Class tour back on the road in Victoria & SA, National Awards Dinner postponed, strong registered Holstein sales results and more
Holstein Dispatch #33 – 2 June 2020
Feature stories:

Classification tour update

Holstein Australia has recommenced classification visits throughout Gippsland, North West and North Central Victoria, Riverina NSW and South Australia. This is the first stage of a phased reintroduction of the class tour, with other regions and states to be included as state and territory travel restrictions are eased.

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Holstein Australia classifiers back on the road this week in Victoria and South Australia with other states to follow subject to further easing of restrictions.

National Awards Dinner postponed, AGM goes online

One of the highlights of the Holstein Australia year, the National Awards Dinner, scheduled to take place in Western Australia in the first week of September, has been postponed in the light of uncertainty around interstate travel for the foreseeable future. The AGM will take place online, broadcast from Dairy House, on Thursday 3 September.

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Holstein Australia National Awards Dinner postponed
Other highlights:

Science & traditional skills lifting the breed
The way breeders are interpreting and using genomic data to focus on improving specific traits within their herds is helping to lift the genetic gain of the Holstein breed in Australia.

Strong results for Vala Holsteins & Best of the West sales
Two sales over the last week have underlined strength and value of Holstein genetics and registered animals as well as the way the industry is adapting to a COVID-19 world. Best of the West topped out at $17,000, Vala Holsteins twice at $8,000.

All-Australian People's Choice goes live this week
Keep an eye out for our all new Holstein Australia All-Australian People’s Choice competition on our socials this week - a trip down memory lane and a bit of fun for Holstein fans. Week 1 looks back over 6 years of the 2 year old in milk (30 months & under) class.

South Coast dairy farmers forging ahead
NSW dairy farmers and Holstein Australia members, Ashleigh & Michael Rood, look forward to the future while reflecting on the eight year history of Whitegold Holsteins & Jerseys.


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