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Braedale GOLDWYN

Tuesday, 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

Flora is Grand Again!

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

We traveled up to Blackfoot Id. the first week of Sept. for the Eastern Idaho State Fair. It is Idaho’s “All Idaho Show” and the states intermountain show. We had a banner day taking home the exhibitor trophy. We left with:

• Grand & Reserve Champion
• Int. Champion
• Jr. and Reserve Champion & JR Best three
• 1st March calf – a Finest heifer
• 1st Dec. calf -a Proof daughter out of a very good Durham. She also was Jr. Champion
• 1st Sr. calf -a red and white Talent daughter out of a 88pt Red Marker
• 2nd Summer yearling – a Stormatic daughter out of a 90pt Roy
• All of these heifers are home grown
• 1st Jr. yearling – a Lou daughter out of a Jolt. She also was Res. Jr. Champion
• 4th Jr. yearling – a Roy daughter out of a very good Leducue
• 1st Sr. two – A 88pt Advent daughter out of 93pt Res. All Canadian milking yearling Rubens. She was also Int. Champ and Res.
• Grand. Look for her on the colored shavings in Oct. She is maternal sister to Dyks Kite Linda. Grand at Harrisburg and Mass. show and Res. grand New York Spring nationals. She is a 4 yr old owned by Whittier Farms. She will also be at Madison.
• 3rd Sr two – A 87pt Morty daughter
• 1st 5yr old Flora’s back to back Sr and Grand trophy at this show. She was just recently scored 94pts and will be going to Madison with high hopes for a medal.
• We also took a Jr. two Garrison who won her class. Owned by Eskdale Dairy and a Aged cow who won her class and was Res. Sr. Champ. owned by Tammy Gass of Colorado.

I am leaving for Madison in a couple days with my two cows. They will be in Sherona Hills string. I am helping Mike Deaver’s at his Primetime V Sale. Hope to see you there.

Thanks,

Joshua Wright

Flora is Grand!

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

At the 2008 All-Utah show Flora walked away with the Grand Champion banner. (Previously winning the 5 year old class and Sr. Champion) She missed out on winning grand performer by half a point. She looked amazing at only 4 weeks fresh. The Western National is May 16th, in Richmond Utah. She will make the trip. Joshua

2 ET’S Born

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

We had two Talent heifers born in March. They are maternal sisters to Country-Home Marmx Madlynne. It is always good to get two heifers out of two pregnancies. Madlynne calved Feb 28th with a Reagancrest Mac bull calf. She looks amazing. She has grown alot since last yr. She is 63.5 inches tall. We are taking her to our state show next week. Country-Home Emory Flora also calved in March. She had a Pronto heifer. She too will be taking the trip with us next week. We also are taking a Champion Sr. two, whose dam is out of a home grown bull. Next dam 90 pt. Emory. We are taking a Talent Sr. Yearling owned with Eskdale Dairy. A Dundee winter yearling whose great grand dam is the great Dezi(nomimated All-American 125 cow 2008)also owned with Eskdale Dairy. Two Jr. yearlings A Roy and a Lou. Two Stormatic summer yearlings out B-Bar-G Roy Tijunae. Two Sr calves, A red and white Talent out of 88pt Red Marker, and a Stormatic out of 90pt. integrity. An Aspen Jr. calf out of a storm cloud Dam. Storm Cloud is a 97pt Storm son that we had at our place for a couple years. He is now back in Wisconsin at Harry Weir’s place getting collected.
The Dundee was All-Idaho and First Utah State Fair last fall. The Lou Jr. yearling was All-Idaho and 2nd Ut State Fair, the Roy was Reserve All-Idaho and First Ut. State Fair. Flora was Grand @ Idaho Show and Reserve Grand Utah State Fair. I am excited to see what will happen next week.
I helped Reitveld Dairy a couple weeks ago in Calgary, Alberta. The show was small, but the caliber of animals was amazing with multiple All-Canadian animals presant.
Thanks for visiting our site!
Joshua

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

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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3 Ets born

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

The good news is that we had three et calves hit the ground. The bad news is that they were all bull calves. Three stormatic calves out of Flora(country home emory flora). Is flushing cows worth it? We dried flora up last week. She is pregnant to pronto due first of march. We are all hoping and begging for a heifer calf. She looks really good right now and is enjoying her time off in the horse barn.
I am really excited about a dec. proof calf out of a very good durham cow. Her maternal sister was 2nd jr. two all-Utah show last April. She will be in the western national futurity show May of 2008.
Happy Holidays every one and God Bless.
Joshua

First Blog

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

It was a gratifying experience winning Madison. One that I thought might never happen. Even though we did not own Mona at the time it was still enjoyable to watch. The big goal for us is to win Madison, but realistically it is not going to happen very often. So we set are goals at winning the local shows and competing well at the Spring Western National in Richmond Ut.
There are good cows in the state Ut. which was evident on the colored shavings this year. It is fun to have competitive exhibiters to show against. I was very happy to see some of my friends and neighbors fare well at Madison, especially the Conrad family of Eskdale dairy. They do good things at thier dairy. Not many people see or know due to the location of thier dairy.
Good Luck! Hope to blog again.
Joshua

Breeding Dairy Cattle

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

It is important to have a good breeding program for dairy farm for the reason that milk production is dependent on how many cows you have lactating at one Remember, too, that although people buy milk year-round, it’s unnatural for cows to calve in any season but one. According to eHow Pets Editor the following are the steps for breeding dairy cattle:

* Learn the cows’ reproductive cycle and decide whether to use hormones to time reproduction and increase milk production. This decision determines whether you’re a traditional or an organic dairy farmer, and it has profound effects on your breeding operation. Organic dairy farmers can charge twice as much for milk, but traditional farmers produce a great deal more.

* Supplement cows’ feed during pregnancy and, of course, lactation. For cows treated with hormones, this is of special concern because they reach a point where milk production is so high that they simply can’t consume enough calories in a day to maintain their weight. It is therefore necessary to ensure that they are nutritionally sound before that point, during pregnancy and in the first phase of lactation.

* Use artificial insemination if you’re a beginner, as dairy bulls are the most difficult to deal with. Breed cows for conformation (femininity, including pelvis size), longevity and milk quality and quantity. The less often you must replace cows, the better.

* Separate cows due to calve and watch them closely. Provide shelter from the elements–calving stalls in the barn in cold climates and shaded pasture areas in hot climates. Studies have shown that heat stress during parturition plays a role in milk production later, not only for the cow giving birth, but for the calf, if it’s a heifer.

* Bottle-feed calves one gallon of colostrum (ideally) 30 minutes after birth, but certainly within 24 hours. Feed calves pasteurized waste milk with excess colostrum or milk replacers at a rate of 1 gallon per day and supplement with a commercial calf starter feed. Wean them at 5 to 6 weeks.

* Adjust the diet of your heifer calves so that they’re large enough to breed at 14 to 16 months of age, and build your herd with quality heifers born on your own farm to keep replacement costs low.

How to Care for Cows

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Taking care of your cows will produce dairy products, meat and calves for years.

Here are tips to care for your cows:

– Provide shelter. Cows need shade in summer and a windbreak in winter. The type of shelter depends on the type of winter your area has and the breed of cow.

– Keep cows wormed. Change brands of wormer every other time to prevent them from becoming immune.

– Provide water at the time – either pond, spring, creek or watering tank.

– Feed cows. Milking cows will need grain and hay for good production. Beef cows can manage on pasture with supplemental feedings of hay and grain in winter.

– Keep salt and minerals out for cattle at all times. Check with your local vet or agricultural agent about types of minerals needed for your area and time of year.

– Maintain a good fence or pen around cows.

– Clean barn stalls and lay fresh straw if you keep your cows in a barn.

– Milk dairy cows twice a day.

– Check cows for lice and parasites and medicate as needed. Check with vet for any questions you have.
* Remember that even if they are gentle, cows are still animals. Teach your children the
correct way to handle cattle and where not to play.