Bob and Kaye Miller of Mil-R-Mor Farm, Orangeville, Illinois, have donated a Holstein calf to be sold at the National Holstein Convention Sale on June 24, with the proceeds to go to the Holstein Foundation. The sale will be held during the National Holstein Convention and Annual Meeting, June 23 to 26, in St. Charles, Illinois.
“We wanted to do something special for the convention sale this year, since it is in our home state of Illinois,” Bob Miller said. “As we transition our own business to the next generation, it also seems fitting to benefit young dairy enthusiasts by donating a calf to the Holstein Foundation.”
Mil-R-Mor Drm Reflection-ET, born on March 27, 2015, is from the heart of the Roxy family, descended from an EX-91 Duplex x EX 90 Storm x VG 87 Fargo x VG 89 Elevation x Roxy 4E 97 GMD. With Roxy as her fifth dam, the calf is one of the closest living descendants of Roxy.
“Many of our grandkids have benefitted from participating in Holstein Foundation activities including Dairy Bowl, Dairy Jeopardy, youth shows, and the Young Dairy Leaders Institute,” Bob Miller said. “Kaye and I have seen the results of these programs first-hand and think they are a valuable way for kids to start a life-long love of the dairy industry. The knowledge they have gained and passion for cows has served our grandkids well. With this donation, want to help make sure other young dairy kids have the same opportunities.”