX-92
Kingsway Airlift Gosling EX-92
Kingsway Juggernaut Mittens EX-92
Vinbert Kingboy Birdie EX-91
Kingsway Seaver Corolla EX-91
Kingsway Goldwyn Laurel EX-91
Kingsway Goldwyn Reba EX-91
Kingsway Doorman Attention EX-90
Kingsway Doorman Arktyrk EX-90
Kingsway Windbrook Zeith EX-90 2E
Kingsway Goldwyn Dodie EX-90 2E
Kingsway Fever Simmer EX-90 2E
Kingsway Sid Dilema EX-90 2E
Grillsdale Sexy Sid EX-91 3E
Sprucecho Shottle Ali EX-92 4E
Upper Canada Atwood Delight EX-94 3E
Kingsway Dundee Lava EX-95 4E
Kingsway Sanchez Armadillo EX-96 3E

4 Maximum Scores for Arethusa with Recent Classification Visit

Arethusa Farm Genetics had a recent visit with the classifier and finished the day off with some outstanding results!

Jersey Classification Highlights

  • Arethusa Vespera EX94 (Max Score)
  • Arethusa Impression Sunshine EX94 (Max Score)
  • Arethusa Tequila Valioso EX91 (Max Score)
  • Arethusa Premier Ventosa VG89 (Max Score)

New Excellents

  • Arethusa Impression Ventisquera EX92
  • Arethusa Premier Champagne EX90
  • Arethusa Vintage Tequila EX90

Very Good 2-Year-Olds

  • Arethusa Impression Vena VG88
  • Arethusa Ringmaster Elite VG88
  • Arethusa Premier Virgo VG87
  • Arethusa Premier Valia VG87
  • Arethusa Colton Vindaloo VG86
  • Arethusa Colton Reza VG85
  • Arethusa Fireman Pyralis VG85

2018 World Dairy Expo Supreme Champion, Delilah, Scores EX-95

Cutting Edge T Delilah was the belle of the ball at this year’s World Dairy Expo Brown Swiss Show, winning the 5 yr Old class and then Senior and Grand Champion in both the open and junior shows and now she has added another accolade scoring EX-95 just one month fresh, for Kyle Barton, NY. Delilah would go on to win Supreme Champion of both divisions, only the second time in the 52-year history of WDE that a Junior member has won both titles. Additionally, this is the first time that a Brown Swiss cow has ever been Supreme Champion of the Junior Show, and only the fifth time since 1970 that there has been a Swiss Supreme in the Open division.  Delilah sells in the Brown Swiss breed’s most anticipated sale her shortly.

Additional accolades to date include:
– Supreme Champion, All American Dairy Show 2018
– Reserve Grand Champion Junior Show – WDE 2017
– Reserve All-American 4 Year Old 2017
– Senior & Grand Champion Open & Junior Shows – Big E 2017
– All-American Senior 3 Year Old 2016
– Intermediate & Reserve Grand Champion – WDE 2016
– Intermediate & Grand Champion – Eastern National 2016
– Intermediate & Reserve Grand Champion – Southeast National 2016
– All-American Senior 2 Year Old 2015
– Nominated All-American Winter Yearling 2014
– Nominated All-American Winter Calf 2013

Springhill Mentor Jazzy first EX-95 Guernsey in New Program

This morning, Springhill Mentor Jazzy-ET was evaluated by a committee of classifiers and scored EX-95. This is the breed’s first 95-point cow under the new joint appraisal program with Holstein Association USA.  Jazzy is bred and owned by Springhill Holsteins and Guernseys of Big Prairie, Ohio.

Golden-Rose Barbritzi B-Red EX-90 becomes first 20th generation Excellent Holstein in the world!

Holstein history was made in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Thursday morning when Golden-Rose Barbritzi B-Red classified EX-90 with an EX-93 mammary system. The senior 3-year-old is the first in the world to complete 20 consecutive generations of Excellent in the Holstein breed.   Born January 24, 1937 Audry Posh became the first excellent cow in the unbroken line of 82 years of this storied pedigree. Owned by Mr. Karl Herr and Mr. Warren Buckman, Barbritzi sells on Friday, June 28th, as do two daughters, her EX-93 granddam, her EX-91 great granddam and over 50 other related females in The Legacy of Golden Rose Genetics sale.

European Championship Show Winner Among Three Cows to Receive Max Score in The Netherlands

Bollehoster Adele (Pitbull)
1st Class 3 – All European Championship Holstein Show 2019
Van Der Eijk Holsteins (Netherlands)

The class winner from the European Championship Show at Libramont, Pitbull daughter Bolleholster Adele, owned by Van der Eijk leads the way of three young cows that have received the maximum score of VG-89 two-year-old in the Netherlands.  Also receiving VG-89-2yr were Drouner-Dh Aiko 1445-Red (<Pat-Red), second in her class in Libramont and owned by the Albring family, and Doorman daughter Magriet 464, owned by the De Bruin family.

GS Alliance Knowledge O’Katanga Claims Highest Classification Results for March in Switzerland

GS Alliance Knowledge O’Katanga is the latest Holstein to score EX-94, in Switzerland for owner Edwin Steiner. With O’Kaliber Goya VG-89 and Peticlerc Archival Salta VG-86, he claimed the highest classification results for second-calver and first-calver cows in March in Switzerland.

BRADNICK and GOLD CHIP Pass Committee for New Scores

At nearly 10-years-old, 7HO10999 Regancrest-GV S BRADNICK-ET and 7HO10920 Mr Chassity GOLD CHIP-ET earned higher classification scores from a committee of Holstein Association USA classifiers last week. BRADNICK, now Excellent (96), and GOLD CHIP, now Excellent (95), have been long-time favorites in Select Sires’ Showcase Selections lineup.

Known for siring show-stopping daughters around the globe, BRADNICK (+2.47 PTAT, +2.68 UDC, +2.47 FLC) and GOLD CHIP (+2.31 PTAT, +2.22 UDC, +1.80 FLC) are extremely popular with high-Type enthusiasts.

“We have been blessed with many high-scoring bulls in Select Sires’ history but BRADNICK is an extraordinary individual and a true customer-satisfaction sire. He sires daughters with great balance and a will to milk,” says Kevin Jorgensen, senior sire analyst.

BRADNICK was bred by Regancrest Farm and Todd and Brad Groves of Waukon, Iowa. He is a 7HO8190 SANCHEZ son of Regancrest Breya-ET (EX-90-EX-MS-GMD-DOM). His second dam is none other than Regancrest-Pr Barbie-ET (EX-92-EX-MS-GMD-DOM) and the next six dams are all Excellent or Very Good.

“Like his daughters, GOLD CHIP continues to develop into an amazingly stylish individual and looks half his age—such a youthful bull at nearly 10-years-old. Few sires have brought home more champion banners than GOLD CHIP,” says Jorgensen.

GOLD CHIP was bred by Ernest W. Kueffner and David R. Dyment of Boonsboro, Md. He is a Goldwyn son of Regancrest S Chassity-ET (EX-92-EX-MS-GMD-DOM) and another descendent of the famed Regancrest-Pr Barbie-ET (EX-92-EX-MS-GMD-DOM).

“Both BRADNICK and GOLD CHIP embody Select Sires’ belief in great cow families and its value in genetic development. We’re honored to work with the breed’s greatest cow families and the exceptional breeders that have created them,” says Jeff Ziegler, vice president of dairy cattle breeding.

Based in Plain City, Ohio, Select Sires Inc., is North America’s largest A.I. organization and is comprised of seven farmer-owned and -controlled cooperatives. As the industry leader, it provides highly fertile semen as well as excellence in service and programs to achieve its basic objective of supplying dairy and beef producers with North America’s best genetics at a reasonable price.


Caption: (Top Photo) Holstein Association classifiers Brad Heinzman and Dan Cnossen providing the committee’s stamp of approval on the new classification scores.
Source: 0419 CDCB/HA Genomic Evaluation: BRADNICK and GOLD CHIP Type Rel % 99. Showcase Selections is a trademark of Select Sires Inc.

Quality Holsteins Tops Holstein Ontario’s Annual Highest Classifying Herds List

Quality Holsteins from Woodbridge topped Holstein Ontario’s annual highest classifying herds with an average final score of 86.14.  The top 20 herds with 60+ registrations per year are recognized below.  

65 NEW Excellent cows for Siemers Holsteins


Siemers had an Excellent classification day recently with a total of 65 NEW Excellent cows! There were also 205 new VG cows of which 95 are NEW VG-2Y Olds. There were also two MAX score 94-4Y Olds, four new 93-point cows, and a MAX-92-3Y Old.

Some highlights include:

  • SIEMERS PETY 22562 EX-91 91-MS @4-05
  • SIEMERS PETY ROZ-ET EX-90 93-MS @4-09
  • SIEMERS PETY ROZA-ET EX-90 92-MS @4-09
  • SIEMERS PURE KI-ANNA EX-94 96-MS @4-03

Siemers Holsteins is a 5th generation family farm in NE Wisconsin striving to develop “Genetics for Cow People“. Current RHA: 2706 cows 37394 3.96% 1479 3.0% 1120

LIDDLEHOLME RESUR LU is the breed’s newest 97-point cow!

The newest EX97 cow of the Holstein breed is Liddleholm Resur Lu! She is owned by Anthony Liddle of Argyle, New York. Lu is a Resurrect daughter out of EX91 September Storm x EX90 Mandel.  She has enjoyed great success in the showring through the years and shown above she was the first place 150,000 pound cow at the 2018 International Holstein Show in Madison, Wisconsin.  Congratulations to Anthony Liddle and Liddleholme Holsteins! 


WDE Grand Champion Jacobs Lauthority Loana now 97 Points

On January 31st Jacobs Lauthority Loana became Canada’s newest Excellent-97 point cow. Bred by Ferme Jacobs Inc., Cap-Sante, Que., Loana is owned by Ferme Jacobs and partner Pat Conroy, Angola, Ind. As a mature cow last year, Loana was grand champion at the International Holstein Show, first and reserve grand champion at the Royal Winter Fair’s National Holstein Show and a class winner at Le Supreme laitier. This Comestar Lauthority daughter was All-Canadian mature cow in 2018 and Reserve All-Canadian 5-year-old in 2017.

2017 Royal Winter Fair Grand Champion, Co-Vale Dempsey Dina 4270, Now EX-96

Co-Vale Dempsey Dina 4270-ET has officially joined the EX-96 club! Congratulations to MilkSource Genetics team and Ransom-Rail Farm.  

Dina’s list of accomplishments:

  • 1st Place 5 Yr. Old, Best Production and Best Udder, International Holstein Show, 2018
  • Unanimous All-Canadian Four Year Old, 2017
  • Unanimous All-American Four Year Old, 2017
  • 1st & BU Four Year Old, Grand Champion & Reserve Supreme Champion, Royal Winter Fair Holstein Show, 2017
  • 1st Four Year Old & BU, Reserve Senior Champion & Reserve Grand Champion, International Holstein Show, 2017
  • Unanimous All-American Senior Two Year Old, 2015
  • Unanimous All-Canadian Senior Two Year Old, 2015
  • 1st Senior Two Year Old & Intermediate Champion, RAWF 2015
  • 1st Senior Two Year Old, WDE, 2015

Six New VG-89-2YR olds in the US last month


A total of six 2-year-olds scored VG-89 in the US in the last month. Diamondback-Advent leads the way producing 2 of the 6 with Hillrose Allie-Red and Milksource Taekwondo. The list also includes another red heifer, Flower-Brook Coral-Red (Avalanche-Destry), as well as Hammertime Revalee (Absolute-Goldwyn), Cookiecutter Habitan (Delta-Day) and Heart&Soul Glitz (Dempsey-Goldwyn).

Dam of World Classic Sale Sale Topping Sire, Aristocrat, Scores VG-89-USA 1st lactation

Al-Lew Monterey Ashley 1346 now VG-89-USA 1st lactation

Al-Lew Monterey Ashley 1346 received the maximum classification score, VG-89,  for a 1st lactation cow in the USA.  Ashley is the highest scored cow right now in the breed with a direct son in the global GTPI Top ranking.  She is the dam of the popular sire Aristocrat (GTPI +2869 / PTAT +2.76). Aristocrat became one of the most spoken about bulls in the breed when he topped the World Classic Sale at $620.000. 

Edn-Ru Tequila Lilaes Lilac Now EX-95

Edn Ru Tequila Lilaes Lilac now EX-95

Edn Ru Tequila Lilaes Lilac is now EX95 for her owners Jasmari Jerseys, PA. Her Guapo Daughter ~Lil Carina is now Ex92 and her Excitation Daughter ~Lil Rockstar is now Ex90 as well as herSultan daughter~ Lil Sensation,less then a week fresh is VG88 at 2yr and last but certainly not least her Grayson Granddaughter Freedom is VG87.

A few of Lilac’s show winnings:

2013 PA All American 1st Milking Yearling

2013 PA All American Reserve Intermediate Champion

2013 Reserve All American Milking Yearling

2014 Reserve All American Sr. 2 year old


View their Facebook page for updates and highlights.

Suard-Red Jordan Irene Now EX-97

The two-time European champion Suard-Red Jordan Irene, at nearly 14 years of age has now received the ultimate score of EX-97. With over 100,000 kilos of milk in 7 lacations, this is a very special year for Irene. She became the first Swiss Red Holstein to receive the maximum score in their current classification system and is currently the highest classified Red & White cow in Europe. 

Tierneys Tequila Lada newest EX-95 Jersey


Tierneys Tequila Lada is now Excellent 95!!

Tierneys Farm Jerseys, NY has the newest EX-95 Jersey, Tierneys Tequila Lada at 7-04. Lada is a Tequila from Tierneys Jade Leta (EX-91), Reserve Grand Champion, Eastern States 2009. Next dams include EX-94 x VG-88 x EX-95 Linda Lou x EX-93 x VG-85 x EX-92.


Additional highlights include:

  • Tierneys Tequila Londa (EX-92), Grand Champion, Eastern States 2015
  • Tierneys Tequila Leticia (2nd lactation)
  • Tierneys Incentive Luau (2nd lact.)
  • Tierneys Impression Layla (3rd lact.)
  • Tierneys Breakaway Lysanne (4th lact.)
  • Tierneys Impression Laura (VG-86), 1st lact.

Two Full Sisters from Debutante Rae Family by Mogul Score EX-95

Mogul’s 2nd 95-point daughter, Kings-Ransom Mogul Cleo.

First, it was Kings-Ransom Mgl Cleavage who was Mogul’s First EX-95 daughter back in the spring, and then yesterday Mogul gained a second 95-point daughter….her full sister, Kings-Ransom Mogul Cleo. The mother of this exceptional pair of cows is a Goldwyn from Golden-Oaks Champ Rae EX-93, who was out of the Rubens sister to Debutante Rae.

MilkSource Scores Three EX-97 Cows in Three Different Breeds

Northeast Wisconsin’s MilkSource Genetics has achieved an unprecedented Triple Crown.

With the upgrading of Weeks Dundee Anika to the rare EX-97 classification, the family-owned show barn has reached the pinnacle score with cows from three major show breeds.

In 2014, the farm’s Blondin Redman Seisme became the first Red & White Holstein cow to achieve the milestone rating.

In February, another MSG cow, Musqie Iatola Martha, became the youngest Jersey in history to achieve the 97 score.

Now, Holstein Association USA has bestowed the landmark classification to Weeks Dundee Anika — a black-and-white Holstein.

“When Martha reached EX-97, I described it as ‘lighting striking twice.’ It was unforgettable,” said John Vosters, MilkSource Genetics partner. “But doing it again? There simply aren’t words to describe it.”

It is believed there are fewer than six cows living in North America with EX-97 scores and MilkSource Genetics is home to three of them.

MilkSource Genetics Partner Jim Ostrom notes the milestone moment solidifies Anika’s global reputation. “She is an impeccably proportioned mature cow,” he said. “Anika, now almost 8 years old, was a good cow when we bought her as a Junior 2-year-old and, since then, she has continued developing beautifully.

“Of all the cows we’ve been part of, she has been an industry favorite among people we respect as passionate cow enthusiasts. Anika is a rare animal with fans worldwide.”

Classification is based on a true-type scoring system. Anika — like Seisme and Martha before her — is as close to the ideal standards as possible. “Anika has a striking dairy frame like few others in the breed,” Vosters explained. “Her combination of dairyness, balance and strength makes her very unique. She has correct feet and legs, along with a firmly attached udder. She has had five offspring and is considered an aged cow.”

Bolstering her success, Anika also has transmitted her winning ways to offspring that have already begun making their mark in the show ring. For instance, Anika’s granddaughter, Milksource Dempsey Amour, just returned from the 2018 Wisconsin State Holstein Show as the Honorable Mention Junior Champion and 1st Place Fall Calf.

“Anika’s not only cemented her own legacy, but she’s passing on those great diary genetics to future generations,” Ostrom said.

Basking in her herdmate’s glow is another MilkSource Genetics’ cow, TK-Plainview-Ripley, which saw her own classification climb to EX-96 just days after being named Grand Champion of the State Show.

“Whether in the show ring or in the barn, cows don’t achieve results like this without the hands-on care and dedication of a great herd team,” Ostrom said. “Our manager Eddie Bue, his wife and partner-in-cow-care, Mandi, and their entire team work hard every day to bring out the best in these amazing animals. Their love for these cows is evident every day.”

Blondin knocks it out of the park with high scores in three different states/provinces



It was a busy week of classifications for Ferme Blondin of Saint-Placide, QC.  Leading the way was AL-SHAR DEMPSEY ALISON now scored EX-96-2E for Blondin and partner Yvon Sicard. While in Vermont Walkerbrae Doorman Locket scored EX-95 for Blondin and partner Borderview Genetics. She is a daughter of Gloryland-I Goldwyn Locket (2E-94), a 10th gen VG/EX from the Roxys. Doorman Locket was Nominated All-Canadian and All-American Junior 3yr Old in 2016 and was Grand Champion at the Vermont State Holstein Show in 2017. Meanwhile back home in Quebec they had success with the classifier as well, which included 25 VG 1st lactation cows.


BASTE AFTERSHOCK MARILOU VG-87-2YR (Owned with Patricia Fontaine)
HIGH POINT ROX VIVACIOUS VG-87-2YR (Owned with Ferme Glauser et Fils)
FORTALE DOORMAN ALYNA VG-86-2YR (Doorman X Alana owned with Ferme Fortale Holstein)
MS APPLE ANARA-RED-ET VG-86-2YR (Integral X Apple)
BRENLAND SOLOMON DEZI VG-2YR (Owned with Brenland Farms)


MACLAND HAMMER N CHISELD-ET VG-89 (Owned with Hodglynn Holsteins)
MS SHERONA-HILL RAIN-ET VG-88 (Owned with Hodglynn Holsteins Ltd)



11 VG 2yr Olds for COOKIECUTTER MOG HANKER in one day

Cookiecutter Mog Hanker, EX-94

Siemers Holsteins has recently completed one of their three annual classification runs with some fantastic results, including 50 new EX and 75 new VG 2yr olds.  Donor phenom COOKIECUTTER MOG HANKER-ET is credited with 11 of those new VG-2YR olds sired by five different bulls.

Excellents include:


Highlighting 2-YR-OLDS:


Siemers Holsteins is a 5th generation family farm in NE Wisconsin. RHA 2700 cows over 37,000M 1,400F 1,100P. Check out their website HERE.

The Milking Shorthorn breed has a new EX-96 point cow – Kuszmar Arkansas Mud EXP

The Milking Shorthorn breed has a new EX-96 point cow in Kuszmar Arkansas Mud EXP 4E-E96, All-American Lifetime Merit 2017.  

She is owned by Kuszlyk Cattle Co., of Batavia, New York.  Congratulations to the Kuszlyk Family!

3 gens EX-95+ in Northern Ireland

Priestland 4934 Goldwyn Ambrosia is now a 3rd Generation EX-95 

Priestland 4934 Goldwyn Ambrosia is now a 3rd Generation EX-95 for Priestland Farm of Northern Ireland.  Producing over 70,000kg milk to date, the Goldwyn-daughter is out of EK-Oseeana Ambrosia EX-95, who is a direct daughter of the great Tri-Day Ashlyn EX-96.

Two New 19th Generation Excellent Cows for Midway Dairy

Congratulations to Midway Dairy, Cloverdale, Oregon on their two new 19th generation Excellent cows. ROYLANE-KH 5G RITA-ET VVVEE EX-90 EX-91-MS @3-05 owned by Midway Dairy and Rasberry Futures, Cloverdale, OR Rita will be shown at next week’s Oregon State Show as a Senior Three Year Old. ROYLANE-KH TANGO RASS-ET VVVEE EX-90 EX-92-MS @3-08 owned by Rasberry Futures. Both are daughters of GOLDEN-ROSE RASBERRY-ET EX-91


Butlerview Aftersh April Breed’s Newest EX-95 for Hillpine Holsteins

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

Michard Escale first EX 97 in France Ever

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
EX97 EX97 EX97 EX98 EX94


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 :


Arolene Goldwyn Divine New Member of the EX-95 Club

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.

Swiss Expo Grand Champion – Rogy Goldwyn Ghardaia scores EX-95

Rogy Goldwyn Ghardaia now EX-95

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 Atwood Missy is now EX-94

Quality Atwood Missy (EX-94)

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 became the youngest cow to score EX-97

At 6, Martha became the youngest cow — of any breed — to achieve a score of EX-97.

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.

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.

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:

  • Supreme Champion, Royal Winter Fair, 2017
  • 1st Mature Cow, Senior Champion & Grand Champion, Royal Winter Fair Jersey Show, 2017
  • Reserve Supreme Champion, World Dairy Expo, 2017
  • 1st Aged Cow, Senior Champion & Grand Champion, International Jersey Show, 2017
  • 1st Aged Cow, Senior Champion of Open Show, Grand Champion & Best Udder of Show, WI State Jersey Show, 2017
  • Unanimous All-American Five-Year-Old, 2016
  • Unanimous All-Canadian Five-Year-Old, 2016
  • Supreme Champion Female, Royal Winter Fair, 2016
  • 1st Five-Year-Old & BU, Senior Champion, Grand Champion, Royal Winter Fair Jersey Show, 2016
  • Supreme Champion, World Dairy Expo, 2016
  • 1st Five Year Old, Senior Champion & Grand Champion Female, International Jersey Show, 2016
  • Unanimous All-American Four-Year-Old, 2015
  • Unanimous All-Canadian Four-Year-Old & All-Canadian Champion Cow, 2015
  • Supreme Champion, Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, 2015
  • Reserve Supreme Champion, World Dairy Expo, 2015
  • Grand Champion, Senior Champion, 1st Four-Year-Old & Best Udder, International Jersey Show, 2015
  • Supreme Champion Female, WI State Fair Junior Show, 2015
  • Grand Champion, Senior Champion, 1st Four-Year-Old, WI Spring Spectacular Jersey Show, 2015
  • Nominated All-American Senior Three-Year-Old, 2014
  • 3rd Senior Three-Year-Old, International Jersey Show, 2014

Kings-Ransom Mg Cleavage scores EX-95

Kings-Ransom MG Cleavage in her working clothes on classification day. Photo: Jeff King

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.”

3-time All-Canadian nominee Comestar Lamadona Doorman now scored EX-94

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. 

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

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