Ever-Green-View New Production Record Holder

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Congratulations to Thomas J. Kestell of Waldo, Wis. for his record breaking Holstein cow – Ever-Green-View My 1326-ET. Ever-Green-View is the new national milk production record holder, at four years and five months of age, she has produced a 365-day record of 72,170 pounds of milk, with 2,787 pounds of fat and 2,142 pounds of protein.

Sired by Stouder Morty-ET, 1326-ET hails from Ever-Green-View’s prolific “Elsie” family. She is scored EX-92, and also holds the national Junior Four-Year-Old records for milk and fat production in both the 305 and 365-day categories. She produced almost 37,000 pounds of milk as a two-year-old and over 46,000 pounds as a three-year-old.

This record breaks the previous 365-day record of 67,914 pounds of milk, set by Muranda Oscar Lucinda-ET VG-86. As a frame of reference, the 2008 actual production average for all U.S. Holstein herds enrolled in production-testing programs was 23,022 pounds of milk, 840 pounds of butterfat and 709 pounds of protein.

1326-ET’s exceptional record is backed by several generations of impressive performance. Her dam is a VG-85 GMD daughter of Ricecrest Lantz-ET, with two 305-day records over 30,000 pounds of milk. Behind that is Ever-Green-View Elsie-ET (by Emprise Bell Elton), scored EX-92 2E GMD DOM, who has a best record at 4-09 of 52,580 pounds of milk, with 4.4 percent fat and 3.3 percent protein. Elsie’s dam is an EX-90 2E GMD DOM daughter of Drendel Melvin Grant-Twin with a four-year-old record over 50,000 pounds of milk, out of a Stardell Valiant Winken-ET daughter, scored EX-91 2E GMD DOM with multiple records over 40,000 pounds of milk.

Ever-Green-View Holsteins is owned by Tom and Gin Kestell, with son Chris involved in the operation on a day-to-day basis as well. They have 130 cows with a BAA of 109.7 percent, and a Rolling Herd Average of 35,151 pounds of milk, 1,351 pounds of fat, and 1,083 pounds of protein.

Source: Holstein Association USA

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Comments 45

  1. I’m not a dairy farmer, but did grow up on a farm in New Zealand, where we have a big dairy industry, so I do know a little about Holstein’s etc, and though I admit I’m no expert, but isn’t this a remarkable set of statistics for one cow? Seems to me this is double the production of the cows I was used to.

    Don Bruce – creator of a necessity for NZ farmers – Garmin Astro 220 GPS Review

  2. I’m not a dairy farmer, but did grow up on a farm in New Zealand, where we have a big dairy industry, so I do know a little about Holstein’s etc, and though I admit I’m no expert, but isn’t this a remarkable set of statistics for one cow? Seems to me this is double the production of the cows I was used to.

    Don Bruce – creator of a necessity for NZ farmers – Garmin Astro 220 GPS Review

  3. I’m not a dairy farmer, but did grow up on a farm in New Zealand, where we have a big dairy industry, so I do know a little about Holstein’s etc, and though I admit I’m no expert, but isn’t this a remarkable set of statistics for one cow? Seems to me this is double the production of the cows I was used to.

    Don Bruce – creator of a necessity for NZ farmers – Garmin Astro 220 GPS Review

  4. I come from a little village in a Canada called Holstein. And yes we have a lot of Holstein cows in the are. Currently we are in a battle here right now to be able to sell Raw milk.

  5. I come from a little village in a Canada called Holstein. And yes we have a lot of Holstein cows in the are. Currently we are in a battle here right now to be able to sell Raw milk.

  6. I come from a little village in a Canada called Holstein. And yes we have a lot of Holstein cows in the are. Currently we are in a battle here right now to be able to sell Raw milk.

  7. Well, congratulations. I was particularly interested in this because I’m cautious of GMO’s (genetically-modified organisms).

    Plus, I’ve heard of how some people feed their cows steroids so that they grow faster and produce more milk. I hope that wasn’t the case here.

  8. Well, congratulations. I was particularly interested in this because I’m cautious of GMO’s (genetically-modified organisms).

    Plus, I’ve heard of how some people feed their cows steroids so that they grow faster and produce more milk. I hope that wasn’t the case here.

  9. Well, congratulations. I was particularly interested in this because I’m cautious of GMO’s (genetically-modified organisms).

    Plus, I’ve heard of how some people feed their cows steroids so that they grow faster and produce more milk. I hope that wasn’t the case here.

  10. I’m from Canada, too, and I’d like for us to be able to drink raw milk.

    Anyway, it’s great that this new production record was attained. I’m share Amberen’s reservation about people artificially fattening up their cows. I hope that wasn’t done here.

    We need to return back to non-GMO farming, in my opinion.

    Hey, just a side thought: Isn’t it odd that, instead of labeling GMO foods as GMO, the supermarket instead labels organics?

  11. I’m from Canada, too, and I’d like for us to be able to drink raw milk.

    Anyway, it’s great that this new production record was attained. I’m share Amberen’s reservation about people artificially fattening up their cows. I hope that wasn’t done here.

    We need to return back to non-GMO farming, in my opinion.

    Hey, just a side thought: Isn’t it odd that, instead of labeling GMO foods as GMO, the supermarket instead labels organics?

  12. I’m from Canada, too, and I’d like for us to be able to drink raw milk.

    Anyway, it’s great that this new production record was attained. I’m share Amberen’s reservation about people artificially fattening up their cows. I hope that wasn’t done here.

    We need to return back to non-GMO farming, in my opinion.

    Hey, just a side thought: Isn’t it odd that, instead of labeling GMO foods as GMO, the supermarket instead labels organics?

  13. This is amazing.I never thought that one cow can produced that amount of milk. I really want to get fresh milk. It is more nutritious than artificial.

  14. This is amazing.I never thought that one cow can produced that amount of milk. I really want to get fresh milk. It is more nutritious than artificial.

  15. This is amazing.I never thought that one cow can produced that amount of milk. I really want to get fresh milk. It is more nutritious than artificial.

  16. Is that a photograph of the record breaking cow? Perhaps I’m only used to seeing lazy cows, but that gal seems to really be fit. Almost looks like a horse.

    The tail is pretty “poodle-fied” too, no?

  17. Is that a photograph of the record breaking cow? Perhaps I’m only used to seeing lazy cows, but that gal seems to really be fit. Almost looks like a horse.

    The tail is pretty “poodle-fied” too, no?

  18. Is that a photograph of the record breaking cow? Perhaps I’m only used to seeing lazy cows, but that gal seems to really be fit. Almost looks like a horse.

    The tail is pretty “poodle-fied” too, no?

  19. Two words – Holy cow! I am currently taking a dairy course and I’m planning to work in New Zealand. The cows in the school’s farm are only producing even half of that. So that’s a pretty outstanding record!

  20. Two words – Holy cow! I am currently taking a dairy course and I’m planning to work in New Zealand. The cows in the school’s farm are only producing even half of that. So that’s a pretty outstanding record!

  21. Two words – Holy cow! I am currently taking a dairy course and I’m planning to work in New Zealand. The cows in the school’s farm are only producing even half of that. So that’s a pretty outstanding record!

  22. @Amberan – you expressed a bit of fear about GMO’s. Don’t be fearful. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with GMO’s and besides they are highly regulated by the FDA. GMO’s are nothing different than what farmers have been doing for ever, selective breeding, except we’ve figured out a way t speed it up. Tell the person that was scaring you to go wash their dreads!

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  23. @Amberan – you expressed a bit of fear about GMO’s. Don’t be fearful. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with GMO’s and besides they are highly regulated by the FDA. GMO’s are nothing different than what farmers have been doing for ever, selective breeding, except we’ve figured out a way t speed it up. Tell the person that was scaring you to go wash their dreads!

    Teddy
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  24. @Amberan – you expressed a bit of fear about GMO’s. Don’t be fearful. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with GMO’s and besides they are highly regulated by the FDA. GMO’s are nothing different than what farmers have been doing for ever, selective breeding, except we’ve figured out a way t speed it up. Tell the person that was scaring you to go wash their dreads!

    Teddy
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  25. What a great accomplishment you have there. Thats really cool and congratulations for the success of getting all those milk from cows. Wish our cows would produce such milk also. That would really make us happy.

  26. What a great accomplishment you have there. Thats really cool and congratulations for the success of getting all those milk from cows. Wish our cows would produce such milk also. That would really make us happy.

  27. What a great accomplishment you have there. Thats really cool and congratulations for the success of getting all those milk from cows. Wish our cows would produce such milk also. That would really make us happy.

  28. @Don Bruce yes- I know New Zealand has a large dairy industry but the US has a better chance of producing records like this, simply because of how we feed our cows.

  29. @Don Bruce yes- I know New Zealand has a large dairy industry but the US has a better chance of producing records like this, simply because of how we feed our cows.

  30. @Don Bruce yes- I know New Zealand has a large dairy industry but the US has a better chance of producing records like this, simply because of how we feed our cows.

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