Wellness Trait Field Study Demonstrates Effectiveness of Clarifide® Plus

Wellness Trait Field Study Demonstrates Effectiveness of Clarifide® Plus Peer-reviewed, multiherd study validates the effectiveness of wellness traits to predict disease incidence in dairy cattle   PARSIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 11, 2017 — Dairy producers can confidently use Clarifide® Plus to better manage disease and improve herd profitability. First-year results from the Wellness Trait Field Study conducted by Zoetis and published online in the Journal of Dairy Science (published in press Aug. 30, 2017), demonstrate an association between direct genomic predictions for wellness traits from Clarifide Plus and associated disease outcomes. Accurately predicting

Bovines on the Goal Line Sale Updates

Bovines on the Goal Line Sale Updates September 12, 2017 | Bovines on the Goal Line | Hosted by Jerry Jorgensen | Sale to be held at the Weston Lounge inside Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, MI | Elite Genomics will be offered! Click here to view/download the sale catalog! Click here to view/download the sale order! Click here to view/download the Holstein genomics excel spreadsheet! Click here to view/download the Jersey genomics excel spreadsheet! SaveSave

National Association of Animal Breeders, Inc. Agreed To Refrain From Adopting Rules that Restrict Competition Among Members

National Association of Animal Breeders, Inc. Agreed To Refrain From Adopting Rules that Restrict Competition Among Members August 18, 2017 TAGS: Click here for PDF LINK  Bureau of Competition Competition The National Association of Animal Breeders, Inc., or NAAB – a non-profit trade association whose members compete to sell dairy cattle semen to U.S. dairy farms for artificial insemination of dairy cows – has agreed to refrain from adopting rules that unreasonably stifle competition among its members. The agreement between the FTC and the association resolves a complaint by the agency alleging

Welcome to the CDCB Connection!

Welcome to the CDCB Connection! View this email in your browser CDCB Connection                                    September 2017 Discover New Dairy Genetics at World Dairy Expo Dairy producers and industry can “discover new dairy genetics” during World Dairy Expo, where the CDCB will introduce six new genetic evaluations for health traits. The meeting will be headlined by a producer panel on dairy health data and genetic evaluations. Recent research findings – including those foundational to the

Trans Ova PA Satellites Locations Update!

Trans Ova PA Satellites Locations Update!   Trans Ova would like to highlight our Pennsylvania locations to clients in our system that have a Pennsylvania/bordering state address!  We are now serving at 2 locations in Pennsylvania!  Please see below for details and let us know if you have any questions whatsoever!   Klinedell Farms – next date: Tuesday, August 29th *typically on this week every 2 weeks but on Mondays* 610 S Ramona Rd. Myerstown, PA 17067 Client Service Rep: Nicole Brandenburg To schedule, contact the Maryland office at 240-329-0159

August 2017 Holstein Proofs for High Females by Trait

August 2017 Holstein Proofs for High Females by Trait These lists are from the top 10,000 female genomic list and if your female is not included it can be for a variety of reasons such as these: She was not tested in time to make the cut off for proofs or if she only has an initial genomic result vs a monthly. The list includes both scored and un-scored females. Please let me know if you have any questions call 215.518.0437 or email:[email protected] ©BlodgettCommunications, ©TPI® Holstein USA, ©CDCB   Top GTPI

Can Cloned Cows Cure Human Disease?

Can Cloned Cows Cure Human Disease? South Dakota has become an unlikely hotbed of medical research – by using genetically modified animals. Eddie Sullivan is returning to his laboratory roots in the sprawling Sanford research facility in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Now CEO of SAB Biotherapeutics, the man trained as a reproductive physiologist tours the pristine labs where his company clones cattle. The specialized cow embryos spend seven days here before being transferred into the womb of a surrogate cow, from which the transgenic calves will eventually emerge to look

+2700 GTPI Bulls at IPS

+2700 GTPI Bulls at IPS   ROCK SPRINGS, WISC. – Following the release of the August sire summaries, International Protein Sires unveiled an excellent group of supreme genomic tested bulls, all over +2700 GTPI. “We are pleased to announce the latest information on our genomic tested young sires, six of which exceed +2700 GTPI. Several of our mainline sires made substantial genetic gains; however the new releases exhibit even more superior numbers. With the passing of each sire summary, the IPS lineup gains prestige; sire performance that dairy farmers depend

SEMEX ADDS SIRES GLOBAL CLIENTS NEED TO BE LONG-LASTING & PROFITABLE

SEMEX ADDS SIRES GLOBAL CLIENTS NEED TO BE LONG-LASTING & PROFITABLE Guelph, Ontario – Semex’s genetic development strategy is netting results for our clients worldwide. In August, we’re proud to add sires to the 200 lineup that offer our global clients the genetic solutions they need to remain and become more profitable and long-lasting: • Genomax™ sires are also topping the North American charts, with 25 over +2700 GTPI and 108 over +2600 GTPI! These sires average $784 NM$, +2.12 PTAT, +2.07 UDC, +6.9 PL and +2.1 DPR. This group

SEMEX’S IMMUNITY+™: THE CHOICE FOR STRATEGIC HERD HEALTH IMPROVEMENT GLOBALLY

SEMEX’S IMMUNITY+™: THE CHOICE FOR STRATEGIC HERD HEALTH IMPROVEMENT GLOBALLY Guelph, Ontario – Semex’s Immunity+™ sires deliver a healthier herd through lowered mastitis, less lameness and less mortality. Exclusive to Semex, these sires offer the only genetic solution to herd health and are quickly becoming the choice for strategic herd health improvement globally. “Long ago we recognized the need to help our clients breed a healthier herd,” says Paul Krueger, Semex Immunity+ Global Brand Manager. “Since December 2012 our Immunity+ lineup has offered the world’s only option to genetically improve

OSNABRUECK HOLSTEIN GENETICS

OSNABRUECK HOLSTEIN GENETICS OHG – the nucleus population for Holsteins in Germany and supplier of high quality livestock, semen & embryos – is well-known for their high genetic level and progress. OHG is improving the overall benefit for dairy farmers worldwide and distributed in more than 50 different countries worldwide. Breeding values – August 2017 The new evalution was really successful (comments). For that reason OHG offers a wide range of daughter proven bulls as well as genomically tested bulls with complete breeding profiles, but also attractive specialists for the polled and robotic demand. Please contact directly

CRV LINEUPS OFFER GENETICS PROVEN TO BUILD HEALTHIER, EFFICIENT, AND MORE PROFITABLE COWS 

CRV LINEUPS OFFER GENETICS PROVEN TO BUILD HEALTHIER, EFFICIENT, AND MORE PROFITABLE COWS Casein Percent helps producers tailor their milk to cheesemakers  (Madison, Wis.)—CRV USA is excited to release strong lineups for both the Holstein and Jersey breeds—delivering on our promise to help producers build better cows for a better life. For several years, CRV USA has helped customers truly focus on ways to make their operation more profitable: building healthier herds, driving efficient production, and producing premium milk. That focus continues today and is further underscored with the release

2017 August Top 100 Holstein Bulls for Milk

2017 August Top 100 Holstein Bulls for Milk Breed Country Reg. Number Registration Name Primary NAAB Code PTA Milk PTA Milk Rank HO USA 70726929 UECKER SUPERSIRE JOSUPER-ET 29HO17553 3129 1 HO USA 71703339 BACON-HILL MONTROSS-ET 7HO12165 3074 2 HO USA 70372014 SULLY HARTFORD SWMN MYTH-ET 1HO10692 2837 3 HO 840 3008897582 S-S-I SNOWMAN MAYFLOWER-ET 7HO11621 2613 4 HO USA 70625807 DE-SU ALTAGILCREST-ET 11HO11272 2611 5 HO USA 72332709 MR EVERGREENVIEW ALTADAY-ET 11HO11470 2576 6 HO USA 70358061 SANDY-VALLEY SALOON-ET 200HO2792 2300 7 HO USA 72128215 MR MOGUL DENVER 1426-ET

2017 August Top 100 Protein Holstein Bulls

2017 August Top 100 Protein Holstein Bulls Breed Country Reg. Number Registration Name Primary NAAB Code PTA Protein Lbs. PTA Protein Lbs. Rank HO USA 70726929 UECKER SUPERSIRE JOSUPER-ET 29HO17553 91 1 HO USA 71703339 BACON-HILL MONTROSS-ET 7HO12165 91 2 HO 840 3008897582 S-S-I SNOWMAN MAYFLOWER-ET 7HO11621 81 3 HO USA 70358061 SANDY-VALLEY SALOON-ET 200HO2792 76 4 HO 840 3011001301 S-S-I SUPERSIRE BALLGAME-ET 7HO11986 72 5 HO USA 72128215 MR MOGUL DENVER 1426-ET 151HO690 71 6 HO USA 70372014 SULLY HARTFORD SWMN MYTH-ET 1HO10692 71 7 HO USA 70541620 CO-OP

2017 August Top 100 Net Merit Holstein Bulls

2017 August Top 100 Net Merit Holstein Bulls Breed Country Reg. Number Registration Name Primary NAAB Code Net Merit Net Merit Rank HO USA 72128216 MR MOGUL DELTA 1427-ET 203HO1468 951 1 HO USA 70726929 UECKER SUPERSIRE JOSUPER-ET 29HO17553 908 2 HO USA 69560690 CO-OP ROBUST CABRIOLET-ET 1HO10396 866 3 HO USA 72254526 WOODCREST MOGUL YODER-ET 7HO12266 866 4 HO USA 72128125 EDG RUBICON-ET 151HO681 864 5 HO USA 69981349 SEAGULL-BAY SUPERSIRE-ET 7HO11351 855 6 HO USA 71703339 BACON-HILL MONTROSS-ET 7HO12165 843 7 HO 840 3011001301 S-S-I SUPERSIRE BALLGAME-ET 7HO11986

2017 Holstein Proof Updates

2017 Holstein Proof Updates Top 100 TPI® International Bulls (August 2017) High Ranking Sire Report PDF file (August 2017) High Ranking Genomic Young Bulls (August 2017) High Ranking Genomic Females (August 2017) High Ranking Genomic Young Bulls (July 2017) High Ranking Genomic Females (July 2017) High Ranking Genomic Young Bulls (June 2017) High Ranking Genomic Females (June 2017) High Ranking Genomic Young Bulls (May 2017) High Ranking Genomic Females (May 2017) Top 100 TPI® Bulls (April 2017) High Ranking Sire Report (April 2017) Top 200 TPI® Genomic Young Bulls High

2017 August International Holstein Proofs

2017 August International Holstein Proofs   Swiss Proofs Switzerland – B&W – ISET – Genomics – 08/17 Switzerland – B&W – ISET – Dtr Proven – 08/17 Switzerland – R&W – ISET – Genomics – 08/17 Switzerland – R&W – ISET – Dtr Proven – 08/17 Switzerland – RC – ISET – Genomics – 08/17 Switzerland – RC – ISET – Dtr Proven – 08/17   Italy Proofs ITALY – Genomics – 08/17  ITALY – Dtr Proven – 08/17  ITALY – International GPFT Genomic Bulls – 08/17   United Kingdom

2017 Canadian Holstein Proof Information from CDN

2017 Canadian Holstein Proof Information from CDN Holstein Highlights  Bulls-Domestic Top LPI Top Pro$ Top EBV Milk Top EBV Fat Top EBV Protein Top EBV Conformation Foreign Bulls with a Canadian base proof Top MACE LPI Top MACE Pro$ Bulls-Genomic Young Sires Top GPA LPI Released in Canada Top GPA Pro$ Released in Canada Cows Top LPI Top Pro$ Top EBV Milk Top EBV Fat Top EBV Protein Top EBV Conformation Top Cow Candidates for Genotyping by LPI (under 42 months) Heifers Top Heifers by PA LPI – 9 months

High Ranking Genomic Young Bulls 2017 Holstein Proofs

  High Ranking Genomic Young Bulls 2017 Holstein Proofs ©From Holstein USA Website http://www.holsteinusa.com/genetic_evaluations/bull_lists.html     Registration Number   Name   Requester   NAAB code   Birth Date   GFI   Pro   Fat   FE Yield % Rel.   SCS   PL   LIV   FI   PTAT   UDC   FLC   BWC Type % Rel.   DCE   DSB   GTPI HO840003142332722 PINE-TREE 9839 FRAZZ 935-ET Select 20170623 8.2 74 112 262 74 2.50 9.9 2.9 3.6 1.51 1.93 1.00 -0.80 73 5.2 4.6 3022 HO840003141559616 DE-SU 14222

TOP 100 Canadian HOLSTEIN BULLS BY LPI

TOP 100 Canadian HOLSTEIN BULLS BY LPI List from @ https://www.cdn.ca/files_ge_articles.php RANK RANG LPI IPV   Pro$ TC CT SEMEN CODE CODE DE SEMENCE REGISTRATION ENREGISTREMENT GS SG NAME NOM HERDS TROUP DAUS FILLES TDR RJT REL FIAB MILK LAIT %RK %RC FAT GRAS %RK %RC   PROT %RK %RC %FAT %GRAS   %PROT   CONF %RK %RC MS SM F&L P&M DS PL RP Cr HL DV SCS CCS MR RM   PERS DF FF MSP VT MT TT CA AV DCA AFV BCS CCC 1 3263 2247 D 0250HO01043

Canadian Proof Holstein Highlights – August 2017 –

Canadian Proof Holstein Highlights – August 2017 – Impressive Invasion of Top 10 Lists for LPI and Pro$ Having three newly proven sires penetrate the Top 10 LPI list represents awesome news from this August release but five newcomers among the Top 10 Pro$ list is simply a colossal invasion! In addition, both lists now have a new leader as Gen-I-Beq Aikman*RDC (Snowman son out of KHW-I Aika Baxter) takes #1 LPI (#26 Pro$, tied #4 Fat) and Seagull-Bay Sargeant-ET (Freddie son out of Ammon-Peachey Shauna-ET by Planet) grabs #1

Tuesday Aug. 8th Is Proof Day, What Will Change?

Tuesday Aug. 8th Is Proof Day, What Will Change? Another Dairy Proof Day comes this week with the first results starting tomorrow. With new data, bulls, daughters, and TPI® Formula what will happen? A change in how stature is regarded reflects a lot of the changes you will see on Tuesday. Udder Composite and Feet and Legs Composite both now have been re-weighted to have a negative weighting in their relationship to stature. Having the penalty or negative weighting on stature is to help improve the profitability of the Holstein

COOPER SELLS FOR €82,000 IN ON-LINE BULL SALE

COOPER SELLS FOR €82,000 IN ON-LINE BULL SALE DG PG Cooper, a bull jointly bred by S J Kat (Challenge Holsteins) and Diamond Genetics has topped the On-Line bull sale, selling for €82,000. Born in April, his US figures of a GTPI +2789, NM$ +929, combined with exceptional scores for Productive Life (+8.2), Somatic Cell Score (+2.60) and a gPTAT of +2.22, were enhanced by him being BB for Kappa Casein and A2A2 for Beta Casein. Sired by DG Charley, Cooper’s dam is Europe’s #2 GTPI cow – Corringham KB

GENEX reaches 10-million-unit record for GenChoice™ semen

GENEX reaches 10-million-unit record for GenChoice™ semen   SHAWANO, Wisconsin — Cattle genetics cooperative GENEX has sold dairy and beef producers more than 10 million units of its gender specific line of genetics called GenChoice™ sexed semen. “In the 10 years since this product was released, we’ve marketed a record number of units. That 10 million units is enough to breed all the dairy cows in the U.S. once!” describes Keith Heikes, GENEX chief operating officer. “During the past decade, we’ve also made it our goal to offer some of

Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding Update

Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding Update May 22, 2017 CDCB Leadership Changes The CDCB Board of Directors is pleased to announce newly-elected directors and advisory members. These directors are designated by sector for a three-year term during the CDCB Annual Meeting: Gordie Cook, from Holstein Association USA Inc., representing the Purebred Dairy Cattle Association. Bill Verboort, from AgriTech Analytics, representing the Dairy Records Processing Centers. Pat Baier, from AgSource Cooperative Services, representing the Dairy Records Providers. Charles Sattler, from Select Sires, Inc., representing the National Association of Animal Breeders.The CDCB