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June 10, 2020
Bull Producer: Donor with Sons

Selling this week on the Holstein Plaza Online Embryo Auction are IVF SEXED MOOVIN RC embryos from the bull producing donor, Hahncrest Atw Danica RC. Danica is the dam of the No. 2 PTAT sire, Mr Blondin Avlnc Dom-Red. Log on now and bid last! VIEW OFFERING

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June 10, 2020
Show Winning & All-American Pedigrees

Check out these offerings, available now on the Holstein Plaza Online Embryo Auction from show-winning & All-American pedigrees.

 

IVF SEXED MOOVIN RC x Hahncrest Atw Danica RC - Danica x Maternal Sister to EX-95 Danielle (2014 Grand Champion R&W, All-American Dairy Show) x EX-94 Delicious Apple-Red (All-American & 2x Res. All-American) x EX-96 Apple-Red (2011 WDE Grand Champion R&W & All-American Aged Cow) x 6+ Generations of EX cows

 

SEXED HIGH OCTANE x Liddleholme Lou - Lou x EX-97 Resur Lu (All-Canadian, Reserve All-American & Supreme Champion 2017 All-American Dairy Show) x 5 Generations of EX cows

 

SEXED DELTA-LAMBDA x Windy-Knoll-View Parfait - Parfait (2x Nominated All-American & Res. Grand NY Spring Show) x EX-95 Promis (Unanimous All-American & Res. All-American) x Show winning EX-94 Pala

 

AVALANCHE RC x Apple-Pts Almorah -  Almorah x Million Dollar Cow, EX-96 Apple-Red x EX-95 Altitude, Red & White Impact Cow x 5+ Generations EX cows

 

SEXED SELECT x Butlerview Atwood Claire - Claire x EX-95 Camomile (2x All-American & All-Canadian) x EX-90 Camila Goldwyn x EX-93 Triumphant Charity (HM Grand Champ, 2006 Vancouver Island Show)

 

SEXED SIDEKICK x Petitclerc Dempsey Sabrina - Sabrina x VG-85 full sister to Unanimous All-American Milking Yearling x VG-88 Jasper Spades x 54* Brood Cow, EX-2E Triumphant Spooky

 

DOORMAN x Ms Md-West-View Hazel - Hazel x Unscored Goldwyn x EX-96 Stormi Hazel (2x All-American & Res. Grand 2008 RWF & WDE)

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June 9, 2020
Pine Tree Website Updates & Sale Consignments

The Pine-Tree Dairy website has been updated with new sale consignments! Check out their Holstein & Jersey offerings available through June sales. VIEW WEBSITE

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June 9, 2020
August 2020 Calving Traits Will Reflect Lower Breed Averages

This article is written by John B. Cole, Sophie A.E. Eaglen, Thomas J. Lawlor and Ezequiel L. Nicolazzi.

 

Historically, the PTA calculations for calving ease have been centered on a breed average phenotypic base of 8.0% for Holsteins and 5.0% for Brown Swiss. In April 2020, the calving traits, along with all other traits, were adjusted to a new genetic base to account for the genetic improvement over the last five years. As calving difficulty has been steadily decreasing, dairy producers were surprised to see higher PT As for calving ease for some familiar bulls. Some bulls had PTAs of 8% to 10%, yet producers saw only 2% to 3% difficulty after many calvings on their own farms.

 

The word quickly spread after the April evaluations that there was a mismatch between the calving trait PTAs and the actual rate of dystocia and stillbirth on most farms. The article in the May 2020 CDCB Connection, “What is Going on with Calving Ease?.” assured breeders that the bull rankings were correct and that the industry was discussing the best way to express the PTAs.

 

This article explains the new breed average phenotypic bases that will be implemented in August 2020. For brevity, we will focus on calving ease in Holsteins, and briefly comment on changes to Brown Swiss calving ease and Holstein stillbirth, too.

 

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June 9, 2020
Backed by Camomille

Check out this offering on the Holstein Plaza Online Embryo Auction from the beautiful EX-91 Atwood daughter of CAMOMILE. Atwood Claire scores +3.03PTAT, +1.71UDC, and +1.65FLC. The Camomile family continues to transmit high PTAT offspring that excel in the show ring! Imagine the possibilities! VIEW OFFERING

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June 9, 2020
Small Offerings: Lots of 2-3 Embryos

Several offerings on the Holstein Plaza Online Embryo Auction come in small lots of 2-3 embryos. A great way to add new genetics to your lineup without breaking the bank.

 

Lot 3: SEXED DELTA-LAMBDA x Windy-Knoll-View Parfait --> 3 Embryos

Lot 5: SEXED SOLUTION x Peak Honor Gdncr 80486 --> 2 Embryos

Lot 6: SEXED TWITCH x Winstar Decker 4754 --> 3 Embryos

Lot 7: SEXED TWITCH x Winstar Prophecy 4629 --> 3 Embryos

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June 9, 2020
Conventional, Non-Sexed Offerings

Check out these two offerings on the Holstein Plaza Online Embryo Auction made with non-sexed semen. Bid now and make the next high type sire backed by APPLE-RED or STORMI HAZEL.

 

Lot 4: AVALANCHE RC x Apple-Pts Almorah - A Kenosha daughter to the Million Dollar Cow, Apple-Red. Almorah is just fresh and looks great. VIEW OFFERING

 

Lot 10: DOORMAN x Ms Md-West-View Hazel - A Sid daughter that goes back to All-American EX-96 Quality-Ridge Stormi Hazel. Hazel has lived up to her name as a show winner and type transmitter. VIEW OFFERING

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June 9, 2020
Sired by DELTA-LAMBDA

DELTA-LAMBDA is the No. 1 UDC bull on the list of Top Ranking GTPI Bulls. Available now on the Holstein Plaza Online Embryo Auction are SEXED DELTA-LAMBDA embryos from EX-94 Parfait. She was Reserve Grand Champion at the NY International Spring Show in 2015 and is a 2x Nominated All-American in milking form. Parfait maintains over +2.0PTAT, +1.15UDC, positive teat length, and great +1.13FLC. VIEW OFFERING

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June 8, 2020
Donors by Atwood

Check out these two offerings of embryos, available now on the Holstein Plaza Online Embryo Auction, from donors sired by the proven show-type sire, Atwood. 

 

Bid now on four #1 grade IVF SEXED MOOVIN *RC (PTAT+3.79 UDC+3.16 FLC+2.62) embryos from the dam of the No. 2 PTAT Sire, Mr. Blondin Avlnc Dom-Red, and the dam of the No. 1 Confirmation heifer in the UK, Bliss Unstopabull Dynasty at +17 Conf. VIEW OFFERING

 

Don't miss four #1 grade SEXED SELECT (+3.22PTAT +2.65UDC +1.11FLC) embryos from the beautiful EX-91 Atwood daughter of CAMOMILE. Atwood Claire scores +3.03PTAT, +1.71UDC, and +1.65FLC. The Camomile family continues to transmit high PTAT offspring that excel in the show ring! Imagine the possibilities! VIEW OFFERING

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June 8, 2020
Sired by TWITCH - Same Family as HELIX

Available now on the Holstein Plaza Online Embryo Auction are two offerings sired by 551HO03714 TWITCH, the high indexing son of the No. 1 GTPI Proven Bull, Helix. Twitch combines great production, with solid udders, and great health traits. 

 

Take home three embryos from a Decker daughter with high production potential. 4754 has a strong +1405 Milk, great +58 Fat and +55 Protein scores, and unlimited index transmitting potential. VIEW OFFERING

 

Or bid last on three embryos from the high indexing Prophecy daughter with +517NM$, +2603GTPI, and over +1.40PTAT. A tremendous type and index offering backed by the Marquisse! Bid last.VIEW OFFERING