Holstein Dispatch #02 – October 2017
Feature stories:

Holstein Australia members dominate BPI release top 20

This week’s Balanced Performance Index (BPI) release of over 2,000 newly tested females saw registered Holsteins perform strongly, with Craig Lister achieving top female, plus a further six cows in the top 20. Gallrae Holsteins also featured four times and the Parrish family twice.

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Thirteen different sires were represented in the October BPI release.

Leadership comes from service

In a world of change, the constants will be values, history and how businesses responded to their community and environment, according to Barry Irvin, Bega Cheese executive chairman.

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Barry Irvin speaking at the 2017 trans-Tasman Rabobank Leadership Awards

Other highlights:

ST Genetics buys UK's largest bull stud
Worldwide livestock reproduction and bovine technology business ST genetics of Texas has become the majority shareholder in the UK’s largest bull stud Cogent Breeding Ltd.

Updated Polled coding
Holstein Australia has revised the way Polled animals are identified within the Australian Holstein herdbook.

Study reveals whole moo language to be herd
University of Sydney researcher, Alexandra Green, aims to unlock the vocal repertoire of dairy cattle to improve the lives of cows.

Apiam to expand dairy and beef services after acquisition
Apiam Animal Health has acquired the Terang and Mortlake Veterinary Clinic practices in Western Victoria to help grow its dairy and beef business.

Gardner scholarship applications due by Sunday night
The Gardiner Dairy Foundation is calling upon aspiring students from dairy communities to apply for 2018 Tertiary Scholarships worth up to $10,000 per annum for two years.

Upcoming events:

> 24th November
Dairy Australia AGM
Flemington, VIC

> 28th November
Western Dairy Spring Field Day & AGM Boyanup, WA

> 3rd - 7th January
National All Breeds Dairy Youth Camp Tatura, Vic


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