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Holstein Association USA Releases Pedigree Analysis of 2014 National Holstein Show Winners

Brattleboro, Vt. (November 26, 2014)… With the completion of the 2014 National Shows, Holstein Association USA has released its annual Pedigree Analysis of National Holstein Show winners. These lists give you a picture of the genetics behind the cattle receiving show ring honors at the highest levels of competition.
Find the Pedigree Analysis of 2014 National Holstein Show winners at www.holsteinusa.com, under the “Popular Lists” section toward the bottom of the homepage.

Holstein females in the analysis are those that placed in the top three in their respective age classes at a National Holstein Show this year, which included a total of 197 different heifers and 253 different cows.

The lists are updated each fall following the last National Holstein Show of the year. Included are lists of Leading Sires, Leading Maternal Grandsires, and Leading Sire Stacks of National Show Winners. Each category features separate lists for heifers and cows, along with a combined list. In addition, viewers will find other interesting information, such as the average classification score for each class and historical data from previous years.

2014 Highlights

· Braedale Goldwyn claimed the Leading Sire of 2014 National Holstein Show winners, siring 71 daughters who placed in the top three of their classes. This was the fifth consecutive year he has led the pack; he was also the top sire of winning cows, siring 54. For the second year, his song, Maple-Downs-I G W Atwood-ET, was the second-ranking sire and number one on the heifer list, with a total of 58 heifers and cows placing in the top three.

· Braedale Goldwyn also topped all the Leading Maternal Grandsires lists, siring 29 heifers and 23 cows who placed in the top three.

· The combination of Braedale Goldwyn x Regancrest Dundee-ET again topped the Leading Sire Stacks of 2014 National Holstein Show winners and the list of Leading Sire Stacks for Cows. Maple-Downs-I G W Atwood-ET x Regancrest Dundee-ET was the second Leading Sire Stack overall, while Regancrest S Braxton-ET x Braedale Goldwyn led the list of Sire Stacks for heifers.

View the complete Pedigree Analysis under the Popular Lists section on the Holstein Association USA homepage, or go directly to www.holsteinusa.com/shows/pedanalysis_show_winners.html.