#PolledPlace March/April 2018

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Volume 25 - March/April 2018

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Breeder Perspectives on POLLED POLLED MILKING SHORTHORNS Kunde's Golden Dairy Samantha Benson Oakville, Washington

We have a registered mixed herd of Milking Shorthorns, Ayrshires, Holsteins, Jerseys and my grandfather has Guernseys. Our main focus is our Milking Shorthorns for Polled genetics. We are currently using some Polled in our Jerseys and Holsteins as well. We are a family owned and operated dairy located in Western Washington. We milk around 150 cows and raise all our own young stock along with harvesting 150 acres of crops. We buy some additional feed from other local farmers in Western Washington as well. We started breeding for Polled genetics several years ago. Our first Polled cow we purchased as a 2-Yr-Old from the Milking Shorthorn National Convention Sale, Kulp-Gen Jurist Anika-P. She was an excellent 2E 91 point cow. Our philosophy is breeding for top quality, functional, overall good cows. To help us improve our herd with farm safety and one less step with Polled genetics. We use mostly Polled throughout our entire herd. We have several Polled animals

Polled Progress!

out of our Anika-P family and have used them as our foundation for Polled breeding. We have a growing herd of several Polled heifers that are coming up the pike from using some very nice Polled bulls. We have Polled daughters in the herd by Gold Mine Dimond Deuce P, Circle B A Lucky Strike PP, Rovin Ali Cowboy Cody P and Kunde’s Golden BJ Amazing P. We are currently using Lucky Strike PP, Cody P and Amazing P. We are in need of more Polled in the Milking Shorthorn breed. We have very few to pick from and can only use the ones available so much in our herd. We would love to be able to expand with additional Milking Shorthorn families to get more Polled bloodlines in our herd. We would like to see more Polled bull to pick from with higher components and higher milk. I see the future of Polled Milking Shorthorns getting better and better and it’s great to hear that other breeders are also sharing the same goals as our little dairy. We are slowly coming together to bring more information and more Polled bulls on the market whether it be through AI services or private sales. We have a variety of ages available for sale and GE Kunde’s Golden BJ Amazing P semen is also available. If you have any Polled bulls or genetics available, please get in contact with us via Facebook at Kunde’s Golden Dairy or feel free to give us a call at 360-628-3132.

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Comfort and Thurler Holsteins - Canada At Comfort and Thurler Holsteins, we are excited about the Polled future! We believe that we have the #1 GTPI VRC, #2 RZG and the #1 GLPI Variant Red & Polled donor in the world today! More on that to follow.

Rum and #8 with Red Nora. Another high-ranking sister is Red Comet *P who scores an exciting GTPI+2584 on the GTPI base.

We expect that Polled genetics will become more important in the future for our The partnership consists of program. We currently input Comfort Holsteins and Thurl750 to 900 embryos per year. er Farms, Inc. Our main goal is Now that we have the Polled to create the highest genomic gene in our female line, our offspring for GTPI, RZG and goal is to select the best and GLPI, in Black & White and flush to the best black sires Red & White. For Red & White and then eventually to use the Holsteins the focus is on the top Polled sires to make HoVariant Red Gene (VRC), mozygous Polled. With VariMark & Bev Comfort and Nick & Lynn Thurler which accelerates progress ant Red, 50% will be Red with in Red and Polled. Red cattle black sires. The opportunity are in Thurler’s family herito produce Red, using black tage, having milked in Switsires, is an easy way to have zerland. Now 40 years later, Red with the best black genes. they milk 450 head at South So, in the end when we make Mountain, in Eastern Ontario. a top line either Red or black Thurler Farms, Inc. is operated by the Thurler Family: Nick, is fine as long as it’s high and Homozygous. Robert, Michel and Oliver. Nick is the area elected director for Dairy Farmers of Ontario and is also on key milk com- We have flushed Red and Polled Bandares Nora (GTPI+2510, mittees at the national level. RZG+157, GLPI+3424) to Yoda (GTPI+2886, GRZG+160) and are planning on using Jared (GTPI+2887 and GRZG+163) on Mark Comfort is an owner of Udder Comfort for the past 20 her on the next flush. These matings are expected to come in years, prior to which he owned TransCanada Select Sires, around +2700 GTPI and up to GRZG+160. Also, Red Rum the exclusive distributor of Select Sires in Canada for 20 will be mated to Jared, as well as to Yoda and Rolan. These years up until 2000. matings will have parent averages up to GTPI+2790! So you can imagine that we are extremely excited about our Red In 2013, the Polled program took a major step for Comfort and Polled future! and Thurler Holsteins with the acquisition of a granddaughter of Fool’s Gold-Red VG-88 from the Morsan Dispersal. Another donor we are currently working with is a Frazzled This Ladd P daughter, which is believed to be the oldest daughter (GTPI+2871, GRZG+160), believed to be the #1 VRC Polled female, now completes 7 generations VG or EX RZG Frazzled in the breed. Although she isn’t Polled herwith several star brood cows. She is now classified VG-87, self, with her exciting indexes, we are planning on mating as a 3-Yr-Old with an EX-MS and is one of the most exciting her a few times to high ranking Polled bulls. We hope that young cows in the herd. this results in an exceptional Polled female, from which we can breed the next top-ranking Homozygous Polled male. Her flushes to Rubicon gave us Ruby Red *P, who is dam of our highest VRC and Polled donors that are currently in our We believe Polled Holsteins have a strong place in the world flush program, and Red Holly *P from which many embryos market. We know that the standards are high. In the past were sold both domestically and internationally. Ruby Red two years, we have provided 7 sires as AI studs, so we know *P is dam of the Red and Polled Bandares heifer, Red Rum, what is required. The next step would be to develop a Hothat scores GTPI+2664, RZG+157 and GLPI+3310. She is a mozygous Polled male that can provide the industry with genomic transmitter yielding two Red and Polled Bandares elite genetics and be the wisest choice for dairyman anydaughters that are #2664 GTPI, 3310 GLPI also 157 RZG. where in the world. She is the high-ranking donor that was discussed before. It might be interesting, on a GLPI basis, when you include the black Polled heifers. Worldwide they rank #3 with Red

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