In the Midst of the Arizona Desert...Shamrock Dairy Thrives

Like a desert flower, Shamrock Dairy is a dairy industry oasis in Maricopa, AZ. I recently got to visit the dairy, which milks 9,700 cows on two operations: a conventional dairy and an organic dairy. Here’s the top three things I learned about Shamrock Dairy. 1. Shamrock welcomes many groups of school children and retirees […]

South-Central PA Championship Holstein Show

2015 South-Central Championship Holstein Show July 24, 2015 Shippensburg Fairgrounds, Shippensburg, PA Steve Shaw, Judge 80 Head Shown Junior Champions – Youth Show Junior Champion – Heart & Soul Dempsey Riske-ET (Fall Calf) Sire: Lirr Drew Dempsey Owner: Matthew Boop, Millmont Reserve Junior Champion – Lake-Effect Atwood Connect (Fall Yearling) Sire: Maple Downs-IG Atwood-ET Owner: […]

International Intrigue Sale

The International Intrigue Sale has concluded in Chebanse, IL. The sale averaged $15,175. Topping the sale was Lot 39, $71,000 – 5/15 JoSuper (+2681 GTPI +846NM +7.5PL) x Da-So-Burn Burberry (VG-85 +2533 GTPI) x VG-86 DOM Dorcy from Chairman Bea family. She was purchased by Tom Mercuro. Selling in absentee was Lot 33, who also sold […]

International Intrigue Sale Preview

Sale starts tomorrow at 1pm central time. Watch the sale live and bid on Sale Order Sale Updates Selling as Lot 55 tomorrow in the Ms Moniques Mini-Me-ET (Doorman x Goldwyn Monique EX-95) Photo’s from Intrigue Sale Facebook Page BREED LEADING +165 RzG!!!! The #4 GTPI and #1 GLPI JoSuper and the right cross […]

Comments from the industry experts on New Updates about the HCD Mutation Haplotype

The following are responses from industry experts on the HCD mutation and when more updates can be expected. One update was recceived today form USDA  / VIT and has been posted. Previous News Post about the Mutation   1) Holstein USA We have been in contact with the German researchers and we’ve received excellent collaboration from […]

New update on the HCD Mutation Haplotype based on the joint German and USA Research.

High Resolution PDF Link Explanations on Haplotypes and Haplotype Tests Haplotypes are pieces of DNA with variation in length that are transmitted entirely over several generations. Therefore haplotypes can be followed from ancestors to progeny for generations. It is possible to identify e.g. from what grandparent or great grandparent an animal got a distinct piece […]

California State Fair Holstein Show

July 21, Sacramento, Calif. – Eric Topp, Ohio, judge Senior & Grand Champion – Air-Osa Redbull 12417, 1st aged cow & Best Udder, Joey Airosa, Pixley, Calif. Res. Senior & Res. Grand Champion – Flying-H 5220, 2nd aged cow & Grand Champion of the Junior Show, Avery Martin, Hilmar, Calif. Junior Champion – MSExels Malone […]

New Holstein Haplotype Identified Affecting Calf Survival

In the last few weeks a new genetic mutation has been found in the Holstein breed by German researchers. It has been found due to farmers in Germany reporting calves showing delayed development. This mutation has been linked to the sire Maughlin Storm as the carrier. Symptoms included loss of appetite and condition in combination […]

2015 National Red and White Convention Sale

The National Sale averaged $3,425 on 72 live lots. Sale Manager Scott Courtney welcoming everyone to the sale. Doug & Carly Lyons discussing which animal to choose since Carly was the winner of the RWDCA Scholarship Calf Raffle. A big congratulations goes to Carly Lyons of Castalia, Iowa as she was the winner of the […]

2015 Red and White Dairy Cattle Association National Convention Banquet

Christina-Joh Paulsen-Schluter: President of European Red Dairy Breed Federation discusses Angler Red Dairy cattle Graeme Hamilton: President Australian Red Dairy Breed Federation inviting the group to the International Red Dairy Breeds Federation in Australia in 2019 National President-Elect David Pierson discussing the events happening within the National Dairy Shrine 2014 National Red and White Queen […]