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June 15, 2020
Willows-Edge Cow Wins Sr 2 Class - WI District 1 Show

Willows-Edge Df Mitch-Red, exhibited by Willows-Edge Holsteins was the winning Senior 2-Year-Old cow at the Wisconsin District 1 Holstein Show in Chippawa Falls, Wi. Congratulations to Willows-Edge Holsteins!

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June 15, 2020
Holstein Association USA Names 2020 Elite Performers

Brattleboro, Vt., June 15, 2020 — Holstein Association USA’s Elite PerformerTM recognition is given to cows that any dairyman would love to milk - cows with desirable conformation, who calve in consistently and produce high volumes of milk components. In the award's seventh year, 330 cows have earned National Elite Performer honors, and 324 cows have been designated as Regional Elite Performers.

For a cow to qualify for the Elite Performer recognition, cows must meet the following criteria to be considered: complete at least three lactations in a herd participating in Holstein Association USA's TriStarSM program, completing the most recent lactation in the previous calendar year; be classified Very Good-85 or higher; and be at least 87% Registered Holstein Ancestry.

Eligible cows across the country are then ranked based on pounds of combined fat and protein per day in milk. The top one percent receive the National Elite Performer award. Those National Elite Performers are then removed from consideration and the top one percent of eligible cows from each of the nine regions are honored as Regional Elite Performers. Elite Performer recognition is a lifetime award. The cut-off for combined pounds of fat and protein produced per day in milk for the National Elite Performer list was 8.23. The highest ranking 2020 National Elite Performer cow produced an incredible 11.84 pounds of fat and protein per day in milk.

The 330 National Elite Performers are owned by 78 different breeders from 14 different states. The 324 Regional Elite Performers are owned by 162 different breeders from 23 different states, and the regional counts break down as follows: Region 1 (NY & the New England states) - 47 cows; Region 2 (DE, MD, NJ, PA, & WV) - 54 cows; Region 3 (MI, OH, IL, & IN) ? 37 cows); Region 4 (Southeastern states) - 10 cows; Region 5 (WI) ? 90 cows; Region 6 (IA, MN, ND, NE, & SD) - 32 cows; Region 7 (AR, KS, MO, NM, OK, & TX) - 12 cows; Region 8 (CO, ID, MT, OR, UT, WA, & WY) - 13 cows; and Region 9 (AZ, CA, & NV) - 29 cows.

You can view a complete list of both National and Regional Elite Performer honorees at www.holsteinusa.com, then click on Awards in the main menu, and select the Elite Performer tab.

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June 15, 2020
Mecuro Farms Classification Highlights

Mecuro Farm had a great classification day! Highlights include:

 

New Excellents

  • MS DG Delta Bridgett EX-91 (EX-MS) (Delta x EX-95 Talent Barbara Family)- she is RC!
  • TTM Awesome Moscato-Red EX-90 (93-MS) (Awesome x EX Picolo x EX Advent x EX-94 KY-Blue Ruben Marla-RED)
  • MS Babydoll Wind Giata-ET EX-90 (EX-MS) (Windbrook x EX-94 Dundee x 2E-96 Penlow Georgette Outside)
  • Giata’s Archrival 2-year-old was raised to VG-87 (88-MS)

 

Raised in score

  • Al-Lew Monterey Ashley1346 to EX-91 (93-MS) (Monterey x 91 Mogul x EX Domain- dam of Aristocrat at ST Genetics)
  • MS AOL Dback Raelynn-ET to EX-91 (93-MS) (Diamonback x 9 generations of EX back to Roxy)
  • TTM Charley Mystic to VG-86 (87-MS) (Charley from Martha Sheen family) dam of +2921 GTPI Crimson
  • TTM Flagship Excite to VG-85 (87-MS) (POLLED Flagship x VG-86 Josuper back to Ammon-Peachy Shauna)
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June 11, 2020
IVF SEXED MOOVIN RC x Danica RC

Just a few hours remain in the Holstein Plaza Online Embryo Auction. Don't miss out on this exciting offering backed by the famous APPLE-RED. Danica RC is an Atwood daughter from the sister to Ms D Apple Danielle-Red, the EX-95 Grand Champion of the 2014 All-American Dairy Show. Bid now on Danica's IVF SEXED MOOVIN RC embryos. VIEW OFFERING

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June 11, 2020
Backed by EX Spooky

Check out this offering on the Holstein Plaza Online Embryo Auction backed by EX Spooky. Spooky is a 54 STAR BROOD COW with over 10 EX and 30 VG daughters to date. Sidney is a beautiful young cow from the full sister to Saltalamacchia, the unanimous All-American Milking Yearling in 2014. Her dam Jasper Spades is scored VG-88 and a 19 Star Brood Cow. VIEW OFFERING

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June 11, 2020
FINAL DAY

Just a few hours remain on the Holstein Plaza Online Embryo Auction. Several high type and index offerings are still avaialble for purchase. VIEW AUCTION NOW

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June 10, 2020
Brigeen Cow Maintains Top on List of National Production Leaders

Brigeen Farms cow maintains the top spot as the National Production Leader in the Senior Four-Year-Old, 2x Milking Class. Brigeen Convincer Rhonda *TV has a 305d record of 55,950 lbs of milk, 2,350 lbs of fat, and 1,616 lbs of protein. Congratulations to Brigeen Farms!

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June 10, 2020
From Scored Donors

Check out these scored donors with embryos available now on the Holstein Plaza Online Embryo Auction. 

Windy-Knoll-View Parfait EX-94 - sexed embryos by Delta Lambda

Butlerview Atwood Claire EX-91 - sexed embryos by Select

Petitclerc Dempsey Sabrina EX-90 - sexed embryos sired by Sidekick

Hahncrest Atw Danica RC VG-89 91-MS - sexed embryos sired by Moovin RC

Apple-Pts Almorah GP-84 - embryos sired by Avalanche RC

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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)