Holstein Dispatch #06 – 2 February 2018
Feature stories:

Holsteins dominate at IDW

Congratulations to Elmar Holsteins and the Hore family, RASV interbreed grand champion, Holstein grand champion and Holstein senior champion with Elmar Goldwyn Jessica 11 at IDW 2018. This year saw Holsteins from Northern Victoria dominate the interbreed judging.

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Winners are grinners! The team from Elmar Holsteins celebrate their success at International Dairy Week

Top price cow destined for genetics program

Top priced lot, Eclipspeirce Modesty Canto-ET, sold to ST Genetics at last week's Evolution Holstein sale at IDW. She is destined to become a foundation female for the ST Genetics Australian program.

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Eclipspeirce Modesty Canto led by Charlie Lloyd (pic: Dale Webster)

Other highlights:

Women in Dairy celebrated
Congratulations to Holstein Australia member, Pam Malcolm, winner of the Bette Hall Power of Women in Dairy Award for Excellence.

New sexed semen product to benefit dairy farmers
More heifer calves from the highest genetic merit animals in the herd are one of the benefits of its new sexed semen product according to ABS Australia.

Here's looking at you!
Facial recognition and artificial intelligence to enhance animal health and wellbeing and improve dairy farm efficiency and profitability following Cargill and Cainthnus strategic partnership.

Up to $8,000 funding for agriculture sector women available
Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support development of female leaders in Australia’s farming and agriculture sector. Expressions of interest close 16 March.

Content cows at Windy Vale Holsteins
Holstein Australia member Geoff Hutchinson is happier, as are his cows, following an update to his dairy on South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsular.

Farewell to Fairvale, ABC Landline, Sunday 4 February
The story behind one of Australia's top Holstein breeders, Fairvale Holsteins, and their decision to exit the industry, will be the focus of ABC Landline this Sunday, also available on iView next week.

Upcoming events:

> 13th - 15th February 2018
Australian Dairy Conference
Albert Park, Melbourne, Vic

> 14th - 15th March 2018
Tas Dairy Conference Launceston, Tas

> 15th - 18th April 2018
SA Dairy Youth Camp Adelaide Showgrounds


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