Holstein Dispatch #11 – 29 May 2018
Feature stories:

Export award for TLG

Holstein Australia member, Total Livestock Genetics (TLG), has won a 2018 AustCham Westpac Australia-China Business Award, with director Dr Steve Williams believing that Australia can become a growing source of high performance genetics for Chinese farming enterprises.

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Dr Steve Williams accepting the award in Shanghai

New website live

Holstein Australia's new website has been designed to provide a better user experience and make it easier for members and breeders to interact with the Association and access essential services and information. Take a look and let us know what you think!

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Easier navigation and a more responsive design
Other highlights:

Holstein Australia 2018 UK Exchange Program announced
Aged 18 to 30? Holstein Australia and Holstein UK have again joined forces to provide a young aspiring Holstein breed enthusiast with a trip to the UK during September and October this year.

Emerging dairy science leaders at cutting edge
Dairy scientists from South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria are set to make their mark on industry after receiving grants to attend one of the world’s biggest dairy science conferences.

Is the Cow of the Year in your herd?
The hunt is on for the Australian Cow of the Year, and it’s not too late to find out if she’s in your herd with entries closing on Thursday 31 May 2018.

Holstein Australia member breeds No. 1 type bull
The world’s new number 1 type bull, Eclipse Milio, hails from the Windy-Knoll-View Princess family, tracing back to Windy-Knoll-View Pledge (EX-95), Unanimous All-American 5-year-old 2007.

Genomics key to Jelbart's success
Attendees at the recent ImProving Herds National Muster heard that genomics play a key role in Holstein Australia member Tim Jelbart's operation with 2016-17 livestock sales of $742,000 being 4½ times that of a typical 1000 cow farm.

NZ company introduces index for healthy cows
Breeding company CRV Ambreed is now providing dairy farmers with an holistic approach to building their herds through a new style of index for sire selection, a health and efficiency index.

Upcoming events:

> 31st May 2018
Sub-Branch Herd Walk
Yarram, VIC

> 15th June 2018
Coomboona Elite Sale
Mooroopna, VIC

> 29th June 2018
Eclipse Sensation IV Sale Shepparton, VIC


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