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Star of the Breed

The Star of the Breed award will recognize one cow annually that has excelled in the show ring and the milking barn.

To be eligible for the Star of the Breed award, a cow must place in the top five in her class at a National Holstein Show, have completed a lactation in the last year, be in a herd enrolled in the TriStar program and have an official classification score.

Once the eligible cows are determined, the following calculation
is used to decide the recipient:

Combined ME Fat and Protein
+
Age Adjusted Classification Score
x
(Breed Average ME CFP/Breed Average Age Adjusted Score)

 
2017 Star of the Breed

Smith-Crest-TW SH Virgie-ET
EX-95 2E
6-04 2X 305D 44,710M 4.0%F 1,784F 2.9%P 1,296P


Sire: Picston Shottle-ET

Bred by:
Matt and Travis Smith, Watertown, Wis.,
and Anthony W. Whitehead, Conway, Mo.

Owned by: Paul Grulke, Mayville, Wis.

Read more about Virgie

 

Smith-Crest-TW SH Virgie-ET
 
2016 Star of the Breed

Miss Hot Mama-Red-ET
EX-92
1-11 2X 274d 33,520M 5.8%F 1,940F 3.5%P 1,162P


Sire: Mr Apples Armani-ET

Bred by:
Nathan Thomas, Michael Heath and Will Iager

Owned by: Smith-Crest Holsteins, Watertown, Wis.; Majestic View Genetics LLC, Sun Prairie, Wis.; Rhonda Shore, Sun Prairie, Wis.; Randy Connery, Sun Prairie, Wis. and Crailoo Dairy Farm LLC, Brownsville, Wis.

Read more about Hot Mama

 

Miss Hot Mama-Red-ET
 
Previous Award Winners

2015 Star of the Breed

Air-Osa Redbull 12417
EX-95 2E
6-03 3X 305d 61,020M 4.1%F 2,491F 3.2%P 1,975P


Sire: KHW Redbull

Bred & Owned by:
Joe Airoso, Tipton, Calif.

Read more about Redbull 12417

Redbull 12417

2014 Star of the Breed

Pineylawn Jasper Bethany
EX-94
4-04 2X 365d 46,920M 4.5%F 2,130F 2.9%P 1,366P


Sire: Wilcoxview Jasper-ET

Bred by:
Pineylawn Acres, Fond du lac, Wis.

Owned by: Heatherstone Enterprises, Baraboo, Wis.

Read more about Bethany

Bethany

2013 Stars of the Breed

Bur-Wall Buckeye Gigi
2E-94
5-09 2X 365d 52,190M 3.9%F 2,040F 2.9%P 1,532P


Sire: R-E-W Buckeye-ET

Bred & Owned by:
Bur-Wall Holsteins,
Brooklyn, Wis.

Read more about Gigi

 

Gigi

Idee Shottle Lalia
2E-94
5-03 2X 365d 48,240M 4.5%F 2,191F 3.1%P 1,484P


Sire: Picston Shottle-ET

Bred by:
Idee Holsteins of Hunter River,
Prince Edward Island, Canada

Owned by: Milk Source LLC,
Kaukauna, Wis.

Read more about Lalia

Lalia

2012 Star of the Breed

Siemers Alisha Gold Ava-ETS
2E-95
5-03  2X  365d  56,330M  4.1%F  2,301F  3.3%P  1,865P


Sire: Braedale Goldwyn

Bred & Owned by:
Crystal Siemers-Peterman,
Newton, Wis.

Ava

2011 Star of the Breed

Hazel-Bush Flap Flower
EX-92 (EEEEE)
4-05 2X 305d 49,810M 4.1%F 2,042F 2.9%P 1,436P

Sire: My-John Free Flap-ET

Owned by:
Beth Nelson, Blair, Wis.

Bred by: Hazel Bush Farms, Inc., Rice Lake, Wis
.

 

Flower
2010 Star of the Breed

Scarlet-Summer RB Gwendelyn
Excellent-94 2E (EEEEE)
5-00 2X 365d 58,270M 5.2%F 3,004F 2.9%P 1,677P

Sire: STBVQ Rubens-ET

Owned by:
Scarlet Summer Holsteins, Muncy, Pa.

Bred by: Scarlet Summer Holsteins, Muncy, Pa.

Gwendelyn
2009 Star of the Breed

Eskdale Dundee Marcia Mona
Excellent-92 (VEEEE)
3-00 2X 365d 46,490M 3.8%F 1760F 3.3%P 1519

Sire: Regancrest Dundee-ET

Owned by:
Siemers Holstein Farms, Inc., WI

Bred by: Eskdale Dairy, UT

Eskdale Dundee Marcia Mona
2008 Star of the Breed

Stuewes FB Giddy-ET
Excellent-94 (EEEEE)
3-03 2x  365d  42,270M  5.6%F  2369F  3.3%P  1407P

Sire: Boulet Charles-ET

Owned by:
Andrew D. Stuewe, MN

Bred by: David Stuewe, MN

Stuewes FB Giddy-ET
2007 Star of the Breed

MS Crockettacres Monique-ET
Very Good-88 (VEEVV)
2-05 2x  305d  32,900M  4.5%F  1491F  3.6%P  1169P

Sire: Braedale Freelance-ET

Owned by:
Allison Stammen, OH

Bred by: Ferme Lesperron
& Crockett Farms Holsteins, Inc.,
Quebec, Can.

MS Crockettacres Monique-ET






Gold Medal DamSM

In order to be recognized as a Gold Medal Dam (GMD), a cow must qualify under the
following criteria:

 
A cow and at least three of her daughters must have been classified.
 
The cow herself must be milking in a herd participating in TriStarSM service option. TriStar published records are used in the evaluation.
 
Equal emphasis is placed on production and type. In addition, there is equal emphasis on progeny and dam performance.

  • Dam's age adjusted final score
  • Dam's average 2X 305 day ME production records
  • Average of daughters' age adjusted scores
  • Average of daughters' ME production records.
 
Separate cutoffs are determined by birth year of the dam. ME production will only be calculated on actual records of 270 days in length or greater for the cow and her progeny.
 
If the cow, herself, does not qualify on a mature equivalent basis, she may qualify on either one of the following lifetime credits:
  • 200,000 pounds of milk, or
  • 7,200 pounds of fat, or
  • 6,400 pounds of protein
 
Automatic evaluation is done twice a year for all cows 87% RHA or higher that were born in the past 25 years. The GMD award is permanent recognition.

Read more about the Gold Medal Dam in this article from the Holstein Pulse.

GOLD MEDAL DAM CRITERIA
Year
of
Birth
Dam
Milk
Cutoff
Dam
Fat
Cutoff
Dam
Protein Cutoff
Dam
AASC
Cutoff
Daughter Milk
Cutoff
Daughter
Fat
Cutoff
Daughter
Protein
Cutoff
Daughter
AASC
Cutoff
1980 21658 756 628 83 22158 776 643 83
1981 22202 775 643 83 22702 795 658 83
1982 22729 793 659 83 23229 813 674 83
1983 23166 808 671 83 23666 828 686 83
1984 23312 813 676 83 23812 833 691 83
1985 23705 827 687 83 24205 847 702 83
1986 24095 841 698 83 24595 861 713 83
1987 24400 852 707 83 24900 872 722 83
1988 24890 869 721 83 25390 889 736 83
1989 25200 880 730 83 25700 900 745 83
1990 25500 890 739 83 26000 910 754 83
1991 25800 901 748 83 26300 921 763 83
1992 26000 908 754 83 26500 928 769 83
1993 26300 918 762 83 26800 938 777 83
1994 26400 922 765 83 26900 942 780 83
1995 27209 950 789 83 27709 970 804 83
1996 27459 959 796 83 27959 979 811 83
1997 27709 967 803 83 28209 987 818 83
1998 27959 976 810 83 28459 996 825 83
1999 28209 985 818 83 28709 1005 833 83
2000 28459 994 825 83 28959 1014 840 83
2001 28709 1002 832 83 29209 1022 847 83
2002 28959 1011 839 83 29459 1031 854 83
2003 29209 1020 847 83 29709 1040 862 83
2004 29459 1029 854 83 29959 1049 869 83
2005 29709 1037 861 83 30209 1057 876 83
2006 29959 1046 868 83 30459 1066 883 83
2007 30209 1055 876 83 30709 1075 891 83
2008 30459 1064 883 83 30959 1084 898 83
2009 30725 1073 891 83 31225 1093 906 83
2010 30992 1082 898 83 31492 1102 913 83
2011 31258 1092 906 83 31758 1112 921 83
2012 31537 1101 914 83 32037 1121 929 83
2013 31817 1111 922 83 32317 1131 937 83

 


Dam of MeritSM

In order to be recognized as a Dam of Merit (DOM), a cow must have a GTPI® or CTPISM exceeding year of birth cutoff and at least three offspring with a PTA for production and type; the GTPI or CTPI must be calculated using a required classification score.

Automatic evaluation is done twice a year for all cows 87% RHA or higher that were born in the last 25 years and milking in a herd enrolled in one of the TriStarSM service options. The DOM award is permanent recognition.

Read more about the Dam of Merit in this article from the Holstein Pulse.

DAM OF MERIT CRITERIA
Birth Year Dam's TPI Cutoff   Birth Year Dam's TPI Cutoff
1990 +1320   2002 +1756
1991 +1335 2003 +1799
1992 +1356 2004 +1841
1993 +1376 2005 +1884
1994 +1400 2006 +1926
1995 +1425 2007 +1969
1996 +1450 2008 +2012
1997 +1543 2009 +2094
1998 +1586 2010 +2177
1999 +1628 2011 +2259
2000 +1671 2012 +2422
2001 +1714   2013 +2584

Gold Medal SireSM

In order to be recognized as a Gold Medal Sire (GM), a bull must qualify under the following criteria:

 
Must meet the minimum TPI® level, which is updated semi-annually to recognize approximately 25
new bulls each year.

 
Minimum reliability of 90% for PTA Fat and PTA Type.

 
Must be free of undesirable recessive and enzyme deficiencies.

Automatic evaluation is done twice a year for all sires 87% RHA or higher. The Gold Medal Sire award is permanent recognition.


Elite PerformerTM










For a cow to qualify for the
Elite PerformerTM award, she must meet
the following criteria to be considered:

 
complete at least three lactations in a herd participating in Holstein Association USA's TriStar program, completing the most recent lactation in the previous calendar year
 
87% RHA or higher

 
classified VG-85 or higher

Eligible cows across the country are ranked based on pounds of combined fat and protein per day in milk. The top one percent receive the National Elite Performer award. Those National Elite Performers are then removed from consideration and the top one percent of eligible cows from each of the nine regions are honored as Regional Elite Performers.

All cows currently enrolled in TriStarSM are automatically evaluated annually.

Elite Performer recognition is a lifetime award and is printed on a cow’s pedigree, found underneath her milk production records.

Read more about the Elite Performer award in this article published in the Holstein Pulse.


2017 Elite PerformersTM
 
View 2017 National Elite Performers    pdf file        excel file
 
View 2017 Regional Elite Performers    pdf file        excel file

2016 Elite PerformersTM
 
View 2016 National Elite Performers    pdf file        excel file
 
View 2016 Regional Elite Performers    pdf file        excel file

2015 Elite PerformersTM
 
View 2015 National Elite Performers    pdf file        excel file
 
View 2015 Regional Elite Performers    pdf file        excel file

2014 Elite PerformersTM
 
View 2014 National Elite Performers    pdf file        excel file
 
View 2014 Regional Elite Performers    pdf file        excel file