The March 2021 proof run of top new heifers saw Dilee Holsteins (Les White) top the proof with DILEE PEMBERTON OLLIE 494 ET-ET-CNF-DPF-BLF, crowning the BPIs with a score of 479.
Ollie 494 is combination of three really strong Australian cow families. Along with Ollie’s, her dam is by Silverline (Glomar Ladys) and the next dam a Wrangler (Rengaw Janeas) that was part of a Genetics Australia IVF program that resulted in 19 embryos.
“She’s the only one that held and we’re really lucky she turned out to be a heifer. She’s just another of the 70% bred from one cow in the Ollie family that are great cows popping up within the herd. We’ve had a couple make the list but it feels really good to top it” says Les White.
In at second place is CARENDA NACASH VEDERA-CNF-DPF-BLF (BPI 467) with WILARA PEMBO JO-CNF-DPF-BLF (BPI 467) matching her BPI and taking out third place.
Carenda Holsteins in Western Australia (the Kitchen family) impressed with 4 animals in the top 10 seizing second, fourth, eighth and ninth place.
There were many studs coming in strong with several good performing animals making the cut. Amongst them is Emu Banks Holsteins (B J & J L Dickson) who took out 5 positions in the top 11.
A prefix we are seeing more and more of is Gleestar Holsteins (Jonathon and Courtney Gleeson) which received 5 heifers in the top 20.
“It’s very rewarding making it onto the list and it shows we are heading in the right direction. Our breeding goals are to be balanced… we look at everything; production, type and health traits and our Sires Kenobi and Royal are very good all-round bulls” says Jonathon Gleeson.
Elmar Holsteins (home of the Jessica family) owned by the Hore family also joins the list, snapping up 4 placings. They are set to host their first sale in 15 years, the Elmar Extravaganza on 22nd of April.