New sires emerge in June run, future-proofing dairy, Jacqui Suares OAM, HA competitions & Life on the land
Holstein Dispatch #34 – 20 June 2020
Feature stories:

New sires emerge

June’s proof run sees some familiar breeder names on the top 20 list of new genomic females. Holstein Australia’s Rohan Butler says while this is not a surprise given their focus on genomics based breeding programs, what is interesting are the new faces such as Handle and Parachute emerging amongst the sire group.

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Cookiecutter Ssire Has-ET, dam to Handle

Future-proofing dairy

Gene editing and genomics are breeding tools that will help the dairy industry adapt and thrive, according to World Wide Sires and Select Sires director of global training Joel Mergler. Speaking at Genetics Australia's series of online seminars, he said: “Genomics is the biggest change that can keep our industry relevant.”

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Genomics key to future-proofing the dairy industry
Other highlights:

National honour for Calderbrae's Jacqui Suares
Calderbrae Holstein’s Jacqui Suares dedication to advocating for the disability sector has been recognised with an Order of Australia medal in the Queen’s Birthday 2020 Honours List.

Holstein Australia competitions
Two of Holstein Australia's biggest member competitions, Cow of the Year and the Semex Holstein Australia All-Australian Photographic Competition are underway. All-Australian entries close end of June, just a few days left to enter Cow of the Year.

Life on the land
Inspired by others documenting COVID-19 Elmar Holstein’s Kelsie Hore, Genetics Australia marketing assistant and photographer, thought the same should be done for Victoria’s dairy farmers.

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