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Holstein Association USA to release August genetic evaluations
BRATTLEBORO, Vt • Holstein Association USA will release its next genetic
evaluation in August
The High Ranking Sire Report will be available on August 11,'when it will be placed
on the Association's website, It will also be available in the traditional
format The Top 100 International Bull list will also be available August 11
The Top 100 TPI Bulls list will be released by August 13 Red Book Plus will be
available for download to subscribers via the Internet by August 13 Pedigrees with the
updated genetic data will be mailed on or about August 17 Internet pedigrees will be
available shortly after the genetic update is complete
The Internet Sire Summary, a relatively new product, allows visitors to the Holstein
Association website to look up a bull's type proof on-line This new product will enable
viewers to look at a bull’s evaluation as printed in the Sire Summaries or Sire Summaries
Supplement immediately as they are available' This information will be available by August
11 for $2, or free to Red Book subscribers
The Sire Summaries (Red Book) will be mailed August 24 Locator Lists will be
mailed by August 28
A complete schedule of the genetic evaluation products available from the Holstein
Association is located at their website, at
Holstein Association redesigns website, adds new features
BRATTLEBORO, Vt - In May, the Holstein Association redesigned their Internet website,, with many new features and products The home page was redesigned with
new navigational buttons, to make travel within the site easier
New products and features include
Fact Sheet - View the genetic and phenotypic information for an animal and its sire and
dam The owner’s name and address will also appear $1 00
Internet Sire Summaries - Look up a bull's type proof on-line l This new product will
enable you to view a bull's evaluation as printed in the Sire Summaries or Sire Summaries
Supplement immediately as they are available' $2 00 (Free to Sire Summaries
Young Stock Search - List the young offspring of a bull of your choice (by identification
number or by NAAB number) or choose from the Top 100 bulls using your own criteria
For example All LUKE daughters between the ages of 5 months and 10 months, with an
85 point dam $25 00
Cow Quest - List the offspring of a bull of your choice (by identification number or by
NAAB number) or choose from the Top 100 bulls using your own criteria For example
AIIMATHIE daughters with a TPI > 1000 $25 00
Official Holstein Internet Pedigrees (3-generation) are, of course, still available, but we
added the ability to order up to 10 pedigrees at a time Charges remain the same They
vary on a sliding scale depending on the volume of pedigree purchases (regular printed
and online combined) during the last 365 days
Ist to 20th $lO 00
21st to 50th $7 50
51st to 100th $5 00
101 st and greater $3 00
U.S. HERD FINDER - Locate Holstein breeders across the country, by state and then by
county (Breeders listed are those currently enrolled in the Premier option of the TnStar
production records program ) Farm name, address and phone and a space for owner
comments are included
FREE STUFF! Yes you are correct, we have also introduced free lists These lists
include “Last week's High Scoring Two-year-olds”, “Last year’s Cows Scored 94 and
Higher”, “Highest Registry Activity By Bull”, “Progressive Breeder’s
Registry/Progressive Genetic Herd Awards” Click on
Free Stuff Check it out l
American ID numbers now printed on Holstein ID Tags
industry-wide, January 1, 1998 The goal is to establish a unique, lifetime number for each animal
for milk recording (DHIA), breed registry, and eventually animal health
College students intern at Holstein Foundation
Lewisburg, Ohio have joined the Holstein Foundation as summer communications interns
Science with a minor in Agricultural Communications She also has a degree in Office
Technology She is serving as president of the Utah State Dairy Science club, and is also a
and then
member of Jhe Animal Science Club and Collegiate FFA
industry since a very early age, and has won numerous awards and scholarships in her junior
career She was named a 1997 Distinguished Junior Member at the National Holstein Convention
in Grand Rapids, Mich She hopes to continue working m the industry when she graduates
Communications with a minor in Animal, Dairy and Poultry Sciences She is active in the Buckeye
'Dairy Club, where She served as Co-chair of the Trip Committee After graduation, she plans a
career in the ag communications field, focusing on the dairy industry
milked, fed calves, did AI and vet work, and field work
be held in Louisville, Ky, administering junior activities, and publicity following the event They
will also be responsible for developing educational materials for junior members
For more information about the Holstein Association or their website visit or call 800-952-5200 , vis t
Michael Zylstra awarded Holstein Association USA's Rumler Scholarship
BRATTLEBORO, Vt - Michael Zylstra of Modesto, Calif has been awarded the
1998 Robert H Rumler Scholarship from the Holstein Association The California resident is
pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University
in San Luis Obispo
Zylstra was raised on the Andrew Zylstra Dairy, Inc , and despite attending Cal Poly as
a full-time student, helps on the family farm during school breaks He participates in many of
the day to day activities of the farm and assumes management responsibilities when necessary
He has done a great deal of work with waste water management, as producers in the
Central Valley have been plagued with many issues, including the danger of dairy run-off
contaminating the local water supply He has been exploring many different options, and first
became interested m this area when he participated in an internship at UC Davis
Zylstra graduated Cum Laude from Cal Poly last December He was a member of
Agricultural Ambassadors and Alpha Zeta and active in the Los Lecheros Dairy Club
He hopes to couple his dairy production background with his education in business
and dairy management to market milk produced in the U S around the world
BRATTLEBORO, Vt - The American ID numbering system went into effect nationwide,
All animals registered in the Holstein Association herdbook after January 1 have been
assigned an American ID number as its unique number The American ID number, for registered
animals, is in effect their registration number This number is reflected on certificates and
The Holstein ID Tags no longer have a unique serial number printed on each tag The
number has been replaced with the American ID number Because this number can be used
industry-wide to establish a unique, lifetime number for the animal, many producers are finding it
useful to have the number already printed on the tags
The Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding allocates the numbers to each organization (breed
associations, NDHIA, etc )to ensure that no two organizations are using the same block of *"
numbers When American ID is in place to its fullest degree, all segments of the industry will use
the American ID number assigned to the animal Currently, an animal can have many different
numbers for identification, including DHIA numbers, registration numbers, USDA vaccination
numbers, and herd numbers
The industry has started with nine digits (100,000,000) to avoid duplication of any
previously assigned numbers by any organization This nine-digit number should accommodate ;
the industry for five to eight years
The last numbers in the American ID number are not in sequence This is because the last
digit is a “check digit” that is'determined by a mathematical formula of the other eight numbers
A second series of numbers, ranging from 50,000,000 to 99,999,999, has been issued without a
check digit The Holstein Association has been issued numbers in the 120,000,000 block, which
include check digits
The Holstein Association’s Alternative ID program requires two identifiers, either two ID
Tags, a Tag N’Tattoo, or Tag N’ Freezebrand For more information, call the Holstein
Association at 800-952-5200
BRATTLEBORO, Vt - Jill Olsen of College Ward, Utah, and Brandi Thomas of North
Olsen is currently a sophomore at Utah State University where she is majoring in Dairy
Olsen grew up on her family’s dairy in College Ward She has been active in the dairy
Thomas is currently a junior at the Ohio State University majoring in Agricultural
Thomas grew up on a Holstein and Guernsey dairy farm in North Lewisburg where she
Olsen and Thomas will assist in preparing for the 1998 National Holstein Convention to