Holstein Association USA announced Pineylawn Jasper Bethany as the 2014 Star of the Breed.
To be eligible for the Star of the Breed award, a cow must place in the top five in her class at a National Holstein Show in the award year, be in a herd enrolled in the TriStar program and have an official classification score. Once the eligible cows are determined, the following calculation is used to decide the award recipient: Combined ME Fat and Protein + Age Adjusted Classification Score x (Breed Average ME Combined Fat & Protein/Breed Average Age Adjusted Classification Score).
This recognition is given annually to a Holstein that exemplifies outstanding production combined with exceptional type. Bethany has a Mature Equivalent Combined Fat and Protein (ME CFP) of 3077 and is classified Excellent-94. She placed fifth as a five-year-old in her classes at both the Midwest Spring National Show and the Midwest Fall National Show in 2014.
Bethany is owned by the Mike and Valerie Holschbach family, Heatherstone Enterprises of Baraboo, Wisconsin. In her third lactation she produced 46,920 pounds of milk, with 4.5 percent fat (2,130 pounds) and 2.9 percent protein (1,366 pounds) on a 365-day record. Mike Holschbach bought Bethany in April 2013 from her breeder, Ed Monstma of Pineylawn Acres in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.