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NEWS - BREEDERS ACHIEVEMENTS ASTONOAK MT SUNDAE EX95-9E T


he UK has its second 200t cow in the form of the Dennison family’s Astonoak MT Sundae. Classified EX95-9E, this Iv-Ann Mark Tesk daughter is now 18 years old and in her 12th lactation her best 305-day lactation to date was 19,360kg at 3.2%bf and 2.78%p. She was purchased as a tight uddered, fresh second calver at the Astonoak dispersal. The late John Dennison had judged her dam, Astonoak Blackstar Sundae VG88, at Ashbourne Show and made her champion. Blackstar Sundae had been flushed and there were numerous progeny in the sale. Andrew Dennison commented: “At the sale MT Sundae was only two days fresh, but everything was in the right place and she just needed to develop.”


As a two year old heifer she classified GP83 and then Murray Cochrane classified her EX90 as a third calver. In February 2007 John Gribbon classified her EX95, with an EX95 mammary when she was giving 75kg.


“She has never calved in with any swelling and always had a youthful udder. In her first six lactations her cell count averaged less than 60 and her calving interval is an average of 503,” added Andrew. MT Sundae’s first daughter was by Spirit and sold at the Genetic Elite Sale to Bridgeend Holsteins where she scored VG87.


Her best daughter is an EX90 Jenny-Lou Marshall daughter who


EX97 RICHAVEN RAIDER SQUAW EX97


ARNOT CARLINA 62 EX93-6E LP100 7*


has a promising Lauthority sired heifer that is fresh. She has also bred numerous bulls that have all sold to breeders herd. Astonoak MT Sundae is a past winner of the Northern Area Genus Long Life cow award. Congratulations to the Dennison family on managing this high production cow.


he latest cow to achieve maximum classification is the Bown family’s Richaven Raider Squaw. In her eighth lactation she has classified Excellent six times and gave 12,118kg at 4.03%bf and 3.18%p in her seventh lactation. She has bred one EX and three VG daughters to date including the VG89 two year old Richaven Sid Squaw 3 who stood first intermediate two year old at UK Dairy Day 2014.


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rnot Carlina 62 EX93-6E LP100 was 20 years old on the 8th September. She last calved in March 2010 and is now retired from milking, she is more grey now than when she was pictured at 18 years, but has no arthritis and has still never had her feet trimmed. With 10 of her descendants having also scored Excellent she is leaving quite a legacy. Does anyone have a cow that is older than 20 years old? Let us know by emailing journal@holstein-uk.org


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