World Dairy Expo

Merle Howard winner from 2013 reflects on award

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Fri, 10/03/2014

Cassy Krull talks about the World Dairy Expo experience.

by Patti Hurtgen, Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manager

The Merle Howard Award was presented for the 10th time last year. The winner, Cassy Krull of Wisconsin took some time from her very busy Expo schedule this year to talk with Hoard's Dairyman. She is an exhibitor herself but also helps family and friends prepare their animals, leads for the World Classic Sale, as well as following up with some of her summer intern tasks for Accelerated Genetics, a trade show exhibitor.

The name of this year's Merle Howard Award winner is kept top secret until it is announced during the Holstein Show on Saturday. Watch for the details on the winner on Saturday afternoon.

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California Holstein breeder wins 2014 Klussendorf Trophy

Date: 
Fri, 10/03/2014

by Corey Geiger, Hoard's Dairyman Managing Editor

Gilbert Teixeira, Klussendorf Gilbert Teixeira, Turlock, Calif., was named the 73rd winner of the Klussendorf Trophy, the highest recognition given to a dairy cattle showman in the United States.

The award is in memory of Arthur B. Klussendorf, considered the outstanding showman of his time and a model for all those who have followed him. Teixeira’s selection was made by members of the Klussendorf Memorial Association, formed in 1937, at its annual meeting held earlier this week in Madison, Wis. He received the silver trophy designed by Tiffany Jewelers of New York City. Read more

Ohio heifers pair for Guernsey junior champion

Date: 
Fri, 10/03/2014

Style, silkiness and correctness featured in Guernsey show

Guernsey show

by Maggie Seiler, Hoard's Dairyman Editorial Intern

Ohio proved to be a good state to be from during the Guernsey heifer show on Thursday night. Heifers from that state swept Junior Champion, Reserve and Honorable Mention of the show. Marshall Overholt of Big Prairie, Ohio, was the owner of the Junior Champion, Four J Springhill Jerusha-ET, that won the fall heifer calf class. He also had the Honorable Mention Junior Champion, Springhill Mentor Jazzy-ET, that won the fall yearling class. The Reserve Junior Champion was Blue Moons L Darby, owned by Bill and Linda Blue of Circleville, Ohio. Read more

Red and White Show: It’s all about family

Date: 
Fri, 10/03/2014

Winning cow families and farm families rise to the top.

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by Patti Hurtgen, Hoard's Dairyman Online Media Manager

The Junior Champion honors was a family affair, with siblings and cousins, Crystal, Jordan, Jake, Josh, Connor and Lauren Siemers of Wisconsin, taking the banner with their Winter Calf, Siemers Defnt Great-Red-ET. Fall Calf, Earincliffe Redliner Sarah, snatched Reserve for a trio of families: Chris and Jennifer Hill, Chad and Scott Umbel, and Matt and Sarah Hawbaker of Maryland. Read more

No holes in the Swiss champion

Date: 
Fri, 10/03/2014

Featuring deep classes and fancy cows, the International Brown Swiss Show did not disappoint.

International Brown Swiss Show

by Maggie Seiler, Hoard's Dairyman Editorial Intern

The cows paraded in with the traditional fanfare of the New Glarus Yodel Club and the Swiss bells around the cows’ necks. As the yodeling was completed, judge Eric Topp described the cows pulled out for grand champion of the show as the type of cows that he and associate judge Sherry Smith love to see.

Judge Topp had nothing bad to say about Eloc Wagor Kandid, owned by Ken Main and Peter Vail of Copake, N.Y., which took home the banner for Senior and Grand Champion of the International Brown Swiss Show.

“Well, I don’t know what you would want to change on this cow,” judge Topp said about Kandid. “That rear udder just makes me want to cry.” Read more

Langmaids named 2014 McKown Master Breeder

Date: 
Fri, 10/03/2014

Building on tradition and strong cow families, Scott and Laurie Langmaid, along with their three sons, continue to breed outstanding females at Vermont Pond View Farm.

Langmaid family

Scott and Laurie Langmaid and their three sons, pictured from left to right, Bradley, Ross and Trevor.

by Maggie Seiler, Hoard's Dairyman Editorial Intern

Scott and Laurie Langmaid of Danville, Vt., have been selected by the Klussendorf Association as the sixth recipient of the Robert “Whitey” McKown Master Breeder Award. This award recognizes a well-managed breeder herd that has been successful at showing and judging and emphasizes all qualities of the Klussendorf Award, including ability, character, endeavor and sportsmanship. Read more

Expect much lower milk prices in 2015

Date: 
Fri, 10/03/2014

Rabobank outlook sees worst effects of global supply and demand imbalance during first half of the year.

Tom Bailey, Rabobank

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard's Dairyman Western Editor

The “wave of milk” now coming from the U.S. is helping flood world dairy product markets, said Rabobank dairy analyst Tom Bailey (pictured above) at an outlook reception for customers in Madison on Monday night. The result, he said, will be significantly lower producer prices in 2015 – a decline that has already hit farmers in Europe and New Zealand.

“U.S. market prices for dairy products are defying gravity and cannot be sustained,” he said. U.S. prices that remain well above world levels have extended the unprecedented Class III prices farmers have enjoyed in 2014. However, the bank’s just-released third quarter outlook report sees a much different picture in 2015. Read more

Views of Expo — Thursday

Date: 
Fri, 10/03/2014

Views of Expo — Thursday

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Breed character separates Milking Shorthorn winners

Date: 
Thu, 10/02/2014

Judge Michael Heath selected his champion from the 197 entries exhibited.

Grand Champion Milking Shorthorn

by Maggie Seiler, Hoard's Dairyman Editorial Intern

With his usual gusto, Michael Heath had the music turned up in the ring and headed toward the four cows he had pulled out for Grand Champion of the show. He walked the group once then doubled back to slap the winning aged cow, Hard Core Rebel Rockette, owned by Cor-Bloo Syndicate of Cory, Ind., as Grand Champion of the International Milking Shorthorn Show.

“She just has class,” described Judge Heath. “She has so much breed character about her head and a sweet udder.” Read more

It’s a big night for Dairy Shrine

Date: 
Thu, 10/02/2014

The dairy industry honors its leaders.

by Patti Hurtgen, Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manager

The National Dairy Shrine annual banquet will be held at World Dairy Expo on Thursday, October 2, after a year hiatus when the banquet was held in Harrisburg last year to celebrate the All-American Dairy Show’s 50th anniversary. Hundreds of dairy producers, industry representatives and students will attend the banquet to honor leaders and recognize students with over $40,000 in scholarships. All of the evening’s honorees are included in this visual presentation.

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