Great news! Pictured are Holstein Association classifiers Brad Heinzman and Dan Cnossen stamping their approval of the committee’s decision on the following:
At nearly 10-years-old, 7HO10999 Regancrest-GV S BRADNICK-ET and 7HO10920 Mr Chassity GOLD CHIP-ET earned higher classification scores from a committee of Holstein Association USA classifiers last week. BRADNICK, now Excellent (96), and GOLD CHIP, now Excellent (95), have been long-time favorites in Select Sires’ Showcase SelectionsTM lineup.
Known for siring show-stopping daughters around the globe, BRADNICK (+2.47 PTAT, +2.68 UDC, +2.47 FLC) and GOLD CHIP (+2.31 PTAT, +2.22 UDC, +1.80 FLC) are extremely popular with high-Type enthusiasts.
“We have been blessed with many high-scoring bulls in Select Sires’ history but BRADNICK is an extraordinary individual and a true customer-satisfaction sire. He sires daughters with great balance and a will to milk,” says Kevin Jorgensen, senior sire analyst.
BRADNICK was bred by Regancrest Farm and Todd and Brad Groves of Waukon, Iowa. He is a 7HO8190 SANCHEZ son of Regancrest Breya-ET (EX-90-EX-MS-GMD-DOM). His second dam is none other than Regancrest-Pr Barbie-ET (EX-92-EX-MS-GMD-DOM) and the next six dams are all Excellent or Very Good.
“Like his daughters, GOLD CHIP continues to develop into an amazingly stylish individual and looks half his age—such a youthful bull at nearly 10-years-old. Few sires have brought home more champion banners than GOLD CHIP,” says Jorgensen.
GOLD CHIP was bred by Ernest W. Kueffner and David R. Dyment of Boonsboro, Md. He is a Goldwyn son of Regancrest S Chassity-ET (EX-92-EX-MS-GMD-DOM) and another descendent of the famed Regancrest-Pr Barbie-ET (EX-92-EX-MS-GMD-DOM).
“Both BRADNICK and GOLD CHIP embody Select Sires’ belief in great cow families and its value in genetic development. We’re honored to work with the breed’s greatest cow families and the exceptional breeders that have created them,” says Jeff Ziegler, vice president of dairy cattle breeding.