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Volume 17 - November/December 2016

Your Source for Polled Dairy Cattle!

#PolledPromoters Corstar Deuce Mix P-EXP-TW #PolledPassport Total Livestock Genetics & Coomboona Holsteins - Australia #PolledPlace 1


Polled Superstars Apoll

P-Red

aAa 243615 600HO6003

Combines Production & Type! +2225GTPI +454NM$ +1626M +42F +52P +1.57T +1.22UDC +1.03FLC Aikman x VG86 Lawn Boy P x VG87 Shottle back to C Continental Scarlet-Red EX95

Karat PP-Red aAa 324165 600HO6007

Homozygous Polled! Kanu P x Laron P

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Polled Dreams Coming True Polled Joy

Jordan Joy EX-93-MS is the dam of our best calf in the barn! Her Ocean PP daughter tested +2788 DGV LPI (below)

Homozygous Polled & A2A2

Vieuxsaule Overtime Ginay PP-RC peaked over 43 kg (95 lbs) as a 2-yr-old! She was successfully flushed to a mix of Damaris and sexed Mayflower. Ginay PP's genomic DPR of 2.8 seems to follow true, being checked pregnant first breeding after flushing to sexed Mayflower. Her natural calf by Troy will be flushed in a few months. She is A2A2 and is a commercial dream with her .2 for stature and wide teat placement. Inquiries welcome!

Valiant Dairy Genetics Tony van Lith

Woodstock, ON, Canada 1-519-532-1776 ¡ Tvanlith@outlook.com THANK YOU to Donald Yoder for this great opportunity #PolledPlace 3 to share my genetics in the #PolledPlace magazine!


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#PolledPlace Top 20 Polled Holsteins - August 2016

Rank Country 1 USA 2 USA 3 USA 4 USA 5 USA 6 USA 7 USA 8 USA 9 USA 10 USA 11 USA 12 USA 13 USA 14 USA 15 USA 16 USA 17 USA 18 USA 19 USA 20 USA

Name TUI PATON DENVER P-ET*PO RI-VAL-RE DELTA WING-P-ET*PO RI-VAL-RE JEDI PRO-P-ET*PO ZIMMERVIEW RUBICON LYSSA P-ET*PC BLUMENFELD 4540 SLV 5055 P-ET*PC RI-VAL-RE JEDI MODELO-P-ET*PO RI-VAL-RE DELTA JOSHA-P-ET*PO WEIGELINE JUDITH-P-8615-ET*PO SYNERGY POWERBALL FIESTA P-ET*PO TRIPLECROWN-MH PB TIGY P-ET*PC S-S-I BG 11064 15167-P-ET*PO FUSTEAD POWRBALL STASYA P-ET*PO TTM DELTA EMILY P-ET*PC MS DDS EFFY 30727 P-ET*PC TTM JOSUPER ECSTATIC P*PC BOMAZ SPRING BOMMI-P-ET*PO PEAK BURBERRY PBALL 1227 P-ET*PC MS DDS EFFY 30797 P-ET*PC WEIGELINE MONTROSS 2543 P*PC MS SASHA DOZER 32369 P-ET*PC

Age 15-Oct 15-Jun 16-Mar 15-Oct 15-Jul 16-Jun 16-Feb 15-May 16-Jan 16-Mar 16-May 15-Jun 15-Jun 15-May 15-Jun 15-Aug 15-Apr 15-Jun 15-Apr 15-Oct

POLLED Cow/Heifer Rankings

TPI 2681 2653 2641 2629 2626 2625 2621 2616 2591 2584 2577 2569 2567 2564 2561 2558 2556 2555 2554 2550

#PolledPlace Top 20 Polled RC Holsteins - August 2016

Rank Country 1 USA 2 USA 3 USA 4 USA 5 USA 6 USA 7 USA 8 USA 9 USA 10 USA 11 USA 12 USA 13 USA 14 USA 15 USA 16 USA 17 USA 18 USA 19 USA 20 USA

Name PINE-TREE 5933 1STC 6802 P-ET-RC*PC ZIMMERVIEW DRACO ROSLYN P-ET-RC*PO BUTLERVIEW PIXIE SS57453 P-ET-RC*PO SCHOENE-KUH JAX MAGGIE P-RC*PO MS EARN 5825 DRACO MINT P-ET-RC*PC ZIMMERVIEW RUBICON RAMEA P-ET-RC*PO LFD DELTA MISSY 55 P-ET-RC*PC AHO SUPERSHOT GIAN P-ET-RC*PC ZIMMERVIEW RUBICN ROCKNE P-ET-RC*PO CHERRY-LOR KBOY LIMA P-ET-RC*PC TOM-ANNA RUBICON 3302 P-RC*PO MS PFRR POWERBALL AVA P-ET-RC*PC APRILDAY JAX MIMOSA P-ET-RC*PO REGANCREST SS RAZEL P-ET-RC*PO SCHOENE-KUH CASUAL MOLLY P-ET-RC*PO PHIL-RU RUBICON CONNOR P-ET-RC*PC TRAMILDA DENVER ALEXA-P-RC*PO CURR-VALE DELICIOUS APPLE P-RC*PC FRITH-JOF R FINESSE P-ET-RC*PO ZIMMERVIEW PB RENNIE-P-ET-RC*PO

Age 15-Jul 16-May 13-Dec 16-Jun 15-Aug 15-Oct 15-Nov 15-Feb 15-Oct 15-Feb 15-Jul 15-May 15-Nov 15-Jun 16-Feb 15-Mar 16-Jan 15-May 15-Jun 16-Apr

Owner Psuche L. & Curtis D. Hoffman, PA Progenesis LP, Canada John A. Anderson & Jason Bailey, ID Dean E. & Brent E. Zimmer, OH Spring Prairie Colony, Inc., MN Jerry I. Jorgensen, MI Joshua A. Tolbert, MI GenoSource, LLC, IA Synergy Farm, LLC, WI Triple Crown Genetics & Mitchell Hockett, ID Larry & Jeff Meyer, WI Brian & Wendy Fust, WI Thomas T. Mercuro, MD Sexing Technologies, TX Thomas T. Mercuro, MD Aaron Jorgensen, MI GenoSource, LLC, IA James W. Vierhout, IA Dan Weigel, IA Seagull Bay Dairy, Inc., ID

TPI 2619 2571 2541 2529 2519 2504 2488 2481 2474 2462 2462 2452 2449 2438 2438 2431 2430 2422 2422 2422

Owner Will Naylor, Canada Dean E. & Brent E. Zimmer, OH Ferme Blondin, Canada Staci A. Sexton, MN Michael R. & Melissa M. Brubaker, PA Dean E. & Brent E. Zimmer, OH Caleb Lewis, AL Aho Bros. Inc., MN Dean E. & Brent E. Zimmer, OH Hembury Farms, LLC & John R Marshman, PA Tom & Deanna Stamp, MI Jason & Sheri Danhof, IA Edward Peck, WI William, Francis, Charles & Ronald Regan, IA Staci A. Sexton, MN Philip Beachy, PA Troy D. Yoder, GA Jessica Mae Currie, NY Kenneth M. & Marilyn Umble, PA Aaron Jorgensen, MI

#PolledPlace Top 20 Polled Red Holsteins - August 2016

Rank Country Name 1 USA ZIMMERVIEW JAX LAINA P-RED-ET*PC 2 USA ZIMMERVIEW JAX ROWEN P-RED-ET*PC 3 USA FORWARD TRILLIUM P-RED-ET*PO 4 USA MS COMFORT MT CHEESE P-RED-ET*PO 5 USA MS COMFORT M CHEDDAR P-RED-ET*PO 6 USA TUI TOP & BOTTOM-P-RED-ET*PO 7 USA ZIMMERVIEW JAX RAYNE P-RED-ET*PC 8 USA ZIMMERVIEW LBRTH REA P-RED-ET*PO 9 USA ZIMMERVIEW SYMPTC REMMY P-RED*PC 10 USA LINCOLN-HILL MS DREAMER P-RED*PO 11 USA APRILDAY JAX MARTINI P-RED-ET*PO 12 USA AHO CASUAL P DRESS P-RED-ET*PC 13 USA APRILDAY CL MICKEY P-RED-ET*PC 14 USA DORSLAND TWINKLE P-RED-ET*PC 15 USA LJP ADDICT KENDRA-P-RED-ET*PC 16 USA RI-VAL-RE LIL NEMO-P-RED-ET*PO 17 USA AHO CASUAL P GR8VALU P-RED-ET*PO 18 USA ZIMMERVIEW ALTCL RYE P-RED-ET*PC 19 USA WIALTA CORP-P MIAH P-RED-ET*PO 20 USA RI-VAL-RE JAX SKYE-P-RED-ET

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Age 16-Jun 16-Feb 16-Jan 16-May 16-Jun 16-Apr 16-Apr 16-May 13-Sep 15-Jun 15-Nov 15-Nov 15-Jul 15-Apr 15-Jan 15-Jul 15-Dec 16-Mar 16-Jan 15-Dec

TPI 2508 2485 2468 2464 2447 2433 2432 2423 2412 2361 2357 2337 2336 2326 2316 2315 2313 2312 2305 2305

Owner Dean E. & Brent E. Zimmer, OH Dean E. & Brent E. Zimmer, OH Emma, Sara, Wyatt & Claire Dorshorst, WI Brandon E. Weaver, PA Brandon E. Weaver, PA Psuche L. & Curtis D. Hoffman, PA Dean E. & Brent E. Zimmer, OH Dean E. & Brent E. Zimmer, OH Ryan Musser, OH George De Ruyter, WA Edward Peck, WI Aho Bros. Inc., MN Edward Peck, WI Matt, Molly & Ben Dorshorst, WI Neil Donald Schweer, SD Jeffrey L. Paulen, MI Aho Bros. Inc., MN Dean E. & Brent E. Zimmer, OH Sijbrandi Dairy, LLC, WI Craig A. Zeinstra, MI

Sire x MGS Denver x Dogma P Delta x Earnhardt P Jedi x Earnhardt P Rubicon x Mogul Silver x Earnhardt P Jedi x Jabir Delta x Earnhardt P Damaris x Earnhardt P Powerball P x Tango Powerball P x Mogul Miller P x Damaris Powerball P x AltaOak Delta x Earnhardt P Montross x Effect P Josuper x Earnhardt P AltaSpring x Numero Uno Powerball P x Numero Uno Montross x Effect P Montross x Earnhardt P Dozer x Supersire Sire x MGS Alta1stClass x Supersire Draco x Sympatico Supersire x Colt P Jax P x Jetset Draco x Earnhardt P Rubicon x Sympatico Delta x Earnhardt P Supershot x Predestine Rubicon x Sympatico Kingboy x Supersire Rubicon x Relief P Powerball P x Numero Uno Jax P x Cashcoin Supershot x Colt P AltaCasual P x Jetset Rubicon x Man-O-Shan Denver x Shanosber P Eraser P x Sympatico Rubicon x Earnhardt P Powerball P x Sympatico

Sire x MGS Jax P x Mogul Jax P x Sympatico Rubicon x Earnhardt P Monterey x Earnhardt P Monterey x Earnhardt P Halogen x Dogma P Jax P x Sympatico Labyrinth P x Sympatico Sympatico x Lawn Boy P All Day x Colt P Jax P x Cashcoin AltaCasual P x Jabir Clarence x Meridian Kingboy x Earnhardt P Addiction P x Numero Uno RedNick P x Morgan AltaCasual P x Predestine AltaCasual P x Sympatico Corporal P x Supersire Jax P x Aikman

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4 #PolledPlacings NEW Proofs Coming Soon! 8 #PolledPromoters Polled Expo Winner - Mix P 10 #PolledPanel Polled Breeder Perspectives 12 #PolledPassport TLG & Coomboona 16 #PolledPastimes Walter & Doug Schultz 17 #PolledPrices Polled Sale Consignments 17 #PolledPlace Polled Marketplace 18 #PolledPlatform #PolledPromoters

Cover

#PolledPhoto ”Polled Milking Shorthorn Class Winner

at World Dairy Expo!” Corstar Mix P-EXP-TW, NOW EX-90 EX-91-MS (max score), was the 1st place Junior 3-year-old, Best Udder and 1st Bred & Owned in the International Milking Shorthorn Show at the 2016 World Dairy Expo. She also won the World Dairy Expo Milking Shorthorn Futurity. Mix P, owned by Corstar Farm - Cory & Kristen Salzl of Litchfield, Minnesota, is sired by GE Goldmine Dimond Deuce P and her dam, Corstar KM Mudpie VG-89 EX-91-MS was the first homebred Milking Shorthorn at Corstar. More on Mix P in the #PolledPromoters feature on page 8 of this issue.

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Breeding the Best in Polled! Shazam P

Westcoast Shan Shazam P-ET*PC - Fresh mid-October!

Her Jedi daughter is +2571GTPI +1694M +122CFP +6.2PL +2.7DPR 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

Over 100 POLLED Pregnancies

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Promising Polled Power

Mit P

West Port Arron Doon -Red-ET VG-85-2Y VG-MS 1* (Sept Storm x Steven) 2-11 2x 365d 34,219 4.9% 1688 3.1% 1054 Dam of Mitey P & Magna P

Her Polled Powerball P Granddaughter Briar-Dream PB O'Magic P-ET Born: 3/17/16 Will be genomic tested! Dam: Venture Bookem Magician P-ET-RC VG-85-3Y VG-MS

Briar Holsteins Brian & Sue Crull and family

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

Dreamstone Dairy Joel & Stephanie Hammerly

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Corstar Farm, Litchfield, Minnesota

Polled Class Winner at World Dairy Expo 2016

time that ranked high on the PPR list. We really liked the pedigree, especially with the Goldwyn influence, combined with the Polled trait which is what made us choose him and use him in our herd right away. There were not a lot of Polled options in the Milking Shorthorn breed at the time and we focus on type when breeding cows, so using Deuce P allowed us to add the Polled influence without sacrificing type. Congratulations to Corstar on their success with Mix P! We're excited to see the outcross Polled Milking Shorthorn genetics you will develop from this cow family. If you are planning on attending the #PolledPlace & Bouquet of Breeds II Tag Sale in May, Corstar is just a few miles away.

Corstar Deuce Mix P-EXP-TW EX-90 EX-91-MS (max score) 2-03 2x 301d 14,545m 3.5% 509f 3.0% 442p As World Dairy Expo celebrated their 50th anniversary last month, Corstar Farm won the Junior 3-year-old class in the International Milking Shorthorn Show with Corstar Deuce Mix P-EXP-TW and bonus...she's POLLED! To continue their excitement with Mix P, this month she classified EX-90 (max score) with an EX-91-MS. Mix P is owned by Cory and Kristen Salzl of Litchfield, Minnesota and is featured on the cover of this issue of #PolledPlace. 2016 was a great year in the show ring for Mix P! She was named Intermediate Champion, Reserve Grand Champion and Best Udder of the Show after being selected as the 1st place Junior 3-year-old at the Minnesota State Fair. Along with her 1st place award at the International Milking Shorthorn Show at World Dairy Expo, Mix P also received Best Udder and 1st place Bred & Owned in her class and was 1st in the World Dairy Expo Futurity. Keeping the Polled in this family going, Mix P's first natural calf is an extremely fancy Polled heifer by North Stars Presto ET EXP. "We plan to do flush or IVF work on her in the future. We will probably use horned bulls to hopefully make Polled offspring that are not related to the other Polled Milking Shorthorn bulls," shares Cory Salzl. Mix P, sired by GE Gold Mine Dimond Deuce P, is a grand-daughter of Corstar's first Milking Shorthorn, North Stars Mandy-ET, purchased on the City Slickers Fall for Colors Sale in 2006, and her dam, Corstar KM Mudpie was his first homebred Milking Shorthorn. Mix P had a Polled twin sister that was sold on the first American Milking Shorthorn Society (AMSS) Online Sale in 2014. A story from Cory Salzl on the mating of Mix P Deuce was a new young sire from Gold Mine Milking Shorthorns when we first used him. He is a son of the Holstein sire, West Port Arron Doon Mitey P, and his dam was a show-winning EX-91 Othello. He also had a maternal brother, Dynamite, at the

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Corstar Deuce Mix P-EXP-TW EX-90 EX-91-MS (max score) 2016 Show Winnings ď‚ś 1st Junior 3-year-old, BU, 1st B&O & 1st Futurity World Dairy Expo International Milking Shorthorn Show ď‚ś 1st Junior 3-year-old, Int, Res. Grand & BU of the Show Minnesota State Fair Sire: GE Gold Mine Dimond Deuce P Dam: Corstar KM Mudpie (VG-89 EX-91-MS) 2nd Dam: North Stars Mandy-ET (GP-83 VG-87-MS) 3rd Dam: HCTH North Stars Margarita-ET (VG-85) 4th Dam: Horizon-Tudor Margarita-EXP-ET (EX-95-4E) 5-07 2x 365D 28,979M 4.9% 1,420F 3.2% 926P Life: 164,910M 7,427F 5,444P Nom. All-American Senior 2-Year-Old 2000 H.M. All-American Senior 3-Year-Old 2001 Nom. All-American 4-Year-old 2002 Res. All-American 5-Year-Old 2003 H.M. All-American Aged Cow 2008 5th Dam: Viking Valley Star Megg (EX-94-4E) Life: 117,653M 4,789F 4,122P


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EX-90 91-MS (max) 2-03 2x 301d 14,545 3.5 509 3.0 442

1st Jr. 3-Year-Old, BU, B&O & 1st WDE Futurity - International Show, WDE 2016 1st Jr. 3-Year-Old, Int. & Res. Grand, Best Udder of the Show, MN State Fair 2016 GE Gold Mine Diamond Deuce P x VG-89 Mudslinger from the 4E-95 Margarita family! Fancy, POLLED 6/2015 daughter by Presto - Inquiries Welcome!

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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 BROWN SWISS Matthew Wundrow Poplar Grove, Illinois Farm Background I help my parents (Les and LaVonne Wundrow) operate Wundrow's Brown Swiss Farm in Poplar Grove, Illinois, which is only minutes away from the Wisconsin border. We are located on 126 acres of the finest cropland in the Midwest and we milk 25-30 Purebred Registered Brown Swiss in a stanchion barn. My family has been involved with Brown Swiss cattle for several generations starting with my Great-Grandpa Charles Wundrow who, in 1914, was one of the first Brown Swiss breeders in Wisconsin, to my father Les who was President of the Illinois Brown Swiss Association for several years. How long have you been breeding for Polled and what inspired you to start? I'm very new in the Polled breeding world. I started breeding Polled in 2015 and was inspired by Stephanie Hammerly's passion for Polled. What is your breeding philosophy for Polled? My philosophy for Polled is to gradually get the dominant Polled gene into all family lines in our herd. Who was your first Polled animal? Right now I'm working on my Joyce cow family. What Polled bulls are represented in your herd and which bulls are you currently using? Currently we have two heifers from Jeff PP. We are using Jeff PP and Carr P. What are your thoughts on the availability of Polled bulls? The availability of Polled Swiss is currently limited, however I think that is changing! In the future of Polled in the Brown Swiss breed, I would like to see more Polled bulls to choose from, higher production, better build, better components and Polled sexed semen. Where do you see the future of Polled? I think Polled has a good future in the Brown Swiss breed. I believe that down the road we will all have to have Polled due to overbearing regulations brought upon us by those in government positions with limited agriculture knowledge. We need to stay ahead of the curve by growing our Polled genetics! Additional comments. I want to thank Stephanie Hammerly for all of her hard work, perseverance and vision to promote and connect the Polled World!

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POLLED HOLSTEINS Adam Faust Chilton, Wisconsin Farm Background I run a 70 cow dairy that I took over from my parents. They started from scratch and farmed with grade cattle for 35 years. I took an interest in genetics at 14 years old when I met Bill Hageman. Over the years, I was able to acquire several registered cows that serve as the foundation of my herd today. I milk in a recently remodeled tie stall barn with deep beds. I have a carrier rail and Delpro herd management system for milking. We raise all of our own heifers and crop 500 acres. How long have you been breeding for Polled and what inspired you to start? I have been dabbling in Polled for about 3 years and have got serious about breeding a complete Polled herd about a year ago. What is your breeding philosophy for Polled? My breeding philosophy is quite simple. I use aAa and use bulls that I think make sense based on their pedigree. I like big cows that are capable of converting large volumes of forages into milk. I am not a fan of genomics and don't ever make breeding decisions solely with one number. Who was your first Polled animal and what cow families are you currently working with? My first Polled calves are from the Elsie family from Evergreen View. I currently have several pregnancies from daughters and grand-daughters of Evergreen View My 1326. I recently purchased the dam of Piranha P - Buck-HCreek Poppy P-Red-ET EX-90, who is a 10th generation VGEX. What Polled bulls are represented in your herd? I have quite a few heifers out of Ladd P and Piranha P. What Polled bulls are you currently using? Currently I am using Ball of Wax PP, Dr Pepper P, History PP, Miller P and Rex P. What are your thoughts on the availability of Polled bulls? I think the availability of Polled genetics is getting better as more Polled gets bred into more great families. Where do you see the future of Polled? I think Polled is the future and we are on the verge of seeing the tide turn to the point that horned genetics will be obscure.


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Update from Bosside * Our best 2-yr-olds by K-Manor Epic Save-RC - All 3 are RED!!! * Our Apoll P calves are very correct - ALL are POLLED, also way below PA??? * Bulls we are using this fall inlcude: 1. Mr Salvatore-RC bred by Dutchman Jan de Vries out of Dyment's Snowman (from Tom Kestell). The Red factor came from a Glenafton Enhancer from the 80s. 2. Syryczuk Silvr Blow Torch 3. Co-Op Aardema Murcielago 4. D&D Deb Goldwyn P-Red John & Tineke Boschma

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Life & Death: Joy, Sorrow & Expecting As farmers, we know that life and death are intricately connected and all living things will experience both. We also know that it often seems that our favorite cows, or most wanted matings are the ones we lose. We know that things will turn around and we eagerly wait, expecting the new exciting life. This fall, we said goodbye to our 2E Excellent Lemajru-N Lexus Lolipop who was due with a Stubbs P pregnancy and we welcomed Victor Charles O'Farrell into our family on November 4th.

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Total Livestock Genetics & Coomboona Holsteins - Australia

Total Livestock Genetics EU Facility At the forefront of animal genetics and reproduction technology, Total Livestock Genetics is committed to providing a link between evolving technologies and the commercial needs of producers, whilst maintaining optimum customer service. Total Livestock Genetics (TLG) was formed in 1989 by Shane and Erin Ashworth in response to the need for an independent and professional semen and embryo collection service. Since that time, TLG has expanded its range of complementary services and now includes storage and dispatch, import and export of genetic material, live animal export, as well as a complete suite of reproductive services for equine and ovine clients. In 2015, TLG launched its first commercial bull team and in the preceding 12 months has assembled a team of the highest genomic sires available in Australia. This process has been assisted by working with elite Australian breeders such as Coomboona Holsteins. Alex Arena founded Coomboona over 25 years ago and his family has been farming in the Goulburn Valley irrigation district of Northern Victoria for over 50 years. Progressively Alex kept expanding Coomboona by buying adjacent properties and it now embraces over 1,800 hectares of

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highly productive irrigated farmland with the major forage crops being maize and lucerne with double-cropping of cereals and legumes. The dairy herd is 100% Holstein and is totally housed in a combination of rubber matted freestalls and compost barns. The herd is 100% TMR-fed. Currently Coomboona milks 2,000 cows twice a day in a 50 stall rotary and will shortly start milking three times a day in a modern 80 stall rotary. Coomboona is developing a second dairy on the same property and this will milk an additional 4,000 cows - thus the aim is to milk a total of 6,000 cows and achieve a rolling herd average of over 40litres/day and over 80 million liters of milk a year. Once completed in about 2 year's time this would make Coomboona one of the largest, if not the largest, dairy in Australia. To breed the required dairy cows for a totally housed, totally TMR-fed system Alex Arena started importing embryos over 10 years ago. That program expanded rapidly and the companion business (Coomboona Genetics) was born. Coomboona Genetics has acquired embryos from many of the leading cow families overseas (particularly from North America) and as a result it has established the widest and deepest pool of Holstein genetics in Australia. All progeny from the imported embryo program and most of the progeny from natural reproduction at Coomboona are genomically tested - the highest ranked females are used to build the herd index by becoming embryo donors while the highest males are used in joint venture with TLG for semen collection or are sold to AI Studs in Australia or overseas. Coomboona Genetics implants between 1,200 to 1,500 embryos each year. With a program of this size, Coomboona can afford to be very broad in its breeding objectives and patient over several generations of breed development. Coomboona recognizes that dehorning is one job that dairy-farmers wished they never had to do, and, indeed, community attitudes in future may dictate that dehorning should not be done in many markets. However, while there is a significant

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Supershot / Earnhardt P / Colt P HB: AUS1917051 DOB: 08/10/2015

þ High GTPI Polled Red Carrier Sire 2516 GTPI +1.39 PTAT +1.29 UDC þ Impressive Health traits +2.0 DPR +6.2 PL þ Positive components +0.06% Prot +0.10% Fat with 963Lbs milk þ From the famous Baler Twine family þ One of the WORLD’S MOST COMPLETE POLLED RED CARRIER BULLS AVAILABLE

Dam: OConnors Earnhardt Beyonce P

USDA CDCB Genomic Index

GGDam: Gen-I-Beq Shottle Bombi EX94 2E

August 2016

GTPI

Milk

Fat

%F

Prot

%P

NM$

CE

2516

963

64

0.10

47

0.06

730

7.1

DPR

PL

HCR

CCR

SCS

PTAT

UDC

F&L

2.0

6.2

2.0

2.9

2.82

1.39

1.29

0.80

SIRE:

Cogent Supershot

DAM:

OConnors Earnhardt Beyonce P

MGS:

Da-So-Burn MOM Earnhardt P

MGD:

Mapel Wood Colt Brenda

For more information contact Total Livestock Genetics #PolledPlace 13 4969 Princes Hwy Camperdown Vic 3260 Australia Marlin Walsh mwalsh@tlg.com.au +0011 61 408 567 634


Why Fit in When You Were Born to Stand Out? POLLED GENETICS UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL FOR A BETTER FUTURE!

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5 of our 10 entries in the recent On Farm Challenge competition finished in the top 5 places and 4 out of the 5 were POLLED! Sired by Eclipes-P, Imagination-P, Pro-P, AussieGold(P) and Milad P. Every year, getting better and better!

continued from page 12 gap in index between non-Polled and Polled genetics, it is natural that dairy-farmers would choose the higher indexed non-Polled animals. As this gap closes and as community pressure rises then the choice for Polled becomes obvious and potentially preferred. Coomboona believes that the gap can close hence about 25% of Coomboona's breeding program has shifted to Polled. Bouyancy P is one of the earliest outcomes of this breeding program. He is competitive in virtually all traits and he is both Polled and red carrier. He is a great stepping stone with which to propel Polled breeding forward to continue to close the gap to the non-Polled index leaders. Coomboona Supershot Bouyancy P-RC is an exceptionally well balanced young sire with a combination of high health traits, components and functionality. Further to his all around appeal, Bouyancy P indexes well on GTPI, ABV and RZG showing that he is capable in many different Oconnors Earnhardt Beyonce PP-RC Dam of Bouyancy P-RC

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markets. We believe bulls like Bouyancy P can help bridge the gap between horned and Polled genetics. Coomboona's and Total Livestock Genetics future goal is to have globally competitive high-index males and females so that Australia can be a reliable supplier of Holstein genetics to various markets in Asia, particularly those markets that are usually closed to imported genetics due to health and quarantine issues, but are open to Australian product due to Australia's superior health status. Polled genetics will continue to grow their share of the market. Once the gap to non-Polled genetics closes, the Polled share of the market will rise and if breeders can accelerate the closing of the gap, then Polled should become preferred and eventually have the dominant market share. Coomboona's breeding program isn't unique, but it has two important features in the context of Australian breeding programs - 1) scale (because it works with hundreds of donors and over a thousand embryos a year) and 2) it works with both the highest indexed males as well as females that come through the program. As a result, Coomboona has more scope to experiment and to try various combinations and to focus on certain breed traits that smaller programs cannot afford to do.


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#PolledPastimes

#PolledPromoters Walter & Doug Schultz

There are many great #PolledPromoters today, but there weren’t as many out there in the 1940’s. Walter Schultz of Nicollet, Minnesota was the true definition of a #PolledPromoter! He shared his passion for Polled with everyone including his son, Doug who still lives on the home farm. Although there are not Polled animals at the farm today, the presence of Polled lives on in the many scrapbooks and posters that have promoted Polled over the years. “A picture is worth a thousand words,” so I would like to share Walter & Doug Schultz’s Polled promotion story with you by using their photos, speeches and articles.

Walter Schultz was the President and Founder of the National Polled Cattle Promotion Club. He said his main goal in life is to “promote breeding the horns off the largest strain of cattle in the world, and that’s Holsteins.” His inspiration in breeding Polled cattle came in 1926 from a horned heifer that he was getting ready for the 4-H show at state fair. The horned heifer tossed her head and caught Walter above the eye and knocked him out. He then vowed that when he had his own farm, he would have cattle with no horns. Pictured here is the National Polled Cattle Promotion Club display and Walter with his herd of Polled cows.

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Ed Smith

Animal Analysis Associate

May 12 & 13 - Eden Valley, MN

Phone: 847.395.5976 Cell: 847.372.0602 Email: ed.pat@att.net www.aAaWeeks.com

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GLENMARK GENETICS

Social at World Dairy Expo - Oct. 6, 2016

inc.

JOHN & BONNIE MOHR

10454 160th St. Glencoe, MN 55336 Cell: (952)297-2811 glenmarkgenetics@hotmail.com

Your Source for Polled Ayrshires

Hawksfield Jamison P

Hawksfield Blessing P

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

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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#PolledPlatform

Thank You #PolledPromoters! THANK YOU to the #PolledPromoters that continue to promote Polled Dairy Cattle and support #PolledPlace! As 2016 is coming to a close, I like to reflect on the past year and look forward to the year ahead. 2016 highlights include the third year at World Dairy Expo, second year of the #PolledPlace Tag Sale and the #PolledPromoters Social and we are closing out the year with Volume 17 of the #PolledPlace magazine. WOW! 17 issues already!!! Time flies when you're having fun promoting Polled! Thank you to Ag Link/GGI, Ardachie POLLED Jerseys, Bosside Holsteins, Briar Holsteins, Country Dairy, DairyBullsOnline, Lemajru Dairy Farm, Rollen N's Dairy, Select Sires, Taughboyne Jerseys, Triple Hil Sires, Yoder Family Farm/GA-IL Holsteins and YouChoose Sires for being contract advertisers in 2016! Plans are already underway to "Ring in the New Year with Polled!" As you read through this issue, I'm sure you noticed something extra special from one of our #PolledPromoters. THANK YOU for supporting the future of Polled breeders! This reminds me of a quote, "You are a true success when you help others be successful!" Polled at World Dairy Expo I enjoyed connecting with so many of you from across the world at World Dairy Expo this year. Thank you for stopping by the booth, attending the #PolledPromoters Social and promoting Polled in the show ring! Looking forward to sharing the Polled stories of some of these breeders in the upcoming year. If you have suggestions for articles or suggestions for next year's #PolledPromoters Social, please share. SAVE THE DATE! The 3rd #PolledPlace Tag Sale that will be held with the Bouquet of Breeds II Tag Sale on May 12 & 13, 2017 at Manannah Valley in Eden Valley, Minnesota. Early catalog deadline is March 20th.

Enjoy the Holiday Season!

Stephanie Hammerly

Editor/Owner

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Homozygous Highlights

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PP-Power DIJS GOLD PP FR 1447147041

WKM POLAR PP DE 0358174918

Zumba P x Supersire

Powerball P x Shotglass

> +1021 Mlbs -0,02%F +32F lbs +0,04%P +41P lbs

> +1812 Mkg -0,14%F +56Fkg -0,07%P +54Pkg

> TPI PTAT PL DPR

> RZG 144 RZE (Type) 111 RZN (Prod. Life) 123 RZFit (Fitness) 128

+2363 +1,05 +6,2 +3,4

GTPI +2363

No. 2 PP-Sire in Germany

ECCO PP DE 0358475760

KATANA PP RED IT 1990826443

Eraser P x Epic

Kanu P x Laron P

> +851 Mkg +0,02%F +36Fkg +0,05%P +34Pkg

> +1512 Mkg -0,15%F +49Fkg -0,08%P +44Pkg

> RZG 131 RZE (Type) 124 RZN (Prod. Life) 110 RZFit (Fitness) 120

> RZG 140 RZE (Type) 121 RZN (Prod. Life) 120 RZFit (Fitness) 126

GM Golden Oaks Perky P RC

A2A2

+49Fkg

No. 1 Red PP-Sire in Germany

JK EDER SENNA PP NL 947694586

SHEERAN PP RC DE 0357306869

Eraser P x Snowman

Esperado P x Rico P

> +1813 Mlbs -0,11%F +37F lbs -0,01%P +50P lbs

> +744 Mkg -0,29%F 0Fkg +0,03%P 28Pkg

> TPI PTAT PL NM

> RZG 124 RZE (Type) 104 RZN (Prod. Life) 116 RZFit (Fitness) 118

+2132 +1,24 +1,8 +380

+1813 Mlbs

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