Hoard Guernsey herd has four new Excellent cows

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Hoard Guernsey herd has four new Excellent cows

Tue, 06/29/2010

In addition, to unveiling the new Foster Mothers of the Human Race painting earlier this month, the Hoard's Dairyman Farm appraised both the Hoard Guernsey and Jersey herds. Here are a few highlights from classification day:

• Sunset Farms Hawk Daisy (shown above) went EX-92 after calving back in just 12 months and completing a 26,000-pound record in 278 days. Daisy had a Spider daughter that went VG-82 as a 2-year-old.

• Dairyman Amen Jolene and Howerton Farms Roy Pistachio both went EX-91. Pistachio was only fresh 20 days but came through calving just fine. Jolene's information can be found on her web page.

• We had a dam-and-daughter pair both go EX. Dairyman Regis Nancy and her daughter, Dairyman Royalty Nanny. Nancy is nearly 5,000 pounds over herdmates and is finishing a 4-9 record of 296 days 23,487 M, 4.7 1,115 F, 3.1 719 P, while her daughter, Nanny, made a 2-2 record of 314 days, 18,344 M, 4.3 787 F, 3.0 555 P

• Dairyman Iceman Rosebowl, a high-ranking index cow in the Guernsey breed, went EX-90 with an EX-90 MS. As a 2-year-old she made over 24,000 M. More on Rosebowl.

• Rounding out the new Excellents was Dairyman Tiller Camelia. She just finished a 5-0 record of 365 days 27,308 M, 5.3 1,449 F, 3.5 960 P.

Ten other cows went either VG-88 or VG-87. In that group was a Challenge daughter from Rutter Bros Royal Oaks Dawn, EX-92. This hard-working 2-year-old is due in August and is finishing up a record that currently stands at 2-3 304 days, 18,875 M, 5.6 1,059 F, 3.4 644 P. For more on Dawn, click here.

More results from classification day will be posted in a few weeks once we get all the data entered into our computer system. Visit the Hoard's Dairyman Farm website.