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Cedarwal Donor Dam Feature: OConnors Last Hope
January 27, 2017

Cedarwal Farms in Abbotsford, BC is featuring OConnors Last Hope, one of their prolific donor dams on their website.

Visit the Cedarwal Website to learn more about OConnors Last Hope and her herdmates.

Cedarwal Donor Dam Feature: OConnors Last Hope

OConnors Last Hope VG87-2YR

Hope has been a household name ever since she topped the 2012 Genetics by Design Sale as a baby calf for $475,000. It seems all the stars aligned for Hope – She’s the rare combination of extreme type with the ability to throw high indexing offspring and come from a maternal line that is one of the deepest and most prominent in the breed.

Sired by Numero Uno, Hope is a daughter of the two-time #1 GLPI Cow in Canada, OConnors Planet Lucia VG 86 2YR 9* (97% GP+ on 29 daughters). Then comes the two-time Canadian Cow of the Year Nominee, Comestar Goldwyn Lilac VG 89 32* (100% GP+ on 48 daughters). These 3 cows are direct from the matriarch herself, Lylehaven Lila Z EX 94 22* (96% GP+ on 46 daughters).

Cedarwal purchased Last Hope in late Fall 2014. Her first calves are just to hit the ground with 7 carrying the Cedarwal prefix so far, and many more to come. The next generation of Hope has already made an impact on the farm with her daughter, Bandares Holiday being our highest GPA-LPI calf on farm at GPA-LPI +3434 (DGV +3538, GTPI +2657).

Some of Hope’s older offspring are already proving themselves on farm as well. Calbrett Pepper Lil is a Pepper daughter we bought as a calf in 2015 at the Cormdale Genetics Legacy Sale. Lil is about one month fresh now and looks the part. Like Hope, Lil has proven to transmit. Of her 6 daughters on farm, 5 are over GTPI +2600 with her highest being Flagship Lilfeisty at GTPI +2694 and Duke Lilpumpkin with a GTPI +2692. She also has a very high Franchise bull headed to Select Sires.

With having owned Lila Z for years, everyone at Cedarwal has a soft spot for the family. Last Hope is your modern day brood cow with that little bit of Lila magic running through her blood. They are thrilled with the results Hope has posted for them so far, and look forward to more to come.


Summer 2018