Holstein Association USA now has the annual Pedigree Analysis of 2012 National Holstein Show Winners available on the Holstein Association USA web site.
These lists are provided for showring enthusiasts and aspiring breeders, giving a closer look at the genetics behind the cattle that are receiving showring accolades at the highest levels of competition. .
Holstein females included in the dataset were those that placed in the top three in their respective age class at a National Holstein Show in 2012. This year, that included 217 heifers and 273 cows.
This section of the web site 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.
For the third year running, Braedale Goldwyn holds the honor of being the Leading Sire of 2012 National Holstein Show Winners, siring 23 heifers and 55 cows who placed in the top three of their classes, making him the top sire in both of those categories. In second is his son, Maple-Downs-I G W Atwood-ET, who sired a total of 29 heifers and cows placing in the top three.
Source: Holstein Association USA, Inc.