• Quebec Spring Show Champions
    Starbrite Lyster Lyndsay - Grand Champion Quebec Spring Show 2012

    Starbrite Lyster Lyndsay - Grand Champion Quebec Spring Show 2012

    Judge Brian Carscadden judged 198 head.

  • Quebec Spring Red & White Show Champions
    Judge: Melanie Boulet judged 61 head
    • Junior Champion: Sildajak Tristan Monopoly (Karona Tristan), 1st junior yearling, Sildajak Holsteins
    • Reserve Junior Champion: Sejane Touchdown Venus (Rosedale Touchdown-Red), 1st intermediate yearling, Crasdale Farms, Wilsim Dairy Farms & T&L Cattle Ltd
    • HM Junior Champion: Sildajak Ritzy Mexico (Buckhorn-Acres Ritzy-Red-ET), 1st fall calf, Sildajak Holsteins, Chris & Jen Hill & Richard Green
    • Grand Champion: Monoak Kites Ribbon (Markwell Kite-ET), 1st 4-year-old, Mt Elgin Dairy Farms
    • Reserve Grand Champion: Sunnylodge SS Tara-Red (Pursuit September Storm-ET), 1st 5-year-old, Lookout Holsteins, Les Davis & John Beerwort, Jr.
    • HM Grand Champion: Jericho-Dairy Ad Cayann-Red (KHW Kite Advent-Red-ET), 1st senior 2-year-old, Crasdale Farms, Wilsim Dairy Farms & T&L Cattle Ltd
  • New success for Bonnyfarm
    In October 2011, the Chiappini family managed to capture the Italian National honors with its Bonnyfarm Veronique. This time they captured the Grand Champion title at the provincial show of the Italian city of Montichiari with another talent, the Goldwyn daughter Bonnyfarm Marta. Reserve Champion was Zani Bolton Viola from the Zani herd.


  • Top-selling Niagra
    In 1912, the Airoso family emigrated from the Azores to California: 100 years ago. This anniversary was celebrated with an auction, where Niagra daughter MS Air-Osa Alli sold to Seagull-Bay for $31,500. An Apple clone went to Mexico for $30,100. The average in California: $4,968 over 98 Holstein and Jersey lots.
    • Ms Air-Osa Nia Alli14537 (GTPI+2248 Niagra x Ms Air-osa O Man 10250 VG-87- same family as AltaAirenet) $31,500
      Buyer: Seagull Bay Dairy, ID
      Consignor: Joey Airoso & Hank & Carolyn Van Exel, CA
    • KHW Regiment Apple A3 (Dec 2010 clone to KWH Regiment Apple EX-95 DOM) $30,100
      Buyer: Elias Torres, Mexico
      Consignor: Apple Partners II, IL
    • 1st Choice Destry Female x Whittier Farms lava Red EX-92 (Nominated All-American & All-Canadian 2011) $17,200
      Buyer: Joey & Laurie Airoso, CA
      Consignor: Van Exel, Airoso, & Milky Way, CA
  • Pride of Washington Sale
     The sale was held on Feb. 17th at the Skagit Valley Casino in Bow, WA. It averaged $9,182 on 22 lots.
    • $28,000- a first choice MAS x Ronelee Toystory Darva (EX-92)
      Consigner: Sherman Polinder, Lynden, WA
      buyer: Morsan Farms, Ponoka, AB.
    • $20,000- a first choice Co-Vista Atwood Desire x Scientific Deluxe Rae (VG-87)
      Consigner: Velthuis, Riverdown & Hovden, Osgoode, ON
      Buyer: The Desire Syndicate, Warden, WA.
    • $18,000 Roylane Domain Mir 4670-ET
      Consigner:Daisy Farm, Paris, TX
      buyer:Gary & Bruce Roylance Warden, WA
  • Vision-Gen & Partners Averages $3,504
    Hosted in Lebanon, PA, the sale grossed over $410,000 and averaged $3,504. The high seller at $12,000, was lot 8 – Applouis Jet Stream Alda-ET, a VG-85 2-year-old that is the #2 GTPI Jet Stream daughter.
  • Top prices for British Ross daughters
    More than 550 animals were auctioned off during Hafesp’s Dispersal Sale in Wales (Great Britain). The top price was for Ross daughter Hafesp Gay 2nd, bought at £3700 by Jim O’Neill. The sale had many great Ross offspring, including the second  highest (£3050), Hafesp Lady, a daughter of Durham son Ross.