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Sandy-Valley Farms Receives Elite Holstein Breeder Award
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 06/22/2022

A Waupaca County dairy farm family has been chosen as the recipients of Holstein Association USA's Elite Breeder Award. Sandy-Valley Farms of Scandinavia is owned by four brothers--Frank, Patrick, David and Greg Bauer. They will be honored early next month at the National Holstein Convention in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The award recognizes a member who bred outstanding animals, making a notable contribution to the advancement of the Holstein breed in the United States.

Sandy-Valley Farms bred an impressive 107 Dams of Merit and 106 Gold Medal Dams, including 46 cows receiving both distinctions. They also bred 10 Gold Medal Sires and a total of 186 Excellent females and males.

In 2019, Holstein International recognized them as number six on the '25 Most Influential Breeders of the Last 25 Years' list, as selected by its readers.

The herd also developed an outstanding set of high index animals over the years, including two number one TPI bulls, a number one CTPI cow, and a number one GTPI female.

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