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Carncross Named National Holstein Distinguished Young Breeder
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 07/05/2017

A Lodi area dairy producer has been named the Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder of the Year by the national Holstein Association. During the group's annual convention in Bellevue, Washington last week, Craig Carncross was recognized for his efforts in breeding quality dairy cattle.

Carncross joined his family's farm operation after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Over the past two decades, he has built the Wargo Acres herd up to 425 cows, where he focuses mostly on cow comfort and nutrition.

The herd's BAA is 108.2 and consists of 52 cows that scored excellent and 165 classified as very good. They have also earned Progressive Breeders Registry honors for 17 years and Genetics Breeders Awards for seven years.

Craig is currently serving as the vice president of the Wisconsin Holstein Association board of directors.

Also at the convention, 11 Wisconsin Holstein herds were among the 13 from around the country to be honored as 'Herds of Excellence' recipients. They include Bomaz, Inc., Hammond; Emerald Acres, De Pere; Siemers Holsteins, Newton; Sugar Creek Dairy, Elkhorn; Mystic Valley Dairy, Sauk City; Paradise-D Holsteins, Lancaster; B-Long Holsteins, New London; Bur-Wall Holsteins, Brooklyn; Ever-Green-View Holsteins, Waldo; Hilrose Holsteins, Sherwood; and Jeffrey-Way Holsteins, Belleville.

Meanwhile, Corey Geiger of Mukwonago was elected vice president of the national Holstein board of directors.

And during the junior convention, Carley Krull from Lake Mills was recognized as a top finalist in the Distinguished Junior Member contest. The DJM award is the highest honor that can be given to a Holstein Junior member. And Danielle Warmka of Fox Lake was elected to the National Junior Advisory Committee.

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