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Share Your Opinion! Take Cowsmo’s New Poll!
July 12, 2017

One thing dairy enthusiasts are well known for is having an opinion! We want to hear yours! Be sure to check out the  poll question on the lower right hand corner of the Cowsmopolitan home page!
The new Cowsmo Poll question asks…What do you feed calves on your farm? Milk Replacer or Whole Milk, pasteurized or unpasteurized?

Poll Closed July 12, 2017: What method of dehorning do you prefer to employ on your farm? There were 396 responses:
Caustic/Paste…63 votes
Gouging/Cutting…26 votes
Polled Genetics…31 votes
Thermal/Burning…276 votes

Poll Closed March 2, 2017: As a breeder, where do you place the most emphasis in your sire selection priorities? There were 467 responses:
Type Traits…322 votes
Cow Families…69 votes
Production/Component Traits…36 votes
Health Traits…24 votes
Sire Stacks…16 votes

Poll Closed December 21, 2016: Which of this year’s Royal Winter Fair breed champions is your favorite? There were 717 responses:
Musqie Iatola Martha…412  votes
Jacobs Gold Liann…242 votes
Marilie Gentleman Karmina…32 votes
Meadow Green Abso Fanny-Red…31 votes

Poll Closed November 15, 2016: Which was your favorite breed champion at World Dairy Expo? There were 778 responses:
Sheknoll Durham Arrow…266 votes
Musqie Iatola Martha…224 votes
Brown Heaven Glenn Fantasy…165 votes
Cates Ruben Tulsa Time EXP…46 votes
Margot Patagonie…43 votes
Pheasant Echo’s Turvy-Red…23 votes

Poll Closed October 15, 2016:Do you plan to attend the World Dairy Expo, the Royal Winter Fair, both or neither?  There were 293 reponses:
World Dairy Expo Only…142 votes
Both the Royal & World Dairy Expo…63 votes
The Royal Winter Fair Only…47 votes
Neither the Royal or World Dairy Expo…41 votes

Poll Closed August 25, 2016: What type of hay is your favorite? There were 184 responses:
Timothy…59 votes
Alfalfa/Alfalfa Mix…53 votes
Orchard Grass…29 votes
Brome…20 votes
Oat…13 votes
Something A Little Different…5 votes
Fescue…3 votes
Bermuda Grass…2 votes

Poll Closed July 13, 2016: What length story are they most likely to read in our magazine? There were 181 responses:
1 Page…43 votes
2 Pages…73 votes
2-3 Pages…43 votes
Over 3 Pages…22 votes

Poll Closed March 23, 2016: What is the greatest challenge  faced by dairy farmers today? There were 401 responses:
Low Milk Prices…235 votes
Poor Public Perception of Product…55 votes
Availability of Quality Workforce…39 votes
Anti-Farm Legislation…28 votes
Animal Rights Activism…25 votes
Land Issues…19 votes

Poll closed November 27, 2015: Of the decade favorites, which is your favorite WDE Supreme Champion? There were 724 votes:
Indian Acres Pistachio Pie (2007)…310 votes
Brookview Tony Charity (1982, 84, 85, 87)…290 votes
Gene Acres Felicia May Fury (1974)…79 votes
Rainyridge Tony Beauty (1995 & 99)…35 votes
RF Goldwyn Hailey (2012)…10 votes

Poll closed November 19, 2015: Which World Dairy Expo Supreme Champion from the 1970’s (1970-1979) was your favorite? There were 137 votes:
Gene Acres Felicia May Fury (1974)…54 votes
Oak Ridge Kellys Rosid (1975)…18 votes
Kanza Matt Tippy (1971)…16 votes
Windrift Countess Nora (1970 & 1972)…14 votes
Browndale Fury Echo Christie (1978)…12 votes
JPG Standout Kandy (1977)…12 votes
Cleverlands Darimost Chrystal (1979)…5 votes
Theynor Hagen Cindy T (1976)…5 votes
Wataview Mark Babe (1973)…1 vote

Poll closed November 11, 2015: Which World Dairy Expo Supreme Champion from the 1980’s (1980-1989) is your favorite? There were 179 votes:
Brookview Tony Charity (1982, 1984, 1985 & 1987)…131 votes
Lyndale Convincer Elaine (1988 & 1989)…27 votes
Gil-Bar Unique Bonnie (1986)…8 votes
Northcroft Ella Elevation (1980)…8 votes
Millerview Ultimate Rosalyn (1983)…4 votes
JWS Monitor Rachael (1981)…1 vote

Poll Closed November 3, 2015: WhichWorld Dairy Expo Supreme Champion from the 1990’s (1990-1999) is your favorite? There were 183 votes
Rainyridge Tony Beauty (1995 & 1999)…117 votes
C Merkley Starbuck Whitney (1992 & 1993)…17 votes
Hoosier Knoll Jade Monay (1994)…15 votes
Waymar Patrick Nadine (1996)…13 votes
Acme Star Lily (1998)…10 votes
C Rossland Astro Kat (1991)…4 votes
Enns Banner Olivia (1990)…4 votes
Boalcrest Sterling Silver (1997)…3 votes

Poll Closed October 25, 2015: Which WDE Supreme Champion from the 2000’s (2000-2009) is your favorite? There were 1,504 votes:
Indian Acres Pistachio Pie (2007)…563 votes
Tri-Day Ashlyn-ET (2001)…532 votes
Old Mill E Snickerdoodle (2003)…225 votes
Thurlane James Rose (2008)…103 votes
Huronia Centurion Vernonica (2006)…26 votes
Harvue Roy Frosty (2009)…24 votes
Lavender Ruby Redrose-Red (2005)…16 votes
Hillcroft Leader Melanie (2004)…8 votes
VanDyk-K Integrity Paradise (2000 & 2002)…7 votes

Poll Closed October 20, 2015: Which WDE Supreme Champion from this decade (2010-2015) is your favorite? There were 236 votes:
RF Goldwyn Hailey (2012)…88 votes
Harvue Roy Frosty (2010)…40 votes
TJ Classic Minister Venus (2014)…39 votes
Eastside Lewisdale Gold Missy (2011)…30 votes
Bonaccueil Maya Goldwyn (2013)…21 votes
Lovhill Goldwyn Katrysha (2015)…18 votes

Poll Closed October 10, 2015: Our previous poll asked Expo attendees how far they traveled to reach World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI. There were 102 responses:
Over 1,001 miles-29 votes
501-1,000 miles-25 votes
101-250 miles-18 votes
under 100 miles-16 votes
251-500 miles-14 votes

Poll Closed July 26, 2015:  Our previous poll question asked voters to chose their favorite Holstein showring-type sire, excluding Braedale Goldwyn. Choices were: Fever, Sanchez, Golden Dreams, Atwood, Aftershock, Sid and Doorman, and results were:
Maple-Downs-I GW Atwood…147 votes
Val-Bisson Doorman…109 votes
Pine-Tree Sid…46 votes
Crackholm Fever…33 votes
Gen-Mark Stmatic Sanchez…26 votes
Heavenly Golden Dreams…17 votes
Mr Atlees Sht Aftershock…15 votes

Poll Closed June 15, 2015: Our previous poll looked at cow comfort and care. We asked you what type of bedding  you use on your farm operation.

Results are as follows:
Straw/Shavings….61 votes
Sand…22 votes
Mattresses…9 votes
Rubber Mats…9 votes
Waterbeds…4 votes
Other…1 vote

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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