Archive for January, 2008

OFF THE FARM

Monday, January 28th, 2008

The Utah holstein convention was last week. Most conversations were about federal milk order and BST. While I was  in Ogden I went to Pappys farm, nobody was home. However; I did see the Dundee dau of Betsy she is a really nice young cow probably as good as any I have seen. We have recently had some Champion daus calf with nice udders, the first several that calved was pretty plain uddered, but milked well.     Â

WINDY-KNOLL-VIEW PRINCE

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Seman is now available on Windy-knoll-view Prince. This is the Advent son out Windy-Knoll-View Promis. You can find his picture on Doubletree Dairy web page. He is a great young bull with a great future. He has several maternal brothers in A.I. check out this great cow family. One of his maternal brothers is Windy-Knoll-View Pronto at Select Sires.

New Proofs Jan 2008

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

January 15, 2008 will be the day for the new sire summaries. Who will be hot and who will not. Will Windy-Knoll -View Pronto climb higher on the TPI list as he adds daughters? What will happen to the bulls getting the 2nd crop early daughters? Will Goldwyn and Shottel get better or will they crash? There are a lot of genetic programs that have invested thousands of dollars into their programs with these bulls. Breeders have lots of heifers pregnant and calving to these two bulls and the studs have sampled a lot of sons with hundreds of thousands of units distributed. Tommorrow is the day for excitement or tears.

Good luck,

Wendell

natural vs. techonolgy

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

I have been watching with interest the big divide in the dairy indrustry between bst and non bst milk. dairy associations have spent millions of $ doing consumer researh on what consumers want and will buy. dairymen have this honeymoon with monsanto that they don’t want to end. they now seem ready to tell consumers they will produce what they want regardless of what consumers think. That would be like GM telling us they will only make red trucks. Not a good idea. Dairymen have been dumbed down they need to get involved in marketing their product. Sucess in sales will come in what consumers want not what we want to push on them.                     Â

Milk-feed ratio continues to fall

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008


Escalating feed cost, particularly a soybean price above $10, kept the December milk-feed price ratio below 3.0. At 2.82 for December, the ratio is 0.24 points less than November and just 0.39 points higher than a year ago. The all-milk price fell 20 cents, but is still $21.70 per hundredweight.

BIG YEAR for Jersey Association

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

An Extraordinary Achievement for the Jersey Community … Â

79,535 head registered in 2007– about 8,000 more than 2006

·Third-best year for registrations in AJCA history· Â

     The best year without special circumstances (fee moratorium, backlog of work) affecting the total·      Â

 Fourth consecutive year over 70,000 registrations – never equalled·      Â

 Ninth consecutive year over 60,000 registrations, equalling period 1947-1955·     Â

 Five of the last six years have exceeded 70,000 registrations·      Â

Three-year rolling average (05-07) is 74,558

Thank you to all who made it happen!

 Congradualations to all Jersey Breeders

The inside stuff on Braedale Goldwyn

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

Recent classifacation results in Canada and the US are very interesting for Braedale Goldwyn. In Canada of the first 7 daughters that would be old enough to go Excellent, 5 did go Excellent.

In the US, one classifier has scored 7 just fresh 2yr. olds . 6 of the 7 went VG and all 7 where scored VG or better in the udder.

More info on Wilcoxview Jasper

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

 

Wilcoxview Jasper VG-ST – the new #1 Type Sire in Canada, at +20!! Wilcoxview Jasper ’s first crop proof identified him as a high type sire that could transmit extreme dairy strength along with great udders. Now with the inclusion of second crop daughters in his proof, Wilcoxview Jasper has confirmed his superior ability to transmit powerful dairy frames that are wide, deep and angular, udders that are shallow and well attached with unbeatable silkiness, and legs that are clean boned and correct when viewed from the side or the rear. Bulls like this doesn’t come along very often and Wilcoxview Jasper has proven that he can sire class winners.

 

 

 

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