Congratulations to Justin & Claire Burdette for the arrival of their new little girl, Brinkley Cole Burdette! We wish you the best!

Dairy Cattle Evaluation Clinics in Ontario

The Ontario Holstein Branch recently held two of their three scheduled Dairy Cattle Evaluation Clinics (formerly called judging schools). The clinic for West and West-Central Ontario was held on May 15 at the Paris Fairgrounds and was hosted by the Brant-Wentworth Holstein Club. The clinic for East-Central Ontario was held May 22 at Vanhaven Auctions, […]

Ferme Blondin Sale

Textbook late spring weather, impeccably prepared cattle, a great setting, talented and gracious hosts and an appreciative crowd all added up to an impressive sale average of $8,322, on 125 lots. Known far and wide for exceptional show cattle, it was fitting that a young cow with a showring past and a great future would […]

Penn State's Cow Camp

Over 90 youth and chaperones attended the Penn State Dairy Cow Camp held alogt University Park from May 21-23. Penn State Dairy Science Club members and extension educators worked to provide excellent workshops, social events, and group activities. Junior workshops included calf nutrition, colostrum management, calf health, and rumen development. Senior workshops included reproductive biology, […]

George Dairy Cattle Herd Visit

While in Kansas a few weeks ago I stopped at George Dairy Cattle in Baldwin City, KS, and once I found the farm (sometimes Google doesn’t know it all!) I had a great visit with Eugene and Laura George. Here are some images: A beautiful farm sign greets you to the George Dairy Cattle farmstead. […]

As you are aware, I submitted information previously that was quite complex (see blog posting at for April 17, 2010). I have since reviewed the studies supporting the genomics from the USDA article and postulate the following opinions from them.They are difficult to read and probably incomprehensible to most people. This is the best […]

Ratliff Jerseys Farm Visit

While I was in Kansas for the Ratliff Proof of Progress sale I also took a quick trip out to the farm to see the remaining animals left in the herd. Although they sold a majority of their milking herd, there are still some big names and familiar faces in Christy & Ron’s barn. Of […]

Premier Genetics Complete Dispersal Highlights!

For the second weekend in a row, a large crowd gathered in Waukon, IA to participate in a sale featuring some of the nation’s best cow families. While last weekend Holstein enthusiasts gathered at Regancrest, this time the sale took place west of town on Old Hwy 9 at the Kerndt farm. Partners Mark Kerndt […]

Premier Genetics Dispersal Preview!

The Premier Genetics Complete Dispersal takes place tomorrow at the farm in Waukon, IA. Over 150 head will go through the sale ring – the results of the partnership of Mark Butz and Mark Kerndt. The World was there for the preview on Friday evening – let’s take a quick look! If you’re looking for […]

As the excitement builds and convention nears, do not forget to sign up for all the exciting opportunities Minnesota is offering the Junior delegates. Minnesota Holstein enthusiasts have been busily preparing to offer everyone an unforgettable experience that will have you on your feet the entire time. SaturdayJuniors hit the ground running with National Holstein […]