A number of Canadian Milking Shorthorn cows have established new records for single lactation production in a number of different age categories.
Oceanbrae TP Jocelyn VG-87 has established new records for 305 day Milk and Protein production for Three Year Olds. At the age of 3 years and 5 months, Jocelyn produced 11,892 kg M 429F 3.6% 361P 3.0%. Jocelyn is owned by Fred and Matthew Barrett of Oceanbrae Farms in Belmont, Prince Edward Island. She is sired by Treeton Pingerly, an Australian sire marketed by Semex.
Koopycrest Mocha Ali Apple EX-90 has established new records for 305 day Milk and Protein production for Five Year Olds, and is now number two all time for Fat in the same age category. At the age of 5 years and 3 months, Apple produced 12,329 kg M 530F 4.3% 389P 3.2%. Apple also holds the breed record for single lactation milk and protein production, set in her second lactation. She is sired by Clarefield Mocha, an Australian sire marketed by Semex. Apple is owned by Shawn Koopmans of Picton, Ontario.
Oceanbrae Fawn’s Accent-P EX-94-3E has established a new record for 305 day Fat production for Mature Cows, as well as a new breed record for fat production across all age groups. At the age of 6 years and 10 months, Accent-P produced 10,789 kg M 807F 7.5% 378P 3.5%. Accent-P is owned by Fred and Matthew Barrett of Oceanbrae Farms in Belmont, Prince Edward Island and is sired Bar-D Krause’s Fawn’s C.D.
Two other cows cracked the All Time Top Three in their respective age categories. Northend Zumba Cascade GP-80 now sits #3 all time for 305 day Milk for Three Year Olds, producing 11,122 kg milk in second lactation. She is owned by Glenda Mutrie of Thorsby, Alberta. Oceanbrae Adam Lorna-P EX-90-2E now sits at #2 all time for 305 day Milk and Protein for Four Year Olds, producing 11,845 kg milk and 385 kg protein in third lactation. Lorna-P is owned by Oceanbrae Farms of Belmont, PEI.
Canadian Milking Shorthorns continue to set new records for productivity while remaining an efficient and profitable dairy breed for Canadian dairy producers. For more information on the breed, please visit the Society website at HERE.