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#PolledPlace

Volume 13 - March/April 2016

Your Source for Polled Dairy Cattle!

#PolledPromoters Polled Education #PolledPassport Northern Lights, #PolledBreeder Perspectives Kleehaven & Lady Grove #PolledPrices Polled Sales #PolledPastimes Polled Ayrshires #PolledPlace 1


Red Polled Picks! Karat PP

600HO6007 aAa 324165 +2057GTPI +349NM$ +0.95PTAT +1.22UDC +1.22FLC Kanu P x Laron P

#1 Type & GTPI Homozygous Red Sire

Apoll P

600HO6003 aAa 243615 +2262GTPI +474NM$ +1870M +42F +56P +1.89PTAT +1.48UDC +0.93FLC Aikman x VG86 Lawn Boy P x VG87 Shottle back to C Continental Scarlet-Red EX95

Milk & Protein Karat PP © Wolfhard Schulze Apoll P © KeLeKi

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Polled Reflections from the "Front Porch"

Chapter 4 The "Gold" at the End of the Rainbow

I think we finally found it! After hearing about the elusive "pot of gold at the end of the rainbow" for years now, I had all but given up hope of finding it! Then one evening after a brief storm there was a beautiful rainbow over the free stall barn. I went to check but nope, still no pot of gold! Ugh! But guess what I did find? I found a POLLED Significant daughter milking 137 lbs. a day and then I found a POLLED Marion daughter milking 112 lbs. and a POLLED Magna P daughter with 127 lbs. Huh! Maybe I misunderstood and they were saying "POLLED" at the end of the rainbow all along. Yep, I think we finally found it!" Donald & Joan Yoder & Family

602 Brent Road Barnesville, GA 30204 Phone: (478)278-2084 Email: donald@yoderfamilyfarm.com

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#PolledPhoto ”Pick this Cherry on the #PolledPlace Tag Sale!” Gortnr-Acres Cherry-P-Red VG-85 is a daughter of Jon-Lu LawnRay P-Red (Lawn Boy P son of All-American Talent Regina-Red EX-92). Her dam is a VG-87 JetRed, next dam is Jauquet-Lang SS Amber-RC EX-91, then BKB Amanda EX-92 & Shoremar Alicia EX-973E! She is consigned by Lenkaitis Holsteins, St. Charles, Illinois. Her Red & Polled Corporal P daughter also sells!

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Calendar March 10&11 March 11 March 18 March 19 March 19 March 25 March 25 March 31 April 1 April 2 April 2 April 5 April 8 April 8 April 9 April 9 April 20 May 7 May 10 May 20&21 May 21 May 21 May 28 June 20 August 9 August 20

Triple-Hil Convention & Tag Sale-MD Ohio Holstein Convention Sale-OH Vekis Spring Sale-Netherlands Green-Rock Sale-WI March Madness Sale-MD Spring Fashions at the Northern-WI Vente Jocelyn Côté & Friends Sale-QC Spring Genomic & Type Spotlight-IN Deadline #PolledPlace Tag Sale Clinton County Classic Sale-IL Hammer Time at Heritage Sale-WI USDA/CDCB Proof Evaluations The Leading Ladies of Spring Sale-MI Oklahoma State Sale-OK Purdue Dairy Club Sale-IN RedFest with a Touch of Black Sale-WI May/June #PolledPlace Deadline *includes #PolledPlace Tag Sale Catalog The Colors of Kulp-Dale Sale-PA Global Impact Sale-Australia #PolledPlace Tag Sale-WI Dodgeramma Sale-WI Pedigree Power II Sale-ID Changing of the Guard at Holbric-IL July/August #PolledPlace Deadline USDA/CDCB Proof Evaluations Sept/Oct #PolledPlace Deadline


BUILDING HIGHCOMPONENT HERDS FOR PREMIUM MILK. CFP

POWERPLAY PP RC

FAT & PROTEIN

F% P%

MILK lbs.

97HO41193 aAa: 342156 / A2A2

CFP

619

86

PROPEL PP RED

MILK lbs.

CFP

F% P%

97HO41098 aAa: 243615 / A1A2

983

106

0.15 -0.01

POTTER P RED

0.13 0.07

MILK lbs.

CFP

F% P%

97HO41208 aAa: 513642 / A2A2

1682

106

-0.25 0.09

NEMO P RED

MILK lbs.

CFP

F% P%

97HO41142 aAa: 324165 / A2A2

FOXTROT P RC

2456

117

-0.41 0.00 F% P%

MILK lbs.

CFP

97HO40386 aAa: 432561 / A1A1

800

79

PAULUS PP RC

MILK lbs.

CFP

172

31

97HO40584 aAa: 234165 / A1A2

0.08 0.00 F% P%

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UDDERS

105 UDDERS

103 UDDERS

105 UDDERS

109 UDDERS

107 UDDERS

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HOOF HEALTH

SCE - US

103

4.5

HOOF HEALTH

SCE - US

103

7.5

HOOF HEALTH

SCE - US

102

7.1

HOOF HEALTH

SCE - US

102

8.4

HOOF HEALTH

SCE - US

107

7.2

HOOF HEALTH

SCE - US

103

7.2

Udder, Hoof Health and Calving Ease values based on Dutch NVI Merit Index.

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APRDAY-F A MALAGONSIA P ET; +2518 GTPI

Dam: APRILDAY-FRD S FURMINT P ET; by Sympatico

She sells April 2nd at the Hammer Time at Heritage Sale! Already proven outstanding flush heifer Polled with no Powerball, Eraser or even Lawn Boy in her pedigree Very early daughter of Co-op Avenger Lots of AI interest; 5th generation contract female Will be less than 12 months old on sale day

Just fresh and still contracted Milking 91#/day; 4.3% Fat and 3.1% Protein

2nd Dam: APRIL-DAY M REISLING P ET; VG-87; by Magna

3rd Dam: APRIL-DAY S VERDEJO; EX-91-2E DOM

3-08 3x 339d 35,199m 3.5% 1240f 3.0% 1039p Fresh again in March and has 3 sons in AI

8-09 3x 249d 36,520m 3.7% 1358f 2.6% 944p, inc. Still milking at nearly 10 years of age

When the hammer goes down, make sure your glass is in the air for this wine! Cattle photos by Nick Sarbacker

Contact information:

Ed Peck

608.444.8863

E: adredcows@gmail.com

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Polled Education Fund

Polled Fact

PP = Heterozygous Polled 50% of offspring will be Polled! Polled Dairy Cattle #PolledPlace

A Polled Silent Auction will be held again this year during the #PolledPlace Tag Sale on May 20th & 21st. Proceeds from the silent auction will go towards the Polled Education Fund. This fund is for the education of Polled at youth events, colleges/universities and other dairy events. Thank you to the following donors from last year's Polled Silent Auction - Accelerated Genetics, Covington Jerseys, D&D Holsteins, DairyBullsOnline.com, East Central Select Sires, Manannah-Valley, Orthridge Jerseys and Schoene Kuh Dairy! Also, thank you to those that purchased items - Jean Amundson, Carl Bethke, Covington Jerseys, Kelsey Crull-Row, Gene Drought, Andrew James, Sarah Lenkaitis, Manannah-Valley, Schoene Kuh Dairy, Doug Schultz and Tony Wolter! Your support is greatly appreciated. If you are interested in donating Polled embryos, Polled semen or other items for this year's Polled Silent Auction, please contact Stephanie at 608-732-2757 or polledplace@polleddairycattle.com. Deadline to be included in the #PolledPlace Tag Sale Catalog is April 1st.

Polled Red Apple to the #PolledPlace Tag Sale!

Bosside Redstar 9596 P-Red Born: 12/26/15 Sire: Brunner Redstar P-Red (Ladd P x Mr Burns) Dam: Ms Apple Alana-ET*RC VG-88 (sired by Goldwyn) 2-06 2x 365d 26,430 4.6% 1206 3.5% 937

Next Dam: KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET EX-96 (above) This calf is Red, Polled, Fancy & Spunky! John & Tineke Boschma

H4370 Town Line Road, Colby, WI 54421 Phone: 715-223-0534 Fax: 715-223-1114 Email: bossideholsteins@hotmail.com

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Our POLLED Jerseys Love Visitors! Morgan Hartman from Massachusetts

POLLED the humane choice POLLED nature’s dehorner POLLED the future is now!

Photo by Samantha Poulter

Ardachie POLLED Jerseys Marton, New Zealand Email: ardachie@xtra.co.nz


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Briar Redstar Bunny P-Red*PO

Bunny P placed 3rd in the #PolledPlace Photo Contest and was consigned to the 1st #PolledPlace Tag Sale. She was purchased by Chelsey Wheeler, Wisconsin. We will be offering several Polled calves again in 2016! Some are show-age and many are Red & White!

Save The Dates! The 2nd #PolledPlace Tag Sale will be held

May 20 & 21, 2016 and we are looking forward to hosting the sale again this year! Interested in consigning? Catalog deadline is April 1st. Contact us or Stephanie at 608-732-2757.

Brian & Sue Crull and family

N2552 Balls Mill Road, Monroe, WI 53566 Phone: 608-329-3673 crullbrian@yahoo.com ď ł crullsue@gmail.com #PolledPlace 9 www.facebook.com/BriarHolsteins


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Breeder Perspectives on POLLED This magazine was developed for those passionate about Polled! In the #PolledPanel feature of #PolledPlace, breeders have the opportunity to share their perspective on Polled. Thank you to these breeders for sharing their Polled story and views on the future of Polled in their respective breeds! POLLED HOLSTEINS Goers Family Dairy, LLC Matt Goers Shawano, Wisconsin Farm Background Goers Family Dairy, LLC is located in Northeast Wisconsin, near Shawano and has been operated by our family since 1869. It is currently owned and operated by myself as well as my parents, David and Marilyn and an older brother, Jeff. Jeff is married to Tami and has three children. His wife works off on the farm in accounting. I handle the herdsman type duties including all of the breeding program which includes tail painting, heat detection, mating and breeding, as well as fresh cow health, herd checks, etc. Jeff does all the TMR mixing and feeding, as well as fieldwork. David does a lot of manure handling and fieldwork and Marilyn is in charge of bookwork and most calf raising duties. Around 500 acres is cropped for our own use to feed our herd which numbers 210 milking and dry and around 200 youngstock. Animals are housed in sand bedded freestalls and milking is done in a double 8 herringbone parlor by myself and Jeff. Calves are raised indoors in individual pens and moved into groups after weaning. How long have you been breeding for Polled and what inspired you to start? About ten years ago ABS had some polled bulls and I used some semen, but didn't end up with many heifers, except for a couple sired by Ottawa-P. It did intrigue me though and I began to do some research. At that time I began to learn about Hickorymea and Burket-Falls. Then, five years ago I started working with Nancy Sell and she introduced me to some polled bulls in the Trans-World Genetics lineup. With more success by using sexed semen to create polled heifers, my interest grew! Nobody likes dehorning here and it was nice to have a polled calf here and there to skip on dehorning day. What is your breeding philosophy for Polled? Although we are a commercial, freestall operation, we do enjoy larger framed cattle with that extra eye appeal that can classify well. So, my ideal polled cow needs to have a good size frame, wide muzzle and chest for feed intake/ aggressiveness at the feed rail, a well attached udder with proper teat placement for easy parlor milking, and a good set of legs and mobility to handle the freestall environment. We also strive for high components and high lifetime milk production. We like cows to last and have many older cows in the herd reflecting this mating program. It is my goal to breed numerous high scoring and long lasting polled cattle! What cow family did you start breeding Polled into? It mainly started with my "Z" family here, a homebred

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favorite family that makes consistently good cattle. I figured by using the earlier polled bulls on them I would see the most progress and it worked! I have a Pheno-P 2-yr-old milking that is my ideal polled 2-yr-old as well as an older Soccer-P that is scored VG86 with a 90pt udder. By using sexed semen in these families it was a win win...polled and heifers! Another cow family here is my "A" family I have developed. There are two EX90 cows in the herd right now from this family bred to Lumber PP and Ball of Wax PP for 2016 calvings. I've also been using polled on some cow families I have bought into including a Domain from 5 generations VG or EX, a Brono from 9 generations VG or EX, a Canyon from 5 generations VG or EX and an Epic that is backed by the EX94 Vidalia family at Frozenes Holsteins. My goal is to keep these cow families going with the addition of the great polled gene for the future! What Polled bulls are represented in your herd? Milking daughters of Soccer-P, Pheno-P, Midas-P and Parkson-P are all doing well here and some are getting to their 3rd lactation and really maturing into nice cattle that are making some good records here. Cows that breed back and last are the ones that we like and they all excel at it! In the heifer pens we have some more Pheno-P daughters springing up and further down the line we are liking the Outline-P and Hybrid-P heifers that are about a year old now. In the calf pens, we have some Lleweyn-P calves that are impressive with extreme width and great legs on them. What Polled bulls are you currently using? The breeding program is now almost all polled, since there are so many great type sires out there now. On the cows, I'm heavily using Piranha-P, Labryrinth-P, Revival PP, Korbin PP, Ball of Wax PP, Sellabull PP and Atlanta-P. Heifers are being serviced to Blueprint PP, City PP, Amor-P, Bagphee-P and GoTime-P. What are your thoughts on the availability of Polled bulls? What started small has become huge! The first bulls released and their cow families really got the ball rolling and made a good foundation for what we see today. Today, it's easy to find polled bulls out of most any popular cow family, which I think is very exciting. As a Holstein breeder I am very thankful for the many options out there. I really like the fact that most polled bulls have desirable health traits as well udder linears that are widening the teats somewhat; there are so many Holstein bulls out there today that are really getting extreme on udder cleft which can cause issues in the parlor. What would you like to see available in the future? I hope to continue to see high type bulls like Ball of Wax PP and Piranha-P emerge and would love to see sons of them. With the genetics emerging, I see no reason why polled can't become a part of any herd's mating program no matter what their emphasis is. With that said, I hope to continue to see some of the bigger name breeders put out some polled bulls from their best families. It's great to see some new bulls with great families behind them show up on the #PolledPlacings lists which I follow very closely. Where do you see the future of Polled in your breed? The future is now! With animal welfare a huge issue, dehorning is only going to become a bigger issue in my opinion. continued on page 11


continued from page 10 Polled is the perfect answer. The time savings of a day otherwise spent dehorning is very pleasant for both us and the calves. It's an exciting time to be a polled breeder and I hope someday 100% of the herd will be polled! I think its very possible seeing the genetics out there, as well as our own maternal lines we have to work with, and continuing to bring in embryos from top polled families. Additional comments. I think the early polled breeders really deserve a lot of credit for what they did, taking a chance and using their own bulls on cow families they believed in. I also want to thank Stephanie for getting the #PolledPlace magazine going and Nancy Sell for putting the first few issues in my hands! That was really a spark that started the fire for me; reading about polled breeding programs around the world and getting to know some of those breeders in person and on Facebook. I love talking matings and hearing other ideas. POLLED HOLSTEINS Beech-Grove Red & Whites Brenden Benscoter Laceyville, Pennsylvania Background of your farm. Beech-Grove Red&Whites is located in Laceyville, Pennsylvania and I own registered Red & White Holsteins. How long have you been breeding for Polled and what inspired you to start? We have used polled bulls lightly for three years now, and are currently adding more and more usage to our breeding program. What is your breeding philosophy for Polled? I myself have never made polled a specific priority, but I always say, "I'm going for RED and a HEIFER and if it's POLLED, well that's just chocolate icing on a chocolate cake!" What cow family did you start breeding Polled into? I started breeding polled into one of my foundation cows, a Reality-Red from the Roncon Carla Factor-Red family. What Polled bulls are represented in your herd? We currently have the most offspring from our pasture bull, Pristine-Vis Bolt-P-Red-ET who is a Colt-P out of an EX91 September Storm. What Polled bulls are you currently using? We currently have pregnancies by Colt P-Red and Magna P *RC due this spring to late summer and the bulls we currently have in the tank include Kit Kat P-Red, Magna P *RC, Trillion-P-Red, and the legendary Lawn Boy P-Red. What are your thoughts on the availability of Polled bulls? It is my opinion that polled sires will become more and more popular and thus increase in availability and increase the number of different sires throughout the whole industry and all breeds. What would you like to see available in the future? Something that I would like to see available in the future is higher type and more outcross in the polled genetics, which I do believe will happen in time. Where do you see the future of Polled in your breed? Polled definitely has it's place and it will be around for a long time!

WANTED:

POLLED CALVES FROM TOP COW FAMILIES DA-LYNN-JEMA MAILING ZANZABAR EX-91 7-09 305 30,984 4.0 1135 3.0 916 Life: 2265d 205,407m 7956f 6247p

Polled pregnancies coming from her family by Rush P, Lumber PP, Ball of Wax PP, City PP, Revival PP, Choice PP & Fusion PP HOMEBRED FAVORITE WITH CONSISTENTLY GOOD CATTLE!

HOFFLAND HILTON LANEY EX-90

5-04 365 32,940 4.0 1327 2.9 945 Life: 1827d 132,050m 5042f 3907p 5th dam of Canyon here that is a potential 6th generation VG or EX, just finished 305 day lactation over 40,000! DUE IN MAY TO MR ROLLEN-NS LUMBER PP-RC

FROZENES BROKER VIDALIA EX-94

4-09 365 45,800 4.0 1835 3.2 1448 Life: 1192d 121,600m 4719f 3929p Nom. All-American Sr. 3-Yr-Old '00 3rd dam of a beautiful Epic 2-YrOld with a 9/15 Toystory that looks promising & will be bred Polled DUE IN AUGUST TO BURKET-FALLS DOMINANT PP-RED

REWARD:

POLLED CALVES OUTCROSS GENETICS DEEP PEDIGREES

W10248 Winkle Road, Shawano, WI 54166 Matt Goers, Herdsman | 715.584.0367 | goers_dairy@hotmail.com #PolledPlace 11


Limited P *RC (VG-87 3yr)

525HO108 Limited P’s Pedigree:

• A Red-Carrier Polled Roy son from famous Sophia family! • First five dams all VG or EX, averaged over 175,000lb lifetime with 4.3% fat! • Maternal Brother to Alex-II-P

Sire: ROYlane Jordan-ET (EX-95) Dam: Burket-Falls SR Sarayn (EX-93 3E) 4-11 365d 36,400 4.9 1785 3.2 1182 LIFE: 3246d 230,800 4.9 11,215 3.4 7745 2nd Dam: Burket-Falls BS Savina-ET (EX-91 2E) LIFE: 126,660 4.3 5416 3.2 4031 3rd Dam: Burke-Falls Shaina-Red-ET (VG-85 6yr) LIFE: 1766d 129,920 4.3 5631 3.1 4044 4th Dam: Burket-Falls Ca-Lil Siver-ET (VG-86 6yr) LIFE: 2184d 150,739 3.9 5852 2.9 3820 5th Dam: Burket-Falls Elevation Sophia (EX-93 4E) LIFE: 3913d 241,534 4.1 10,022 2.8 3271

The bulls that were bred to be cows

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Gortnr-Acres Cherry-P-Red*PO VG-85 LawnRay P x VG-87 Jet-Red x EX-91 Sept Storm x EX-92 BKB Amanda 2-01 313d 20,582 3.3F 677 3.1P 644 3-00 149d 12,445 3.4F 418 3.3P 405 (RIP) Due 8/11 to Avalanche*RC Also offering her 8/23 Red, Polled heifer by Corporal P! Lenkaitis Corporal Cali P-Red*PO - will be genomic tested by the sale! Visit lenkaitisholsteins.com for updates. The Lenkaitis Family

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6N411 Corron Rd. St. Charles, IL 60175 Andy (630) 200-8617 Albert, Sr. (630) 377-0454 lenkaitis.holsteins@gmail.com

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TAG SALE

May 20 & 21, 2016

Hosted by Briar Holsteins, Brian & Sue Crull & family N2552 Balls Mill Road, Monroe, Wisconsin

Catalog Deadline: April lst

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#PolledPrices Triple-Hil Convention & Tag Sale March 10 - Smithsburg, Maryland

Focus on POLLED Sale Consignments

Clinton County Classic Sale

RedFest with a Touch of Black

 POLLED LADD P SELLS FROM THE LINJET MURPHY FAMILY!

 RED POLLED SPRING YRLG SELLS FROM ALL-AMERICAN CARAMAC!

April 2 - Carlyle, Illinois

 POLLED LIMITED P YRLG SELLS!

Ohio Holstein Convention Sale

Hammer Time at Heritage Sale

March 11 - Dover, Ohio

April 2 - Whitewater, Wisconsin

 ZIMMERVIEW SYMPATICO REMMY -RED SELLS FRESH IN JANUARY!

 RED POLLED LADD P SISTER TO DIAMONDBACK SELLS!  ANOTHER POLLED APPLE SELLS FROM KAMPS-HOLLOW ANTHEM!  POLLED AVENGER SELLS WITH A +2518GTPI! SEE PAGE 7 FOR MORE.

March Madness Sale

March 19 - Frederick, Maryland

 POLLED RC ADDICTION-P SELLS FROM WINDY-KNOLL-VIEW PLEDGE!

Spring Fashions at the Northern Sale

The Leading Ladies of Spring

 POLLED POWERBALL P SELLS FROM VG85 SUPERSTITION JALYN!

 POLLED YODER AND OCEAN PP CALVES SELL!

April 8 - East Lansing, MI

March 25 - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Oklahoma State Sale

Vente Jocelyn Cote & Friends Sale

April 8 - Stillwater, Oklahoma

March 25 - St. Hyacinthe, Quebec

 POLLED LADD-P SELLS! SHE WAS THE 1ST WINTER YRLG AT THE 2015 MIDWEST SPRING NATIONAL!

 POLLED RC ADDICTION-P SELLS FROM EX91 FULL SISTER TO GOLD BARBARA!

Purdue Dairy Club Sale

Spring Genomic & Type Spotlight

April 9 - Lafayette, Indiana

March 31 - LaPorte, Indiana

 POLLED MOZYGUS SELLS! RC & POTENTIAL 16TH GEN EX!

 1ST CHOICE JAX P-RC SELLS FROM A VG-85 +2390GTPI MCCUTCHEN!

April 9 - Ixonia, Wisconsin

Global Impact Sale

May 10 - Warragul, Victoria, Australia

 1ST CHOICE SELLS OF 5 ADDICTION-P HEIFERS FROM BLONDIN DESTRY SALLY-RED VG89 (MAX)!

The Colors of Kulp-Dale Sale

May 7 - Manheim, Pennsylvania

 20 POLLED SELL IN 5 COLORS! SEE PAGE 15 FOR MORE!

#PolledPlace Tag Sale

May 20&21 - Monroe, Wisconsin

 ALL-BREEDS POLLED TAG SALE! CATALOG DEADLINE: APRIL 1ST TO CONSIGN, CONTACT 608-732-2757  12/15 POLLED REDSTAR SELLS FROM APPLE'S VG88 GOLDWYN DTR!  VG85 POLLED LAWNRAY P SELLS WITH HER POLLED CORPORAL P DAUGHTER FROM THE ALICIAS!  +2438GTPI SOCTRATES SELLS WITH +1370M +70F +45P GENOMICS!  POLLED MEGASIRE SELLS FROM THE SHOTTLE HEMI FAMILY!

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THE COLORS OF KULP DALE Saturday, May 7th, 2016 11:00 a.m. Manheim, PA Selling Something for Everyone B&W, R&W, Brown Swiss, Jersey & Milking Shorthorn! High Type, Show Calves, Embryos, Choices, Polled & Homozygous Polled!

WIND D-ACRES SLUSHY SPUR-P VG-86 VG-MS 2-06 2x 365d 25,790 3.6% 925 3.1% 802 Her 8/15 Polled Supershot dtr sells, +2439 GTPI, +1737M +73F +51P +635NM +4.2PL. 2 sons in AI. Next dam Wind-D-Acres Smoothie-ET VG-89.

PINE-TREE MISSY MIRANDA-ET VG-86 DOM A homerun right here! Selling her Polled great gr'dtr. +2426 GTPI, +1161M +536NM +2.74T +2.71UDC, sired by Homerun-P! Next dams by Meridian GP-83 VG-MS-2Y, Mitey P, then Missy Miranda, 3E-92 GMD DOM Rudy Missy, 4 more VG or EX!

KULP-DALE ADVENT RENN-P-RED (EX-90 EX-MS) 2-02 2x 365d 20,940 5.0% 1038 3.9% 824 She Sells! 10th gen EX! Also selling her 7/14 Polled Ladd P dtr due 8/16 to sexed Awesome-Red! Renn's dam Rmn Rae 2-Red EX-90 EX-91-MS X Perk Rae EX-90 X 7 more EX dams!

RI-VAL-RE DB ZESTY-RED-ET (VG-86) 3-08 2x 365d 30,609 4.1% 1241 3.5% 1080 Selling by Eraser P, Polled, born 1/15, +2342 GTPI, +76F +40P +608NM +5.1PL. Her dam by Supersire, GP-83-2Y, next dam VG-85 VG-MS-2Y, then DB Zesty X VG-88 GMD DOM Redwing!

SPECIAL NOTE TO JUNIOR BUYERS: If a Junior member makes a purchase at the Colors of Kulp Dale and shows that purchase at any Junior National Show, regardless of breed, and stands first in their respective class, the Kulps will return 10% of the purchase price to the Junior member. If that purchase should then go on to be either Junior Champion or Grand Champion of a Junior National Show, the Kulps will return an additional 15% of the original selling price to the Junior member. Any breed qualifies! Sale will be broadcast live via COWBUYER, Aaron Ray Thompkins 336-363-4639. View the sale catalog at www.cattlexchange.com or www.cowbuyer.com prior to the sale! Owners: Kulp Genetics Sale Co-Managed by: David & Dr. Bea Kulp 938 Power Rd., Manheim, PA 17545 Cell: 717-278-6399 Ph: 717-664-3175 Email: kulpgen@aol.com

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Polled and Pretty For years, Polled Jerseys were stereotyped as "ugly" These fancy-uddered young cows are proving that is not the case anymore!

Covington Milestone Pepper-P Covington Oliver Maid-P Covington Milestone Jean-P Covington Milad Bluebell-P Very Good 89 (max score) Very Good 87 Very Good 86 Very Good 88 Sire: Covington Milestone-P-ET Sire: Dutch-Hollow Olvier-P Sire: Covington Milestone-P-ET Sire: Covington Milad-P-ET

COVINGTON JERSEYS, LLC

Breeding high quality Jerseys for Polled & A2A2 28307 265th Street, Leon, IA 50144 Phone: 641-414-5862 Email: tim@covingtonjerseys.com www.facebook.com/covingtonjerseys HOMOZYGOUS POLLED SEMEN FOR SALE! 54JE625 Comet-PP & 54JE626 Zorro-PP

POLLED PROGRESS Breeding great POLLED genetics takes time. This year marks our 10th year of

using POLLED semen. We have never exclusively used POLLED semen, but we have tried to select for correct conformation & a balance of production and type. HERD STATS 12 7 Milking Cows 19 Total POLLED Cows 1 HOMOZYGOUS POLLED Cow 5 Horned Cows by Heterozygous POLLED Sires 138 Heifers 20 Total POLLED Heifers 1 HOMOZYGOUS POLLED Heifer 9 Horned Heifers by Heterozygous POLLED Matings 110 Pregnancies 56 Potential POLLED & 3 potential HOMOZYGOUS POLLED Matings 17 Via Dams Our top scoring 2-yr-old is GP-83 & she's HOMOZYGOUS POLLED! We also have two POLLED cows scored VG-85!

Lemajru Dairy Farm LLC

Charles & Julie Nelkie ď‚ Michael & Abigail O-Farrell 1595 W. State Road, West Branch, MI 48661 Phone: 989-345-2255 Email: lemajru@gmail.com Find us on Facebook!

We have POLLED BULLS for sale - give us a call!

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Polled Offerings!

Ms Miracle Astro Dazzle VG-86

Selling April 2nd - Clinton County Classic Sale! Her GoldChip fresh in December, plus her POLLED Ladd-P calf. Next dam EX-91 Skychief, then Linjet Murphy EX-96-3E

Also Selling...Purdue Boilermaker Sale - April 9th

POLLED RC Mozygus Winter Yearling serviced to Brazzle She is a potential 16th generation EX!

Heinz-Hope Farm

Nelson & Bonnie Heinzmann - 618.226.2578 Aaron, Jenn, Lane, Brady & Samantha - 618.781.7994


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#PolledPassport Northern Lights, Kleehaven & Lady Grove - Will Naylor - Canada A Focus on International Polled

My name is Will Naylor, from Manitoba, Canada. My wife Traci and I, along with our 3 children Anneka (5), Ezra (2), and Maya (4 months), farm alongside my parents, Ivan and Diane, as well as my brother Phil and his wife Joylyn, in the southeastern part of the province. We are located about 40 minutes south of Winnipeg. My parents moved to Canada from the United Kingdom in 1986, and bought a small dairy farm near the town of Kleefeld. They established the prefix "Kleehaven", combining "Klee" from Kleefeld, and "haven" from their previous farm in Britain, "Haven Grange." I myself have started my own prefix, "Northern-Lights" for a few cattle that I own personally. We are predominantly a Holstein herd, but we also have a number of Milking Shorthorns as well, which are registered under the "Lady Grove" prefix. My parents started off with 20 cows at first and gradually grew to about 120. In 2010, with my brother and I both active on the farm, we purchased a neighboring freestall facility that could milk 140 cows in a swing parlor. Today we are milking 80 cows in the original tie stall and 140 in the freestall barn 2 miles away. We farm 1,100 acres growing mostly corn and alfalfa for silage as well as grain. We aim to treat our animals with the best care that we possibly can, as well as provide an enjoyable place for our employees and ourselves to make a living. Over the next few months, we plan on switching our freestall barn over to robots. This is an exciting change and we are looking forward to putting this technology to work to see how we can best provide an environment that is not only as comfortable and calm as possible for the cows, but also to have the advantage of monitoring each and every cow that much closer. I am also interested in seeing how to incorporate the best possible genetics for a robotic system, to maximize each stall in the barn and have each cow fulfill her genetic potential. Genetics is always something that I have had a great deal of

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interest in. I pick sires that excel in the traits geared towards profit. I use a lot of the high Net Merit bulls, rather than ones that are high only on TPI. I like having high pounds of fat and protein, along with positive percentages. I also want high DPR, PL and low Somatic Cell Score, as well as low Calving Ease. I try to avoid bulls over 8 for Calving Ease. SCS is something I feel is just starting to creep back up too high in many of the high index sires with the recent push for production traits. I also like to use some of the other health traits such as Mastitis Resistance and especially Body Condition Score, I like bulls over 100 on our Canadian system. On the type side, I try to limit stature as well as starting to try to incorporate slightly wider rear teat placement when possible. I'm currently working with many different branches of the Rudy Missy family, both horned and polled. I personally bought a Mogul daughter of Ammon-Peachey Shauna in 2013, out of whom I bred a polled Powerball P daughter, Northern-Lites Miracle P, who was the 2nd highest polled female in the breed after the August 2015 proof. A heifer that we have had great success with IVF on lately, is a polled Chevrolet daughter, Pine-Tree 5555 Chev 6390, from the same line as Balisto and Mogul, and are looking forward to her calving in late summer. We are also working with a few polled members of the Hickorymea "O" family, including Pine-Tree 5933 1stC 6802, a polled Alta1stClass daughter who is over $800 Net Merit and will be starting IVF in the next couple of weeks. With our Milking Shorthorns, our main families would be Valleycrest Alice 39, Lands-Brook Chardonnay, Rovin Derek Ali Accent-P and Kilbucko Betty. We have a growing number of polled animals from each of these families, including our first potential homozygous polled bull from the Ali Accent-P line! Polled breeding has been a growing part of our program. My mom was the first person that suggested to me that I should include polled in our matings. Shortly after that, we purchased a Diehard cow from Pine-Tree and not long after we bought her, she gave birth to a polled heifer calf by Colt P, and I've been hooked since! As we go forward into the future, I fully believe that polled breeding is here to stay. The gap between the highest polled animals and the highest horned is constantly shrinking. I believe that once there are a few more options for homozygous polled sires at a genetic level near the high horned ones, I think then we will see many commercial dairymen take dehorning out of their calf-raising protocols and instead make the switch to homozygous polled bulls only. There is a huge amount of room for growth with the polled trait, and we are extremely excited to be a part of it going forward!


In 2016, we continue to use the Australian Polled Sire AUSSIEGOLD(P), along with a range of international sires.

POLLED GENETICS UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL FOR A BETTER FUTURE! Taughboyne Jerseys Victoria, Australia taughboyne@bigpond.com

Taughboyne AusGold Ella 13078(P) (above) is already one of our favorites and expecting a Santana-P calf in March. Our first two AussieGold(P) heifers have 1st lactation PIs (Production Index) of 116 and 110. WOW!! Who would have thought breeding Polled would be SO MUCH FUN!?!?

Polled Testing

There are 2 independent origins of polled, one found in Holstein-Friesian and Jersey breeds (Pf), the other in many European breeds of Celtic origin (Pc) such as Angus, Blonde d’Aquitaine, Dexter, Limousin, Charolais, and Hereford, among others. Polledness is dominant; a polled animal can have one or two copies of the gene. All offspring of a bull with 2 copies of polled (homozygous) will be polled. Genetic testing is a cost-effective means to determine if a polled animal has 1 or 2 copies of the gene. The Veterinary Genetics Laboratory offers a test for the polled gene to assist breeders in selecting cattle that have 2 copies of Polled gene. H/H HORNED. No copies of either Polled molecular marker are present. Pf/H POLLED. One copy of the Polled-Friesian molecular marker is present. At least 50% of the offspring will be polled. Pf/Pf POLLED. Two copies of the Polled-Friesian molecular marker are present. All offspring will be polled. Pc/H POLLED. One copy of the Polled-Celtic molecular marker is present. At least 50% of the offspring will be polled. Pc/Pc POLLED. Two copies of the Polled-Celtic molecular marker are present. All offspring will be polled. Pc/Pf POLLED. One copy of Polled-Celtic and 1 copy of Polled-Friesian molecular markers are present. All offspring will be polled.

Phone: (530) 752-2211 www.vgl.ucdavis.edu/services/Polled.php

Polled Ayrshire Fall Calf Sells! Hawksfield Seven Beauty P sells at the Iowa Spring Extravaganza Sale on March 5th! Dam: Hawksfield Bingo Beauty Genomic-tested young cow with all plus numbers! Grand-Dam: (right) Hawksfield Bootcut Beauty EX92-3E Time tested brood cow with over 100,000 lifetime!

Your Source for POLLED AYRSHIRE Genetics!

Hawksfield Farms

Charles, Henry, Shirley, Diane, Mark, Mary, Grace & Jonathan Sayles Perry, Michigan Email: ayrhawk2@gmail.com POLLED Dairy Cattle - Ayrshires, Holsteins, Red & Whites and a Jersey #PolledPlace 19


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2nd Generation...

Bigger, Better & With A Hint of Polled

April-Day MS Charmont

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Polled Megasire Over +2400

More Exciting Polled Heifers... Flushing 3 Polled Powerball Sisters Over +2400

View-Home Cinnamon P-ET, View-Home Cumin P-ET & View-Home Cajun P-ET

Polled 1st Class Over +2400 View-Home Blush P-ET

3476 S 80th Avenue, New Era, MI 49446 Nicholas Mitteer Phone: (231) 578-0618 Email: nick@countrydairy.com www.countrydairy.com www.facebook.com/CountryDairy

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#PolledPlace #PolledPlatform The Marketplace for POLLED

Ed Smith

Polled, Polled & MORE Polled! How many of you have a Facebook news feed that is filled with cows? Mine is too! I could not even guess how many farm pages I follow and how many of my Facebook friends have cows. Seeing the growing number of Polled posts on social media is incredible and makes me so excited for the future of Polled! Consumers are also following our pages, so when Phone: 847.395.5976 you're posting a photo of your newest Polled calf, take a second to also Cell: 847.372.0602 share that this calf was born naturally without horns. One of the questions Email: ed.pat@att.net www.aAaWeeks.com Animal Analysis Since 1950 during the finals at the Illinois Junior Holstein Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest was, "When is the best 54HO757 CHAD P*RC time to dehorn a calf?" Although +2217GTPI not the "official" answer, I was Semen Available from: thinking to myself, "At conception!" Doug Schultz from MinneGLENMARK sota has instilled this in me and GENETICS inc. I continue to share the Polled JOHN & BONNIE MOHR vision of his father, Walter, and 10454 160th St. many of the early #PolledProGlencoe, MN 55336 moters. This cartoon is one of my Cell: (952)297-2811 glenmarkgenetics@hotmail.com favorites from my visit to their farm and it explains it all..."Why didn't you let my sire do it?" Animal Analysis Associate

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SchoeneStaciKuh Dairy Sexton 61588 County Road 2  PO Box 203 Millville, MN 55957 Phone: 651-564-0857 Email: schonekuhdairy@gmail.com

#PolledPlace Tag Sale It's only 2 months away! The 2nd #PolledPlace Tag Sale will take place on May 20th & 21st and will be hosted by Briar Holsteins in Monroe, Wisconsin. Again, this will be an All-Breeds Polled Tag Sale and embryos, choices and live lots will be offered. Please contact me if you're interested in consigning (608-732-2757 or polledplace@polleddairycattle.com). Catalog deadline is April 1st and the catalog will be included with the May/June issue with updated April proof information! Advertising deadline is April 20th.

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Ms Rollen-Ns OHS Live PP-ET*RC Ohio Style P x VG86 Destry x 5 VG-EX Her first 2 calves, sired by Satellite, are pictured above - potential PP & RC! More exciting calves will be coming from her this spring and summer and of course they will ALL BE POLLED and some will be Red and Red Carrier! Live PP is due in September and she's looking great! THe Faus Family Nate Faus 607-426-4094 6190 Reading Road, Rock Stream, NY 14878 Email: rollenns@gmail.com We’re on Facebook at Rollen N’s Dairy

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