The Holstein breed has a new record breaking cow – MS Bayless Champ Flipper-ET. “Flipper”, a four-year-old Registered Holstein, is the new all-time champion for butterfat production in a single lactation. She is owned by Derek Page, Mt. Vernon, Mo. who farms with his parents, Leon and Betty.
Calving at 3 years 9 months of age, Flipper completed a 365-day record on three times-a-day milking of 3,705 pounds of butterfat. She produced 64,130 pounds of milk and 1,891 pounds of protein, both of which rank Flipper first nationally for milk and protein in the senior-three-year-old division as well. She peaked at 242 pounds in one day.
Classified Excellent-91 at 4 years 1 month of age, Flipper produced a great lactation as a two-year-old as well, with 42,870 pounds of milk, 1,730 pounds of butterfat and 1,305 pounds of protein on three times-a-day milking, calving at 2-2.
Flipper is a daughter of Calbrett-I H H Champion-ET and is out of Clinita Terry Future-ET, an EX-92 Dam of Merit with a top record of 3-9, 2x, 365d, 36,420M, 795F, 973P.
Page purchased Flipper in the Norman Bayless dispersal in April 2006, and less than two weeks later she was the fourth place senior two-year-old at the Southern National Holstein show.
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