Ontario Sweeps the 2018 WDE Youth Showmanship Contest

MADISON, WIS – 337 youth competed in the 2018 World Dairy Expo Youth Showmanship Contest on Thursday, October 4. Youth from around the world competed for top honors in Junior, Intermediate and Senior Showmanship Divisions. Winning the Junior Division, the W. Terry Howard Award and clippers from Andis Company was Keaton Phoenix of Greenbank, Ont., Canada; and the Intermediate Division, the Howard Voegeli Award and clippers from Andis Company was won by Caden Finley of Greenban

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

The Dream the Drive the Distance

As printed in the Summer Purebred Dairy Breeders' Magazine and June 2018 Brown Swiss Bulletin Success born from Perseverance It’s a name that embodies integrity and success in the business world. It is a name synonymous in the dairy industry with champions like Griffin, Cameron, Blexy, Blanche and more. And, in the state of New York, it is a founding family with generations of visionary ideas. The dairy industry is quite familiar with the name Peter Vail, but possibly only a

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

Midwest Spring National Holstein Show

The Midwest Spring National Holstein Show is underway in Madison, Wisconsin. For highlights click here (www.holsteinworld.com) and a gallery of show photos here (www.purebred.smugmug.com) #nationaldairynews #NationalShows #Holstein

Mid-East Spring National Show

The Mid-East Spring National Show kicked off this morning in Columbus, Ohio. For photos and results visit www.holsteinworld.com. #Holstein

Spring Spotlight Sale at Quietcove

The Spring Genomic & Type Spotlight Sale was held Tuesday, March 20 at Quietcove Holsteins in Wapakoneta, Ohio. Although it was cold and blustery outside, the cattle were prepared and presented to a large crowd and online viewers in top notch form. Hosted by the Elsass family, the sale was managed by CanAm Sales Management with Jason Lamoreaux crying the sale and Dan Brandt on pedigrees. Lot 29 topped the sale Topping the sale was Bertke GC Bentley, a VG-86 Gold Chip daughter

Kash-In On Valentine's Day Sale

February 14, Valentine’s Day, is a day for celebrating love and the Kasbergen family and friends did just that celebrating the love of really good cows as they and friends offered some of the best of the best for sale in Tulare, California. The family, along with co-managers Dusty Schirm and Mike Berry put together a group of Jersey, Holstein and Swiss animals that brought folks from across the country to Ranchero Teresita Dairy for a sale that average $9,360 with over a one

The Springhill Encore

On April 14, 2018, an offering of some of the most elite dairy cattle will be presented for sale in the heart of Ohio’s dairyland, Wooster, Ohio. Springhill, owned by Chris, Tom, Karen, and Kendra Lang of Big Prairie, Ohio, will sell approximately 150 high-end calves, bred heifers, cows, bulls and embryo packages of their combined Holstein and Guernsey herd at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, Ohio. The Springhill prefix is well known throughout the industry as breeder

Holstein Foundation Graduates Young Dairy Leaders Institute Class 10

Holstein Foundation Graduates Young Dairy Leaders Institute Class 10 BRATTLEBORO, Vt., February 6, 2018 – Fifty-one young adults from across the United States, Mexico, and Canada took part in Phase III of Holstein Foundation’s tenth Young Dairy Leaders Institute (YDLI) class held January 31 – February 3 in Phoenix, Ariz. YDLI participants engaged in in-depth workshops covering topics of advanced media relations skills, conflict management, and the public policy process. Th

Holstein World - The Next Chapter

: Holstein World - The Next Chapter COLUMBUS, OHIO – February 5, 2018 - The legacy that began in 1904 when the Holstein-Friesian World published its first magazine bringing Holstein breeders across the country together in one publication. Now 115 years later – a new chapter is beginning as the family owned company passes the torch of ownership to publishers, Purebred Publishing, publishers of purebred dairy cattle publications since 1999. Purebred Publishing CEO Doug Granitz

Holstein Association USA Judges Conference Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the Holstein Association USA 2018 Judges Conference, to be held on Thursday, April 26, in Madison, Wisconsin, in conjunction with the Midwest Spring National Holstein Show. The one-day conference will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Interested participants can register for the conference on the Holstein Association USA website with a credit card. The pre-registration fee is $50, which closes two weeks before the conference, on April 12. Late registra

Holstein America: All-new Television Series Broadcasts Feb. 8 on RFD-TV

It’s a convenience far too easy to take for granted. A quick run to the grocery store for a gallon of milk, package of cheese or quart of ice cream. Always available, always fresh. An entire industry makes that purchase possible — hundreds of thousands of dairy cattle and their caretakers who provide quality products for consumers worldwide. Holstein Association USA pays tribute to dairy farmers from coast to coast during the premiere episode of Holstein America,9 p.m.

Holstein Association USA Recognizes Top BAA Herds

Holstein Association USA has released the lists of the top Holstein Breed Age Average (BAA%) herds for 2017 classifications. The BAA value provides a way to compare the score of a herd average to the average of the breed, taking into account age of the animal and stage of lactation. Herds participating in the Classic or Standard options of the Holstein Classification program receive an overall BAA for the herd. Several lists have been created to recognize members of all he

Jordan Siemers Joins Select Sires as Dairy Sire Analyst

Select Sires announces the hiring of Jordan Siemers as a dairy sire analyst. Siemers will work with Holstein breeders in western and mid-western regions of the U.S. and the eastern Canadian provinces and will be Select Sires lead sire analyst for Milking Shorthorn procurement. He begins his role in a part-time capacity pending his graduation later this year. “Jordan’s background, education and involvement in the industry add a unique perspective to the sire department. We loo

AGA and HAUSA conduct first training workshop

The American Guernsey Association (AGA) and Holstein Association USA (HAUSA) held their first training workshop on December 21, 2017 at the Hoard’s Dairyman Farm in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. Attendees enjoyed a brisk day on the farm with incredibly productive and collaborative discussion, not only in the classroom but cow-side. Representatives from AGA and HAUSA attended the session at Hoard's Dairyman Farm. Both associations were well represented with staff and volunteers.

Janssen Honored as 2018 Young Dairy Leaders Institute Distinguished Alumni Leader

BRATTLEBORO, Vt., December 22, 2017 – Nate Janssen, of Wheaton, Ill., has been named the 2018 Young Dairy Leaders Institute Distinguished Alumni Leader by the Holstein Foundation. The Holstein Foundation recognizes one Young Dairy Leaders Institute (YDLI) graduate annually who has made noteworthy contributions and applied skills gained during their YDLI experience for the advancement of the dairy industry. Nate was a graduate of YDLI Class 4. “Today, as director of farmer

Kitchen Receives National Judi Collinsworth Award

BRATTLEBORO, Vt., December 21, 2017 – Daniel Kitchen of Danville, Pa. is the recipient of the 2017 National Judi Collinsworth Outstanding Exhibitor Award from Holstein Association USA, Inc. This award recognizes youth for their outstanding Holstein project work and involvement with their cattle and dairy activities. Kitchen is the thirteenth Junior Holstein member to receive this honor, and receives a $500 scholarship. The Judi Collinsworth Outstanding Junior Exhibitor Mem

Select Sires Dominates with Elite, Proven High-Reliability Sires

PLAIN CITY, Ohio — Rankings from the December 2017 sire summaries show that Select Sires’ proven Holstein lineup dominates the industry in all areas of genetic emphasis. Twenty of the top 50 and 42 of the top 100 TPI® sires on Holstein Association USA’s Top TPI Bulls list are offered by Select Sires. Additionally, Select Sires leads the industry in highly reliable genetics. Holstein Association reports that 23 of the top 50 sires with 97 percent reliabilities for Milk and Typ

Progressive Breeders’ Registry Honors Top Registered Holstein® Herds

BRATTLEBORO, Vt., December 18, 2017 – Holstein Association USA is pleased to announce the recipients of 2017 Progressive Breeders' RegistrySM. The Progressive Breeders' Registry (PBR), established in 1937, recognizes top Registered Holstein® homebred herds based on elite milk production and classification scores. The Association’s longest running award honors over 200 breeders annually. To qualify for the PBR award, a herd must be a member of both their national and sta