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February 3, 2021
Holstein America Broadcasts February 8 on RFD-TV

Each day, dairy farmers across America rise to the challenge of feeding a growing world.

Consumers today have more choices than ever before when it comes to high quality milk, delicious cheese, and other dairy products. None of this would be possible without U.S. Registered Holsteins®, and the people who raise them.

Holstein Association USA shares stories of the nation's dairy producers through its documentary series Holstein America. Now in the program's fourth year, the next episode broadcasts at 7 p.m. CST Monday, Feb. 8 on RFD-TV. Mark the calendar or set the DVR to record this exciting television broadcast celebrating... VIEW FULL ARTICLE

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February 3, 2021
Fischer and Iager Join Holstein Foundation Board of Trustees

The Holstein Foundation is pleased to welcome David Fischer and Matthew Iager, DVM, to their board of trustees. The board oversees the direction of the Holstein Foundation’s youth and young adult education and leadership development programs.


Dave Fischer was raised on a Holstein dairy farm in Southern Illinois and was active in the 4-H dairy project and Junior Holstein club. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal/Dairy Science at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and Master of Science in Environmental Sciences with an emphasis on livestock waste management from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.


Fischer spent 40 years in his career as a County Agricultural Advisor and State-wide Dairy Educator with University of Illinois Extension. He retired in 2010 and continued as Illinois 4-H Dairy Program Coordinator/Coach until 2020. Fischer has been recognized statewide and nationally for his involvement and commitment t... VIEW FULL ARTICLE

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February 3, 2021
Ladys Manor breeds two of the Top 4 GTPI Bulls

Ladys Manor is a household name in the Holstein breed and is making the highlights once again. Two of the top four high ranking GTPI bulls are bred by Ladys Manor Holsteins - Ladys-Manor 1166 with +3105GTPI and Ladys Manor 1155 with +3089GTPI.


Both bulls are sons of Ladys-Manor Grnt Oohm VG-85, a Granite daughter backed by twelve generations of Ladys Manor females, including seven excellent cows. Ladys-Manor 1166 is a Highjump son with high components, great health traits, and good type. Ladys-Manor 1155 is an AltaZazzle son with similar traits to his maternal brother, but also has great milk and fat production.


Congratulations to Ladys Manor Farm on breeding two exceptional individuals!

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February 3, 2021
Cows Scored EX-95 or Higher in 2020

Within the United States in 2020, thirty-six Holstein females were scored 95-points or higher. One female earned the final score of EX-97, while five females scored EX-96. Udder scores ranged from 93 to 97 points with most females earning 95 or 96 udder score points.

Of this high scoring group, seven were red. Patience Showline Contender-Red (80HO06002) was the most prevalent red sire, with two daughters in the group. The highest scoring red and white female was Miss Apple Snapple-Red with a score of EX-96 96-MS. Snapple-Red is a Redburst-Red daughter direct from KHW Regiment Apple-Red EX-96 and owned by ... VIEW FULL ARTICLE

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February 2, 2021
Top Ranking New Genomic Females for February 2021

The new list of top ranking new genomic females has been released with CLEAR-ECHO MANHATAN 5233-ET taking the top spot and scoring +3068GTPI with +886NM and +1.71PTAT. 5233-ET is a Manhattan daughter from the Morningview Converse Judy family and owned by Clear Echo Farm LLC in Schuylerville, New York. Completing the list of top 5 females are:




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February 2, 2021
Duckett Holsteins earns 6 All-American Nominations

Duckett Holsteins has earned 9 All-American Nominations ranging from Nominated All-American Spring Calf, Duckett Doorman Cola-ET, to Nominated All-American Aged Cow, Oakfield GC Darby-ET. Other nominations include Tree-Hayven Tatoo Last Song (Milking Yearling), Duckett Control Buffy (Junior 2-year-old), Duckett Solomon Leta (Senior 2-year-old), and Dream-Team NK Amelia (4-year-old). Congratulations to Duckett Holsteins and partners on their 2020 All-American Nominations!

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February 2, 2021
Kings-Ransom Farm earns 2 All-American Nominations

Kings-Ransom Farm has earned not one, but two All-American Nominations. Petitclerc Avalanche Syrah-ET is nominated in the Milking Yearling class after placing 1st at the New York State Show and 3rd at a National Holstein Open Show. Kings-Ransom Copy Dream, Kings-Ransom Kian Effie, and Kings-Ransom Montry Cans came together to earn a Senior Best Three All-American Nomination after being the winning Senior Best Three at the Mid-East Fall National Show. Congratulations to Kings-Ransom Farm!

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February 2, 2021
91st Master Breeder Shield Winners Announced

Since 1929, the Master Breeder program has been the most coveted Holstein Canada award. Congratulations to the 2020 Master Breeder award winners: Altona Lea, Birkentree, Boulet, Clayhaven, Donfield, Drewholme, Dualane, Duhibou, Flechedor, Kuiperscrest, Lavender, Lellavan, Macpes, Mirella, Raypel, Robel, Ronbeth, Royolait, Thornspyc and Valleyville. Congratulations again to the Master Breeders who joined the ranks of the most elite breeders across Canada!

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January 28, 2021
Auction Ends TODAY

Just a few hours remain on the Holstein Plaza Online Embryo Auction. The auction will begin to close at 4:00 P.M. EST using the popcorn bidding system. Log on now and place your final bids on some of the top offerings direct from the herds of Holstein Plaza members. VIEW AUCTION

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January 27, 2021
24 Hours LEFT!

Log on now and place your final bids. Just 24 hours remain on the Holstein Plaza Online Embryo Auciton. Offerings sell from the best North American cow families direct from the top quality herds of Holstein Plaza members. Featuring numerous packages of Sexed, Conventional, Type, Index, Show-Winning, All-American cow families, Wagyu, MAS IVF sessions and the industry's hottest sires including AltaZazzle, Analyst-Red, Brave, Dynamo, Hanans, Miami, Noble, Solution and more! VIEW AUCTION