Oceanbrae Fawn's Accent-P named Canadian Milking Shorthorn Cow of the Year

The 2015 Canadian Milking Shorthorn Cow of the Year is a record-breaking cow from Prince Edward Island who has been making headlines for the past few years. Oceanbrae Fawn's Accent-P EX-94-2E is a six year old cow that is the all time Canadian Milking Shorthorn record holder for single lactation fat production after breaking this record in each of the last two years. Fawn has been an extreme producer of fat and protein, with three lactations in a row over 7 percent fat. In her record setting third lactation, Fawn produced 707 kgs of fat in 305 days.

Accent-P is also one of only two Milking Shorthorns in Canada classified 94 points or better, is polled, and continues to appear near the top of the breed's LPI list. Despite still being a relatively young cow, Accent-P has been excelling as a brood cow. Accent-P has two Excellent daughters as well as two Very Good daughters with more young daughters on the way.

Accent-P is owned by Oceanbrae Farms of Belmont, Prince Edward Island. She is the product of embryos purchased from the United States out of a Rovin Derek Ali Accent-P, a cow whose progeny have been excelling in Milking Shorthorn far and wide. In fact, Accent-P is a maternal sister to the 2014 Canadian Cow of the Year, Koopycrest Mocha Ali Accent!

Fred Barrett, owner of Accent, notes that "she continues to amaze us with the sheer amount of components she produces as well as the quality of her daughters. In this past last lactation, Accent had two monthly milk tests that exceeded 10% for fat, which is unheard of for our breed. We are very honoured to accept this award and look forward to continued success with Accent and her cow family."

The Canadian Cow of the Year Contest is voted on by members of the Canadian Milking Shorthorn Society following the publishing of nominated cows earlier in 2015. The other two nominees this year were Prinsville Logic Starshine VG-89, a former National Show Grand Champion owned by Prinsville Farms of Bloomfield, ON, and Lynmark NYS Sandy EX-90-9E, the first Milking Shorthorn to score Excellent 9 times owned by Lynmark Farms of Norwood, ON.

Accent's success is but one example of modern Milking Shorthorns succeeding with new breeders across Canada. Milking Shorthorns are versatile and efficient dairy cattle that require less input costs to generate profit for Canadian dairy producers. For more information, please visit the Canadian Milking Shorthorn Society website at www.cmss.on.ca, like "Milking Shorthorns" on Facebook, or follow @CanMShorthorn on Twitter.



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