PALA’S GOLDWYN GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER SELLS

February 20th, 2009

!!!!!!!WINDY-KNOLL-VIEW BREEDING RUNS DEEP HERE!!!!!
WOW, SEPT 08 GOLDWYN X DURHAM X COMESTAR LEADER X PALA
TALL COTTON— THE DURHAM HAS A GRANDDAUGHTER THAT IS THE NEW RESERVE JR-ALL-AMERICAN JR 2YR OLD. Above-Par Dundee Penny-ET VG88, PENNY SOLD FOR $25,000 AS A HEIFER. CHECK HER OUT AT www.stoneridgedairy.com
THE GOLDWYN X DURHAM IS A GREAT CROSS ESPECIALLY WITH THE STRENTH THAT DURHAM PAOLI POSSES.

GIVE HER A GOOD HOME– PUT HER UNDER YOUR ROOF
March 7th – Giltex Stampede II ~ Turlock, CA
call Eric Evans 801-430-2738 or
sale staff members Wayne Glaeser 209-541-7144

Another All-American for Windy-Knoll-View Ultimate Pala EX94

February 20th, 2009

Windy Knoll-View –Congradualtions and Congradulations to Kasbergens of Stone Ridge Dairy.
The Great Grandaughter of Pala is Reserve JR-All-American Jr. 2 Yr. Old.
Above-Parr Dundee Penny-ET was shown during the 2008 tanbark season by Carson Kasbergen of Mansfield IL.
Please look at the beautiful website of Sone Ridge and scroll down to:
Above-Parr Dundee Penny-ET
<a href=”Above-Parr Dundee Penny-ET


“>www.stoneridgedairy.com/pedigrees/dundee-penny

Dundee Penny is out of Finley Patti who was sold Privately for $100,000 and scored VG-89 as a 2 yr old.

Patti is out of Above-Parr Durham Paoli VG88 3yrs. She is out of an Ex-90 Comestar Leader from Pala.

There is an Sept 08 Goldwyn sister to Finley Patti that will sell March 7th 2009 in the Giltex Sale.

Windy-Knoll-View Ultimate Pala Great Grandaughter Sells

February 17th, 2009

Pala Family News Flash

Golden Spike has consigned a Sept 08 Goldwyn daughter from Durham Paoli.
Here is a link to Paoli. www.holsteinworld.com/EvansAcres/
Paoli is eligible for GMD. This family are real egg makers!!!
The Goldwyn will sell Mar. 7 Turlock CA Giltex Stampede II, hosted by Gilbert Teixeira Family, Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc., mgr.
Here is the Great Northern link for a Catalogue: www.greatnorthernsalesarena.com/

Please call Eric Evans 801-430-2738 for more info. He is a partner in Golden Spike.

Wendell Mickelsen
President
Golden Spike Genetics

Produce the most Milk

January 15th, 2009

What can you do to get the most milk out of your cows?

This is an age old question that many salesmen seem to have the answer to!
Feed this or do that they all say.
For decades now the A. I. Industry has pushed high milk or net merit bulls.
If you use +1000 pound milk bulls for 10 generations, do you end up with 10,000 pound of milk over the dairymen that used bulls that were 0 for milk and +2.00 for type?

A wise dairymen who was successful at putting successful bulls into AI Studs, showing Holsteins, and an ALL-Time ALL American
committee member taught the following:

1. The #1 index for milk is not in the bull proofs.
Answer: the thing that causes more milk is for a cow to have a calf.

2. The #2 index for milk is not in the bull proofs.
Answer: the second best flow of milk comes when a cow starts lactation after her 3rd calf.

With all the technology of Genomic testing, sexed semen, improved plant genetics, synchronizations programs, computers to balance rations and many more new tools; why do we have horrible success in getting cows pregnant and getting cows to finish 3 lactations?

Wendell Mickelsen

Geonic tested bulls or youngsires

January 15th, 2009

Genomic bulls are now availible.
The January 2009 sire summaries are now in and the major US bull studs are marketing semen through this Genomic tool.

I was told tonight that some Genomic tested youngsires are retailing for as high as $18 US.

I read that Canada will start selling Genomic tested bulls in April. Is that correct?

Will dairymen be willing to pay that high of price for Genomic tested youngsires?
The dairy economy is really hurting. I visited several dairyies in the Boise Idaho area over the past 3 days. They all expressed concerns about how long they can stay in businness with the low milk prices and high input costs.
They also said that they had been using a lot of sexed semen and cannot afford it now.
This may not have been the best time to launch the Genomic tested genetics?

Wendell

Genomic article by Dr. Ole Meland

December 27th, 2008

With the new technology, there will be a lot of questions in breeder’s minds. I see this genomic issue as similar to the time that A.I first started.
Many thought that because egg yolk was used as an extender for the semen that you could get a chicken born rather than a calf!!!

Because I asked a lot of questions about Genomic testing in my previous blog, I thought I might find an article to answer some of those questions and concerns.

I found an article from Holstein USA written by a very well respected geneticist,
“Dr. Ole Meland – Vice President of Genetics, Accelerated Genetics”

Please read his article form this link,
www.agteamdirect.com/htm/news/whatisgenomicsOle.html

Genomic testing

December 27th, 2008

Is Genomic Testing of dairy cattle sending the industry down the right path?
There is a lot of controversy out there!!
Is it going to narrow the genetic base even more than it is? I would say yes. The breeds have been narrowed a lot in the past 30-40 years as the genetic pool became a world wide market.
Now the genomic testing will narrow the cow side of the genetic base more than the bulls ever were.

The value of a lot of great cow lines will drop to a value of grade/commercial cows. A few cow lines will have even greater value to the A.I. companies but will they be willing to pay double the price for the young sires they purchase or lease?

Should the dairymen hold out on selling/leasing the young sire from these superior genomic tested cows or cow families until they are able to get the premium purchase price or lease?

This all starts to happen in the January 2009 sire summary.

Is it time for the old effort of the “Breeders Majority” type movement to return?

Who should run the demands of the genetics of the world? Dairymen or the Major Bull Studs?

It is a time to think and make a stand!!!

Braedale GOLDWYN

December 23rd, 2008

Who will be the greatest son of Braedale Goldwyn?

Is it MD-Valleyvue Goldwyn Chris-ET-RC?

MD-Valleyvue Goldwyn Chris-Et RC was breed by Calvin Schrock and is now leased to Select Sires.

MD-Valleyvue Goldwyn Chris was syndicated and sampled. He has a clean health chart and is housed at JLG in California.

MD-Valleyvue Goldwyn Chris is from the linage of the Queen of the Breed, the great Roxy.

He was genomic tested and was higher than parent average.

MD-Valleyvue Goldwyn Chris will be re-released by select Sires as a super sampler.

A lot of MD-Valleyvue Goldwyn Chris semen was used in Pennsylvania , Idaho, and California.

Wendell Mickelsen

Braedale Goldwyn Makes Holstein History and Dies

December 23rd, 2008

Braedale Goldwyn is the first bull in Holstein history to be the Premier Sire of the show at World Dairy Expo (2008) and be ranked in the top 10 TPI.

Then he dies. What a subtle way to end a great career.

Congratulations to Braedale Goldwyn and all who have bred, developed, and used this great sire.

Wendell Mickelsen

Poor Flush results with Braedale Goldwyn

November 28th, 2008

This week 2 cows were flushed to Braedale Goldwyn. One was to fill an embryo order to Europe.
That flush had 18 un-fertilzed eggs. The donor cows was Windy-Knoll-View Posey. She is an Ex Integrity daughter of Windy-Knoll-View Pala.

Another flush to Braedale Goldwyn had 3 of 15 eggs fertilized.