Holstein to Host Haplotype Webinar

News EditorHolstein Association

Want to know more about the recently discovered haplotypes impacting Holstein cow fertility? Join the Holstein Association USA for an educational webinar on the subject Wednesday, August 24, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern Standard time. Leading the presentation will be Dr. Roger Shanks, Holstein Association USA Dairy Genetics Consultant, who will discuss general information about the haplotypes, as … Read More

Ever-Green-View New Production Record Holder

News EditorHolstein Association

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, … Read More

Holstein Association Announces new TPI Formula

News EditorGenetics, Holstein Association

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 … Read More

Kings-Ransom Farm 2009 Distinguished Breeders

News EditorCompetition, Holstein Association

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 … Read More

New Butterfat Production Leader

News EditorBreeds, Industry News

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 … Read More