The World Forage Analysis Superbowl evaluated a record-breaking 1,066 entries and presented awards to top finishers at the World Forage Analysis Superbowl Awards Luncheon, sponsored by Mycogen Seeds, at World Dairy Expo® on October 4. Breezy Hill Dairy, Dallas, Wis., took home Grand Champion Forage honors and was awarded $2,500 from Kemin for the recognition. The Grand Champion First-Time Entrant cash award of $1,500, sponsored by Kuhn North America, went to Judd Farms, Water
Cedarcut Burdette Clove Colata took home her third title of Grand Champion of the International Junior Ayrshire Show on October 3. The winning Five-Year-Old Cow was named Senior Champion and before going on to be named Grand Champion Ayrshire. Colata, exhibited by Erin Curtis Szalach, of Cazenovia, N.Y., took home the $500 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award and the Lillian & Keith King and Jim King Grand Champion Junior Show Award. Reserve Grand Champion of the Internati
Genus IntelliGen™ Technologies, a unit of Genus plc, a global pioneer in animal genetics, announces a technology transfer and license agreement of its proprietary sexed genetics technology to Geno, the leading Norwegian bovine genetics producer. Geno will produce sexed Norwegian Red genetics in Norway using Genus’ innovative genetics sexing technology. Geno has had an exclusive partnership with ABS Global (Genus’ bovine genetics division) for several years to market Norwegian
There are few farms in this country, let alone the world, that can lay claim to breeding three top-ranking bulls in the world, let alone in two different breeds. The Pecks of Welcome Stock Farm in New York have not only accomplished this, but continue to provide the quality genetics that the market demands. The Pecks have a goal to be successful enough that the next generation has the option if they so choose to continue the Welcome Stock tradition of breeding elite animals.
In May of 2016, the Guernsey Promotion Group held the “Carolina Edition” of their Guernsey Promotion Sale in Shelby, North Carolina. After purchasing five yearling heifers at that sale, the North Carolina State University Guernsey herd began. The NCSU dairy currently milks around 170 cows, including about 110 Holsteins, 60 Jerseys and two Guernseys purchased in the sale. Both Guernseys in the milking herd had heifer calves this spring, expanding the NCSU Guernsey herd to seve