Golden Dam – 2012


Bullvine Golden Dam LogoIt’s time to open up nominations for our inaugural Golden Dam contest – the Holstein industry’s hottest new award that looks for the complete cow.

The Process

  1. Fans nominate their favorite brood cows that meet the following rules:
    1. Must have activity in the past 5 years, daughter or son registered, milk recorded , classification, etc.  If not possible to verify dams will not be eligible
    2. Must be a purebred cow – Registered in the Herd book within the country of origin.  If not possible to determine registration in a official herd book dams will not be eligible.
    3. Must have a professional photo available.  In order for our judges to evaluate each nomination, we need a professional photograph of the nominee.
  2. The nominees will be evaluated on their genetic impact, personal achievements and conformation. With the top 10 being selected as finalists.
  3. The finalists will then be eligible for fan votes where the their judges (Roger Turner, Brian Leslie, Larry Schirm, and Allessandro Ravanelli) scores (worth 50%) and the rank in the fan voting (50%) will combine to determine the winner. VOTING ENDS October 20th 2012

The Reward

The winner, as well as one of the individuals who nominated the winner, will receive a 10 x 14 digital portrait of the winning animal.  Both the breeder and last owner of record will receive a jacket commemorating the achievement.  The winners, as well as the finalist, get the use of a custom logo for use for promotion of their animals and their family members. All individuals who vote will be in a draw for chance to win 1 of 10 Bullvine hats as well one lucky voter will receive a free website and social media package for their farm.

The Finalists

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