GLENBROOK SAMS CAIRO 706 KGS MS GLENBROOK LEMVIG CRUMPET 706 KGS MS.
GLENBROOK SAMS COOLEST 612 KGS MS GLENBROOK COUNTESS CROWN 7413 LTRS
|GLENBROOK SAMS CAIRO||5||6269||7.1||445||4.2||261||706||305|
|GLENBROOK LEMVIG CRUMPET||8||7187||5.8||420||4.0||286||706||305|
|GLENBROOK COUNTESS CROWN||12||7413||5.6||412||3.8||283||695||305|
|GLENBROOK SAMS CHIAN||5||6773||6.1||411||4.1||277||688||305|
|GLENBROOK CZAR COOL||6||6476||6.1||394||4.2||275||669||305|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO CANI||5||6127||6.5||398||4.3||264||662||305|
|GLENBROOK CHAMPION CREAMY||9||5359||7.8||415||4.6||246||661||305|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO COOL||5||6361||5.9||376||4.2||265||640||305|
|GLENBROOK COSSACK CINE||5||5295||7.1||376||4.7||249||625||305|
|GLENBROOK CAESAR CLARITY||4||5316||7.3||386||4.5||238||624||305|
|GLENBROOK CAESAR CHILLI||4||5268||7.0||368||4.5||237||605||305|
|GLENBROOK CATS COLORADO||6||5170||7.2||373||4.5||230||603||305|
|GLENBROOK OCEAN CAMISOLE||12||5828||5.7||333||4.4||259||592||305|
|GLENBROOK ROLEX COLLAR||6||5212||6.8||352||4.6||237||589||305|
|GLENBROOK CZAR CLARISSA||5||5621||6.2||350||4.2||238||589||305|
|GLENBROOK CONAN CALIFORNIA||8||4798||7.6||363||4.6||223||586||305|
|GLENBROOK HEINO CREPE||8||5684||6.2||350||4.1||232||582||305|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO CAIDY||5||4874||7.0||339||4.7||228||567||305|
|GLENBROOK FJORD CALCIA||5||5310||6.5||343||4.1||216||560||305|
|GLENBROOK SVED CINDERELLA||15||5152||6.6||342||4.2||215||557||305|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO CHARO||3||5417||5.9||322||4.3||233||555||305|
|GLENBROOK CZAR CLOUD||5||4467||7.7||345||4.5||202||547||305|
|GLENBROOK CAESAR CALYPSO||3||5062||6.6||333||4.2||213||546||305|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO CIARRA||3||5491||5.4||299||4.5||247||546||305|
|GLENBROOK CATS CHRISTMAS||6||4617||7.1||328||4.7||216||544||290|
|GLENBROOK PANS CELESTIAL||6||4630||6.9||319||4.8||222||541||305|
|GLENBROOK PASCO CELEBRIAN||4||4832||6.5||313||4.3||206||519||305|
|GLENBROOK CATS COCHIN||2||4612||6.8||312||4.2||192||504||305|
|GLENBROOK CRY CANDYFLOSS||4||3956||7.8||310||4.8||189||499||305|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO CALI||3||4433||6.8||302||4.3||192||493||305|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO CAM||3||4312||6.8||291||4.6||198||489||305|
|GLENBROOK CAESAR CORO||2||4768||6.0||288||4.1||195||483||293|
|GLENBROOK CRY CARDAMOM||2||4660||6.0||281||4.1||189||470||305|
|GLENBROOK PASCO CELEBES||2||4472||6.3||280||4.2||186||466||305|
|GLENBROOK CRY CHECHNYA||2||4535||5.8||265||4.1||185||450||305|
|GLENBROOK CATS CAMEROON||2||3179||6.2||198||4.1||131||329||305|
|GLENBROOK CLARION CABIN||2||2982||5.5||164||3.9||116||280||176|
|GLENBROOK CRY CADENCE||3||1715||7.0||123||4.6||81||204||161|
Rest of Spring calvers 2007-08 season
|GLENBROOK ROLEX CASHEW||10||6758||7.3||494||4.2||280||774||305|
|GLENBROOK CRY COTTONSEED||8||6353||6.8||431||4.3||276||707||305|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO CUBA||10||6573||6.0||393||4.1||269||662||305|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO CASA||5||6340||6.4||402||4.1||259||661||305|
|GLENBROOK CRY CINNAMON||8||6310||6.2||390||4.1||261||651||302|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO CASE||6||7161||4.9||352||4.1||294||646||305|
|GLENBROOK CZAR CUSHION||6||5368||7.2||387||4.8||257||644||305|
|GLENBROOK PASCO CADBURY||4||6121||6.2||382||4.2||255||637||305|
|GLENBROOK CZAR CATCH||5||5827||6.2||358||4.5||263||621||305|
|GLENBROOK CRY CALIBRE||5||5003||7.4||372||4.8||242||614||305|
|GLENBROOK SAMS COOLEST||2||5896||6.0||354||4.4||258||612||305|
|GLENBROOK CLARION CAYLEE||3||5376||6.8||365||4.3||232||597||305|
|GLENBROOK CONAN CORVETTE||7||5368||6.5||346||4.7||251||597||293|
|GLENBROOK COMET COTTON||15||6162||5.7||348||3.7||230||578||305|
|GLENBROOK CAESAR CABLE||4||5366||6.1||329||4.3||229||558||305|
|GLENBROOK CONAN COSY||11||5044||6.3||319||4.4||222||541||305|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO CHRYS||3||4875||6.6||324||4.4||215||539||305|
|GLENBROOK CAESAR CHERRY||3||4613||6.9||317||4.5||209||526||285|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO CORFU||2||5106||6.3||319||4.1||207||526||305|
|GLENBROOK CZAR CARESSA||5||4404||7.0||309||4.5||198||507||286|
|GLENBROOK PASCO CAPPUCINO||4||5094||5.6||284||4.1||207||491||286|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO CHAIN||10||4809||5.6||271||4.5||215||486||295|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO CAPER||2||4575||6.4||294||4.2||190||484||305|
|GLENBROOK CATS CHANTILLY||3||4182||6.5||272||4.3||182||454||295|
|GLENBROOK SAMS COTTONBOLL||2||3991||6.3||251||4.4||176||427||283|
|GLENBROOK CRY COTOPAXI||2||3329||7.3||241||4.7||155||396||254|
|64 COWS AVERAGE||5213||6.4||336||4.3||225||561||297|
18th July 2008
9 in now. July herd test. Another poor test.
|ASHDOWN JUDDS ELM SJ3||13||20.2||6.2||1.25||4.7||0.96||2.21|
|GLENBROOK CATS COLORADO||7||18.9||6.8||1.28||4.7||0.90||2.18|
|GLENBROOK CHAMPION CREAMY||10||19.0||6.8||1.29||4.6||0.88||2.17|
|GLENBROOK CZAR COOL||7||19.5||6.2||1.21||4.8||0.94||2.15|
|GLENBROOK CHIEF COCOPOP||2||18.7||6.2||1.16||4.3||0.80||1.96|
7TH JULY 2008
Added a few photos to Farm and cow photos
First two cows in. Sadly lost GLENBROOK COMMANDO CASE who calved first.
Her calf by Samual born 3/7/08.
Today GLENBROOK MAXIMUS CLOVER calved. She looks good.
Photo of three retained Autumn 08 heifer calves, by Conductor and Czar.
27th June 2008
Been a while since I did this so a bit of catching up to do.
Glenbrook Sved Cinderella finished over 10,000 lb fat which is the 8th Jersey in NZ to do so. Her lifetime now is
|68,683 l||6.61||4,541 kg||4.24||2,910 kg||7,451 kg||4225|
|155,567 lbs||6.44||10,013 lb||4.12||6,417 lb||16,430 lb||4225|
Updated these pages
GLENBROOK 2007-08 top records completed.
Done some of HIGHEST FAT & PROTEIN RECORDS at GLENBROOK
Reduction sale April 2008
Lot 1 $2100 R & S Trainor, Dannevirke
Lot 2 $2000 Frecklington Farms Ltd, Palmerston North
Lot 3 $5050 M & M Thompson, Ohaupo
Lot 4 $4800 R & S Trainor
Lot 5 $1800 Frecklington
Lot 6 $1800 D Dreadon, Waitakaruru
Lot 7 $3050 M Brewster, Paeroa
Lot 8 $2200 R & S Trainor
Lot 9 $1550 Frecklington
Lot 10 $1850 Frecklington
Lot 11 $1100 Frecklington
Lot 12 $1400 R & S Trainor
Lot 13 $1550 Frecklington
Lot 14 passed
Lot 15 $1450 Frecklington
Lot 16 passed
Lot 17 $1250 Frecklington
Lot 18 passed
Lot 19 $1500 D O'Sullivan, Inglewood
Lot 20 passed
Lot 21 $1050 Frecklington
Lot 22 $1050 Clements, Reporoa
Lot 23 $1200 Russell Thomson, Te Awamutu
Lot 24 $1150 T & R Sneddon, Putaruru
Lot 25 passed
Lot 26 $700 T & R Sneddon
Lot 27 $400 Robin Thomson, Urenui
Lot 28 passed
Lot 29 passed
Lot 30 passed
Lot 31 passed
Lot 32 $4500 C Rapley, Otorohanga
Lot 33 $1100 Frecklington
Lot 34 $1200 Russell Thomson
Lot 35 withdrawn
Lot 36 $1250 Frecklington
Lot 37 $725 D Dreadon
Lot 38 $725 D Dreadon
Lot 39 $550 K Purdie, New Plymouth
Lot 54 $500 R & C Browne, Paparoa
Lot 55 $550 R & C Browne
Lot 56 $650 R & C Browne
Lot 57 $350 A & R Kelbrick, Kaponga
Lot 58 passed
Lot 59 $325 A & R Kelbrick
Lot 60 $300 T & G Sneddon, Tokoroa
Lot 61 $300 T & G Sneddon
Lot 62 $325 A & R Kelbrick
Lot 63 $250 K & E McQuillan, Palmerston North
Lot 64 $475 Grantham Dairies, Palmerston North
Lot 65 $300 A & R Kelbrick
Lot 66 $47 Clements
8 Autumn calving fresh cows averaged $1844
13 Spring calving cows averaged $1912
1 empty cow averaged $400
4 incalf heifers averaged $2012
3 yearling heifers averaged $667
10 baby heifer calves averaged $360
2 baby bull calves averaged $387
41 head grossed $54,412 and averaged $1327.
K. Locke entry
Lot 40 $1000 B Tippett, Stratford
Lot 41 passed
Lot 42 $1300 A Hayward, Te Awamutu
Lot 43 $800 L Groves, Hawera
Lot 44 $825 G & C Alexander, Inglewood
Lot 45 $700 M & L Cox, New Plymouth
Lot 46 $800 Frecklington
Lot 47 $825 M & L Cox
Lot 48 passed
Lot 49 withdrawn
Lot 50 $1050 D Dreadon
Lot 51 passed
Lot 52 passed
Lot 53 withdrawn.
8 head grossed $7320 and averaged $915
Overall sale 49 head grossed $61,732 and averaged $1260
66 head in sale, 3 withdrawn before sale, 14 passed.
In case you are wondering why so many passed, the agents knocked most of those down to a buyer number 50 at around $1000. It wasn't till an hour after the sale that they told us there was no number 50 and these were unsold. Needless to say this wasn't my idea, I had expected it was an unreserved sale except for a couple of lots that I said before they were put up. Very unhappy with that but can't do anything about it.
June herd test
Another very poor herd test, this time caused by a change in feed. the cows are still adjusting to feed changes and are currently producing at lowest levels for 8 years. There is only one way to go from here on in and now I have a feed supplier that I can control the ration and change it as I want to . This is a new development as before I have only been able to use what the companies sold. So its all a learning curve for me. But one that will bring great results in the future. Just very hard on cows now.
|GLENBROOK CHAMPION CREAMY||10||22.7||7.1||1.60||4.4||0.99||2.59|
|GLENBROOK CZAR COOL||7||22.2||6.1||1.35||4.6||1.02||2.37|
|GLENBROOK CHARIOT CITRON||6||23.6||5.0||1.18||4.4||1.04||2.22|
|GLENBROOK CATS COLORADO||7||20.1||6.4||1.28||4.6||0.93||2.21|
|ASHDOWN JUDDS ELM SJ3||13||19.3||6.9||1.33||4.4||0.85||2.18|
|GLENBROOK COMET COTTON||15||20.1||6.0||1.20||4.3||0.87||2.07|
|GLENBROOK ROLEX CASHEW||10||18.3||6.3||1.15||4.6||0.85||2.00|
Almost every month has been bad this year for one reason or another but the future looks bright. This season was lowest herd average for last 5 years
at 561 kgs ms.
May herd test
|GLENBROOK CHARIOT CITRON||6||23.8||6.7||1.59||4.1||0.98||2.57|
|GLENBROOK CATS COLORADO||7||22.6||6.7||1.51||4.1||0.94||2.45|
|GLENBROOK ROLEX CASHEW||10||17.8||8.6||1.53||4.8||0.85||2.38|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO CIARRA||4||22.2||5.9||1.31||4.4||0.99||2.30|
|GLENBROOK COSSACK CINE||6||17.8||7.6||1.35||4.9||0.87||2.22|
|GLENBROOK CATS COCHIN||3||19.8||6.6||1.30||4.3||0.85||2.15|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO CARR||4||18.8||6.9||1.30||4.2||0.79||2.09|
21ST APRIL 2008
Had some more rain but not enough yet. Very poor herd test mainly due to the pellet company overdosing the cows with mag oxide. They went from 1.7 a cow to the lowest herd test in the last 7 years. All seem to have recovered now but it wasn't nice for the cows.
Sale catalogue is now online at Welcome to PGG Wrightson - Dairy Auctions .
April herd test
|GLENBROOK CUTTERS CARLA||10||24.9||6.2||1.55||3.3||0.83||2.38|
|GLENBROOK CHARIOT CITRON||6||25.4||5.7||1.45||3.6||0.92||2.37|
|GLENBROOK CATS COLORADO||7||23.8||5.5||1.31||3.6||0.85||2.16|
|GLENBROOK COSSACK CINE||6||19.8||6.6||1.30||4.2||0.83||2.13|
|GLENBROOK FJORD CALCIA||6||20.4||6.6||1.35||3.2||0.66||2.01|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO CIARRA||4||21.0||5.5||1.16||4.0||0.84||2.00|
|GLENBROOK CATS COCHIN||3||22.1||5.5||1.21||3.5||0.77||1.98|
|GLENBROOK PASCO CELEBRIAN||5||21.8||5.6||1.22||3.5||0.75||1.97|
|GLENBROOK CZAR COOL||7||20.0||5.9||1.17||4.0||0.80||1.97|
|GLENBROOK ROLEX CASHEW||10||15.4||8.4||1.29||4.3||0.66||1.95|
|GLENBROOK CZAR CITRUS||7||16.0||7.7||1.23||4.3||0.69||1.92|
Cashew has now become my first cow to produce her second 1000lb fat record . To date she has
|GLENBROOK ROLEX CASHEW||10||6369||7.2||460||4.1||262||722||283|
47mm rain this morning so hopefully the drought has broken but we need a follow up to this rain. Had 69mm this month same as last year and behind the 77mm recorded in 2006.
This article needs to read and read again for anyone interested in breeding of any sort. Copy and paste it and print off to reread. Its worth it.
I agree that linebreeding is definitely not a high risk venture.
It's pretty darn hard to get an dangerously inbred animal using SIRE side linebreeding.
As I said yesterday when I needed an example, I used over 40 different Rosafe Citation R sons over a long period of time.
Citation R was a son of ABC Reflection Sovereign.
In one particular case, we started with a own Citation R daughter and bred her to a Citation R son. The resulting calf was 50% Citation R...or the SAME AS an actual Citation R daughter.
We followed this with seven consecutive generations sired by own sons of Citation R. So that for eight generations, the sire was a Citation R son.
Why did I do it? It did it because I had the resources, and the capability, and no one could stop me. I did it because I could.
To the unthinking, this may seem like extreme inbreeding...but it wasn't!
All along the 8 generations, the percent of genetics from Rosafe Citation R remained the same as an own daughter of Citation
R....exactly 50%. If you doubt this, just draw it out on a blank pedigree form.
Most of those 8 generations scored high Very Good or Excellent. They definitely did not deteriorate toward the end. They got better every round. And guess what? They looked exactly like own daughters of Rosafe Citation R.
We linebred our herd for decades to bulls as near as I could get to ABC Reflection Sovereign. (ABC was the sire of Rosafe Citation R).
I suppose there is the possibility that my linebreeding wouldn't work without ABC Reflection Sovereign. But he did exist and would have made any breeder look like a genius. But if he hadn't, there would have been another.
Anyway, that linebreeding worked great.
I had a fabulous run, that produced over 100 homebred Excellent cows (with over 75 more bought in and developed). This great run included homebred cows scored up to Ex-96, homebred winners at the National show (Waterloo and Madison), 30,000# and 40,000# producers, high priced consignments to National shows, and uncountable high-priced exports sold to most countries. There was both fortune and glory.
During all this great run, I never paid more than a passing interest to progeny tests, or PD (predicted difference). I did it MY way, ALL the way, and never once selected a sire based on milk production. It was all done based on type. I never thought about milk. In fact, I felt pity for the people struggling to wrench milk out of ugly cows. When I was younger, I thought what they were doing was meaningless.
Yet we got great milk production. Far better than any other big herd around Ohio at the time. At one point it was over 24,000 rha on almost 300 herd. We just kept our eyes on the ball, and tried to keep putting together pedigrees with ABC Reflection Sovereign in there as often as possible.
It would be very hard to convince me that linebreeding is a questionable practice. I know it works. I'm not talking theory. I
lived my life immersed in it. It worked great here and it works especially well in Canada.
To explain why I settled on ABC Reflection Sovereign to linebreed:
I was at the Chicago International as a small boy in the mid 1950s, and saw the Rosafe Farms easily dominate the best show cows in the world with ABC Reflection Sovereign's daughters. They had 4 All-American Get's in those years, which included many individual All-Americans.
A few years later, when I was about 10 years old, I was along with my Dad, and the NOBA (Northern Ohio Breeding Organization) young sire committee, to try and buy an ABC Reflection Sovereign son from Rosafe Farms at Brampton, Ontario, Canada.
While there, I got up close and personal to the best cows in the world at that time. Those "best cows in the world" were the ABC daughters: Kit, Kay, Mildred and many others. Nettie, the dam of Citation R was there.
That trip failed to secure an ABC son for NOBA, but we did come home with a gnarled, misshapen bull calf from the best daughter of ABC, who was ABC Shamrock Mildred (All-American Aged Cow 1954). He was the best we could get with not much money.
In those days, the world was wearing a path to Rosafe Farms. A large percentage of the greatest Holstein breeders in the world, and many bull stud committees had already passed on this ugly little guy, but we bought him, mostly because he was a ugly calf from a great cow! I argued strongly in his favor. I felt he would sire show cows.
This gnarled and crippled misfit bull calf was Rosafe Caliban who was to be one of the greatest breeding bulls of all in NOBA territory. If you know your Shakespeare, then you can imagine this calf. He was worse than ugly but he bred great and true.
I never doubted him a day in the 10+ years he lived at NOBA, and I would still be breeding to him if there was any semen left.
Only one time in my life did I ever go into the show ring, knowing for certain, that not a judge in the world, could turn down my cow for Grand Champion. That time, I was leading a 4 yr old Caliban daughter, who was my elegant tall white cow, Owen Caliban Trena Ex-93.
Another (possibly illogical) factor in my selecting ABC to linebred was a heifer I had when I was 12 years old. She and I came within a eyelash of winning the the National Show. (Not 4-H...this was the open show, the big time!) She was a homebred daughter of Rosafe Magacian, who was another ABC son and also an older full brother to Rosafe Citation R.
Later this same individual, my heifer, won in the big time (Waterloo, Chicago, and the Royal Winter Fair) as a two year old and was the anchor of Rosafe Magician's All-American get of sire in 1964. I sold her to a wealthy breed patron for enough money to pay for four years of college and a new Oldsmobile.
My Excellent-96 Owen Marquis Wanda, winner at the World Dairy Expo at Madison, Wis, was by yet another ABC son, Romandale Reflection Marquis.
Anybody who ever visited Rosafe in the 1950's or Romandale a little later, or had some of my other ABC Reflection Sovereign experiences would never doubt the wisdom on linebreeding.
F. W. Owen
9430 Spencer Road
Homerville, Ohio 44235
home page http://www.bright.net/~fwo
voice & fax 330.625.2369
Catalogue is all finished and should be
out on time.
Nearly finished calving with 1 to go. 3 sets of twins out of 33 in is amazing. Still no rain and therefore no grass. First 4 GLENBROOK COMMAND CHIEF daughters are in and look good considering the total lack of feed. Working on catalogue for sale on 29th April. If anyone from anywhere in the world wants a catalogue could you please send me an email at mailto:email@example.com . It should be online about the 20th and I will post a link here once it is.
Caper won the two year old class at the Hawera Jersey Club Show this month. She also got Reserve Champion.
GLENBROOK COMMANDO CAPER EX2 [8-8]
Also old Cotton got 4th in the 10+ year old class as a rising 16 year old.
GLENBROOK COMET COTTON EX* [7-9] Photo at 15-5 years
|GLENBROOK ROLEX CASHEW||10||19.9||8.4||1.67||4.5||0.89||2.56|
|GLENBROOK COSSACK CINE||6||22.6||6.2||1.40||4.0||0.91||2.31|
|GLENBROOK LEMVIG CRUMPET||8||18.7||7.5||1.41||4.5||0.84||2.25|
|GLENBROOK SAMS CAIRO||5||14.6||9.6||1.40||5.3||0.78||2.18|
|GLENBROOK CRY COTTONSEED||8||16.0||8.2||1.32||4.9||0.79||2.11|
|GLENBROOK CUTTERS CARLA||10||25.3||4.8||1.20||3.5||0.89||2.09|
|GLENBROOK CZAR CATCH||5||14.8||8.1||1.20||3.5||0.89||2.03|
|GLENBROOK CRY CINNAMON||8||16.7||7.6||1.27||4.6||0.76||2.03|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO CARR||4||19.5||6.4||1.26||3.9||0.77||2.03|
|GLENBROOK COUNTESS CROWN||12||16.7||7.8||1.30||4.3||0.72||2.02|
GLENBROOK SAMS COOLEST VG2 [7-9] continues to milk well as a two year old with 1.70 kgs ms this month.
She now is BW 247. PW 337. LW 504.
Her record to date 4511m 6.0% 270f 4.3% 192p 462ms 219d
Half Autumn calvers in already, was due to start 25th Feb. Half heifers in as well. Feb finished with 12mm rain but we did get 8mm today [ all of which came during milking last night ]. Started feeding some maize silage for the first time in my farming career last week. The cows are not so keen on it yet. Still waiting for Procow which was ordered 4th Feb but promised by next Wednesday. Had cows judged for SEMEX contest last week. Only 3 or 4 entries from Taranaki which is hopefully only down to the weather. Still at least Glenbrook should finish in the top 4 for Taranaki.
Had 11mm rain so far this month which hasn't made the slightest difference yet. Last years Feb herd test was 2.02. This year 1.77 kg ms.
|GLENBROOK ROLEX CASHEW||10||22.3||7.9||1.76||4.2||0.93||2.69|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO CASE||6||21.6||6.2||1.33||4.1||0.89||2.22|
|GLENBROOK COMET COTTON||15||22.6||5.9||1.33||3.8||0.85||2.18|
|GLENBROOK CRY COTTONSEED||8||18.6||7.4||1.37||4.4||0.81||2.18|
|GLENBROOK SAMS CAIRO||5||15.8||8.8||1.39||4.8||0.76||2.15|
|GLENBROOK LEMVIG CRUMPET||8||19.8||6.4||1.27||4.1||0.82||2.09|
|GLENBROOK COUNTESS CROWN||12||20.6||6.2||1.28||3.8||0.78||2.06|
Third month in a row for COTTON to give the most milk. Cottonseed is out of Cotton. Cairo is out of Cottonseed. Had 4 calves so far which is not so good with no grass and not due to start till the 25th Feb.
This is a very interesting web site with some history of the Jersey breed JISEX - Development of the Jersey
Bull proofs for GLENBROOK bulls as at 19th Jan 2008.
BW for Bulls
Click on an AB Code or Name for more information.
20th January 2008
Cows coming in for milking last night.
Lowest Jan herd test for several years. So far this month we had one day with rain, at least that was 35mm. From this herd test COOLEST produced the second highest ever fat from a two year old on test day and also maybe the first time a two year old has finished second in the herd. COTTON again was top cow for milk.
|GLENBROOK CRY COTTONSEED||8||23.2||6.8||1.58||4.4||1.03||2.61|
|GLENBROOK SAMS COOLEST||2||22.7||6.4||1.46||4.6||1.03||2.49|
|GLENBROOK SAMS CAIRO||5||19.4||7.9||1.53||4.9||0.95||2.48|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO CASA||5||22.6||6.5||1.46||4.1||0.93||2.39|
|GLENBROOK CZAR CATCH||5||21.5||6.5||1.39||4.7||1.00||2.39|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO CUBA||10||22.3||6.5||1.44||4.2||0.94||2.38|
|GLENBROOK SAMS CHIAN||5||21.9||6.3||1.37||4.5||0.99||2.36|
|GLENBROOK ROLEX CASHEW||10||22.3||6.0||1.34||4.5||1.00||2.34|
|GLENBROOK COMET COTTON||15||24.1||5.5||1.33||3.9||0.94||2.27|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO CORFU||2||20.0||6.3||1.26||4.1||0.83||2.09|
For anyone keeping up with the Herd Home saga hopefully I am getting the new grates tomorrow. This is the herd home with grates taken out and stacked in the paddock waiting for the truck.
7th January 2008
Added six generation pedigrees of my foundation cow and her 6th dam as well here at Breeding "C" family
New year so far is dry after finishing with only 876mm rain in 2007 following 1328mm in 2006.
Just adding a few photos throughout the web site. These are two bulls that had limited use here.
GLENBROOK CAESAR 2 [ GLENBROOK FJORD CAESAR - GLENBROOK COMMANDO CORK EX ]
GLENBROOK COMMANDO COLBY [ GLENBROOK OCEAN COMMANDO - GLENBROOK CORDS CAPRI EX ]
19th December 2007
First of all I would like to wish you all a great holiday season. Latest herd test results are below. Typical of this year its a little disappointing as the cows were doing 2.10 kg ms a week ago. The autumn calvers are only going to finish around the 540 kgs ms mark but they have had it tough all year. The pellets have been the biggest trial as each load has been different from the last one and they have run out several times the worst being when we had the tornado and there was no pellets for 6 days. At that time they also had no water for 2 days and got down to 11 litres a cow for a while so I think they did well to come back at all from that. Next year will be better.
|GLENBROOK SAMS CAIRO||5||20.0||7.9||1.58||5.0||1.00||2.58|
|GLENBROOK ROLEX CASHEW||10||22.6||7.2||1.62||4.2||0.95||2.57|
|GLENBROOK CRY COTTONSEED||8||22.6||6.9||1.56||4.4||0.99||2.55|
|GLENBROOK LEMVIG CRUMPET||8||23.5||6.0||1.41||4.3||1.00||2.41|
|GLENBROOK CRY CINNAMON||8||22.3||6.4||1.43||4.2||0.94||2.37|
|GLENBROOK CZAR CATCH||5||20.3||6.5||1.32||4.7||0.96||2.28|
|GLENBROOK CZAR CUSHION||6||17.9||7.8||1.38||5.0||0.88||2.26|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO COOL||5||19.9||6.6||1.30||4.8||0.96||2.26|
|GLENBROOK COUNTESS CROWN||12||22.7||6.0||1.36||4.0||0.90||2.26|
Highlight for me though was GLENBROOK COMET COTTON at 15 and a half years old topping the herd
for milk with 23.6 litres. Photo taken today.
14th December 2007
Just working out lots of pedigrees and thought I would put Brenda's up here. Buttercup was the calf carried when I brought Brenda. All the rest of this family have names starting with "C" at GLENBROOK.
|GLENBROOK VICS BUTTERCUP||1980||VHC,CP||250kgs||YADRUN GOLD CHAMPION|
|LAMORNA ROVERS BRENDA||1978||VHC,CP||350kgs||MOUNT MEADOWS DIC ROVER|
|BOLEIGH SUNS BEAUTY||.||VHC,CP||288kgs||LAMORNA ITASKAS SENSATION|
|BOLEIGH JUPITERS BRAID||.||A,CP||212kgs||BOLEIGH DESIGNS JUPITER|
|BIG HOLLOW MERRY BLONDIE||.||VHC,CP||261kgs||BIG HOLLOW JOVIAL MERIT|
|BIG HOLLOW BLUE BRAID||.||VHC,CP||592lbs||TARNHOWE BLUE TERRY|
|BIG HOLLOW CHOICE BLONDIE||.||VHC,CP||813lbs||GLENMORE ATTAINMENT|
|BIG HOLLOW BOUVARDIA||.||VHC,CP||814lbs||GLENMORE ACHIEVEMENT|
|BIG HOLLOW NOBLE BELLA||.||VHC,CP||547lbs||BIG HOLLOW SOUMISE NOBLE|
|BIG HOLLOW BOUQUET||.||VHC,CP||512lbs||GLAMORGAN SONNY BOY|
|BIG HOLLOW SOUMISE BELL||.||HC,CP||.||CROYDEN SOUMISE GENERAL|
|BIG HOLLOW BELLA||.||VHC,CP||.||BIG HOLLOW PRAIRIE DANDY|
|MATABELE||.||CP||.||SOMEVIEW BREVET MAJOR|
|BULAWAYO||.||CP||.||LEGION OF HONOUR|
|BAABEL||.||HC||.||MAJESTY'S GOLDEN FERN|
|TADMOR||.||HC,CP||.||EXILE OF CLOVERLAND|
|BABYLON||18/4/1916||SULTANS DISDAIN 1264|
|ZENOBIA||31/12/1912||GOOD LUCK 609|
|HYPATIA||14/2/1901||GOLDEN BROWN 123|
|NEAT IRENE [ imp AUSTRALIA ]||28/8/1893||NEAT PRINCE|
|EILEEN [ imp AUSTRALIA ]||15/8/1891||BRILLIANT 200|
NEAT IRENE was bred by Mullane Bros, Bolinda, Melbourne, Australia.
GLENBROOK sale 29th April 2008. Over a third of the herd will need to be sold at this stage due to loss of current land so there will be plenty of high producing, good looking cows and heifers on offer. Mark your calendar now.
12th November 2007
Production records for NZ for 2006-07 season saw GLENBROOK at number two for fat, protein and milk solids. GLENBROOK CHAMPION CREAM was the highest earning cow in TARANAKI. Glenbrook won the PIONEER trophy for top herd in NZ under 100 cows and also the top per ha. production in Taranaki.
Had to put down Glenbrook Mikkel Couplet with a dislocated hip the other day. As she was 15 years old it was fairly sad. Couplet has been a favourite here at Glenbrook for many years.
Another reasonable herd test this month with the 2 year olds doing real well.
|GLENBROOK CRY COTTONSEED||8||26.6||6.9||1.84||4.3||1.15||2.99|
|GLENBROOK ROLEX CASHEW||10||24.6||7.1||1.74||4.2||1.02||2.76|
|GLENBROOK PASCO CADBURY||4||27.0||6.0||1.61||4.2||1.13||2.74|
|GLENBROOK CZAR CUSHION||6||22.5||7.1||1.60||4.7||1.05||2.65|
|GLENBROOK CZAR CATCH||5||25.3||6.0||1.51||4.4||1.11||2.62|
|GLENBROOK CONAN CORVETTE||7||23.8||6.5||1.53||4.6||1.09||2.62|
|GLENBROOK CRY CINNAMON||8||25.2||6.0||1.51||4.1||1.03||2.54|
|GLENBROOK LEMVIG CRUMPET||8||24.8||6.0||1.47||4.2||1.04||2.51|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO CASA||5||25.8||5.8||1.49||4.0||1.01||2.50|
|GLENBROOK SAMS COOLEST||2||23.3||5.7||1.32||4.2||0.98||2.30|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO CORFU||2||21.8||6.6||1.42||3.8||0.83||2.25|
|GLENBROOK SAMS COTTONBOLL||2||20.1||5.9||1.19||4.5||0.89||2.08|
|HERD av||69 cows||18.7||6.5||1.22||4.5||0.84||2.06|
Good herd test but the factory is better. Cows did 2.20 kgs ms yesterday at the factory. Getting close to my all time record. The horrible weather isn't helping. Think what they could do with some sunshine and no wind for a few days. Coolest is breaking all 2 year old records this season with over 26 litres this month. See GLENBROOK HERD TEST RECORDS for new updates after this test.
|GLENBROOK ROLEX CASHEW||10||24.2||8.0||1.93||3.9||0.94||2.87|
|GLENBROOK CONAN CORVETTE||7||25.6||6.4||1.62||4.7||1.20||2.82|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO CUBA||10||26.1||6.7||1.73||3.8||1.00||2.73|
|GLENBROOK LEMVIG CRUMPET||8||26.3||5.8||1.52||4.4||1.14||2.66|
|GLENBROOK COUNTESS CROWN||12||26.2||6.1||1.59||4.0||1.05||2.64|
|GLENBROOK PASCO CADBURY||4||25.2||6.2||1.56||4.2||1.05||2.61|
|GLENBROOK SAMS CAIRO||5||21.1||7.3||1.54||4.8||1.01||2.55|
|GLENBROOK CZAR CUSHION||6||21.9||7.0||1.52||4.6||0.99||2.51|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO CASA||5||27.0||5.6||1.49||3.8||1.02||2.51|
|GLENBROOK CRY COTTONSEED||8||23.1||6.8||1.56||4.1||0.94||2.50|
|GLENBROOK CZAR CATCH||5||24.8||5.7||1.42||4.4||1.08||2.50|
|GLENBROOK SAMS COOLEST||2||26.1||5.5||1.42||4.0||1.05||2.47|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO CORFU||2||22.2||5.8||1.28||4.1||0.90||2.18|
US Jersey Journal Ad is here Jersey Journal Online
Updated HALL OF FAME page
The latest 1000lb fat cow at Glenbrook
At the Whitimore dispersal sale this year Glenbrook added the first cow for many years to the herd. She was 220 days into her lactation at time of purchase and now has completed that record. She is a tremendous cow and a delight to own.
ASHDOWN JUDDS ELM SJ3 EX*
11-6 6981m 6.7% 466f 4.2% 293p 759ms 305d
11-6 305d 15,812m 6.5% 1,028f 4.1% 646p
Probably the first time ever the September herd test was lower than the August one but its been hard here. Grass still not really growing and its been very cold. Of interest is that Coolest is now the 6th heaviest milking 2 year old ever at Glenbrook.
|GLENBROOK CRY COTTONSEED||8||28.5||5.7||1.62||3.9||1.09||2.71|
|GLENBROOK CONAN CORVETTE||7||25.2||6.3||1.58||4.4||1.11||2.69|
|GLENBROOK ROLEX CASHEW||10||25.6||6.4||1.64||3.8||0.96||2.60|
|GLENBROOK CRY CINNAMON||8||26.3||5.5||1.45||3.8||0.99||2.44|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO CASA||5||25.2||5.9||1.49||3.7||0.91||2.40|
|GLENBROOK COUNTESS CROWN||12||24.5||5.8||1.41||3.8||0.92||2.33|
|GLENBROOK CRY CALIBRE||5||21.6||6.5||1.39||4.2||0.90||2.29|
|GLENBROOK PASCO CADBURY||4||24.1||5.7||1.38||3.8||0.91||2.29|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO CASE||6||28.3||4.3||1.20||3.8||1.08||2.28|
|GLENBROOK SAMS COOLEST||2||21.0||4.8||1.00||3.8||0.78||1.78|
Calving all over with last one in this morning. Sold most of the calves this season to make it easier for me. Have reared 4 heifer calves and 2 bulls. This months herd test is a little better.
Of particular interest is Case milking the 5th heaviest ever on a herd test day at Glenbrook.
|GLENBROOK ROLEX CASHEW||10||24.5||6.5||1.58||3.8||0.94||2.52|
|GLENBROOK CZAR CUSHION||6||23.2||6.0||1.39||4.4||1.02||2.41|
|GLENBROOK COUNTESS CROWN||12||24.8||5.9||1.46||3.8||0.94||2.40|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO CASE||6||31.4||3.9||1.23||3.7||1.15||2.38|
|GLENBROOK CRY CINNAMON||8||27.6||4.9||1.34||3.7||1.01||2.35|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO CASA||5||25.1||5.1||1.27||4.2||1.04||2.31|
|GLENBROOK LEMVIG CRUMPET||8||23.3||5.8||1.35||4.1||0.95||2.30|
|GLENBROOK SAMS CAIRO||5||18.3||8.0||1.46||4.5||0.82||2.28|
|GLENBROOK CLARION CAYLEE||3||22.9||6.3||1.43||3.7||0.85||2.28|
|GLENBROOK CZAR CATCH||5||26.2||4.5||1.18||4.0||1.02||2.22|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO CUBA||10||26.2||4.9||1.27||3.6||0.95||2.22|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO CORFU||2||18.8||5.4||1.02||3.5||0.66||1.68|
Been a hard few months with a broken arm 10 weeks ago so basically just been in survival mode till I can do things again. We had the tornado go through the farm and lost about 100 big 25 plus year old trees including a complete line of pine trees. No power on farm because of so many fences down and the cows learnt the subtle art of break feeding. They break the gates and feed themselves. Had no water for a couple of days and also coincided with no pellets for 6 days. Needless to say it was a little stressful and they got down to 11 litres a cow for a few days. With me out of action it also meant that the cows got milked by 9 different people in 4 weeks which at least proved their temperament as they really took no notice of whoever turned up to milk. The July test was very disappointing [ lowest for years for any month ] but considering everything as good as could be expected except for the fat test. Herd test was a 6.2% for fat and a 7.0% for fat at the factory on same day. Despite my querying this they wouldn't alter the fat test for the herd test. The herd home is not working yet as it appears my cows feet are smaller than anyone else's and they need to make up some new grating so I can put cows in there. Could certainly have done with it with the weather lately.
|GLENBROOK LEMVIG CRUMPET||8||21.4||5.7||1.22||4.1||0.87||2.09|
|GLENBROOK COUNTESS CROWN||12||22.3||5.6||1.24||3.7||0.83||2.07|
|GLENBROOK COMMANDO CANI||5||18.6||6.6||1.22||4.2||0.77||1.99|
|GLENBROOK CHAMPION CREAMY||9||15.9||7.6||1.21||4.5||0.72||1.93|
|GLENBROOK HEINO CREPE||8||17.5||6.7||1.17||4.3||0.74||1.91|
link to OLD HERD BEST RECORD
Upgraded a lot of pages today.
See HIGHEST FAT & PROTEIN RECORDS at GLENBROOK for new records from this season.
Finally got to winter here.
Herd average for 2006-07 is second highest ever here at
59 cows 5335m 6.5% 345f 4.3% 231p 576ms 302d
Imperial 59cows 302d 12,084m 6.3% 761f 4.2% 509p
June herd test below.
|GLENBROOK SAMS CHIAN||5||23.8||6.5||1.54||3.8||0.91||2.45|
|GLENBROOK COUNTESS CROWN||12||27.1||5.3||1.43||3.7||1.01||2.44|
|GLENBROOK LEMVIG CRUMPET||8||24.6||6.0||1.47||3.8||0.93||2.40|
|GLENBROOK SAMS CAIRO||5||20.1||7.6||1.52||4.2||0.83||2.35|
|GLENBROOK CZAR COOL||6||22.5||6.4||1.43||4.1||0.91||2.34|
|GLENBROOK ROLEX COLLAR||6||21.4||6.5||1.39||4.5||0.96||2.35|
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