All the May proof run news, Cow of the Year, Registered Holsteins to the fore, the 2020 All-Australian comp and more
Holstein Dispatch #32 – 19 May 2020
Feature stories:

May Proof Run

Registered Holsteins performed strongly in the May proof run with representatives of some established and emerging cow families from seven different breeders filling the top 20 new genomic females list. Topping the new genomic females list was Emu Banks Perseus Andrea 11405 (371 BPI), who also went straight into the overall top cows list.

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On farm at Emu Banks Holsteins, Terang, VIC

Cow of the Year 2020

The hunt is on for the Australian Cow of the Year! With competitions and shows few and far between this year, why not take a look at your herd and see if you have a candidate. If you can think of a cow in your herd that is highly classified, produces a lot of milk, has good family connections, get your entry in by Sunday 31st May.

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2019 winner Orchard Vale Informer Tiffany and the Gordon Family
Other highlights:

Buoyant market for Registered Holsteins
May is a big month for Registered Holsteins sales with the Arnum Holsteins Master Breeder sale topping out at $8,900 and the Best of the West and Vala Holsteins Autumn Feature Sale to come.

All-Australian Competition to go ahead
Despite the Royal and local show cancellations in the back half of the competition year the Semex-Holstein Australia All-Australian Photographic Competition is underway - get your entries in now.

Delivering improved animal genetics for breeders
Based at AgriBio in Victoria alongside Holstein Australia is the Dairy Bio program, focused on delivering farmer benefits through the use of bioscience to drive genetic gain.

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