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Volume 11 - November/December 2015

Your Source for Polled Dairy Cattle!

#PolledPromoter Blake Hansen #PolledPastimes Bill Maness #PolledPassport Mark#PolledPlace Day 1


APOLL P-RED

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+2311GTPI +513NM$ +1981M +49F +60P +1.88PTAT +1.41UDC +0.84FLC Aikman x VG86 Lawn Boy P x VG87 Shottle back to C Continental Scarlet-Red EX95 Outstanding Milk Production & High Components Promises High Type & Quality Udders

#1 RED SIRE FOR MILK #1 RED SIRE FOR PROTEIN

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German Genetics International 2 #PolledPlace

+(49)4471-91740 info@ggi.de www.ggi.de

Ag-Link Genetics (570)836-6593 aglinks@aol.com www.ag-link.com


Polled Reflections from the "Front Porch"

Chapter 2 - Midnight Musings

Sitting here on the porch this morning as the rain gently drips off of the roof...the time is 1:15am and the sound of the vacuum pump can be heard in the background. The night milking should be about done and soon the crew will be heading in for a few hours of sleep. As I sat here and asked myself why anyone would do this kind of "craziness" my thoughts went to this picture I took of Group 3 the other day. We do this because we love it! Well, most of the time anyway! We love working with and taking care of our cows to keep them happy and healthy. We love working together as a family and as a team! Yep, I guess that's why we do it! Oh, and before I fall asleep in the chair here, I should comment on the picture below. As I mentioned, this is Group 3 and they are definitely "living well!" There are about 90 cows in this group. 70% of them are bred to POLLED bulls! Very exciting for us! Service sires include Ladd P, Piranha P, Ocean PP, Dogma P, Eraser P and Trillion P. Well, the next milking is in 4 hours and they say I'm on for that, so good night friends and take care!

Donald & Joan Yoder & Family

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

Polled Genetics That "Work"

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8 #PolledPromoters Blake Hansen 10 #PolledPanel Polled Breeder Perspectives 12 #PolledPrices Polled Sale Highlights 16 #PolledPastimes Bill Maness-Jersey Origins 17 #PolledPlacings Jersey Polled Females 18 #PolledPassport Bickleygate-Mark Day 22 #PolledPlace Polled Marketplace 22 #PolledPlatform #PolledPromoters

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#PolledPhoto ”Total Polled Package!” MD-Valleyvue

NUno Kim P-ET-RC*PO VG-85 is a POLLED Numero Uno from the Roxys and is the dam of Seagull-Bay Roxy PP-ET, the #1 GTPI Homozygous Polled at +2640GTPI. Both Kim P & Roxy PP are owned by Seagull Bay Dairy, Inc., Idaho. Watch for the NEW #PolledPlacings in the next issue of #PolledPlace!

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Calendar

November 6 Vente Supreme Sale St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada November 7 58th Pot O'Gold Sale Louisville, Kentucky November 8 63rd All-American Jersey Sale Louisville, Kentucky November 12 Sale of Stars at the Royal Winter Fair Toronto, Ontario, Canada November 14 Nittany Lion Fall Classic Sale University Park, Pennsylvania December 1 Holiday Fashions Sale Fond du Lac, Wisconsin December 1 USDA/CDCB Proof Evaluations December 2 Illini Futures Sale Bloomington, Illinois December 20 Jan/Feb #PolledPlace Deadline January 17-21 International Dairy Week Tatura, Victoria, Australia February 9-11 World Ag Expo Tulare, California February 20 March/April #PolledPlace Deadline April 5 USDA/CDCB Proof Evaluations April 20 May/June #PolledPlace Deadline May 10 Global Impact Sale Warragul, Victoria, Australia May 20&21 #PolledPlace Tag Sale *see page 13 Monroe, Wisconsin


POLLED + A2A2 = Total Package!

DOMINANT PP-RED

POLLED Dominant PP Daughters at Burket-Falls

L-R: VG-85 2-02 365d 2x 27,614m 3.8% 1055f 3.1% 837p GP-84 2-04 312d 2x 22,442m 4.2% 936f 3.2% 700p GP-82 2-04 365d 2x 24,923m 4.0% 1006f 3.2% 794p GP-83 2-04 365d 2x 23,991m 4.0% 938f 2.9% 697p GP-80 2-11 344d 2x 29,228m 3.8% 1114f 3.1% 889p (2nd lact) "The Dominant PP daughters are calving and they are 'cookie cutter' consistent. They are average stature, tremendous width & strength, excellent feet & legs and terrific udders. The best group of daughters from a disposition standpoint we've ever milked!" - John Burket

Burket-Falls DOMINANT PP-Red VG-87 aAa 5136

BURKET FALLS FARM Dave Burket & Sons

1321 Polecat Rd., East Freedom, PA 16637 814-239-2260 | burketfallsfarm@aol.com www.burketfallsfarm.com

Sire: Burket-Falls Polled Pledge-P-RC EX-90 Dam: Burket-Falls Durene P-Red EX-91-2E EX-MS 4-01 365d 34,828m 4.1% 1434f 3.1% 1088p 2nd Dam: Burket Falls Dee Dee-Red EX-90 EX-MS Life: 201,989m 3.7% 7490f 3.4% 6519p Next 5 Dams: VG-EX 100% Polled Offspring! Available from Burket-Falls!

POLLED FOUNDATION COW

Burket-Falls Elevation Sophia EX-93-4E GMD DOM Life: 241,534 4.1% 10022 The solid foundation of our Polled program #PolledPlace 5

“Polled Holsteins: The Solution to your “Horny” Problems”


RED = P (polled) BLUE = p (horned) Watch the animated video at www.dairybullsonline.com! 6 #PolledPlace


Sammy Ps with Style & Strength

Westdama Sammy

Magda-P

Sire: OCD Colt Sammy P-ET*RC Dam: Westdama Goulet Mazzie GP-82 2nd Dam: Westdama Powerplay Maisie GP-81 3rd Dam: Westdama Luigi Mazzie VG-85 4th Dam: Westdama Don Mazda GP-82 Next 3 Dams: VG-87, VG-86, VG-86

Westdama Sammy

Sapphire-P

Sire: OCD Colt Sammy P-ET*RC Dam: Westdama Outside Sweeten-ET VG-87 2nd Dam: Westdama Jolt Sweetness VG-89 3rd Dam: Westdama RoxyD Sweetpea VG-89 4th Dam: Westdama Broker Sweetie EX-2E Next 3 Dams: EX-6E, VG-87, EX-3E

Turning Cow Families Polled in One Generation!

Matt Seeliger

594 Kennedy Road, Glencoe West, South Australia Phone: 01417887168 Email: westdama@icloud.com

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#PolledPromoters The Hansen farm at 8617 Lincoln Road, Hudson, Iowa has been in our family since 1864. I am part of the sixth generation to live and work here. In 2004, my mom and dad and my three brothers and I added value to the farm by building a creamery and selling our dairy products directly to consumers. Today, 175 Registered Black & White and Red & White Holsteins are milked here. I handle the herd management. My brother Blair manages our 400 acres of cropland, growing alfalfa and corn for feed. My brother Brad manages the creamery, making skim, 1%, whole and chocolate milk, cheese curds, butter, heavy cream and ice cream. My brother Brent manages sales and delivery to our two retail stores and other grocery stores and restaurants in the area. My dad is the mastermind behind it all. My mom handles the tourism side of the business. My wife Jordan handles bookkeeping and marketing. We have another 12 farm employees and 25 retail store employees. We aim to have a sustainable, prosperous farm for the future of all 15 of the children in our next generation. I started breeding for Polled with Aggravation Lawn Boy P-Red. I disliked dehorning and was interested in Red genetics. Currently, we are working on adding Polled to the Pinehurst Brittany, Stookey Elm Park Blackrose, KHW Regiment Apple-Red and Red-Vision Dis Dory-Red cow families. We have also been going back and using older genetics and adding Polled into that. I started using old genetics because I think the dairy cows today are lacking strength. I feel the industry today is breeding the strength right out of the cow. It seems that the dairy industry is more interested in getting high volumes of milk out of young cows and the cows are getting burnt out and not living very long. To me, longevity is more important than a cow that produces 100 pounds a day for only two

Blake Hansen - A New Perspective on Polled

or three years. The old bulls that I'm using today have created a huge impact on the breed. Without them, we may not have had the genetics we have today. I'm not really a big believer in genomics and the numbers game, so the old genetics are easier for me to use. I may have lower GTPIs, but I think the quality of the cows may be better and they'll live longer with an outcross pedigree. Also, the fertility on these old bulls is amazing. Over the past 10 years I've had over 100 Polled cows. Currently in my herd I have close to 80 Polled cows. 75% of the cows today I'm using older genetics for breeding. I'm using old genetics because I've seen over the years that the Polled cows could use more strength and type. Currently the old bulls I'm using are Paclamar Bookmaker, Paclamar Astronaut, ToMar Blackstar, Round Oak Apple Rag Elevation, Boss Iron, Startmore Rudolph, Lawn Boy P-Red, Hanoverhill Starbuck, Pawnee Farm Arlinda Chief, Walkway Chief Mark and Regancrest Durham. Polled bulls I'm using today include Apoll P, Hulk P, Ocean PP, Blueprint PP, Zumba P, Lets Deal P, NUno Kad P, Piranha P, Layton P, Sellabull PP and Enlighten PP. The most interesting bull I have today is a Polled, Red Carrier Bootmaker out of the Apple family. How many Polled, *RC Bookmaker sons have there been?! Different is good if not the best! I would definitely consider collecting and selling my own bull because I want other breeders to enjoy the genetics that I enjoy. The satisfaction of working with a great dairy cow is what I want to pass on. Promoting Polled to breeders has always been something I try to do. Most breeders that come to the farm aren't really into Polled genetics yet. I tell them how great it is, but it seems to stop there. They have the idea that Polled cows aren't as high producing and that turns them away from using Polled genetics. We host public tours on our farm most The Hansen Family of Hansen's Dairy, Creamery & Farm Tours and

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Blake Hansen with Antique P*RC A Polled Red Carrier Bootmaker son from the Apple family! people on tours do notice the scabs from dehorning. I tell people about Polled vs. horned and what the benefits are with Polled genetics. Most people appreciate that with the Polled gene, the cow doesn't have to go through the pain of dehorning. Most consumers are interested in that topic when I bring it up and when I discuss the old genetics on top of that they are amazed! The majority of people ask good questions and see that we care deeply about our cows, but there are some who come in with preconceived notions about how cows are cared for and ask the difficult questions: why are calves separated from their mothers right away, why do they live in small huts for six weeks, why aren't they on grass, why do they stand in manure all day, etc. If they would spend a day in our shoes, they would understand why the answers to these questions make sense. It's hard to fight the anti-dairy sentiments out there because they are so vocal on social media and easily sway the public. Thankfully, we don't experience much of that on our tours or in social media. If you are looking to start hosting tours, from our experience, make sure you have diplomatic answers to tough questions. The last thing you want is to engage in an argument about certain topics. It also goes a long ways to make sure your farm is as clean as possible and cows are healthy and well cared for. I also promote Polled through the Polled Partners Facebook page under my wife's Facebook account! "Like" Hansen's on Facebook! www.facebook.com/HansenDairy/ Visit their Website! www.hansensdairy.com


The Next Generation is POLLED!

Another Exciting Polled Newborn Potential Homozygous POLLED *RC Bull from: Forest-Lawn R Patty P-Red-ET (by Reality-Red) Sired by Eraser P, his PA is over +2200! Watch for more on him!

Meet Darcie P-Red!

Although she's just a newborn, she already has a bright POLLED future! Darcie P-Red, sired by Corporal P, is a daughter of Briar Malaki Diane*RC EX-91-2E. Diane will be 11 years old in February and this is her 9th calf. They are from the same cow family as Brooknook Milestone-Red! Owned by Justin Crull

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 Thoeny Farms - Ogilvie, Minnesota

Don & Debbie and Kevin & Stacy Thoeny My husband Kevin and I are employed by the family farm, owned by his parents Don and Debbie. We have 4 children ages 9, 5, 22 months and 1 month. The two oldest girls help me feed calves on the farm. We have employees who help us with the milking and some field work. We milk 180 cows, raise all of our replacement heifers and farm 1,100 acres. We started breeding for Polled about 5 years ago. We started because dehorning is a job that no one enjoys and it's also less stress on the animal. I select the top Polled bulls that meet our breeding goals. The cow family that we started breeding Polled into was Holmgren Shottle Hosanna. Her 5th dam is Markwell Bstar E Raven. So far, we have 15 daughters and 3 grand daughters in our herd. Many of them are Polled heifers by Ladd P, Golden PP and Ohio Style P. Currently, we have daughters of Ladd P, Golden PP, Ohio Style P, Outcome P, Outline P, Homerun P, Science P, Ohare P, Striker P and others in our herd. Right now, the bulls we have in the tank that we're using include Milford P, Enlighten PP, Champ P, Outcome P and Outline P. We had talked about breeding for Polled about 10 years ago, but at the time there weren't any bulls that fit our breeding goals. When we did start 5 years ago, we used them sparingly. Since then, we have started using more as more Polled bulls became available that fit our program. There are so many more Polled bulls to choose from now than there were even just a few years ago. In the future, I would like to see more Homozygous Polled bulls that are higher in type, production and health traits. I think Polled will keep gaining momentum!

help at home with the show heifers. We always milked Holsteins until 2006 when we bought a herd of Registered Brown Swiss. We currently milk around 160 head. I remember when I was a kid, Dad used some Polled bulls as young sires from Burket Falls, Hickorymea and Pine-Tree. We never really had an inspiration to start breeding Polled, it was just nice to skip a calf every once in awhile when it was time to dehorn calves. We have always tried to breed for cows that score well and produce enough milk to make them profitable and get around with a good set of feet and legs. Now, getting all that without the horns makes it even better! We started using Polled bulls more when we purchased a Polled heifer from Roy MacGregor's Arron Doon Sale - Arron Doon Buckeye Chic P*RC - a daughter of West Port Arron Doon Mit P-Red. We have several milking Polled daughters and several Polled yearlings of Chic P. Chic P has two Polled bulls at International Protein Sires and also a grandson at IPS. We are milking several daughters of Polled Holstein sires including: Charger P, Eliminator P, Mitey P, Magna P, Lawn Boy P, Icicle P, Sylvester P, Proxy PP, Colt P, Raspberry P and daughters of the Brown Swiss Polled sire, Lynch P. Our Polled Holstein heifers are sired by Relief P, Ohio Style P, Harper P, Sid PP, Transformer P, Snowball P, Dolo P, Shanosber P, Lumber PP, Ivan PP, Kinnick PP, Apple Jax P, Special Effect P, Call Me P, Dual PP, Golden PP, Parma PP and Parker P. We also have Polled Brown Swiss heifers sired by Jeff PP. Bulls currently being used in the herd are Ocean PP, Homerun P, Outline P, Outcome P, Siren P, Thor PP, Stamp PP, Jax P, Champ P, Cloud Nine P, Outdone P, 300 PP, 241 PP, Glover P, Rascal PP, Sammy P and Gabir P. I think the availability of Polled semen is getting easier and there are more options available. In the future, I would like to see more outcross Polled bulls. It is hard to find something without Lawn Boy P, Colt P, Earnhardt P or Supersire in the pedigree. The future of Polled will only get better! Some of the best cows are being mated to Polled bulls. In my opinion, I think a lot of people are scared to breed Polled genetics. The misconception is that they are going to sacrifice something to get Polled genetics. I tell them that the only thing they will lose in breeding with Polled bulls is the horns!

POLLED BROWN SWISS & HOLSTEINS Rollin Huels Dairy - Carlyle, Illinois Rollin Huels Dairy is owned and operated by Lester and Helen Huels. Established in 1977, the farm is located in Clinton County, Illinois (50 miles east of St. Louis, Missouri). I am the oldest of five children. When I am not at work, my children and I help on the farm as needed. My wife Trish and children Taylor (14), Kaylie (12) and Brayden (9)

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Gary & Trish Huels and Taylor, Kaylie & Brayden Huels


Introducing...

Firefox P-Red

525HO112 Skiles-View Firefox P-Red (aAa: 4536) Pedigree: Sire: Burket-Falls Alex II-P-ET (EX-90) Dam: Skiles-View Talent Firebird (EX-91 2E) 5-11 305d 34,140 3.5 1200 2.9 989 2nd Dam: Del-Hollow Dist Flo-Red-ET (GP-81) LIFE: 2337 170,280 3.3 5610 2.6 4470 (Classified the first time as a 9yr old cow. Lived to be 11yr old) 3rd Dam: Miss Del-Brooke Roxy-Red-ET (EX-90) 5-11 364d 53,980 3.7 1991 2.8 1494 LIFE: 1739 171,070 3.8 6542 3.0 5068 4th Dam: Del-Hollow MJ Roslyn-Red-ET (EX-91) 3-01 365d 24,040 3.8 906 3.1 740 5th Dam: Ken-Ray Cavalier Avon (EX-91 3E) LIFE: 2095 125,540 4.4 5514 3.1 3869 6th Dam: Ken-Ray Threat Arlene-Red (EX-91 2E) LIFE: 2571 146,760 4.0 5938 3.2 4650

• A polled red & white Alex son! • An impressive bull with lots of strength and width • Sought-after aAa code: 4-5-3-6

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The bulls that were bred to be cows

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Focus on POLLED sale highlights

Polled Sale Consignments

Vente Supreme Sale

November 6 - St-Hyacinthe, Quebec

58th Pot O'Gold Sale

November 7 - Louisville, KY

Sale of Stars at Royal Winter Fair

 POLLED 6/2015 RED CROWN P X VG-87-2Y COLT P X EX-94-2E CANDY APPLE X APPLE EX-96-3E DOM SELLS! Consigned by Ferme Laitiere Rayon D'or

 POLLED 11/2014 NIKON-P SELLS BRED WITH SEXED SEMEN TO ARCHER! HER DAM IS A VG-85 MEDALIST, THEN VG-88 ACTION, EX-90 LEMVIG & VG-87 BERRETTA. Consigned by Kevin Schneider

 2 POLLED POWERBALL P MATERNAL SISTERS SELL +2648GTPI & +2551GTPI! BOTH BORN 6/2015 - DAM IS LARCREST-I MOGUL TIGNANELA X LARCREST CALE-ET VG-89-3Y OBSERVER X CRIMSON EX-93-2E DOM, THEN LARCREST COSMOPOLITAN VG-87-3Y & 4 MORE VG-EX DAMS. Consigned by Swissbec

 POLLED 10/2014 MESCHACH-P SELLS! HER DAM IS A VG-87 PLUS. NEXT DAM IS A VG-88 CAPTAIN. Consigned by Yosemite Jersey Dairy

November 12 - Toronto, Ontario

63rd All-American Jersey Sale November 8 - Louisville, KY

Ms Candy Apple-Red-ET EX-94-2E  SHE SELLS! POLLED EARNHARDT P X VG-87-3Y SHAMROCK X ALL-AMERICAN & ALL-CANADIAN GOLD MISSY EX-95-2E 15* Consigned by Ferme Blondin

 OFFERING SHARES IN KASHIN SLUGGER-P-ET! HE'S A POLLED NIKON-P X DIMENSION 39428-P-ET VG-87. NEXT DAM IS EX-90 VENERABLE. A SYNDICATE HAS BEEN FORMED TO PURCHASE SLUGGER-P. SHARES ARE AVAILABLE FOR $2,000 EACH. A LIMITED NUMBER OF SHARES AND HALF SHARES ARE AVAILABLE. FOR EACH FULL SHARE, YOU WILL RECEIVE A ONE-TIME ALLOTMENT OF 50 UNITS OF SEMEN. ALL SYNDICATE MEMBERS WILL SHARE IN EARNED ROYALTIES. Bred by Rancho Teresita Dairy - will be sampled in cooperation with Select Sires

Larcrest Cale-ET VG-89-3Y  SHE SELLS! KOOPYCREST SUPERSIRE LILY P VG-85-2Y +2279GTPI, NEXT DAM IS VG-85-2Y MAGNA P, THEN VG-87 BAXTER & VG-87 TITANIC. Consigned by Shawn Koopmans

Morsan Earnhardt Blarney P +2127GTPI  POLLED *RC CHAMP P SELLS BORN 12/2014! MATERNAL SISTER TO CALBRETT SIFTER P*RC +2439GTPI. DAM IS VG-85-2Y NUMERO UNO, THEN VENTURE GOLDWYN SOUP P*RC. Consigned by Cormdale Genetics

Koopycrest Supersire Lily P VG-85-2Y Kash-In Dimension 39428-P-ET VG-87  POLLED 3/2015 138GJPI 16.3GJUI CHARLEMAGNE SELLS WITH AI INTEREST! HER DAM IS HAVS LOVABULL WATCHFULL-P EX-93. NEXT 2 DAMS ARE EX-91 BARBER & EX-92 SOONER. Consigned by Kylie Lehr

Venture Goldwyn Soup P*RC GP-81-2Y

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Nittany Lion Fall Classic Sale

November 14 - University Park, PA  +2243 POLLED BOMBERO SELLS FROM RC-LC GOLDWYN ATM EX-92 COW FAMILY! Consigned by Mercuro Farms  1ST CHOICE OCEAN PP SELLS FROM MD-VALLEYVUE PP KALA PP-RED-ET. SAME FAMILY AS KIM P FEATURED ON THE COVER! Consigned by Austin Ream


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2015/2016

#PolledProgress at Goers Family Dairy LLC Thank you to everyone for the great comments about our calf being featured on the first ever #PolledPromoters Directory! It was truly an honor and great work Stephanie! Vinyl-P is a homebred daughter of Ja-Bob Hybrid-P-Red and from a 2-Yr-Old AltaXXX-Red daughter that traces back to herd favorite Vivid VG-87. Her RC dam is on service to Frizz-P-Red, so we're hoping for a POLLED Red heifer next year! We also have an Orton-PP due from this family.

2016 is going to be an exciting time here for POLLED! Along with exciting embryos, we are at 75 & counting #PolledPregnancies in the herd! With our own strong RC-LC Goldwyn ATM EX-92 EX-MS DOM homebred families and bulls such as Lumber-PP*RC, 3-10 2x 365d 37,630m 4.9% 1848f 3.3% 1223p Enlighten-PP, Choice-PP*RC, Revival-PP, Ball of We are excited to implant Transformer-P embryos from the Gold ATM Wax-PP*RC and many others, we can't wait to see some of these calves. If you'd like to talk POLLED, family that were purchased on the #PolledPlace Tag Sale! give me a call or schedule a visit! Thanks to Kulp Genetics for consigning them and we look forward to seeing what the end result is. POLLED genetics combined with cow families like this is what is making POLLED more exciting every day! Looking forward to the 2nd Annual #PolledPlace Tag Sale in May!

W10248 Winkle Road, Shawano, WI 54166 Matt Goers, Herdsman � Cell: 715.584.0367 � Email: goers_dairy@hotmail.com

Branching Out & Creating Diversity! LEMAJRU-N MUSCADET LOLITA P*PO Lolita P is a Muscadet daughter and a Dual PP grand-daughter with a +2204PTPI! Her official genomics forthcoming. We are excited to watch what this different maternal line will produce!

Watch For More Exciting Genomics In The Next Issue! Lemajru Dairy Farm LLC

Charles & Julie Nelkie  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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TAG SALE

May 20 & 21, 2016 - Monroe, WI Watch for additional details in the upcoming issues of #PolledPlace! Stephanie Stout 608.732.2757 polledplace@polleddairycattle.com www.polleddairycattle.com

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Homozygous Polled Ayrshire!

Hawksfield Seven Blossoms PP

Hawksfield's 1st HOMOZYGOUS POLLED Female! She's also A2A2 and A/B! Sire: Dandy's No 7 P Dam: Hawksfield Drew Blossom P

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 14 #PolledPlace

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


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#PolledPastimes Bill Maness developed an interest in Registered Jersey™ pedigrees when his family began the transition to a Jersey herd as their local milk processing plant (in North Carolina) joined the All-Jersey® fluid milk program in 1965, having operated previously with a milking herd of unregistered animals of several breeds. His first experience with Polled Jerseys came in 1967, when four cows originating at Fair Weather Farm, New Lebanon, New York were part of a larger group acquired as his family expanded their herd. All four were Polled daughters of Fair Weather Champion Superb-P, a bull that had been instrumental in propelling the Fair Weather herd – owned and operated by Stanley and Jane Chittenden – to the position of preeminent USA Polled Jersey herd in that era. After his father’s medical condition necessitated selling their herd in 1976, Bill worked in association management for an educators’ professional organization, then returned to the dairy industry in a herdsman role in 1981. Over the next 25 years, he was in similar roles with Registered Jersey™ herds in six states, from New England to Texas to the Upper Midwest and the South, continuing to develop his focus on Jersey history and pedigrees. Diabetic foot surgery in recent years drove his necessary transition away from the physical work on a dairy farm, but he maintains his continuing interest in the Jersey breed by operating – within the physical limitations of his medical condition – Jersey Origins LLC, a historic Jersey pedigree database and reference library. Since his relocation to Wisconsin in 2013,

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Derek and Charisse Orth (Orthridge Jerseys, Lancaster, Wisconsin) have become his associates in this consulting business, which offers Jersey Pedigree Research and Historical Interpretation to Jersey breed enthusiasts around the world, including preparation of narrative presentations about impact herds and significant individual Registered Jerseys™. Extended pedigrees produced from the Jersey Origins LLC database are properly considered as educational materials for the study of ancestry, not “official” pedigrees produced by the several national Jersey breed registry organizations around the world. Bill notes, in developing the Jersey Origins LLC historic Jersey pedigree database, “We have learned that committed breeders of Polled Jerseys (in the USA) have utilized a variety of strategies over the past 100+ years in designating their animals that display the Polled trait, even before AJCC implemented a standard recording and display format for doing so.” A number of early 1900’s Polled animals contained the words “Hornless” or “Polled” in their complete registered name; in more recent years, beginning during the pre-electronic era (prior to 1966) for generating registration certificates and related documents, AJCC (now AJCA) presented the registration numbers of individual Polled animals with “X” before the registration number, then with “P” before the registration number. Subsequently the –P suffix as part of animal names has been utilized for Polled animals, with the suffix –PP now available for Homozygous Polled animals. It is especially noteworthy that an individual animal’s “PP” status can now be determined by the applicable genomic-based test, enabling the selection of potential breeding stock (to perpetuate the Polled trait) in pre-weaned calves. Recent developments in genomic testing for the Polled trait indicates the presence of Polled can arise from two distinctly different sources; historically our pedigree

Bill Maness - Jersey Origins LLC

research indicates that the polled trait transmitted by Normsland Belle Boy-P (3JE68) arises from a different source than the Polled trait transmitted by the Fair Weather (and now Dutch Hollow and Den-Kel) bulls – such as Fair Weather Opportunity-P-ET (29JE2890), Dutch Hollow Oliver-P (7JE1219) and Den-Kel Jace Lovabull-P (1JE630). Genomic testing can clearly speed up genetic progress in perpetuating the Polled trait in the Jersey breed (and may be equally valuable to Polled breeders of other breeds), identifying the Polled Jersey bulls that will have broader appeal based on their overall GPTA values, and identifying homozygous Polled Jersey bulls earlier in life. A “work in progress” at present for Bill and his associates is the planned release – in March 2017 – of Jerseys In America’s Dairyland – A Rich History & A Bright Future, a book detailing the history of the Jersey breed in Wisconsin, developed as a special project for the Wisconsin Jersey Breeders Association. At the WJBA Annual Meeting in March 2015, he was the recipient of the organization’s Distinguished Service Award (photo courtesy of The Country Today).


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Herd Register: Top 100 Polled Females Ranked by Genomic JPI™ October 2015

The top 100 polled females (cows and heifers) recorded in the AJCA Herd Register are listed in rank order for genomic Jersey Performance Index™ (GJPI). Ties are broken by PTA protein. Cows must have calved within the past 27 months and not have a termination code associated with the current lactation. Heifers must be no older than three years of age on October 6, 2015 and not have a GPTA based on lactation information. Genomic evaluations are calculated from the information source listed in the GT column: (1) own genotype indicated by chip density; (2) GI, genotype imputed from genotypes of progeny; or (3) GA, imputed from ancestors.

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Reg #

GT JH1 JH2 CCN Rec Rel

1

214

FARIA BROTHERS CRIS PALOMO-P-ET

840003124757077 13K

2

207

RIVER VALLEY HARRIS SECCESS 1375{5}-P-ET

3

197

FOREST GLEN MARCIN MOLLY-P

4

193

KASH-IN HARRIS 46853{5}-P-ET

5

192

6

Milk

%F

Fat

%P

Prot CM$ NM$ FM$ GM$ SCS

-------- TYPE -------PL

DPR CCR HCR Rec FS PTAT

JUI GFI

Owner

C

F

0

67

990

0.14

75

0.02

39

599

580

533

523

2.85

5.0

0.5

0.6

0.9

0

0.8

13.5 5.8

FARIA BROTHERS DAIRIES

840003126479274 13K

F

F

0

67

1,560

0.01

76

-0.02

51

558

553

538

419

3.07

4.6

-2.8

-1.8

0.4

0

1.3

10.6 7.4

RIVER VALLEY FARM

067578196 13K

C

F

0

71

1,679 -0.18

43

-0.06

46

478

482

489

346

2.86

4.8

-3.0

-2.8

0.5

0

2.0

25.0 8.4

BANSEN, DAN K

840003126417113 13K

F

F

0

67

848

0.09

58

0.03

37

548

525

469

440

2.87

5.5

-0.8

0.5

1.3

0

1.0

13.4 6.2

RANCHO TERESITA DAIRY

FOREST GLEN MEGATRON MARLY-P

067578965 13K

F

F

0

68

1,051

0.09

68

0.04

43

546

522

466

424

2.89

4.5

-1.5

-0.4

-0.1

0

1.0

4.7 5.9

190

HILLVIEW NIKON KEY-LADY-PP-ET

067333417 13K

F

F

0

68

1,303 -0.03

55

-0.03

38

510

509

507

393

2.92

5.0

-2.2

-1.1

-0.3

0

1.9

28.2 8.0

AHLEM FARMS PARTNERSHIP

7

188

TLJ SANTANA V MAID 2164-P-ET

067682164 13K

F

F

0

68

631

0.16

62

0.07

35

533

501

424

412

2.85

4.5

-1.5

0.1

1.6

0

1.2

19.9 7.3

PROGENESIS LP

8

180

TLJ SANTANA V MAID 2191-P-ET

067682191 13K

F

F

0

67

649

0.11

52

0.07

35

498

461

375

392

2.70

3.7

-0.8

0.3

0.9

0

0.8

12.3 6.9

LEHNERTZ, TRAVIS

9

180

KASH IN DIMENSION 39428-P-ET

071054955 8K

F

F

2

77

260

0.25

62

0.12

32

535

487

372

436

2.79

3.8

-0.1

0.6

2.0

1

1.0

12.6 6.7

RANCHO TERESITA DAIRY

10

180

BK/DK NIKON JOANJETT-P-ET

067891042 13K

F

F

0

67

542

0.07

38

0.06

31

514

483

407

405

2.77

5.9

-0.3

0.0

0.2

0

1.0

22.6 6.8

BK/DK SYNDICATE

11

179

KASH-IN HARRIS 46888{5}-P-ET

840003126417148 13K

F

F

0

67

517

0.17

57

0.08

33

531

496

413

427

2.86

4.9

-0.3

0.1

1.5

0

1.2

11.2 7.3

RANCHO TERESITA DAIRY

12

178

ALL LYNNS SANTANA VANDALA-P-ET

119035896 13K

F

F

0

69

964

0.03

53

0.00

34

492

474

430

361

2.68

4.3

-2.2

-1.8

0.4

0

1.8

18.2 8.1

ALLEN, DAVID

13

175

HILMAR MAGNUM 9195-P

067449195 13K

F

F

0

71

846

0.04

49

0.03

37

465

443

388

405

2.88

3.5

0.2

1.4

1.5

0

0.1

8.5 6.7

14

174

HEARTLAND SANTANA ARLENE-P-ET

067453086 13K

F

F

0

67

614

0.17

62

0.08

36

470

436

354

371

2.88

2.5

-1.0

-0.3

0.8

0

1.5

16.8 6.8

RIVER VALLEY FARM

15

173

SAND HILL SANTANA KARLEE-P

067588190 13K

F

F

0

67

867

0.03

47

0.04

37

427

405

350

343

2.84

2.8

-0.7

-0.3

-0.9

0

1.4

21.4 7.8

CHAMBERLAIN, DANA

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173

CAL-MART NIKON ROZA 7454-P

067267454 13K

F

F

0

67

853

0.01

43

0.03

36

469

450

405

360

2.95

4.9

-1.2

-0.8

-0.4

0

1.6

23.1 6.8

MARTIN DAIRY LLC

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172

KASH-IN NIKON 46615-P-ET

840003126416875 13K

F

F

0

68

631

0.16

61

0.08

38

493

456

369

356

2.86

3.3

-2.1

-1.5

0.5

0

1.0

11.3 7.7

RANCHO TERESITA DAIRY

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171

FARIA BROTHERS MAGNUM SWAGGY-P

840003123740339 8K

F

F

0

70

1,062

0.08

66

-0.03

33

502

495

479

454

2.83

3.9

0.7

0.3

0.8

0

0.2

-2.9 5.7

FARIA DAIRY

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170

SUNSET CANYON HULK C DAFFY-P

118851505 8K

F

F

0

70

559

0.18

63

0.05

30

490

461

391

397

2.78

3.0

-0.7

-0.9

1.3

0

0.7

17.0 5.7

SILVA, ERIC LEONARD

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169

HILLVIEW MACHETE KEY-CHARM-P-ET

067333409 13K

F

F

0

72

1,776 -0.27

30

-0.09

44

416

432

469

362

2.98

4.9

-0.7

1.1

0.5

0

0.2

0.6 8.1

21

169

KASH-IN PLUS 41433-P-ET

071902606 8K

F

F

0

73

1,079

0.04

58

0.00

38

461

450

424

373

2.94

2.9

-1.2

-1.6

-1.4

1

2.0

17.6 7.8

RANCHO TERESITA DAIRY

22

168

CAL-MART NIKON CAMRI 7483-P

067267483 13K

F

F

0

68

851

0.06

53

0.05

39

474

450

392

336

2.94

4.1

-2.2

-2.4

-0.1

0

1.3

13.0 8.9

MARTIN DAIRY LLC

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168

RIVER VALLEY MCKNZE SUCCESS 1329-P-ET

840003126479320 13K

F

F

0

66

921

0.10

66

0.02

36

498

486

454

370

3.07

4.7

-2.3

-1.3

-0.1

0

1.3

15.1 7.2

RIVER VALLEY FARM

24

167

ALL LYNNS CRITIC VADONA-P-ET

118143909 8K

F

F

1

78

913

0.02

48

0.03

39

473

449

392

312

2.88

4.3

-3.4

-2.0

0.3

1

1.3

15.9 9.1

ALLEN, DAVID

25

167

DODAN LH NIKON THYME-P-ET

119189540 13K

F

F

0

68

875

0.05

50

0.04

38

449

427

374

354

2.95

3.3

-1.0

-0.6

-0.9

0

1.3

16.3 8.0

D & D JERSEYS AND HEINZ L

26

167

DUTCH HOLLOW SANTANA CHIQUITA-P-ET

840003123600548 13K

F

F

0

69

931 -0.03

39

0.02

36

409

394

356

27

167

DUPAT MAGNUM 2847-P

840003014191390 13K

F

F

0

72

779

0.05

48

0.02

34

471

453

410

421

2.99

4.3

0.7

1.6

1.7

0

0.7

7.7 7.9

28

167

BW NIKON BLOSSOM 45564-P-ET

840003126415824 13K

F

F

0

67

576

0.14

55

0.05

30

502

475

410

356

2.84

5.1

-2.2

-1.9

-0.5

0

1.4

23.4 7.7

39428

979

87

86

84

FOREST GLEN JERSEYS

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Bickleygate Mitey Dora P with her Magua PP heifer calf Bickleygate Holsteins started when my parents took on a tenancy of a 90 acre farm in 1978. The farm was located in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park in the North of England and was surrounded by forestry. As a first generation farmer, my father Paul had a passion for cows, but an even stronger passion (and need) for efficient milk production. At the time Holstein use in the UK was in its infancy and the availability was limited. Much like polled genetics in 2015! Through hard work and dedication, my parents were able to purchase the farm in 1984. I joined the business straight from school and we moved to a larger farm 50 miles further north in 1989 and have since expanded to around 400 acres with 250 cows in the herd. Our team has also increased with our excellent Herdsman Johnny and Philip our machinery expert. Fresh cows are milked through a robot with the remainder through a herringbone parlor. Cows are grazed on grass between April and October and housed in free stalls during the winter. The diet is based on grass and grass silage plus concentrates. Around 4000 liters of the 9000 liter average comes from forage. Our farm name, Bickleygate, comes

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from the name of my parents' first the "Eureka" moment, but I remember farm. We aim to produce quality milk people like Roy MacGregor from Arfrom a happy, healthy herd. ron Doon Holsteins discussing Polled I've always tried to be different. In on the cowtalk forum I set up and ran. England, using Polled makes us fairly Lawn Boy P fit my criteria for health unique in itself. Even in the context of traits at the time and shortly after that Polled breeding, I have tried to make Mitey P became available. After a stutmatings that no one else would think tering start with Heterozygous bulls, of or try. We often miss out on the lat- we used Burket-Falls Premium PP-Red est North American bulls or get to use and we were hooked! them much later, so this makes it imWhere do I see the future of possible to hit the top lists. It is a case Polled? For me, the big step from niche sometimes of trying to craft a pedigree to mainstream will be the availability that hasn't been thought of or risked of Homozygous Polled bulls that can before. I'm pretty sure we have the only attract the commercial producer. I bePolled De-Su Moonray heifers in the lieve that moment is virtually upon us UK, possibly the only ones in Europe. and I strongly believe Polled bulls will The fact they are from a Polled Lila Z be in the majority in my lifetime. makes them even more exciting! One Visit www.bickleygate.com for more! of our favorite heifers this year is a Polled Numero Uno from a Lypoll P dam. When we look towards the future, here are some of our goals. At the moment, the short term goal is to stay in business! The current milk price and a large mortgage focuses the mind! From a breeding point of view, I want to see a totally Polled herd that is still as efficient and attractive as the My daughter Martha & Bickleygate Ladd Rioja P-Red best non-Polled herds. For a number of years, health traits have been important to us as we select for bulls. We need good constituents for our milk buyer and functional but attractive heifers for the guys that buy heifers from us. We are using roughly a third Homozygous Polled bulls, a third Heterozygous Polled and a third horned. These percentages change every year and soon we will be using only Homozygous Polled bulls. We are currently working with the Lila Z, Megan, Papoose, Faith, Gremlin, Peggy, Veronica, Ruby Wine, Rolls, Sara, Linderra and Ghost cow families and are adding Polled into these. John Burket, Bryan Quanbury, What inspired us to get involved Stephanie Stout & Mark Day with Polled? I honestly can't remember at World Dairy Expo 2014


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#PolledPredictions for 2016 As 2015 is coming to a close, it is always a good time to reflect on what the year held and what your plans are for the new year. What were your 54HO757 CHAD P*RC #PolledPredictions for 2015? Did you add more Polled animals to your herd? Are you using more Homozygous Polled bulls? Did you introduce +2260GTPI Polled into a new cow family? What are your #PolledPredictions for 2016? Semen Available from: 2015 was another year of "firsts" for #PolledPlace! In June, the first #PolledPlace Tag Sale was held at Briar Holsteins in Monroe, Wisconsin, GLENMARK September marked the arrival of the first #PolledPromoters Directory and GENETICS inc. in October, the first #PolledPromoters Social was held at World Dairy Expo. JOHN & BONNIE MOHR What "firsts" will happen in 2016? Watch for more exciting Polled events! 10454 160th St. As 2016 is quickly approaching, I want to share the benefits of conGlencoe, MN 55336 tract advertising in #PolledPlace. #PolledPromoters that place a 1/4 page Cell: (952)297-2811 glenmarkgenetics@hotmail.com or larger in all 6 issues of #PolledPlace receive a 20% discount - that's a FULL PAGE, FULL COLOR ad for $320 or a 1/4 page for $120! Additional ad sizes are listed on page 4. Full page contract advertisers also receive a complimentary print subscription. THANK YOU to the 2015 contract advertisers! I look forward to working with many of you again in 2016! Ad deadline for the January/February issue is December 20th. This issue will include the NEW proof information and the new #PolledPlacings listings. Deadline for submitting animals for #PolledPlacings is December 15th. You can find the #PolledPlacings submission form online at: www.polledJohn & Julie Schmitz Bernie & Aggie Schmitz dairycattle.com/-polled-placings.html or you can email their information. 58253 360th St. Another highlight for 2016 will be the 2nd Annual #PolledPlace Tag Eden Valley, MN 55329 Sale that will take place on May 20th & 21st and will be hosted by Briar jjjjjs@meltel.net | (320) 420-2432 Like us on Facebook! Holsteins in Monroe, Wisconsin. Stay tuned for more highlights and updates in the upcoming issues of #PolledPlace!

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It's Time!

Imagine spending your whole life creating a unique bull...like one of those bulls you usually see in the back of the catalog...you know, those extreme high type or show type bulls, Red & White bulls, Polled bulls, outcross bulls or perhaps just a bull with a unique aAa code. You invested in the cow family, you classified, milk recorded, showed, pictured, marketed, flushed and believed in the cow family. You did all the work, took all the risk and paid the interest. You created something that you believe in, but now it seems AIs, for the most part, are only interested in the extreme GTPI bulls and only have room for a few unique bulls. SO IF YOU CREATE ONE, WHAT CAN YOU TO DO? There are a few brave breeders trying to collect and market their own bulls, however once they realize how the distributor or independent sales really work, the novelty quickly runs out. Why? Unless the independent salesperson is getting that $25 semen for $5-$8, they can't make a profit. It's not easy driving around all day if they only sell a few racks at full retail or a lot of racks for $8-$10, and lets face it, there aren't any independent semen sellers out there driving around in their Porsche or spending time on their yacht. It's not anyone's fault, it's just the way it's always been. But...this is 2015! What other business model is still doing commissioned door to door sales successfully in 2015? It's time there was a platform that allowed the breeders of these unique bulls to collect $21 from that $25 sale or $11 from that $15 sale or even $6 from that $10 sale. How many doses would you need to sell to be profitable? What if the semen was $50? Would it matter if you only sold 250 doses? Is that even possible? HAS IT EVER BEEN DONE? HOW MANY HAVE EVER TRIED? We know of a Red bull that is over +3.00PTAT, with positive production and health traits AND no Apple blood. How many of these exist? It's exactly what his breeder was shooting for and we already know there are others looking for the same thing as him, so if you create a bull that suits your own breeding program, and you're going to collect him anyway, why not collect a little extra and see what happens? 24 #PolledPlace

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#PolledPlace November/December 2015  
#PolledPlace November/December 2015  
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