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Cow Sets World Record
A Wisconsin Holstein owned by the Kestell family in Waldo, Wis., set a new 365-day record of 77,470 lbs. of milk in 2016, breaking a world record set just the year before of 74,650 lbs. By comparison, the average production for Holsteins in the U.S. is 24,958 lbs.
  The record cow, “My Gold-ET”, comes from a remarkable family. Her dam held the national single-lactation record from 2010 to 2015. Kestell told Farmshine newspaper that they have been working with this line of cows for more than 30 years. In fact, 6 out of the 8 age divisions of milk production records are held by Kestell-bred Holsteins. The Kestells milk 94 cows with a rolling average of 44,122 lbs., 1,680 lbs. of butterfat, and 1,362 lbs. of protein.

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2017 - Volume #41, Issue #2