MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW FOR THE 2018 DAIRY SCIENCE GOLF OUTING

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW FOR THE 2018 DAIRY SCIENCE GOLF OUTING Money Raised Supports Undergraduate Programs   Have you seen flecks of green grass in your lawn yet?  If you’re a golfer no doubt you’ve looked and are anxiously awaiting fun days on the golf course again.  Why not get the rust off your clubs and kick-off your season at the UW-Madison Dairy Science’s Dave Dickson Memorial Golf Classic?  This year’s outing is scheduled for Wednesday, May 16 at the award winning University Ridge Golf Course in Madison.    University

Best of the Best: 2018 Holstein Distinguished Junior Member Semifinalists 

Best of the Best: 2018 Holstein Distinguished Junior Member Semifinalists    BRATTLEBORO, Vt., April 17, 2018 – Semifinalists in the 96th Annual Holstein Association USA Distinguished Junior Member contest, a competition recognizing excellence in the Junior Holstein Association, are announced.  Established in 1922, this contest is the longest running Holstein youth program. The Distinguished Junior Member award is the highest honor given to members of the National Junior Holstein Association, ages 17 to 21, in recognition of a commitment to the Holstein breed and involvement in a variety of agriculture

Select Sires is Home to Nearly 50% of Sires on Holstein’s Top 100 TPI List

Select Sires’ Young Sire Offering Dominates the Industry

Select Sires’ Young Sire Offering Dominates the Industry   PLAIN CITY, Ohio, April 18, 2018—The April sire summaries reveal that Select Sires’ Super Sampler™ lineup once again dominates the industry with availability of elite GTPI® and high Net Merit Dollar (NM$) genomic young sires. There are 30 Select Sires Super Samplers and GenerVations young sires that rank among the Top 100 GTPI Active Holstein Genomic Young Sires. If it is Net Merit you seek, Select Sires has you covered there too; with 97 Active Holstein Genomic Young Sires greater than

Preparing for the Future: Holstein’s Young Distinguished Junior Members

Preparing for the Future: Holstein’s Young Distinguished Junior Members   BRATTLEBORO, Vermont, April 18, 2018 – The National Junior Holstein Association is a dynamic organization for youth under the age of 21, with over 8,000 active members in 48 states. Eight finalists have been named in Holstein Association USA’s annual Young Distinguished Junior Member (YDJM) competition. The YDJM recognition is designed to reward youth, ages 9 to 16, who demonstrate a firsthand working knowledge of the dairy industry. Applicants must participate in Registered Holstein®, dairy and other activities, be role

2018 Spring Dairy Carousel Holstein Show

2018 Spring Dairy Carousel Holstein Show Judge: Chad Ryan, Wisconsin, USA There 237 head shown through the ring. Winter Heifer Calf Class 1. Beslea Doorman Lattitude, (VAL-BISSON DOORMAN-ET), Beslea Farm, Ontario, Canada 2. Maiz-N-Blu Add Lucy-Red, (MR ANSLY ADDICTION-P-RED-ET), Entourage Farm LLR, Maryland 3. Plum-Line Diamond Luster, (MR D APPLE DIAMONDBACK), Brooke Carey, Pennsylvania 4. Show-Mar Sirwood Rowdy 1438, (MATTENHOF SIRWOOD), Dylan Boy Brantner, Pennsylvania 5. PETITCLERC HIGH OCTANE SHERYL, (STANTONS HIGH OCTANE), Ferme Clemar & Andre Dion, Quebec, Canada 6. McWilliams Attic Delight, (ALLYNDALE-I ATTIC-ET), Sam McWilliams, Pennsylvania 7. ZBW Capture

2018 New York Holstein Association Junior Holstein Spring Show

2018 New York Holstein Association Junior Holstein Spring Show 104 head were shown through the ring. Judges: Jack Lomeo Jr. Herman, New York   Associate Judge: Ysabel Jacobs St-Francois Est, QC, Canada   Winter Heifer Calf Class 1. ZBW Capture Loca (BLONDIN ZIMMER CAPTURE), Mason Ziemba, New York 2. Maple-Downs Aniston-Red-ET, (MR Hotstuffs Hypnotic), Hannah King, New York 3. Maple-Downs Anissa-Red-ET, (MR Hotstuffs Hypnotic), Nate King, New York 4. Country-Path LM Drm Jasmine, (Val-Bisson Doorman), Lilly Mills & Katelyn Nolt, New York 5. Tiger-Lily Awes Rejoice-Red, (Luck-E Awesome-RED), Lily Marshman,

Select Sires is Home to Nearly 50% of Sires on Holstein’s Top 100 TPI List

Select Sires Adds Twelve Graduates to Proven Lineup

Select Sires Adds Twelve Graduates to Proven Lineup   PLAIN CITY, Ohio, April 6, 2018— Select Sires adds twelve daughter-proven sires to the lineup following the April genetic evaluations. The graduating class is primarily Holstein but includes one Brown Swiss sire. These exceptionally diverse Holstein graduates are sired by 10 different bulls, offering outcross pedigrees while maintaining elite genetic rank. Seven sires carry Select’s new CalvingPRO™ designation, including 7HO12600 MODESTY, 7HO12533 HOTSHOT and 7HO12450 AMBITION. Five new sires carry the FeedPRO® designation, designed for maximum feed efficiency and increased profit

2018 New York Spring Dairy Carousel Schedule

  2018 New York Spring Dairy Carousel Schedule     Wednesday, April 4 8:00 a.m. Barns open   Thursday, April 5 12:00 p.m. Exclusive Opportunity Sale, Poultry Barn 7:00 p.m. All cattle in place   Friday, April 6 1:00 p.m. Richard Keene Memorial Youth Judging Contest & PDCA Judges Conference, sponsored by Farm Credit Northeast AgEnchancement 6:00 p.m. Protein Breeds Sale   Saturday, April 7 9:00 a.m. NY Jr. Holstein Show 12:00 p.m. Ayrshire Show (Ring 1) & Guernsey Show (Ring 2) 3:00 p.m. Youth Showmanship Contest   Sunday, April

2018 Pennsylvania Holstein Spring Show

2018 Pennsylvania Holstein Spring Show   2018 PA Holstein Spring Show March 30, 2018 Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, PA Michael Creek, Judge 202 Head Shown Junior Champions – Youth Show Junior Champion – Heart & Soul Gold Runway (Winter Yearling) Sire:  Mr Chassity Gold Chip-Et Owner:  Matthew Boop, Millmont Reserve Junior Champion – Windy-Knoll-View Creamchese (Fall Calf) Sire:  Walnutlawn Solomon-Et Owner:  Reese Burdette, Mercersburg   Junior Champions – Open Show Junior Champion – Ran-Can Alonzo Cliché-Et  (Spring Yearling) Sire:  Norca Silky Alonzo-Et Owners:  Chris & Jen Hill, Frank Connelly,

Pedigree Analysis of 2017 National Holstein Show Winners Now Online

Pedigree Analysis of 2017 National Holstein Show Winners Now Online   BRATTLEBORO, Vt., November 21, 2017 –  Holstein Association USA has released its annual Pedigree Analysis of National Holstein Show winners. These lists provide a picture of the genetics behind the cattle receiving showring accolades at the highest levels of competition. The Pedigree Analysis is updated each fall, following the last National Holstein Show of the year. Included are lists of Leading Sires, Leading Maternal Grandsires, and Leading Sire Stacks of National Show Winners. Each category features separate lists for

IDW 2018 Now Open for Show Entries

IDW 2018 Now Open for Show Entries 2018 | International Dairy Week View this email in your browser AUSTRALIA’S INTERNATIONAL DAIRY WEEK SUNDAY 21st to THURSDAY 25th January 2018 ENTRIES FOR IDW 2018 NOW OPEN IDW showcases the Australian dairy industry and so we again welcome and thank Semex, Ruralco Holdings and The Greater City of Shepparton as naming right sponsors of the week. We also thank the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria for the Interbreed Competition that they now hold at IDW and Country News for their support of the

Beer & Jerseys

Beer & Jerseys www.jerseycanada.com Beer and Cider Education L’éducation aux bières et cidres Junior Showmanship Competition Followed by Craft Beer & Cider Experience This year, the Jersey Junior Showmanship Competition kicks off at 2:00 PM on Friday November 10, 2017 at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. If you want to avoid typical Toronto rush hour traffic, perhaps stay for the ‘Craft Beer and Cider Experience’ beginning at 6:00 PM in the very same showmanship ring! The Griffin Gastropub & Events present “The Royal Craft Beer and Cider Awards” supported by

Colata Conquers Grand Champion Ayrshire of Junior Show

Colata Conquers Grand Champion Ayrshire of Junior Show   MADISON, WIS. – Cedarcut Burdette Clove Colata took home her third title of Grand Champion of the International Junior Ayrshire Show on October 3. The winning Five-Year-Old Cow was named Senior Champion and before going on to be named Grand Champion Ayrshire. Colata, exhibited by Erin Curtis Szalach, of Cazenovia, N.Y., took home the $500 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award and the Lillian & Keith King and Jim King Grand Champion Junior Show Award. Reserve Grand Champion of the International

Winner Lives Up to Name in the International Junior Brown Swiss Show

Winner Lives Up to Name in the International Junior Brown Swiss Show   MADISON, WIS. – Top Acres Garbro Winner-ET, owned by Jonathan Hubbard, Thurmont, Md., brought home Grand Champion honors from the International Junior Brown Swiss Show at World Dairy Expo® on Thursday, October 5. Winner placed first in the Five-Year-Old Cow Class and went on to be named Senior and Grand Champion of the Junior Show. She and Hubbard received the $500 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award and the Lillian & Keith King and Jim King Grand

Winner Lives Up to Name in the International Junior Brown Swiss Show

Winner Lives Up to Name in the International Junior Brown Swiss Show   MADISON, WIS. – Top Acres Garbro Winner-ET, owned by Jonathan Hubbard, Thurmont, Md., brought home Grand Champion honors from the International Junior Brown Swiss Show at World Dairy Expo® on Thursday, October 5. Winner placed first in the Five-Year-Old Cow Class and went on to be named Senior and Grand Champion of the Junior Show. She and Hubbard received the $500 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award and the Lillian & Keith King and Jim King Grand

Y Not Me Claims 2017 World Dairy Expo Supreme Champion of the Junior Show

Y Not Me Claims 2017 World Dairy Expo Supreme Champion of the Junior Show   MADISON, WIS. – Miss Nastias Y Not Me was crowned Supreme Champion of the Junior Show at the 2017 World Dairy Expo on the evening of Saturday, October 7.  The winning Senior Three-Year-Old from the International Junior Jersey Show, was exhibited by first-time Expo exhibitor, Aspen Silva of Modesto, Calif. Y Not Me was presented with a royal blanket sponsored by Select Sires, Inc., a $1,500 cash award sponsored by BouMatic, and a director’s chair

Blexy Named Supreme Champion of 2017 World Dairy Expo

Blexy Named Supreme Champion of 2017 World Dairy Expo   MADISON, WIS. – Rosiers Blexy Goldwyn-ET was awarded the honor of Supreme Champion at the 2017 World Dairy Expo. This winning Holstein cow is owned by Budjon, Vail, Abbot, Van Excel and Woodmansee of Lomira, Wis. Blexy, was the first-place winner in the Six-Year-Old Cow Class and Senior and Grand Champion Female in the International Holstein Show. As Supreme Champion, Blexy received the Gregory Blaska Memorial Trophy, a $2,000 cash award sponsored by BouMatic, a royal blanket sponsored by Agpro,

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2017 World Dairy Expo Holstein Show Check back later for more pictures loaded after the show Spring Heifer Calf (32) Petitclerc Solomon Annice, Ferme Petitclerc, Et Fils St-Basile, QC Midas-Touch Solomon Cher-ET, Jennifer King, Waddington, NY Ran-Can Alonzo Cliche-ET, Grace V. Nell, Gettysburg, PA Beemer MagicalMiles, Kanani & Soren Price, Martinton, IL TTripleT-Ent Dor Prize-ET, Colton Thomas, North Lewisburg, OH Petitclerc Doorman Sapphire-ET, Grant Vosters, Freedom, WI Hillpine Doorman ASAP-ETRyan LauberUnion Grove, WI Oakfield Solomon Dandy-ETJonathan & Alicia LambOakfield, NY Ms Maple-Downs A S Gwen-ET, Clarkvalley, Dalton J Faris, Peter

WDE Youth Fitting Contest Breaks Previous Record

WDE Youth Fitting Contest Breaks Previous Record   MADISON, WIS. – The eighth annual World Dairy Expo® Youth Fitting Contest experienced record participation on Sunday, October 1 in the Estrumate Sale Pavilion. The 24 contestants, ranging in age from 13 to 21, were allotted one hour to prepare an animal to show-ready quality. Placing the contest was Trenton Styczynski, a professional dairy cattle fitter and consultant from Pulaski, Wis. Top finishers in the Intermediate Divisions, Elizabeth Stoltzfus, Berlin, Pa. and Tyler London, Center, Ky. and second place finishers in the

Wisconsin Team Garners National 4-H Title

Wisconsin Team Garners National 4-H Title MADISON, WIS. – The team from Wisconsin took home top honors in the National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest on Monday, October 2. The Wisconsin team of Ben Buske, Dawson Nickels, Kylie Nickels and Matthew Gunst finished the contest as the top team overall and the first-place team in reasons, with all the team members placing in the top five for reasons. Coming in a close second place finish overall and second overall in reasons, was the Maryland team of Todd Allen, Faith Burton,

Colata Conquers Grand Champion Ayrshire of Junior Show

Colata Conquers Grand Champion Ayrshire of Junior Show   MADISON, WIS. – Cedarcut Burdette Clove Colata took home her third title of Grand Champion of the International Junior Ayrshire Show on October 3. The winning Five-Year-Old Cow was named Senior Champion and before going on to be named Grand Champion Ayrshire. Colata, exhibited by Erin Curtis Szalach, of Cazenovia, N.Y., took home the $500 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award and the Lillian & Keith King and Jim King Grand Champion Junior Show Award. Reserve Grand Champion of the International

Martha Marches off the Colored Shavings as a Three-Peat Grand Champion

Martha Marches off the Colored Shavings as a Three-Peat Grand Champion   MADISON, WIS. – For the third consecutive year, Musqie Iatola Martha-ET earned Grand Champion of the International Jersey Show on Wednesday, October 4 at World Dairy Expo®. Martha was awarded first-place in the Six-Year-Old and Older Cow Class and took home the Senior Champion Female Award. Additionally, she received the $1,000 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award. Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand Champion was the winning Five-Year-Old Cow, Elliotts Blackstone Charlotte-ET, owned by Rivendale Farms of Pittsburgh LLC,

54th All-American Dairy Show News – Sept. 20, 2017

54th All-American Dairy Show News – Sept. 20, 2017 54th All-American Dairy Show Releases Rivendale’s Feliz Navidad Topped Open Jersey Category at All-American Dairy Show MB Lucky Lady Feliz Navidad, owned by Rivendale Farms of Pittsburgh, LLC in Bulgar, Washington Co., took home Grand Champion honors in the Open Jersey category at the 2017 All-American Dairy Show held Sept. 19-20 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. More… Stambaugh Claims Grand Champion Red & White at 2017 All American Dairy Show Pheasant Echos Turvy-RED-ET, owned and exhibited

IDW 2018 Judging Panel Finalised

IDW 2018 Judging Panel Finalised 2018 | International Dairy Week View this email in your browser AUSTRALIA’S INTERNATIONAL DAIRY WEEK SUNDAY 21st to THURSDAY 25th January 2018 Judges Confirmed for 2018 National Dairy Cattle Shows We are thrilled that the following personnel will make up the Judging Panel officiating at IDW 2018.  For a full biography on each please click here https://internationaldairyweek.com.au/idw-2018/events/cattle-show/#ffs-tabbed-272. We look forward to welcoming each Judge to the showring from Monday 22 through to Thursday 25 January. All Breeds National Youth Show – Mr Brian Behnke, United States

54th All-American Dairy Show News – Sept. 19, 2017

54th All-American Dairy Show News – Sept. 19, 2017 54th All-American Dairy Show Releases Ohio State University Shines at the 2017 All-American Dairy Show Youth Judging Contest Ohio State University, Pennsylvania FFA, Wisconsin 4-H, and Michigan State Ag Tech each won their respective divisions at the 2017 All-American Invitational Youth Dairy Cattle Judging Contest held on September 18 at the Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. More… Michigan and Florida 4-H Excel at Junior Dairy Management Contest during All-American Dairy Show Individual high scorer Miriam Cook of the Michigan 4-H

Set Sail for World Dairy Expo®

Set Sail for World Dairy Expo®   MADISON, WIS. – With just two weeks to go before ‘Discovering New Dairy Worlds’ at World Dairy Expo 2017, now is the time for attendees to finalize plans. WDE offers many tools to help dairy enthusiasts make the most of their time at the must-attend event of the global dairy industry. Expo’s award-winning Trade Show – featuring more than 850 companies – is best navigated with a plan. Interactive maps, available at worlddairyexpo.com, allow attendees to explore the show before and during their

54th All-American Dairy Show News – Sept. 18, 2017

54th All-American Dairy Show News – Sept. 18, 2017   Pennsylvania, New York Senior Cows Top Premier National Junior Ayrshire Show Old-Bankston JC Bri’s Bikini-ET, the Four-Year-Old and Senior Champion owned by Landree Fraley of Muncy, Lycoming County, Pa. won the Premier National Junior Ayrshire Show Monday, September 18, during the 2017 All-American Dairy Show at the Pennsylvania Farm Show and Complex Expo. More… Fraley Claims Grand Champion Honors at Premier National Junior Jersey Show Stoney Point HG Euphoria-ET exhibited by Landree Fraley of Muncy, Lycoming Co., Pa., earned grand champion

Former Ag Sec. Sam Hayes Wins Obie Snider Award for Dairy Industry Service

Former Ag Sec. Sam Hayes Wins Obie Snider Award for Dairy Industry Service   Harrisburg, PA – The Honorable Samuel E. Hayes, Jr., of Warriors Mark, Huntingdon County, will receive the Obie Snider Award at the 54th All-American Dairy Show, set for September 16-21, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Hayes served as secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture from 1997-2003 after a distinguished legislative career in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where he was the Majority Leader and Whip. The award, established in

New York Woman to Receive Image Award at 54th All-American Dairy Show

New York Woman to Receive Image Award at 54th All-American Dairy Show   Harrisburg, PA – Barbara Ziemba of Weedsport, New York, will receive the Image Award at the 54thAll-American Dairy Show, set for September 16-21, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. The Image Award is presented annually to an individual who has enhanced the image of the All-American Dairy Show with significant contributions to its reputation, prestige and welfare. “Barb has been a dedicated fundraiser for the All-American Dairy Show. If not for her

2018 DAIRY YOUTH CAMP – TATURA, VICTORIA

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Iowa State and District 1 Holstein Shows

Iowa State and District 1 Holstein Shows Junior Heifer Calf Class (14) 1 – J-Volker Durham 1254, Jason Volker & Mark Sollien 2 – ArthurCreek ATWD Charlotte, ArthurCreek 3 – ALH GW Atwood 300, Red-E-J Holsteins 4 – Cloverhill DFT London-Red-ET, Clover Hill Farms 5 – Nando Dundee Anna 1250, Eldo Pries 6 – Cloverhill DFT Lakin-Red-ET, Clover Hill Farms 7 – J-Volker Atwood Olivia-ET, Dusty-Hollow Holsteins 8 – E&M Acres Captian 1591-Red, Dale Monroe Family 9 – E&M Acres Beemer 2001, Dale Monroe Family 10 – Lyons-DL Frizz Martina-Red,

2017 Iowa State Junior Holstein Shows

2017 Iowa State Junior Holstein Shows Sponsored by the Iowa State Holstein Association   Milking Yearling Class (2) 1 – J-Volker Atwood 1121 (BU), Brylie Volker 2 – Farnear Sweet Heart-ET, Adam Simon Junior Two-Year-Old Cow Class (10) 1 – Biercrest Chelios Tanysha (BU), Ally Bierschenk 2 – Courtlane Gold Chip Denise, Brooke Courtney 3 – Farnear Alanna Always, Andy Dougherty 4 – Hawkeye Shes Electric-Red, Jenna Chapman 5 – Korian Sabathia Bonet, Pierce Harbaugh 6 – Scottmore Doorman Heath, Mary Scott 7 – Scottmore Dr Danielle-ET, Ben Scott 8

2017 All-American Dairy Show Announces Judges

 2017 All-American Dairy Show Announces Judges Harrisburg, PA – Nine individuals got the nod to place the 14 open and junior shows during the All-American Dairy Show, set for Sept. 15-21, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. Jamie Black of Constable, N.Y., is slated to place the Premier National Junior Ayrshire and Milking Shorthorn shows on Monday, Sept. 18, and the Eastern National Holstein Show on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 20-21. Michael Creek of Hagerstown, Md., will place the All-American Milking Shorthorn Show on Monday, Sept. 18. Aaron Eaton of Marietta, N.Y.,

2017 Virginia Holstein Spring Show Wrap Up

2017 Virginia Holstein Spring Show Reported By Terry Perotti 2017 Virginia Holstein Spring Show This year’s Virginia Spring Show was held on April 1, at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds. The dairy barn was full as it was the largest in years with 86 head placed by Mary Creek, Palmyra Farm of Hagerstown, MD. Judge Creek also presented a showing and fitting workshop the night before the show to youth from all over Virginia. Our generous sponsors and volunteers made this a very successful show-Margie Ann Dick, Patty Leonard, Rachel Smith,

Holstein Foundation Releases New Volume of Showring Ready Workbook

Showring Ready Workbook BRATTLEBORO, Vt., April 19, 2017- With the newest volume of “Showring Ready” now available online, readers will find the latest PDCA Showmanship Guidelines as well as an updated PDCA Evaluation Scorecard for judges. This resource serves as a guide for youth, parents and dairy project leaders exhibiting at dairy cattle shows, and those who are interested in honing their showmanship skills. Along with the basics, such as washing, halter training and clipping, a detailed section covers showmanship. Photos are included to help illustrate recommended techniques. Resources include