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August 5, 2020
Donors with GREAT Components

Check out these offerings on the Holstein Plaza Online Embryo Auction from donors with GREAT components.

 

Lot 3: SEXED FORTNITE x BGP SLF Huey 18590 - Incredible fat at +0.14%

Lot 4: IVF REDEYE-P-RED x Midas-Touch HW Royal-Red - Great components with +87 lbs of fat

Lot 14: IVF SEXED DYNAMO x Peak Cookie Htln 20486 - High fat at +0.16%

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August 5, 2020
Direct from GOLDWYN BLISS

Selling now are three #1 grade IVF SEXED AWESOME-RED (+2.08PTAT +3.25UDC 0.88FLC) from the beautiful Goldwyn daughter who goes back to Unanimous All-American and All-Canadian female, EX-95 Rainyridge Talent Barbara. 

 

Make the next full sister to... Garay Awesome Beauty VG-88 - All American & Res. All-Canadian Jr. Calf 2016 and All-American & All-Canadian Jr 2-YR 2018 OR the next Maternal sister to... Garay Doorman Blind Date VG-88 - 1st Milking Yearling, Supreme Latier 2019 and All-American & All-Canadian Sr. Calf 2018.

 

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August 5, 2020
POLLED Embryos

Selling now on the Holstein Plaza Online Embryo Auction are embryos sired by the POLLED RED bull, REDEYE-P-RED. Bid now on this offering of five #1 grade non-sexed IVF embryos out of a unique RED Hawai daughter with NO APPLE in her pedigree. VIEW OFFERING

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August 4, 2020
August 2020 Calving Traits Will Reflect Lower Breed Averages

By John B. Cole,1 Sophie A.E. Eaglen,2 Thomas J. Lawlor,3 and Ezequiel L. Nicolazzi4 

 

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 PT As. 


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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August 4, 2020
Backed by the UNLIMITED Cow Family

Two offerings on the Holstein Plaza Online Embryo Auction are direct from a VG-87Millenium daughter that scores a PTAT+3.14 and is a direct daughter to an EX-94 MAX Doorman daughter to UNLIMITED! Both non-sexed offerings, sired by two sires of bulls.

 

ARTIST x Our-Favorite Confession - Current Bid: $525/embryo

DRIFTER x Our-Favorite Confession - Current Bid: $525/embryo

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August 4, 2020
AFFORDABLE Offerings

Adding new genetics to your herd, doesn't have to break the bank. Check out these offerings on the Holstein Plaza Online Embryo Auction starting at $300 per embryo or less.

 

SEXED TWITCH x Winstar Decker 4754 - Embryos from a Decker daughter with high production potential - Current Bid: $300/embryo

SEXED TWITCH x Winstar Pinnacle 4665 - Embryos from a high indexing Pinnacle daughter out of a Hotshot daughter with multiple sons going to AI and backed by the VG-86 Halogen daughter - Current Bid: $300/embryo

SEXED DYNAMO x Peak Myraid Cnchi 20438 - Embryos from the Chinchi daughter with tremendous production potential and a solid index - Current Bid: $300/embryo

SEXED DYNAMO x Peak Ovation Duke 20550 - Embryos backed by a tremendous line from the Clear-Echo Hershl D-Rac family - Current Bid: $300/embryo

IVF SEXED DYNAMO x Peak Cookie Htln 20486 - Embryos from the +2778 GTPI Hotline daughter backed by the Cookiecutters - Current Bid: $250/embryo

IVF SEXED ANALYST-RED x Tri-Vision Amelia-Red - Embryos from EX-90 Tri-Vision-Amelia-Red and backed by the Chief Adeens - Current Bid: $250/embryo

RALLY RC x Parkhurst Modesty Samarie - Embryos from the former No. 2 GTPI RC Female in the world, Parkhurst Modesty Samarie. She is currently scored VG-85 and due back in October. - Current Bid: $150/embryo

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August 4, 2020
A2A2 OFFERING!

Selling now are embryos from a Huey daughter with +2830GTPI, +723NM$, and tremendous production and components! This A2A2 donor combines solid health traits with impressive index numbers including being a high ranking DWP$ female. Don't miss this A2A2 offering of SEXED FORTNITE embryos out of BGP SLF Huey 18590. VIEW OFFERING

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August 4, 2020
MAKE RED CALVES

Don't miss your chance to make RED calves from some of the TOP ranking RED cow families.

 

IVF SEXED AWESOME-RED x Willowhaven Goldwyn Bliss RC - Make the next full sister to... Garay Awesome Beauty VG-88 - All American & Res. All-Canadian Jr. Calf 2016 and All-American & All-Canadian Jr 2-YR 2018 OR the next Maternal sister to... Garay Doorman Blind Date VG-88 - 1st Milking Yearling, Supreme Latier 2019 and All-American & All-Canadian Sr. Calf 2018

IVF REDEYE-P-RED x Midas-Touch HW Royal-Red - Embryos from a unique RED Hawai daughter with NO APPLE!

IVF SEXED ANALYST-RED x Tri-Vision Amelia-Red - Create a sister to Junior Champion of World Dairy Expo, ANNIE-RED, or Reserve All-American, AVERY-RED. Tremendous RED SHOW TYPE by one of the hottest Red Type Bulls.

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August 3, 2020
HIGH PRODUCTION PARENTAL AVERAGES

Bid now on these embryos with high production parental averages. Sired by some of the top production bulls, you won't want to miss these offerings. 

 

Lot 10: SEXED TWITCH x Winstar Decker 4754 - PA of nearly +1,300 lbs of milk

Lot 12: SEXED DYNAMO x Peak Myriad Cnchi 20438 - PA of over +1,700 lbs fo milk

Lot 13: SEXED DYNAMO x Peak Ovation Duke 20550 - PA +1,700 lbs fo milk

Lot 14: IVF SEXED DYNAMO x Peak Cookie Htln 20486 - PA of over +1,300 lbs of milk

Lot 16: RALLY RC x Parkhurst Modesty Samarie RC - PA of over +1,000 lbs of milk

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August 3, 2020
BACKED BY GOLD BARBARA

Lot 1 on the Holstein Plaza Online Embryo Auction includes SEXED KING ROYAL embryos from the EX-90 Solomon daughter to 2019 WDE Grand Champion Holstein, EX-96 3E Butz-Butler Gold Barbara. Barbara is a 4x All-American female in milking form. This is a pedigree that continues to make the great ones from Barbie to Brasilia to Gold Barbara and now Bernadette! VIEW OFFERING