Jessicas top the Winter Fair BPI again

For the fourth time in a row, a member of Elmar’s Jessica cow family has taken out the award for the top BPI award at the Victorian Winter Fair, with this year’s award going to Elmar Unix Jessica 4586, bred by the Hore Family of Leitchville, Northern Victoria and owned by the Flemming family (Philmar Holsteins, Western Victoria) in partnership with Brett Kuhne.

Peter Williams, DataGene (right) presents the Top BPI award to Georgia Sieben who led Elmar Unix Jessica 4586 at the 2021 Victorian Winter Fair
Peter Williams, DataGene (right) presents the
Top BPI award to Georgia Sieben who led
Elmar Unix Jessica 4586 at the 2021
Victorian Winter Fair

The Balanced Performance Index (BPI) Highest Female Award was presented by DataGene in collaboration with Holstein Australia and the Winter Fair Committee.

Unix Jessica topped all the females entered in the Winter Fair, with a BPI of 373 calculated by DataGene in the April 2021 genetic evaluations.

This puts her well above the Holstein breed average and ranked in the top 1% of Australian females based on genetic merit for profit. She is also among the best in the country for health and fertility with a Health Weighted Index (HWI) of 434.

Unix Jessica is barely a year old but her genomic results provide detailed insight into her future performance. She was genotyped as calf, her results were published in the catalogue for the recent Elmar Extravaganza sale, giving potential buyers like the Flemming family objective information to assess her suitability for their herd.

 Top BPI animals in the 2021 Victorian Winter Fair

 

Birthdate

April 2021

Breeder

Owner

BPI

HWI

Elmar Unix Jessica 4586

08/08/2020 

373

434

Elmar Holsteins

Flemming & Kuhne

Kaarmona Amstel Carly 278

03/08/2020

360

360

Graeme Sprunt

RJ RN Robins

Elmar Mirand Jessica 4599

12/08/2020 

348

398

Elmar Holsteins

Elmar Holsteins

Grantley Doorman Fifi ET

21/09/2015

336

319

GW Liebelt

Avonlea Holsteins Synd

Avonlea Unix Anna 2nd

06/02/2018 

318

327

JH & CJ Gardiner

Avonlea Holsteins

For more information contact: DataGene 03 9032 7191 or enquiries@datagene.com.au or www.datagene.com.au.

DataGene is an initiative of Dairy Australia and the herd improvement industry.