Holstein Dispatch #14 – 9 August 2018
Feature stories:

Meet our UK Exchange winner

Amabel Grinter has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Holstein Australia Youth UK Exchange. Graeme Gillan, Holstein Australia CEO, says Amabel was the standout applicant from a very high quality field of candidates for this year’s Exchange. Amabel currently works on the family farm in Muckatah, Northern Vic, and is planning a career as a nutritionist in the dairy industry.

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Amabel Grinter will gain knowledge and insights on UK dairy farms and will be hosted by Holstein UK

Top dairy genes in Western Vic

It’s official. Datagene has recognised Western Victoria as having some of the best dairy genes in the country, with Holstein Australia members Bryan and Jo Dickson (Emu Banks Holsteins) winning top Holstein herd in the Great South West Dairy Awards.

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Emu Banks herd has an average BPI of 133
Other highlights:

Willette & Foxdale 2nd stage Registered Holstein Dispersal
Thursday 16 August sees the 2nd stage complete milking dispersal of the renowned Willette & Foxdale Registered Holstein herds, with the Alison and Lila families featuring prominently. Sale takes place on farm at Tocumwal, NSW.

Animal genetics market study reveals global growth
The global Animal Genetics Market was estimated to be worth around $2.5 Billion USD in 2014, increasing to $4 Billion USD by 2020 according to recent research.

Awards Dinner & AGM to celebrate Holstein Community
Registrations are now open for the Holstein Australia AGM and National Awards Dinner, to be held in Hobart on Thursday 15 November, with a number of social activities before and after.

Eagle Ridge Holstein Sale nets $250,000
Registered Holsteins sold to $8,100 at the recent Eagle Ridge autumn calving herd sale with 99 Holsteins selling for $250,700, or an average of $2,532. (Pic: The Weekly Times)

Holstein Australia Online Showcase Sale
Don't miss out on the opportunity to be part of Holstein Australia's first ever internet-based sale, The Holstein Australia Online Showcase Sale, which will take place after the Association’s Annual General Meeting in Hobart on Thursday 15 November. Register your interest before 31 August to find out more.

Upcoming events:

> 16th August 2018
Willette &Foxdale II Sale Tocumwal, NSW

> 23rd August 2018
Paringa's History Sale Shepparton, VIC

> 15th November 2018
AGM & National Awards
Hobart, TAS


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