Catch up on all the news for Holstein breeders this weekend.
Holstein Dispatch #23 – 22 June 2019
Feature stories:

Meet Our UK Exchange Winner

Tahlia McSwain from WA is our 2019 Holstein Australia Youth UK exchange winner. Twenty-four year old Tahlia's passion for the Holstein breed and her focus on the challenges facing the next generation of dairy farmers saw her selected from a record number of applications for this year's exchange, run with Holstein UK.

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Tahlia McSwain on farm at Boallia Creek

Victorian Winter Fair Time

With over 185 Holsteins entered for the Victorian Winter Fair and a new Youth Excellence Award up for grabs, Bendigo is the place to be from 2 - 4 July. The Junior Show takes place mid-day on Tuesday 2 July, with the Dry Heifer classes 3 July and In-Milk classes 4 July.

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The Victorian Winter Fair kicks off on 2 July
Other highlights:

Calister and Dilee Holsteins feature in June Proof Run
Calister Holsteins (Craig & Sharon Lister) and Dilee Holsteins (Les & Russ White) dominate the New Genomic Females list with six and five heifers respectively in the top twenty. Rengaw Holsteins tops the All-Females list, Vala Holsteins the Young Females.

MSA grading could revolutionise dairy beef
Holstein burgers? Jersey steaks? A Meat Standards Australia index for both dairy breeds is on the cards, which would allow dairy steers to measure up against traditional beef breeds.

50 years young - Atherton & North Queensland Sub-Branch
An excellent cake and Breeder representatives from studs going back to the 1950s were part of the Atherton & North Queensland Sub-Branch 50th Anniversary luncheon in Malanda last month, with only the need for afternoon milking halting the celebrations.

Australian dairy's robot revolution underway
With 24 hour milking, a huge amount of health & production data recorded & peak production of 14,000 litres a day, Holstein Australia stalwarts Bev & Garry Carpenter are robot fans.

Book your place at our National Awards Dinner & AGM
Hosted by South Gippsland Sub-Branch at the Inverloch RACV resort, & featuring Cow of the Year, All-Australian and production awards & online Showcase Sale, make sure to book your spot.

All-Australian entries close soon - don't miss the deadline!
Recognising excellence in conformation and showing, the Semex-Holstein Australia All-Australian Photographic Competition is one of the most prestigious awards for Australian Holsteins. Apply via the website by 30 June. The Awards Dinner will be held in Inverloch, Vic, on Wednesday 18 September.

Upcoming events:

> 2 - 4 July 2019
Bendigo Winter Fair
Bendigo, VIC

> 5 - 7 July 2019
The Malanda Show
Malanda, QLD

> 17 - 19 September 2019
AGM & Awards Dinner Inverloch, VIC


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