As we get closer to World Dairy Expo the excitement is building. Take this contest being run by Holstein Association USA. You can meet each of the Holstein Association’s members of the day in their booth at Expo between 11am and 2pm.
Think you can guess who each Holstein Association Member of the Day is? Use the clues below (also available on the Holstein Association website) and enter your guess for a chance to win a free Holstein Association jacket! Contest starts on September 16 and ends on September 26. Entries can be submitted on the Holstein Association website: www.holsteinusa.com or via phone at 800.952.5200 x 4174. Contest winner will be announced on September 27, 2005
Tuesday, October 4: This young couple from Wisconsin both graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Their homebred animal was named Junior Champion at the 1999 World Dairy Expo. “Registered Holsteins give our farm more opportunity in almost every arena – milk production, longevity, merchandising and marketing,” said Tuesday’s mystery member. Their farm is only a stone’s throw away from becoming internationally recognized for excellent Registered Holsteins.
Wednesday, October 5: This couple from Minnesota were the 2003 Distinguished Young Holstein Breeders. They have successful grown their Registered Holstein herd in less than 15 years. “Through our experience with Registered Holsteins, we have been able to establish a great herd of cows. Quality milk and more income comes from breeding quality udders, feet, and legs,” said Wednesday’s mystery member.
Thursday, October 6: This breeder from California has bred 75 cows with over 200,000 pounds of lifetime milk, 16 plus proven sires and has been named the California State Black & White Show Premier Breeder for eight consecutive years. He also will be named the 2005 World Dairy Expo Dairyman of the Year. “Registered Holsteins give me a never ending challenge to breed that extra special animal, and the opportunity to meet like minded people from all over the world – all while generating additional income on top of my milk check.” said Thursday’s mystery member.
Friday, October 7: This family farm from New York milks over 900 cows and is operated by five partners from three generations. They recently had one of their cows reach a TPI of 1773 and with a BAA of 103.5 rank second in their herd size. “At $8 to own a Registered Holstein, we can instill a sense of pride in ourselves and our employees making each day more exciting and challenging,” said Friday’s mystery member. This family operation doesn’t rely on coin tosses when making mating decisions, they only use Registered Holsteins.
Saturday, October 8: This couple from Wisconsin is the breeder of one of the most well-known and beloved cows of the past decade. They are third-generation Registered Holstein breeders. “With Registered Holsteins, it’s reassuring to know we don’t have to rely solely on milk prices for our livelihood,” said Saturday’s mystery member. Having a strong Registered Holstein background has helped this couple to infuse a little elegance into the Holstein breed.