Jarrah has truly impressed this year! Delivering a single stillborn buckling, nonetheless, she has consistently produced tremendously on a once-a-day milking schedule. We are very happy with her udder this year - it is capacious, well-attached, with plumb well-defined teats. We truly wish she had been appraised this year, but are excited about next year.
Aster had a difficult year this year - she delivered triplets with ease, but about a week later began showing some gastric distress which took several months for her to recover. The vet is not sure if she had some hardware dislodge or a hiatal hernia, but she seems to be on the mend. We are keeping her dry for 2021 to allow her to regain condition.
Clover was dry (sort of) for 2020 - we attempted to breed her but she did not take and her 2019 daughter nursed well into summer 2020. She has a well-attached, shapely udder that milks down to nothing. We look forward to seeing a freshened udder in 2021.
In her first freshening as a yearling milker, Holly has tremendous dairy character. Her udder is well-shaped, with long teats well placed and plumb. She has excellent medial support, udder shape, height and attachment. She did not make a tremendous amount of milk this year, but fed her twins well and we look forward to seeing her potential develop.
We almost sold Rosemary last year as a first freshener. She has a beautiful udder - well-attached, excellent medial, height, rear and a decent foreudder, but her teats are small and point slightly out. Fortunately, I saw in the fall that she was still pumping out the milk so I kept her and milked her through the winter and 2020. She has held capacity milking once a day for over 18 months now. Her udder texture is soft and she milks down to nothing. She has tremendous dairy strength and parasite resistance.
Recorded Grade Does
Va*Providence-Hill Tallulah 1*M