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Breeder Stories

Growth Drives Success – Darcroft Holsteins
Lexi Wright

Every farmer enjoys working with family on a successful farm. Hopefully that success allows for the development of a long-term plan for keeping the farm in the family for the next generation.

The Greatest Generation
Norm Nabholz

One of the best books I have ever read was a book by Tom Brokaw, noted journalist and former T.V. newsman entitled “The Greatest Generation”.

Genetics – The Driving Force for Success!
Lexi Wright

As milk price continues to fluctuate across the United States profit driven goals become increasingly important.

Twelve Years and a Dream
Norm Nabholz

Anybody that covets banners has done it. “Let’s put a couple extra on the trailer for points.”

Cleland Family Farm – Clearly Quality Cattle
Nicole Breunig

Being two points away from winning the Premier Breeder at the 2016 World Dairy Expo Red & White Show was quite the accomplishment as there were just six Cleland prefixed animals at the show this year.

Future Genetics-Born this way
Claire Swale

To the majority of the population, Lady Gaga is the Grammy winning popstar, one of the best-selling musicians of all time, and the voice behind hits like Pokerface and Born this Way.

Brown Heaven – The Team Behind Fantasy
Lexi Wright

We revisit an article featuring Brown Swiss herd, Brown Heaven Farm, which was featured in our Winter 2016 edition.

The Queens Caretakers
Norm Nabholz

We revisit Jersey herd, Meadow Ridge Jerseys, who were featured in our Fall Special 2014 edition. 

Consistently Rising to the Top

We revisit Ayrshire herd, De La Paline, who was featured in our Winter 2014 edition. A name recognized locally, nationally and internationally through their consistent top standings at local and major shows.

The Art of Presentation
Norm Nabholz, IA

At most exhibitions cattle are in the show-ring for less than an hour but can be on display for up to a week.

Where Good Breeding Shows
Claire Swale

Classification figures at Roger Frossard’s P’tit Coeur Holsteins speak for themselves. Evaluated under the notoriously strict Swiss system, the 70 cow herd features 23 EX, 24 VG and 17 GP animals.

Family Af-Ayr Farm Focused on Family & Ayrshires
Nicole Breunig, WI

You wouldn’t guess that Gregg and Pat (Patricia) Borchardt grew-up in town. Their passion was ingrained as family members got them interested in Ayrshires.

North Florida Holsteins- Farming for Profit not for Glory

Never one to shy away from controversy, Don Bennink of North Florida Holsteins has strong opinions regarding the direction the Holstein breed is heading.

Team Royalty Ridge Goes for the Gold
Karen Knutsen

As we watch the Olympic Games from Rio this August, we’re reminded that in order to achieve greatness, especially in sports, it takes a lifetime of training and perseverance.

Training Grounds
Norm Nabholz, IA

No matter how it is labeled, to be considered a star in a chosen field by your peers is something experienced by few.


Winter 2017


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