Ohio Holstein wins national award

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — An Ohio Holstein is the first to win the Holstein Association USA’s new award, Star of the Breed.

First winner

MS Crockettacres Monique-ET has been named the first winner of Holstein Association USA’s Star of the Breed award.

Monique is owned by Terry and Marcia Stammen and their children, Zach, Allison, Elizabeth and Emily, of Wabash-Way Holsteins in New Weston, Ohio.

Wabash-Way Holsteins consists of 100 registered Holstein cows. The Stammens have been in the registered Holstein business for more than 25 years.

Background

Purchased as an embryo, Monique was delivered by Caesarean section, June 12, 2004.

Sired by Braedale Freelance-ET, Monique is classified Very Good-88 and in her first lactation made a record of 2-5, 2x, 305d, 32,900M, 1,491F, 1,169P.

Her dam is Crackholm M Madonna-ET, VG-85, with records of 2-2, 2x, 365d, 33,596M, 1,451F, 1,185P and 3-9, 2x, 365d, 36,850M, 1,378F, 1,120P.

She is sired by Sildahl BW Dutch Boy-ET. Maternal Granddam is Crackholm Comestar Memory-ET, VG-87, with a record of 2-2, 2x, 365d, 41,250M, 1,667F, 1,299P.

Other awards

Monique was the third-place junior 3-year-old at the 2007 Mideast Spring National Holstein Show and was third in the futurity class.

She had previously placed third in the summer yearling class at the 2005 Mideast Fall National show.

To be eligible for the Star of the Breed award, a cow must have placed in the top five in her class at a National Holstein Show, must be in a herd enrolled on the association’s TriStar program and must have an official classification score.

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