Ontario Cow Sets New Lifetime Production Record

The Milking Shorthorn breed in Canada has a new Lifetime Production Champion for Milk and Fat production.  Koopycrest Logic Ali Anne VG-87, bred and owned by Shawn Koopmans of Picton, Ontario, recently eclipsed both previous records in her ninth lactation.  Anne produced 95,601 kgs of milk, 4235 kgs of fat (at 4.4%) and 3121 kgs of protein (3.3%) over nine lactations, with average BCAs of 345-386-346.  This also places her #2 for lifetime protein production, behind only Serol Ace Satin, owned by Ferme M. Dicaire of St-Eugene, Ontario.
Anne has piled up a long list of accolades during her milking career in the Koopycrest herd.  She received a Superior Production Award seven times from the Canadian Milking Shorthorn Society and was recognized as a Class Leader for composite BCA on five occasions.  Three times she was awarded the Knottview Farm Award for highest 305 day fat production, while she received the Joseph Sullivan Award twice for highest 305 day protein production.  In addition, Anne was the Honourable Mention Grand Champion at the 2014 National Milking Shorthorn Show.
Koopycrest Logic Ali Anne was the first homebred Milking Shorthorn bred by Shawn Koopmans, after buying her dam as an embryo from the United States. This cow, Koopycrest Mocha Ali Apple EX-90, was incredibly accomplished in her own right and remains the All Time Champion for 305 day milk and protein production, producing 16,742 kgs of milk, 676 kgs of fat and 488 kgs of protein in 2nd lactation.  Apple was the starting point for the Koopycrest Milking Shorthorn herd, with Anne being her most accomplished daughter.

Anne has also been an accomplished brood cow in her own right, as she has produced two Very Good daughters with impressive milk records.  She is also the dam of Koopycrest Anecdote-P, a proven sire marketed by Semex Alliance who was used internationally and produced a number of accomplished daughters in multiple countries.

Anne takes the lifetime milk production title from the previous record holder, Oceanbrae Noelle S EX-90, bred and owned by the Barrett family of Oceanbrae Farms, Belmont, PEI.  The previous record holder for lifetime fat production is the aforementioned Serol Ace Satin, bred by Ferme Serol of Roxton Falls, QC and owned by Ferme M. Dicaire of St-Eugene, ON.