Holstein Honors Three

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Congratulations to Brad Groves, the family of Frank Raymond Ruby and Charles Iager, three Holstein Association USA members were recognized during the National Holstein Convention for their outstanding contributions to Holstein Association USA and the Holstein breed as a whole. Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder Brad Groves of Groves-View Dairy in Billings, Mo. was honored as the 2011 Distinguished Young Holstein …

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Holstein Juniors Can Entry Ad Contest

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Holstein Association USA Juniors – have you gotten your unique advertisement entry in? The deadline is quickly approaching! Entries must be received by June 1, 2010 to be considered. The contest is open to any Junior Holstein member, and entries will be split into three age divisions. The grand prize winner will have their ad printed in the August 2010 …

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Board of Holstein USA Meets

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The Board of Directors of the Holstein Association USA, Inc. held its Spring meeting in Brattleboro, Vermont on March 25-26. President Larry A. Tande of Medford, Minnesota presided over the two-day session. The Business Plan portion included updates on all 2010 objectives. The Board also heard reports from the Audit, Association Nominating, and Legislative Affairs committees as well as presentations …

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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, …

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Holstein Association Announces new TPI Formula

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The Holstein Association USA has announced a a new Total Performance Index (TPI) formula to help recognize the needs, strengths and opportunities in the Holstein breed. The new formula has slight modifications from its last updated in May 2007. TPI is used to rank Holstein cattle and assist dairy producers worldwide in identifying superior cattle with a combination of high …

Genetics, Holstein Association

Robert Schauf Receives Elite Breeder Award

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The Holstein Association USA has honored Robert Schauf, Barron, Wis. with the 2009 Elite Breeder Award. The award recognizes a Holstein breeder who bred outstanding animals, making a notable contribution to the advancement of the Holstein breed in the United States. Through his early years working with Registered cattle, Schauf developed a breeding philosophy based on strong cow families, striving …

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Kings-Ransom Farm 2009 Distinguished Breeders

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Congratulations to Jan and Jeff King of Kings-Ransom Farm, LLC, Schuylerville, N.Y., for being named Holstein Association USA’s 2009 Distinguished Young Holstein Breeders! You can see a video presentation about the farm on the Holstein website. Growing up on a farm, Jan and Jeff have been actively involved in the Registered Holstein business their entire lives. Participating in several Junior …

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Secretary Wolff Named Distinguished Leader

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Congratulations to Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Dennis Wolff for being honored as the 2009 recipient of Holstein Association USA’s Distinguished Leadership Award. This award recognizes an individual who has made a career of providing outstanding and unselfish leadership for the betterment of the dairy industry. Wolff spent many years as a dairyman in Pennsylvania, developing his operation, Pen-Col Farms, into …

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National Holstein Convention Quickly Approaching

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Registered Holstein enthusiasts – do you have your bags packed for Sacramento, Calif.? Final preparations are being made for the 124th National Holstein Convention and Annual Meeting, June 27-30, 2009. The California Convention Planning Committee and volunteers are eager to welcome Holstein members from across the country to their state for what promises to be an exciting and memorable National …

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Holstein Herds of Excellence Recognized

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Holstein Association USA is proud to recognize the recipients of the 2009 Herd of Excellence recognition. An elite group of eleven members from around the United States have met the strict criteria to qualify for this prestigious award. The herd standards for the award include: Must be 25 percent above breed average Mature Equivalent (ME) for milk, fat, and protein; …

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