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Blondin Redman Seisme the new EX-97 cow
September 16, 2014

Seisme reaches a pinnacle that no Red & White has ever reached — EX-97!

MilkSource Genetics & Seisme Make History

KAUKAUNA, Wis. (Sept. 16, 2014) – History was made today at MilkSource Genetics. Blondin Redman Seisme-Red is the first classified EX-97 Red & White Holstein ever.

Holstein Association USA upgraded her classification to the extremely rare and extraordinary EX-97. Only 29 cows ever have reached this pinnacle, all of which were Black & Whites, according to DairyCowDaily. Seisme2 seisme5 seisme6 seismejimwonderful

“Seisme has been a special cow from day one,” said Jim Ostrom, MSG co-partner. “It has been a privilege for Herd Manager Jamie Endvick and the entire team at MilkSource Genetics to work with, and care for, such an extraordinary beauty.”

To put the win into context, Cy Letter, technical supervisor for Holstein Association USA, explained, “There have been about 200 million cows in the history of modern breeding, and Seisme is No. 30 to reach this level. She is also the first-ever Red & White.”

In 2013, Seisme was International Red and White Cow of the Year by Holstein International, one of the most prestigious honors in the show cow world.

In addition, Seisme has been named:

• International R&W Cow of the Year, Holstein International, 2013

• Supreme Champion, Royal Winter Fair, 2012

• Unanimous All-American Aged Cow, 2012

• All-Canadian Senior Cow, 2012

• 1st Aged Cow and Grand Champion, R&W Royal Winter Fair, 2012

• 1st Aged Cow and Grand Champion, Int’l R&W Show, 2012

• Sr. and Grand Champion, Best Udder, Midwest National Spring Show, 2012

• 1st aged cow, Midwest National Spring Show, 2012

• Res. Supreme Champion, Royal Winter Fair, 2011

• 1st 5 Yr old & Grand Champion, R&W Royal Winter Fair, 2011

• 1st 4Yr Old, Int’l R&W Show, 2010

• 1st Jr. 2Yr. Old & Reserve Grand, Quebec International R&W Show, 2008

• 1st Jr. 2Yr. Old, Royal Winter Fair R&W Show, 2008

• Honorable Mention All-Canadian Junior R&W Cow, 2008Her sire was Valleyriver Ruben Redman and her dam was Blondin R Marker Supra  VG-89-3YR-CAN.

“Seisme is a work of wonder for Mother Nature, but we’re very proud of all the men and women at MilkSource Genetics who work behind the scenes to take care of her,” said John Vosters, MSG co-partner. “These are people who are passionate about their cows. It’s not a job to them — it’s a passion.”

Contact: Bill Harke, 920 759-4649, or


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