AJ Quist Memorial Young Breeder of the Year Award
Applications accepted throughout the year from members age 21-40.
AJ Quist Memorial Award APPLICATION
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Holstein USA News:
Click below for the latest updates from Holstein USA
Your area Holstein USA reps:
Dennis Edlund: 916-207-4796
James Macedo: 559-623-2734
Local Area Clubs:
President Tony Neles
President Raymond Quaresma
President Gilbert Teixeira
President James Davis
President Stephen Maddox, Jr.
South San Joaquin
President Matthew Evangelo
Need a winter getaway? Plan ahead and join us by the sea as the Merced County Holstein Club proudly welcomes you to the 2014 California State Holstein Convention. Living the Holstein Dream is closer than you think!
\ The Merced County Holstein Club invites everyone to join them for the California State Holstein Convention in beautiful Monterey, January 30th through February 1st! Kicking off the action-packed weekend is Host Night & the Convention Sale, being held at the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. Dine beside the inspiring Kelp-Forest exhibit or wander the many corridors that feature California’s vast marine life, while enjoying a “strolling dinner”. Following the Host Night meal, the Convention Sale will be held in the upper level of the aquarium, and will feature 40 lots of high genomics, exciting cow families, show prospects and more.
Be sure to pre-register for this “opening night” as no tickets will be available at the convention!
From the aquarium to the board room, convention attendees will also be participating in junior dairy bowl and dairy jeopardy contests, enjoying a guest presentation by Dairy Cares’ James Garner, and honoring fellow senior & junior members at the awards banquet and luncheon. In addition, they’ll have the opportunity to interact with industry experts from the fields of estate planning and environmental policy.
The Embassy Suites Monterey Bay-Seaside will serve as this year’s headquarters and reservations can be made by calling 831.393.1115 (mention “HOL” for convention rate).
Welcome & hotel information
ticket order form
Forms MUST be postmarked by January 11, 2014 to avoid a $50 late fee.
Christmas Holiday Revue Sale catalog now available online:
The January issue of Holstein World magazine will have a feauture section on California Holsteins. Click thumbnail below to see more ad details.
Holstein World will donate 10% of ad sales to the Junior Club!
The Pinnacle of Paulo-Bro and Guests Sale
all involved, on a successful sale!
High Seller at $9,300 was Lot 17, consigned by Jim Bos. This red March Hvezda out of an Ex-92 Advent daughter of
Lylehaven Form Laura EX-94 was purchased by Cort James Rowley.
Next high seller was Lot 1, the EX-92 Advent daughter of Budjon Redmarker Shar EX-94. For $7,300 she was purchased by John Cunningham and Mike Hay from consignor Macey Pearson.
World Dairy Expo 2013
Congratulations to CA exhibitors on their success at WDE!
International Junior Holstein Show
5. R-John Atwood Aspire-ET (Maple-Downs-I GW Atwood), Rocco Cunningham
International Red & White Show
1st Senior 2-year-old and Reserve Intermediate Champion
Lookout Elmbridge Lady Rouge (Scientific Director-Red), Lookout, Elmbridge, Frank & Diane Borba, Pat Conroy & George Morasci
Ms Candy Apple-Red-ET (Ladino Park Talent-IMP-ET), Frank & Diane
Borba and Frank & Carol Borba
1st 5-year-old Honorable Mention Senior & Grand Champion, Best Udder of Show
7. New-Star Barbwire Prize-Red (Hylite Barbwire-Red), Rocco Cunningham & Sutton Paulson
10. Lookout Elmbridge Lil Red (Charpentier LFG Spectrum), Lookout, Elmbridge and Frank & Diane Borba
3. Budjon-Vail Damaris-Red-ET (MD-Valleyvue Camden-Red), Frank & Diane Bo
5. Scientific Pico Doll-Red-ET (La Presentation Picolo-Red), John Paul, Elise and Elisabeth Regusci
2. Elmbridge Lookout Lady in Red (KHW Kite Advent-Red), Lookout, Elmbridge, Frank & Diane Borba
5. Androscoggin-I Redlight-Red-ET (KHW Kite Advent-Red), Triple-T Holsteins and Henry & Carolyn Van Exel
International Holstein Show
6. R-John Aftershock Dana (Ms Atlees Sht Aftershock-ET), Henry & Carolyn Van Exel and St. Jacobs
7. Ladies-Run Katalina (Maple-Downs-I GW Awood-ET), Robert Texieira, Brandon Almeida, Joey Branco
8. Milksource G Chip Jackie (Mr Chassity Gold Chip-ET), Lookout, Blair Weeks and Frank & Diane Borba
5. Hammertime Windbrook Reno (Gillette Windbrook), Nick & Jessica Sarbacker and Matthew & Lauren Evangelo
5. Budjon-JK Glaz-Way Erin-ET (Maple-Downs-I G W Atwood-ET), Budjon Farms, Glaz-Way and MB Lucky Lady
7. Ms Gold Chip Bright-ET (Mr Chassity Gold Chip-ET), Jeff Butler, C&P Shedd & Frank & Diane Borba
Yearling in Milk
5. Phoenixholm Attic Montana (Allyndale-I Attic), Lookout, Gerald Halbach, Diane & Frank Borba, Dueppengiesser,
Thank you to our Sponsors of the Wine & Cheese Social at World Dairy Expo
Gil-Tex Holsteins, Hilmar Cheese Company, Ruann Dairy
2013 California Holstein News Annual magazine now available to view online!
Please visit our Publications page
Exciting Junior results from the National Holstein Convention!
Please visit our Juniors page
1st Annual CHA Golf Tournament
was held Friday, June 28th at the Tulare Golf Course
Thank you to all of our sponsors (click thumbnail below), and participants who braved the scorching heat!
Congratulations to these top golfers~
1st place team: from Kirby Manufacturing- Steve Freitas, Tony Moore, Fernando Mattos, Manuel Alves
2nd place team: Allison Kasbergen, Laurie Alexander, Emma VanBeek, Alison DeGroot
3rd place team: Mike Parreira, Rodney Paulo, Jamie Bledsoe, Chris Parreira
Congratulations to CA exhibitors on their success at the recent
Western Spring National Holstein Show!
Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion & Best Bred & Owned of Show
1st 4 Year Old: Air-Osa Redbull 12417 (KHW Redbull), Airosa Dairy
4th:. Will-Tattoo Des Tinsley-ET (Scientific Destry-ET), Adam & Lacey Van Exel and Will & Amy Iager
R-John Aftershock Dana (Ms Atlees Sht Aftershock-ET), Hank & Carolyn Van
3rd: Oakfield Dempsey Rasta (Lirr Drew Dempsey), Rebekah Mast
5th: Ocean-View Braxton Zamora (Regancrest S Braxton-ET), Hank & Carolyn Van Exel and Jarett & Sarah Zonneveld
2nd: R-John Atwood Aspire- ET (Maple-Downs-I G W Atwood-ET), Rocco Cunningham
3rd: Air-Osa San Hezbollah 13319 (Gen-Mark Stmatic Sanchez), Airosa Dairy
2. Air-Osa Champion 11225 (Calbrett-I HH Champion-ET), Airosa Dairy
Senior Best Three Females 1st: Airosa Dairy
2013 State Holstein Show and Red & White Show
results on the Sales & Show page!
Coverage of placings and showring pictures also on the HolsteinWorld blog here
Sincere thank you to all of the sponsors whose generosity and support helped to make this year's show a huge success!
Merced County Black & White Show and Redwood Empire Club Spring Show
results on the Sales & Show page!
Contest results from Dr. Stan Henderson at Cal Poly:
Five of our students just returned from the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge in Fort Wayne, Indiana and were one of the 4 winning teams in the competition. Since the contest has become very competitive with 32 universities competing, students evaluate one of 4 different dairies, hence 4 winning teams.
Our team and “academy” participants in the photo include: (back) Jared De Groot, Hanford (Dairy Academy); Dr. Stan Henderson, coach; David Vander Schaaf, Ripon; Micah De Groot, Visalia; (front) Mandy Brazil, Petaluma; Erin De Snayer, Lodi.
Teams at the farm we evaluated included: Cal Poly, Iowa State, Cornell, Idaho, West Virginia, Guelph, Purdue, and Kansas State. (“Several coaches thought this was the most competitive group, our students were up to the challenge.”) The contest was limited to a total of 32 teams, 128 students, 4 students per team. For the first time, 98 students took part in the Dairy Academy, a learning experience similar to Dairy Challenge that allows students to work with consultants on the dairy farm evaluation.
AgriVenture is an organization that matches international trainees with host families in a wide variety of agricultural operations. They currently have a large demand from young people ages 18-30 who would like to come and work on Holstein dairies specifically in California.
Read more about hosting , and informational brochure
The 2013 State Holstein Convention was hosted by the South San Joaquin Holstein Club January 24-26. Thank you to convention chairpeople and all involved for hosting a wonderful convention full of great friends, generous hospitality, and fun memories!
photos courtesy of Karen Knutsen. check out the HolsteinWorld blog for more coverage!
2013 Senior Breeder of the Year: Joey Airoso
2013 A.J. Quist Memorial Young Breeders of the Year: Matthew & Lauren Evangelo
Thank you to all of the convention sponsors for your support in making this a successful event!
2013 State Convention Sale
The brand new ag facilities at the College of Sequoias in Tulare were a perfect venue for this year's State Convention Sale, held Saturday, January 26th. 47 heifers & choices averaged $2,785 (and 2 embryo lots averaged $555).
High seller, Lot 12 Heritage-E Debbies Disco-ET, is a 12/12 Shamrock from the All-American & Res. All-Canadian Summer Yearling in 2009, KY-Blue GW Debbie-ET. Disco was the 3rd spring calf at the 2012 Midwest Spring Show and has three maternal sisters (two scored VG) and one who was the 7th milking yearing at the 2012 International Holstein Show. A potential 5th generation EX from the Adeens, Disco sold with 5 #1 Doorman embryos. She was consigned by Nick & Jessica Sarbacker and Matt & Lauren Evangelo and purchased for $6500 by Hayden & Hunter McIsaac.
Selling for $6100 was Lot 14, R-John Aftershock Dana, the big June Aftershock daughter of Cameron-Ridge Dun Lena (EX-90) and then Cameron-Ridge BC Lisa (EX-96 4E) with lifetime totals of 205,850M 7397F and 6584P. Lisa was also the All-American 125,000-lb. Cow in 2006. Consigned by Christian Cunningham and purchased by Exels Holsteins.
Lot 1, a July 2012 AltaAirnet daughter consigned by Trifecta Genetics sold to Steve Robles for $5100.
Trifecta Z Airlia-ET is from the Windsor-Manor Rud Zip (EX-95 4E GMD-DOM) family and sold with a GTPI of +2254 +1528M +70F +48P +2.72T. Her dam is a VG-86 Dorcy with GTPI +2208.
2011 State Holstein Convention Archive