A message from Holstein Australia's President, April's proof run, the loss of a much loved friend of Holstein Australia, using ABVs effectively and more
Holstein Dispatch #31 – 18 April 2020
Feature stories:

Our Holstein Community

Holstein Australia President, Patrick Glass, reflects on the values and importance of the Holstein community during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the way in which members and staff are meeting new challenges in order to ensure continued milk supply and the delivery of Holstein Australia's essential member and industry services.

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Patrick Glass on-farm in NE Victoria

April Proof Run

April’s proof run sees NSW’s Illawambra Holsteins with the top ranked new genomic female, Illawambra Lawson Dallas 3914, Australian bulls come to the fore, and the introduction of eight new or updated health and type traits.

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Illawambra Holsteins' Trevor Parrish
Other highlights:

Vale Pam Summerville
Holstein Australia lost a much loved and respected friend this month with the passing of Pamela Mary "Pam" Summerville, who along with husband Les, contributed so much to our community.

Using ABVs effectively in breeding programs
South Australian dairy farmer and Holstein Australia member, Gary Zweck, talks about how using ABVs has helped with making better breeding decisions.

Sub-Branches online
With many Sub-Branch activities and get togethers curtailed for the duration of the current social distancing restrictions, Holstein Australia can set up online Sub-Branch meetings on your behalf.

Export opportunities for Australian dairy produce
International demand for Australian produce could exponentially increase in the coming months as the country's biggest exporter, China, turns to Australian agriculture.


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