Holstein Australia service update, March proof run, strong sale results and COVID-19 dairy industry resources
Holstein Dispatch #30 – 30 March 2020
Feature stories:

Member services update

We are open for business!  As we move towards a new way of doing business in light of the COVID-19 pandemic - with all Holstein Australia staff now working from home - here are direct contacts for each of the services we provide to members along with service provision updates.

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The Holstein Australia team are ready to assist you -  call or email in the usual way

March Proof Run

Two Victorian breeders, Gallrae and Huntingfield, took out 16 of the top 20 heifers with a new genomic breeding value in the March run with a real cross-section of cow families and bulls. WA's Carenda took out top spot with Carenda Jeronimo Vida.

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Gallrae heifers formed 50% of the March top 20
Other highlights:

COVID-19 resources for the dairy industry
For information on the dairy industry's classification as an essential service, guidelines from every state and territory and financial support for farmers, save this link from Dairy Australia.

Strong result at Windy View Holsteins sale
The dispersal of Windy View Holsteins saw 200 cows sold for a gross of $619,400, averaging $3,097 prior to the introduction of new social distancing measures.

Munde Park tops $8,200
The dispersal of Master Breeder Munde Park held on farm in NSW saw 255 Holsteins gross $522,775, the second strong sale result of the last week underpinning the value of Registered Holsteins.

End of an era - Seagull-Bay MVP
One of Australia’s most enduring Holstein sires has died. ABS bull 29HO16888 Seagull-Bay MVP was the only sire in the past decade to sell more than 50,000 units of semen in a year.


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