The Normande is being featured on the famous food show of National Public Radio, the Spendid Table. Acclaimed food writer and cooking teacher Lynne Rossetto Kasper interviewed me about the distinctive qualities of the Normande vs traditional Holstein genetics.
This was a unique opportunity to explain the difference between the two breeds while stressing the low input/low grain adaptability of the Normande along with its exceptionally high added value capability. This week's show will be aired this week-end on 300 radio stations across the nation. Time may vary depending on your local public radio's schedule. If you miss the show on your local radio, do not worry as it will be available on line from now on. For more information, check The Spendid Table web site. Here is a link to the list of the radio stations and times: http://splendidtable.publicradio.org/stations/list.shtml.
The World Dairy Expo is currently taking place in Madison, Wisconsin. It will end tomorrow Saturday at 5 pm with the Supreme Championship. This year we are located at booths 841/842 in the New Holland Trade Center. The New Holland Trade Center is the new pavilion situated on the parking lot near the main entrance. We have a double booth this year as we are sharing the space with the North American Normande Association (NANA) in order to better promote the breed. Please make sure to stop by and pick up our updated literature. For more information about our loaction, you can consult this map.
Normande Genetics and Accelerated Genetics are partnering to distribute our two stellar bulls, Redondo and Royal Holl. We strongly believe in these two bulls, and our partnership will allow more U.S. dairy operations to try out their unique genetics. Royal Holl and Redondo share an exceptional type, with an excellent udder, great feet and legs, and body depth with moderate size. They both show remarkable functional traits, but their production profiles differ; while Redondo privileges high milk production over components, Royal Holl presents uniquely high components for both fat and protein. Both bulls provide calving ease, especially Royal Holl with a rare 92 index. This new partnership also creates an opportunity to offer a special promotion on these two bulls, who now retail for $20 and $24 respectively. So stay tuned for more information on our joint marketing efforts that are just beginning. Normande Genetics and Accelerated Genetics are both looking forward to a great cooperative effort, as we promote the Normande breed in the United States. Please click on the logo for more information on Accelerated Genetics.
The Normande is featured on the cover of the June 2011 issue of American Dairymen with a more lengthy article inside.
The Normande was also featured in the Feb. 2010 issue of Hoard's Dairyman magazine. Prof. Bennet Cassell from Virginia Tech shares his views after his visit to Normandy in the fall of 2010.
There's an interesting, well-informed blog about crossbreeding that's developing, and its author, John Lundgren of Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, has written some insightful comments about Redondo. We think you'll enjoy checking it out. His story illustrates that a Normande bull like Redondo can also be well adapted to intensive dairy systems.
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Please check our catalog page for the new Fall 2012 proofs.
The Car-Bon Dispersal sale in Beaver Dam, Wisc, last September 17 was a great success for all. The auction averages $3766 but the 5 Normandes topped the group with a $3970 average. Car-Bon Nivea Rosemarie went to Dan & Ruth Vosberg for $5000 while all others went to Ron Cass, Mount Gilead, Ohio. The SaintYorre x Royal Holl bred heifer seconded the sale at $4750.
New A1A2 testing of our lineup has been done and more bulls have turned up A2A2. Alma, Caramba, Girophare, Nivea, Redondo, Royal Holl, Telerama, Tricorne, UTC and Viveco are all A2A2. Overall A2 gene prevalence is around 70%. Check our proofs for full listing.
Normande Genetics carries one of the best tanks in the industry: the GT21 by Air Liquide. It's cleverly designed with 6 canisters and a holding time that varries between 4 and more than 7 months, depending on conditions of use. This is the prefect fit for any dairy, small or large. For more information, check our website.
Besides semen, we also sell embryos from France and the United States, as well as all types of livestock. Please contact us for more information.