It’s a Cinder-ELSA Story! Of course, she has royal bloodlines.  Her grand-dam was EVER-GREEN-VIEW ELSIE EX-92-2E-USA GMD DOM the “Queen of Ever-Green” or aka Ever-Green-View dairy farm in Waldo, Wisconsin.  So “once upon a time” Harry Broekhuis from the Netherlands felt his dreams would come true with Elsie’s American-born daughter, Aaron Elsie. He made an offer but returned home empty handed.  But like many persistent cattlemen – and princes too – he did not give up.  He asked again, this time for embryos.  Too late.  The only ones they had were from BW Marshall and had been sold to Czechoslovakia.  Still not defeated, Broekhuis goes to Czechoslovakia and chooses the best calf from the two females that were born. Purchased for 6000 euros she is taken back to the Netherlands. And that of course is our heroine, BROEKS MBM ELSA EX-90-5YR-NLD, 2012 Golden Dam Finalist.

ELSA’s Intercontinental Rise

BROEKS MBM ELSA EX-90-5YR-NLD

BROEKS MBM ELSA EX-90-5YR-NLD

Success came early for Elsa.  She classified with the maximum score VG89 as a 2yr old and had high production too. She recorded 12,613 kg milk in 305 days with 4.1% Fat and 3.2% protein. An exceptional 47% above herd average!  In 2009 she was nominated for Global Cow of the Year and when she was nominated again the next year she was crowned, 2010 Global Cow of the Year!

ELSA Enchanted

EVER-GREEN-VIEW ELSA VG-89-3YR-USA GMD DOM 2* - Dam of Elsa

EVER-GREEN-VIEW ELSA VG-89-3YR-USA GMD DOM 2* – Dam of Elsa

It was enchantment with Elsa’s grand-dam that started this story.  But others have fallen under the Elsa spell too.  Elsa’s dam sold for $100,000.  After Harry Broekhuis secured his Elsa, other breeders grew interested.  Eventually Jacob Bearda, another Dutch breeder, became a partner in Elsa. Currently Elsa is owned by World Wide Sires Germany where Hubertus Diers proudly lists three more special attributes:  “a really good type cow, very tall, over 160 cm and scored EX-90 on her 2nd calf in Holland”. Throughout this fairy-tale like journey, Elsa has produced many daughters in many countries where her global influence continues to rise. For example, all her daughters that were tested for genomics in the Netherlands have become bull dams.

Elsa’s Royal Flush to Shottle

FG ELSA 12 VG88 2YR -Daughter of Elsa

FG ELSA 12 VG88 2YR -Daughter of Elsa

To this day Elsa continues to be a successful donor cow but, to date, her best flush was the one to Shottle. That flush produced seven daughters and all are VG with genomic proofs over 2200 TPI The show ring has also felt Elsa’s presence through one of her Shottle daughters.   FG ELSA 12, a VG88 2yr old  was Junior 2 Champion at both the Ambt-Delden Show and at Saasveld in 2010, and stood 5th at the Dutch National Show.  She is owned by Oelhorst Holsteins.

Elsa’s Son Snowman Also Reigns

FLEVO GENETICS SNOWMAN - Son of Elsa

FLEVO GENETICS SNOWMAN – Son of Elsa

In the Elsa`s story, Snowman, stands above the rest as the prince of her offspring.  FLEVO GENETICS SNOWMAN is an internationally popular O-Man son, with high breeding values in Germany, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands – the countries where he was sampled. Adding to the mystique of the story is the fact that, although Snowman had a very short lifetime and produced only a limited amount of semen, whenever he appeared on the Interbull lists in 2010 he held court in the top three. This happened in nine countries: the US, Scandinavia, Netherlands, Germany, Canada, France, Great Britain, the Czech Republic and Switzerland. Another crowning achievement when you consider that these are different indexes! One more command performance to be noted:  In Canada on the August 2012 young bull and heifer lists Snowman had five of the top 10 bulls and four of the top 10 heifers. Producing Snowman is definitely Elsa’s crowning achievement.  But even more interesting is the global recognition that has taken place since he joined the family!

ELSA’S Royal Family Looks Good and Gives Command Performances

Daughters:

  • BROEKS MADISON (Shottle) VG89 – 2yr (NLD)
    2-01  (305) 12,778 kg 4.3F 3.3P
  • RR ELISA (Shottle) VG87 – 4yr (DEU)
    3-10 (305) 17,604 kg 4.2F 3.6P
  • BROEKS ELFER (Jefferson) VG87 – 2yr (GBR)
    2-09  (305) 11,753 kg 3.1F 2.9P
  • BROEKS ELSIE 2 (Oman) VG86 – 2yr (GBR)
    2-01 (305) 12,198 kg 4.5F 3.4P
  • ESMERALDA (Shottle) VG86 – 2yr (DEU)
    2-04 (305) 12,507 kg 3.7F 3.3P
  • BROEKS ELSIE 3 (Oman) VG86 – 2yr (GBR)
    2-00 (305) 11,189 kg 4.1F 3.7P

In 2010 MBM Elsa had over 25 VG 2-year-olds in Europe and has added to that total since then! They impress on many levels from remarkable production to great show results.  They also excel on type scores and breeding values.

Sons:

  • FLEVO GENETICS SNOWMAN (Oman)
    MLPI +3110  Milk +3180 kg  (DVG LPI +3117)
    MTPI +2182 Milk +2147 lbs. PTAT +2.21
  • O-BOY (Oman)
    MLPI +1927  Milk +2364 kg  Fat +70 kg Protein +77 kg
    MTPI +1903 Milk +1730 lbs. PTAT +0.89
  • BROEKS MANTON (Bolton)
    MLPI +1814  Milk +2579 kg Fat +62 kg Protein +71 kg
    MTPI +1834 Milk +2141 lbs. PTAT +1.87
  • FLEVO GENETICS SANDMAN (Shottle)
    MLPI +1664   Milk +2554 kg Fat +52 kg Protein +59 kg
    MTPI +1771  Milk  +1245 lbs. PTAT +2.37
  • BROEKS ROUEL (Roumare)
    GLPI  + 1445  Milk +1313 kg Conf +7 F/L +9
    MTPI +1733  Milk +992 lbs. PTAT +2.16

Happily ELSA Ever After

Elsa is owned by World Wide Sires Germany and is currently being flushed. Now this princess is a queen on her own. Her legacy continues.  Happily-  ELSA – ever after!

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