Holstein Dispatch #03 – December 2017
Feature stories:

First Australian cow to achieve EX97-5E

Fairvale Morty Lady 51, jointly owned by Lisa and Will McKay of Linsand-V Holsteins, Victoria, and Lindsay and Sandra Thompson, Linsand Holsteins, Tasmania, has been recognised by Holstein Australia as the highest classified cow in Australia.

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Lisa and Will McKay with Fairvale Morty Lady 51, Australia's highest classified cow

Semex Holstein Australia On-Farm Competition results

Across Australia this year 2,434 Holstein cows were judged at Sub-branch level on 357 farms in what was acknowledged as the 'number one Holstein breeder event of the year', with final results from all states except Queensland announced last week. Queensland results will be announced next week.

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The Semex Holstein Australia On-Farm Competition results for 2017 were announced last week

Other highlights:

Fairvale's farewell sale tops $24,000
The Fairvale dispersal sale proved to be one of the strongest sales of the year according to agent Dairy Livestock Services.

Our 2017 UK exchange winner reflects on her time overseas
Following her exchange visit to the UK, Emma Algie dropped into the Holstein Australia office last week to tell us all about her trip.

IDW Holstein Australia Youth Challenge nominations
It's not too late to enter! Team nominations for the 2018 IDW Holstein Australia Youth Challenge close Friday 15 December.

UK HYB Australian exchange winner announced
Holstein Australia looks forward to welcoming Heather Martin, Holstein UK's 2018 HYB exchange winner, to Australia in January.

'A family run farm is the best farm there is.'
Holstein Australia member, Rodney Teese, talks about his passion for dairy, family and the state of the industry in Queensland.

Drone sensors used to check cows' stress
Drone researchers from the University of Melbourne have grounded the technology they use to collect data from the air to help solve production problems in dairies.

Upcoming events:

> 4th - 5th January 2018
Western District Camp Out
Noorat, Vic

> 21st - 25th January 2018
International Dairy Week Tatura, Vic

> 21st January 2018
Holstein Australia Youth Challenge, Tatura, Vic


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