The information below has been supplied by dairy marketers and other industry organizations. It has not been edited, verified or endorsed by Hoard’s Dairyman.The annual Pedigree Analysis of National Holstein Show winners has been released by Holstein Association USA for the 2022 show season. These lists provide insight into the genetics of Holsteins who have seen show ring success at the highest levels of competition.
The Pedigree Analysis is updated each year, following the last National Holstein Show of the season. 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 interesting information, such as the average classification score for each class and historical data from previous years.
Holstein females who placed in the top three of their respective age class at a National Holstein Show in 2022 were included in the analysis. This year’s group of animals included 197 different Holstein heifers and 268 different Holstein cows.
Claiming the title of Overall Leading Sire for National Holstein Show winners this year is MR BLONDIN WARRIOR-RED-ET. He sired 40 daughters who placed in the top three of their classes and ranked number one on the heifer list, with a total of 35 heifers.
Taking the second spot on the Overall Leading Sire list with 30 daughters is WALNUTLAWN SIDEKICK. VAL-BISSON DOORMAN-ET was third on the list with 27 daughters sired and claimed the number one spot on the cow list, with 17 daughters.
VAL-BISSON DOORMAN-ET took the first-place position on the Overall Leading Maternal Grandsires list with 45 daughters and was first on the heifers list. BRAEDALE GOLDWYN and MAPLE-DOWNS-I G W ATWOOD-ET ranked second and third on the heifer list, respectively.
On the cow list, the top three spots were claimed by BRAEDALE GOLDWYN with 23 animals, MAPLE-DOWNS-I G W ATWOOD-ET, also with 23 animals, and VAL-BISSON DOORMAN-ET with 20.
Topping the Overall Leading Sire Stack in 2022 was the combination of SIDEKICK x DOORMAN with eight daughters placing in the top three of their classes at 2022 National Holstein Shows.
To view the complete Pedigree Analysis, check under the Popular Lists section on the Holstein Association USA homepage, or go directly to www.holsteinusa.com/shows/pedanalysis_show_winners.html.