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Why Normande?

Why do we choose the Normande breed?

Normandes do very well on low/no grain diets. There are dairies in France that once a cow is confirmed pregnant, she gets no grain at all, instead just all the pasture she can eat. Of course the production levels would be considered pathetic by US standards, however with grain prices continuing to increase out of proportion with what we get paid for milk, maybe this way of farming has some merit. I’ve played around with the idea of separating my Normandes from the Holstein herd and going grass based with them. I would then try to develop a market for the resulting milk as a specialty milk or possibly French style cheese. I’d raise excess bull calves as veal or grass fed beef.  Normandes seem to fatten a little easier on grass than other breeds of dairy cattle.  I’d be interested in finding someone that would be interested in partnering with me in this endeavor.

 
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Posted by on 07/12/2012 in Who we are

 

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Semen Sales.

New Hope Telerama Riley

New Hope Telerama Riley

New Hope Saintyorre Uno

New Hope Saintyorre Uno

 

Semen is available from these bulls from Genex/CRI Added Attractions program or from New Hope Normandes.  The semen has been collected in a CSS approved facility and can be shipped worldwide.

1.  49NO 0125 New Hope Saintyorre UNO-ET    A0104622

Saintyorre x Madison x Girophare

Super-high milk yield potential from fabulous udders!  Recently tested BB for Kappa casein and A1A2.

 

2.  49NO 1660 Car-Bon-N Royal Holl RED-ET    A0104533

Royal Holl x Nivea x Gabon

Fancy, show type calves and young cows on the ground that will make long lasting, high component cows.

Red has the highly desirable A2A2 test result.  Very limited semen available.

 

3.  49NO 1620 New Hope Primate MONTGOMERY-ET     A0104454

Primate x Messager x Highlander

Medium-sized cattle with good production. Docile, easy to work with family.

Full sister made over 22,000 at 2yrs.  A1A2 test result.

 

4.  6NO 32  New Hope Primate MONROE-ET                    A0104457

Primate x Messager x Highlander

Full brother to Montgomery,  limited semen available at the farm.

His oldest daughters are milking  in their first lactation.  A2A2 test result.

 

5.  6NO 52  New Hope Redondo MONTANA-ET               A0104451

Redondo x Messager x Highlander

Half brother to Monroe and Montgomery, and full brother to the amazing Monica (954 fat as a 2 yr old!)

Montana should make daughters with very well attached udders. His oldest daughter here is projected over 20,000 as a 2 yr old.

 

6.  49NO 0135 New Hope Telerama RILEY-ET   A0104826

Telerama x Macula x Indiscute

Riley has a very unique outcross pedigree with solid production.

From what I see should add more strength and width throughout the body. This family has extremely sturdy feet and legs.

 

                All six bulls are 100% pure Normande originating from elite French Normande herds.  Call or email for more information.  We can ship to your barn door or stop at the farm.

All calves born from these bulls will be eligible to be registered in the

 North American Normande Association Herdbook.

Contact us…

New Hope Normandes

Barb Wogslad

11006 Bestul Road

Scandinavia, WI  54977

Phone: 715 445-4288

E-mail: kbklewogsland@wildblue.net

 
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Posted by on 05/25/2012 in For Sale

 

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Embryos available for purchase.

# 1 Grade US Full blood embryos $400
# 2 Grade US Full blood embryos $200
# 1 Grade French Full blood embryos $550
Call or email for current availability as inventory changes often. Contact us…New Hope Normandes

Barb Wogslad

11006 Bestul Road

Scandinavia, WI  54977

Phone: 715 445-4288

E-mail: kbklewogsland@wildblue.net

 
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New Hope Saintyorre Uno-ET

New Hope Saintyorre Uno-ET

New Hope Saintyorre Uno-ET

49NO0125      A0104622

Super high milk yield from fabulous udders.

Saintyorre x Madison x Girophare

 
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Posted by on 05/24/2012 in Our Bulls

 

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Car-Bon-N Royal Holl Red-ET.

Car-Bon-N Royal Holl Red-ET

Car-Bon-N Royal Holl Red-ET

49NO1660      A0104533

High butterfat and protein percents. Tremendous longevity.

Royal Holl x Nivea x Gabon

Car-Bon-N Nivea Rosemarie-ET
Dam of Red.

 
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New Hope Primate Montgomery.

Dam of Montgomery.

New Hope Primate Montgomery

49NO1620      A0104454

Primate son of Monique. Medium sized cattle with good production.  Docile, easy to work with family.

Primate x Messager x Highlander

 
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Posted by on 05/24/2012 in Our Bulls

 

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New Hope Redondo Montana-ET

NEW HOPE REDONDO MONTANA-ET

REDONDO X MESSAGER X HIGHLANDER

6NO52

Registration #  A0104451

Montana should sire medium sized cattle with well attached udders.  This family consistently throws gentle, well tempered cattle.  His sire Redondo, is a highly respected French Normande sire known for amazing typed cows with well above average milk production.  His calves will be eligible to be registered in the North American Normande Association Herd book.

Full sister to Montana:  New Hope Redondo Monica-ET

1-11      3x  365  23419  4.1  954  3.4  807

 
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Posted by on 03/28/2012 in Our Bulls

 

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Our Cows.

New Hope Primate Minocqua-ET
 2-00  365  26872  3.9  1009  3.4  903
        

New Hope Fukrain Delilah
2-01  365  25056  3.8  957  3.0  753
Grand Champion Normande 2007 Minnesota State Fair

New Hope Redondo Estelle
1-10  312  24181  3.8    909  3.2  778
2-09  365  26053  4.0  1055  3.5  910
3-11 322  27074  3.7  994  3.3  903
Reserve Grand Champion Dairy Cow 2009 NANA National Normande Show
Junior Champion Dairy Heifer 2008 NANA National Normande Show

New Hope Fukrain Suzette
4-02  365  22662  4.6  1050  3.3  751
5-06  348  30594  4.6  1409  3.0  931
6-07  337  27830  4.6  1278  3.1  864
7-08  365  30387  4.3  1290  3.0  911
Grand Champion Dairy Cow 2010 NANA National Normande Show
New Hope Messager Monique-ET
2-05  311  18394  4.0  737  3.6  653
Grand Champion Dairy Cow 2008 NANA National Normande Show
Reserve Junior Champion Normande Heifer Minnesota State Fair 2006 & 2007
New Hope Redondo Montreal-ET 
2-05  365  21897  4.3  950  3.5  760
New Hope Entoi Vanessa
5-07  365  33280  3.6  1206  3.0  1000
7-07  365  33759  4.2  1432  3.2  1072
 
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Posted by on 03/28/2012 in Our Cows

 

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About the Normande Breed

NORMANDE:

An old breed from France

A new breed for America

The Normande breed has its origins in cattle that were brought to the Normandy region of France by the Viking conquerors in the 9th and 10th centuries.  For a thousand years these cattle evolved into a dual purpose breed to meet the milk and meat needs of the residents of northwestern France.  The present herdbook was started in 1883.  Though the breed was decimated by the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II, there are currently 3 million Normandes in France.  Normandes can also be found in South America, Africa as well as other European countries.

NORMANDE:

Genetics that breed quality

With the richest milk in fat and protein of all the French breeds, the Normande is the most outstanding breed for cheesemaking.  The Normande meat is well-known for its flavor and marbling.  Because the Normande has remained a strong and sturdy cow, it has kept its functional abilities, thus guaranteeing easy management thanks to remarkable fertility, longevity, calving ease and docility.

 
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Posted by on 03/09/2012 in Who we are

 

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About New Hope Normandes

ABOUT NEW HOPE NORMANDES

 

Normandes came to the farm in 2004 with the purchase of “Rosie” from Judith Softer.  At the same time we experimented with using some French Normande bulls on our black and white Holsteins.  In 2005 the first Normandes were born on the farm.  Later that year Rosie calved for the first time and impressed us with her rugged, aggressive appetite and she really milked well!  She thrived in our 200 head herd of Holsteins competing well in our freestall barn eating TMR.  We started to think that Normandes might have something special to add to the US dairy industry.  About this time we purchased 10 fullblood embryos from France.  Unfortunately we only got one pregnancy from these embryos, but it was all worth it in 2006 when “Monique” was born.  2006 also took us to our first Normande show at the Minnesota State Fair.  “Cecelia” was named Junior Champion and “Monique” was named Reserve Junior Champion.  In 2007 we purchased four 50% Normande cows from Ken Baeten.  Ken graciously let us select the pick of the herd and we brought home 4 fantastic cows that not only looked great they also knew how to milk.  “Vanessa” and “Suzette” are two of these cows.  With fat records over 1200# of fat, these cows can compete in any US dairy operation.  “Delilah” was named Grand Champion Normande at the Minnesota State Fair in 2007.  “Monique” was again named Reserve Junior Champion. 

 2007 also took us to France to see the National Normande Show in Rennes.  It is called the SPACE Show and is similar to World Dairy Expo.  While in France we had the opportunity to visit with many elite breeders of Normandes and have maintained some of these contacts to this day.  “Monique” was flushed successfully for embryos and her first calves were born in 2008.  “Monique’s” sons have all had semen collected and have now been sold to go on and spread the Monique influence in Minnesota and Michigan.  We sell semen from these bulls as well as CRI/Genex. “Montgomery” is available through Genex’s Added Attractions program.  The CINOR event in 2008 was a big boost to our marketing efforts and we brought 10 head to the show in Mineral Point.  “Monique” was named Grand Champion and “Estelle” was named Junior champion.

2009 started with the purchase of Car-Bon-N Royal Holl Red-ET from Carl and Bonnie Werner.  He was a son of a cow that Carl had purchased as an embryo at the same time we had bought embryos from France.  By this time we were starting to get numerous calls from other people interested in Normandes.  One of the most intriguing inquiries was from Japan.  They were looking for fullblood Normande embryos with dairy production milk records.  The catch was that to meet import requirements of Japan, the semen used to sire the embryos could not originate from France.  So this necessitated the purchase of “Red”.  “Red” has had semen collected in Missouri at Genex’s collection facility.  Embryos have been made from three of Monique’s daughters and 100 Embryos have been shipped to Japan.  The first calves will be born in the summer of 2012.

The 2009 show season resulted in “Estelle” being named Res. Grand Champion at two shows as a Jr. 2 year old.  “Delta” was named Junior Champion.  In 2010 and 2011 our herd of Normandes continued to grow.  A few more 100% pure Normandes were born on the farm from imported embryos from our good friend Pierrick L’Antheon.  We continue to do well at the shows.  “Suzette” was Grand Champion at the National Show in 2010 and “Antoinette” was Junior Champion. “Crème Brule” was Reserve Junior Champion in 2011. We feel the future is very bright for these outstanding Normandes!

 
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Posted by on 03/09/2012 in Who we are

 

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