Go to http://fyi.uwex.edu/animalhusbandryconference/ for the program agenda and registration information. Sponsors and supporters include: JBS, National Dairy Farm Program, Equity Livestock, Animart, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, Zoetis and UW-Extension.
Wisconsin herds cited by NorthStar Cooperative’s DHI Services
More than 1,300 dairy operations and 320,000 cows were evaluated in ranking herds and cows for Milk Production, Dollar Value, and Somatic Cell Count (SCC) in the 2013 NorthStar Cooperative Dairy Herd Information (DHI) Services Annual Performance Summary. Wisconsin herds topping the list included:
• Rosy-Lane Holsteins, LLC, of Watertown topped both the reports for High Dollar Value Holstein Herd and Highest Lifetime Cow for Milk Production in the Annual Performance Review. The 931-cow herd led the High Dollar Value Herd list with a three-times-a-day rolling herd average (RHA) of 31,515 pounds of milk, 1,285 pounds of fat, and 1,013 pounds of protein and a dollar value of $5,765. They led the Highest Lifetime Cow for Milk Production with 412,637 pounds of milk, 11,869 pounds of fat, and 11,223 pounds of protein in nine lactations.
• The herd with the Lowest SCC Herd Average in the Annual Performance Summary was Shaft Acres Holsteins of Unity. The 61-cow dairy topped the list with an SCC average of 60,000 while producing an RHA of 19,484 pounds of milk, 767 pounds of fat, 574 pounds of protein and a dollar value of $3,343.
• Four producers topped breed specific lists for High Dollar Value Herd Average reports. Tim Busch of Cecil topped the High Dollar Value Ayrshire Herd Average report with an RHA of 19,563 pounds of milk, 736 pounds of fat, and 611 pounds of protein with a dollar value of $3,413. The Watertown dairy Twinkle-Hill Brown Swiss topped the High Dollar Value Brown Swiss Herd Average report with an RHA of 25,623 pounds of milk, 1,136 pounds of fat, and 882 pounds of protein with a dollar value of $5,038. Don Mielke of Menasha took the top spot for High Dollar Value Jersey Herd Average with an RHA of 21,070 pounds of milk, 1,140 pounds of fat, and 749 pounds of protein with a dollar value of $4,578. The High Dollar Value Red and White Holstein Herd Average report was led by Seyller Farms of Fond Du Lac with an RHA of 25,795 pounds of milk, 886 pounds of fat, and 788 pounds of protein with a dollar value of $4,295.
NorthStar Cooperative, Inc. is a stock based cooperative, owned by dairy and beef producers in Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin. Originally formed in 1944 as an artificial insemination cooperative, NorthStar Cooperative, Inc. is now comprised of sales and service for Select Sires, Ag Products and Technologies, DHI Services and Antel BioSystems, an animal diagnostic testing center. Based in Lansing, Michigan, NorthStar provides sales and service to producers, veterinarians and industry members across the United States. A complete summary of the 2013 year-end production results can be obtained by calling 800.631.3510. For more information, visit www.northstarcooperative.com.