National Guernsey Show-Louisville Cow Show

The NGS-Louisville show continued this morning (Nov. 5), with the cows. Kicking off the morning is the Fight Bac Guernsey Gold Futurity. Today's show is brought to you by Valley Gem Farm and Springhill. 2018 Fight Bac Guernsey Gold Futurity 1. Anovadales Silver Envy (Silverado), Gabriel James Spurrier, Mifflinburg, PA B&O, BU 2. Warwick Manor Ty Carter (Ty), Kaila, Karli & Kolby Stoltzfus, East Earl, PA -1st JUNIOR 3. Four Winds GG Activate Heaven (Activate), Prairie Cream &

Louisville National Guernsey Show Heifers

The National Guernsey Show has begun in Louisville, Kentucky, with the heifer show this evening (November 4). Tonight’s judge is Sean Johnson of Pennsylvania and his associate is Chris Reichard of Pennsylvania. Spring Calves H Broke Levi Tot (Aarons Levi), Dana & Madison Sickles, Marengo, IL Springhill Hot Topic-ETV (Pies), Springhill, Big Prairie, OH Warwick Manor Lone Star Georgie (Lone Star), Kaila, Karli, Kolby Stoltzfus, East Earl, PA Guernsey Grove HP Mystique-ET (Activ

American Guernsey Association Updates CPI/PTI Formula

The American Guernsey Association Board of Directors elected to update the CPI/PTI formula, effective for the December genetic evaluation, which will take place on December 4, 2018. Based on a recommendation from the Genetic Improvement Committee, the new formula balances the weight on Fat and Protein to 25% each. This is a change from the previous weighting of 20% Fat, 30% Protein.The remainder of the formula will be unchanged. If you have any questions about the new formula

International Guernsey Cow Show - Madison

Judges Brian Schnebly and Mike Hickman have kicked off the cow show this morning. Thanks to our sponsors for helping provide coverage of this show. Milking Yearling Knapps Copper Tonic (Copper), Austin & Landen Knapp, Epworth, IA Springhill Lonestar Universe-ETV (Lone Star), Springhill, Big Prairie, OH HCF Kriminal Brownie (Kriminal), Mary Beth & Callie Collette, Chuckey, TN (1st JR) Fight-Bac Guernsey Futurity Knapps A Pie Tambi-Lex-ETV (American Pie), Landon Knapp, Epworth,

World Dairy Expo - Monday

Even though World Dairy Expo isn't officially open, it is a beehive of activity today. Collegiate judging and showmanship clinics were held today along with booths being set up, cattle being clipped, displays being hung and more. #WorldDairyExpo #Holstein #AmericanGuernseyAssociation #MilkingShorthorn #Ayrshire #BrownSwiss #RedampWhiteHolsteins

International Guernsey Show - Madison Sponsors

Check back on Thursday and Friday next week for coverage of the International Guernsey Show thanks to these sponsors! #NationalGuernseyShow #AmericanGuernseyAssociation #AmericanGuernseyYouthAssociation #AllAmericans

National Guernsey Show - Harrisburg

The National Guernsey Show is today in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with Matt Lawrence serving as judge with Jenna Lehnart as his associate. Thanks to our sponsors, Springhill, Warwick Manor and Twin Brooks! Follow along today as we bring you photos and the top five in each class! The full show gallery will be uploaded to www.purebred.smugmug.com overnight! Spring Calf Springhill Hot Topic-ETV, (Pies)m Springhill, Big Prairie, OH Misty Meadows Suitor Jezabelle (Suitor), Beth Anne

National Junior Guernsey Show - Harrisburg

The show was judged by Nate Oleniacz. Junior Champions of NJS-Harrisburg. Jr. Champion was the first Fall Calf, Knapps Pies Making Magic-ET for Landree Fraley of Muncy, PA; Reserve honors was the first Winter Calf, Indian Acres Lonestars Lace for Corinne Lee of Duxbury, MA; Honorable Mention was Warwick Manor LS Star-ET, Kolby Stoltzfus' Winter Yearling. Intermediate Champion was WArwick Manor TY Carter, the winning Sr. Three for Kaila Stoltzfus of East Earl, PA; Res. Interme

Minnesota State Fair Selects Champions

Minnesota State Fair Ayrshire Show Purebred Publishing was on hand to see Judge Dave Koss judge the Ayrshire Show at the Minnesota State Fair on August 28. Junior Champion: Good-Vue Last Chance, (Spring Yearling by Burdette)) The Hansons, Good-Vue Farms Reserve Junior Champion: Stillmore Gibbs Iva (Spring Calf by Gibbs) Stillmore Cattle Company Senior & Grand Champion: Maple Star Blackjack Mercury (5-Year-Old by Black-Jack Malibu), Ben Donnay & Serenity Hettke Reserve Grand &

Ripley Named National Outstanding Guernsey Youth

The National Guernsey Convention has long been recognized for the many exciting opportunities and contests that it offers youth to participate in. Youth from across the country traveled to the convention in Dubuque, Iowa, to compete in the many contests and recognition programs offered by the American Guernsey Association. At the recently concluded National Guernsey Convention, numerous awards were presented for outstanding performance within the Guernsey breed. This year’s w

National Outstanding Young Guernsey Farmer

Megan Schrupp of Paynesville, Minnesota named 2018 National Outstanding Young Guernsey Farmer! Megan and Tim Schrupp At the recently concluded National Guernsey Convention, in Dubuque, Iowa, numerous awards were presented for outstanding performance within the Guernsey breed. The National Outstanding Young Guernsey Farmer is Megan Schrupp of Paynesville, Minnesota. Megan is the CEO and Veterinarian of NexGen Dairy, home of Empire Guernseys. NexGen Dairy was started in 1967 by

American Guernsey Youth Excel

Guernsey Youth Are Winners The National Guernsey Convention has long been recognized for the many exciting opportunities and contests that it offers youth to participate in. Youth from across the country traveled to the convention in Dubuque, Iowa, this year to compete in the many contests and recognition programs offered by the American Guernsey Association. Numerous awards were presented for outstanding performance within the Guernsey breed with approximately 250 in attenda

Peck Named Master Breeder Winner

William “Bill” Peck, Sr., Schuylerville, New York, was awarded the 2018 Master Breeder Award at the American Guernsey Association National Convention in Dubuque, Iowa. At the recently concluded National Guernsey Convention, numerous awards were presented for outstanding performance within the Guernsey breed. This year Bill Peck, Sr., of Welcome Stock Farm was presented with the Master Breeder Award. At 81 Bill may possibly be the only dairyman who has bred a #1 bull in two s

Trotter Named Distinguished Service Winner

David Trotter, recipient of the American Guernsey Association Distinguished Service Award. Photo by Purebred Publishing. David (Dave) Trotter of Enon Valley, Pennsylvania was awarded the 2018 Distinguished Service Award in Dubuque, Iowa on June 28, 2018. At the National Guernsey Convention Dave was recognized for his many years of service to the American Guernsey Association (AGA). Dave is one of the three owners of Trotacre Farm in Enon Valley, Pennsylvania, where he farms a

Top Production Awarded at National Guernsey Convention

At the recently concluded National Guernsey Convention held in Dubuque, Iowa, numerous awards were presented for outstanding performance within the Guernsey breed. Gurn Z Meadow Farms received the High TPE Lactation Herd Average for Milk and Protein. The Orchard sisters, Julie Orchard Bacon & Jennifer Orchard received the awards. Photo by Purebred Publishing High TPE Lactation Average for Milk and Protein: Gurn Z Meadow Farm: 18 records, 24,039M 4.5%F 1,068F 3.3%P 803P The hi

Guernseys Sell Across America at 2018 National Convention Sale

The 2018 National Guernsey Convention Sale was held Saturday, June 30th at the Five Flags Center in Dubuque, Iowa. The official average was $1,908 on live lots and over $400 on embryos. Front, L-R: 2018 National Princess, Jamie Trotter, 2018 National Queen, Rachel Grober, Raegan Kime, Dana Sickles on the halter of the high seller, Micah and Shannon Smith, 2018 Iowa Guernsey Princess. In the box: Stanley Chupp, auctioneer, and Blaine Crosser, pedigrees. The high seller was Ry-

National Guernsey Award Winners Show Prowess, Excitement in the Breed

The American Guernsey Association hosted their annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, June 28. Several herds were recognized for their success in production: High TPE Herd for Milk & Protein: Gurn Z Meadow Farm, Columbus, WI High TPE Herd for Fat: Warwick Manor Farm, East Earl, PA Commercial Herd Winner: Warwick Manor Farm, East Earl, PA Many individual cows were also recognized for their top records from Hoard's Dairyman Farm, WI; Warwick Manor Farm, PA; and Rutter Bros, PA. Warw

Guernsey Exec State of Association

The American Guernsey Association met June 30, in Dubuque, Iowa, for the 142nd Annual Meeting. For the AGA Executive Secretary's State of the Association Address click here. For a complete report of the AGA Annual Meeting check out the upcoming July/August issue of the Guernsey Breeders' Journal. #AmericanGuernseyAssociation #Guernsey

Day 2 of the Iowa hosted National Guernsey Convention

It was a day full of farm tours for the Guernsey convention goes with visits to K-Valley Guernseys in Waucoma; Oak-Knob Guernseys in Cresco and the AHF Holstein & K-Hageman Guernsey farms in Decorah. #NationalGuernseyConvention Congratulation to tonight's award winners: Master Breeder - William Peck Sr., New York! Outstanding Young Breeder - Megan Schrupp, Minnesota! Distinguished Service - David Trotter, Pennsylvania Day 3 - Junior Contest Day & AGA Committee Meetings as wel

National Guernsey Convention kicks off in Iowa

The 2018 National Guernsey Convention is being held this week in Dubuque, Iowa, along the scenic Mississippi river. The week began Tuesday evening with the Welcome to Iowa Dinner. On Wednesday morning, youth scholarship interviews were conducted and committee meetings officially began. Mid-morning, convention goers hopped on the bus to head to Knapps' Guernseys in Epworth, Iowa, where the Knapp family held tours, lunch and activities for youth. In addition, there was a classi