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Another Wisconsin Cow Sets New Milk Production Record
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 01/30/2017

One Wisconsin cow knocked out another Wisconsin cow as the all-time record holder for milk production in a single year. The Holstein Association USA announced that 'Ever-Green-View My Gold-ET,' a four-year-old bred and owned by Tom and Gin Kestell of Ever-Green-View Holsteins near Waldo, set a 365-day lactation record of 77,480 pounds of milk, with 1,992 pounds of fat and 2,055 pounds of protein. That tops the previous record of 74,650 pounds of milk, set early last year by 'Bur-Wall Buckeye Gigi,' owned by Bur-Wall Holsteins of Brooklyn.

"My Gold-ET is an excellent example of what a Registered Holstein cow can accomplish when excellent genetics, care, and management are combined," said Holstein Association CEO John Meyer. "This cow excels in both production and type. The Kestell family and this wonderful cow are to be commended for their accomplishment.:

Sired by Braedale Goldwyn, My Gold was classified EX-93 with an EX-95 udder. Her dam, 'Ever-Green-View My 1326-ET,' also held the national single-lactation milk production record from 2010 to 2015, until her streak was broken by Gigi.

Kestell says he has been working with this cow family for over 30 years. In addition, six out of the eight age divisions of milk production records for 2016 are held by Holsteins in his 94-cow herd.

Ever-Green-View's Rolling Herd Average is 44,122 pounds of milk, 1,680 pounds of fat, and 1,362 pounds of protein.

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