Holstein Australia in China, Victorian Winter Fair wrap, Oakley Henry UK bound, Herd Genetic Stocktake launched and more...
Holstein Dispatch #24 – 2 August 2019
Feature stories:

Flying the flag in China

Rohan Butler reports on his recent trip to China as part of an Austrade mission showcasing Australian expertise in the dairy sector, which included meetings with potential clients for Australian Holsteins.

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Genetics Australia, DataGene & Jersey Australia joined Holstein Australia on the Austrade mission

Oakley Henry UK bound

Oakley Henry from Wilara Holsteins in Gippsland Victoria is preparing to head to the UK for the Holstein Australia Youth UK Exchange following the withdrawal of WA’s Tahlia McSwain from the 2019 program.

Eighteen year old Oakley is a 4th generation dairy farmer. He is completing a Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production) and has worked full time on the family farm since November 2017.

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Oakley Henry sets off for the UK 22 September
Other highlights:

New Herd Genetic Stocktake report launched
Following a successful trial earlier this year Holstein Australia has launched its Herd Genetic Stocktake report designed to assist breeders accelerate genetic improvement in their herds.

Keeping cool on farm
Elmar Holsteins, renowned for producing both top quality cows and football players, makes concrete plans to deal with more long, hot summers.

Bellbrook Holsteins to the fore in July proof run
Bellbrook Holsteins had 5 of the top 20 new heifers in the July run. Bulls Chairman and Jeronimo also sired multiple daughters, as they have done in the last couple of proof runs.

European Young Breeders School Team debut at Winter Fair
Australia's first European Young Breeders School Team, supported by Holstein Australia and other industry bodies, made its public debut at the Victorian Winter Fair, featuring on regional television news. The five strong team depart for Battice, Belgium, at the end of this month.

Victorian Winter Fair Success
An incredibly successful Victorian Winter Fair for the Holstein world saw Gorbro Holsteins take out Premier Breeder and Avonlea Holsteins take out Premier Exhibitor (Pic: Dannika Bonser)

Dairy Australia 2019 Milk Quality Awards announced
Are you on the list? The awards, announced this week, recognise farmers who produce the nation's best milk based on bulk milk cell count (BMCC).

Board and Committee Member nominations 2019
Nominations for Holstein Australia Federal positions to the Board, All Australian Selection Committee and BDCC are now open, closing on Monday 12th August.

Upcoming events:

> 24th August 2019
NSW State Holstein Show
Nowra, NSW

> 8th August 2019
Paringa's History Final Sale Shepparton, VIC

> 18th September 2019
National Awards Dinner Inverloch, VIC


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