Pedigree Analysis of 2012 National Holstein Show Winners Now Online
Holstein Association USA now has the annual Pedigree Analysis of 2012 National Holstein Show Winners available on the Holstein Association USA web site. These lists are provided for showring enthusiasts and aspiring breeders, giving a closer look at the genetics behind the cattle that are receiving showring accolades at the highest levels of competition. You can find the Pedigree Analysis of 2012 National Holstein Show Winners at www.holsteinusa.com, under the Popular Lists section toward the bottom of the homepage.
Holstein females included in the dataset were those that placed in the top three in their respective age class at a National Holstein Show in 2012. This year, that included 217 heifers and 273 cows.
This section of the web site is updated each fall, following the last National Holstein Show of the year. Included are lists of Leading Sires, Leading Maternal Grandsires, and Leading Sire Stacks of National Show Winners. Each category features separate lists for heifers and cows, along with an overall list. In addition, viewers will find other information which may be of interest, such as average classification score for each class, and historical data from previous years.
2012 Results Braedale Goldwyn Reigns Supreme Again
For the third year running, Braedale Goldwyn holds the honor of being the Leading Sire of 2012 National Holstein Show Winners, siring 23 heifers and 55 cows who placed in the top three of their classes, making him the top sire in both of those categories. In second is his son, Maple-Downs-I G W Atwood-ET, who sired a total of 29 heifers and cows placing in the top three.
Looking at the Leading Maternal Grandsires list, first place is a tie between two showring favorites Braedale Goldwyn and last year's honoree, Regancrest Elton Durham-ET, both with 42 animals to their credit. Goldwyn is tied for first in the heifer category with Regancrest Dundee-ET, found on the bottom side of 26 pedigrees, with Durham on top of the cow list, with 29.
The combination of Braedale Goldwyn x Regancrest Elton Durham-ET tops the list of Leading Sire Stacks of 2012 National Holstein Show winners, with 14 animals resulting from that combination, 13 of them being cows, making them first in that category as well. Ranking second overall is Gen-Mark Stmatic Sanchez-ET x Braedale Goldwyn with 11; Sanchez x Goldwyn ties for first in the heifer list with Maple-Downs-I G W Atwood-ET x Regancrest Dundee-ET, and is second on the cow list.
View the complete Pedigree Analysis under the Popular Lists section on the Holstein Association USA homepage, go directly to www.holsteinusa.com/shows/pedanalysis_show_winners.html.