VIV MEA - Record holders star at DairyTech
Star participants at the DairyTech Middle East and Africa conference that opened Day 1 at VIV MEA were a husband and wife team from the U.S.A whose dairy herd continues to break records and win awards. Tom and Gin Kestell of Ever-Green View Farms in Wisconsin can claim to have had the world’s highest producing herd between 2015 and 2017 while always being in the Top 3 every year since 2012.
In 2017, Tom and Gin had the national champion producing cow and Ever-Green View became the first herd to contain two world-record milk producers in the category of herds milking three times daily. This achievement was sealed when their own-bred Holstein Ever-Green-View My Gold EX-93 set a new 365 days record of 77,480 lb (35,218 kg) milk. She was the daughter of Ever-Green-View My 1326-ET, world record holder for milk production from 2008 to 2015.
As well as producing milk, therefore, the herd has built up a substantial business in selling dairy genetics both domestically and internationally. Several hundred bulls and cows are sold each year, but the main part of this income...
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