Out of the scene
Sorry, We have been out of the scene for some time now and we apologize for that! We are working to be better :) Enjoy our two new videos of our calves we are selling.
Selling in the Western National Spring Heritage Sale Lot #3 Canyon-Breeze GC Astrid-ET
Selling in the Western National Spring Heritage Sale Lot # 4 Canyon-Breeze M Azaria-Et
Just a random Question -
If a dairy hasn’t jumped on genomics, how do they get on board? Can people only compete now if they entered the game early or if they have lost of money? Any small niches or anything people can do to really get going on genomics that may not cost as much. Just a random thought. Answer below in the comment section if you would like.
Scenic Sunday - Beaver Mountains
Scenic Sunday comes to you today from Beaver, UT. This past weekend was the opening of the deer hunt and also the 2nd annual Gillins’ Family Reunion. This event started last year as a way to spend some quality time with the Steve & Becky and all their children. Last year we gathered “Out West” (as it is referred to by people from Minersville), but this year we enjoyed the...
Scenic Sunday - Sand Hollow Resort
We are back! Sorry we took the last two weeks off becuase of busy schedules, but we are back. Sand Hollow Resort Sand Hollow is one of Utah’s newest State Park. This is located about 1 hour 30 minutes away from Minersville, UT and about 15 minutes away from St. George, UT. This State Park is filled with red rock, red sand, and beautiful blue water. The day we travelled there the...
Scenic Sunday - Cedar Breaks National Monument
Cedar Breaks National Monument is located a little under 1 and 1/2 hours away from Minersville, UT. Cedar Breaks offers some spectacular views while you stand above 10,000 feet on a cliff edge and look into a desert amphitheater 2,500 feet deep. There are 2 scenic look-outs at the top of the monument and one that they call sunset. The Indians called Cedar Breaks the “Circle of Painted...
Scenic Sunday - Parowan Gap
The Parowan Gap is located about 20 minutes from Minersville. It is right off Minersville Highway, halfway between Minersville and Cedar City. The Parowan Gap features beautiful petroglyphs that have been around many years. Some people consider the petroglyphs to be just random drawings, but it seems there is something much more to these writings than that. The most notable of the geometric...
Clean Cows, Quality Milk, & Superior Genetics...
Here is an article on what we strive for at our dairy. This is our area of focus (along with taking care of our employees) that make us great. Here is an article written a few years back discussing a little bit about our dairy. Thanks for Reading - Enjoy! P.S. The scanner didn’t want to scan this document very well. We would like to mention on our blog more projects we are working on...
Embryos for Sale
We mentioned this once, but we are mentioning it again. We have embryos for sale. Embryos for Sale from MS Rockhome Baxter Lucky MS Rockhome Baxter Lucky-ET VG 87 - 1st calf. GTPI 2030 One of Baxter’s highest daughters Her Dam: Calbrett Shottle Linda VG-88 … Next Dam: Petinesca-I Durham Ladina-ET VG-89 Full Sister To: LICORICE Contracted to Accelerated Genetics. Embryos by Punch...
Scenic Sunday - Independence Day - Minersville UT
There are very few days out of the year that the whole town of Minersville gets together to celebrate. The 4th of July is one of those days and many people come back to their hometown of Minersville to participate in. This is not a grand celebration, nothing big or fancy, but much rather just a small town get togehter that celebrates this great nation and a fun little town built on heritage. ...
Scenic Sunday (or not so Scenic) - Utah Fires
This week we are mixing up our Scenic Sunday. Our Scenic Sunday is not much about a scenic look at Utah, but much rather a moment to stop and think of all the lives being affected in the West by these fires. There are several fires throughout Utah that have already started this summer and many still burning. Many homes have been lost and acres upon acres have been lost and damaged due to these...
Scenic Sunday - Festival City USA (Cedar City, UT)
Scenic Sunday - Cedar City, UT We are back on track for our Scenic Sunday. Sorry about the past few weeks and if you somehow look forward to this every sunday I am sorry to disappoint, but most likely this simply ritual is forgotten about. If you do happen to be reading, thanks and hopefully you start to see the neat little world we live in around Southern Utah. This week’s post circles...
2009 Mountain Area Members of Distinction -... →
A DFA article that explains how we take excellent care of our cows and our employees that helped us land a 2009 Mountain Area Member of Distinction.
Scenic Sunday - Zion National Park
Zion National Park according to Google Maps is 1 hour and 54 minutes away from Minersville, UT. This beautiful park is 15 miles long and provides many spectacular views. Zion National Park is located near Springdale, UT, home to about 450 residents. Zion National Park is known as the oldest Utah National Park and it was designated in 1919. Zions attracts about 3 million visitors each year to...
Scenic Sunday - Minersville, UT
Minersville, UT is a small town with around 800 (817 according to the 2000 Census) settled in 1859. Minersville is located in Beaver County about 15 minutes from Beaver, UT, 40 minutes from Cedar City, UT, and about 1 1/2 hours away from St. George, UT. Minersville was established because of the because of a lead mine and this is the reason for the town name. It soon found it’s main...
Scenic Sunday - Kanarraville, UT
Welcome to the first ever Scenic Sunday post. Since we live in Southern Utah with many majestic and beautiful views we thought we would start showcasing these magnificent places. We have 5 national parks within about two hours of us, and many beautiful vistas all around us. We also want to discuss many local areas and what Southern Utah has to offer. The first post should be about Minersville...
Ag In The Classroom at Gillins Dairy
Gillins Dairy on May 2nd held the annual Ag in the Classroom and invited around 600 elementary kids to come learn about agriculture. This was an extremely fun event and it’s always funny to hear the kids ask where do you milk the boy cows or other random questions kids ask! They learned about pigs, chickens, beef cattle, sheep, and even how to milk a cow. It was a great event and Gillins...
Ag in the Classroom - May 2nd, 2012
On May 2nd, 2012, Gillins Dairy will be hosting the annual Ag in the Classroom! This is a fun event that brings about 600 students from grades 1-3 and teach students about agriculture. There are only about 800 people in Minersville, UT so this event almost doubles the population of Minersville! Many children are unaware of how very few farmers there are that feed the nation and world. This...
Embryos for Sale from MS Rockhome Baxter Lucky
MS Rockhome Baxter Lucky-ET VG 87 - 1st calf. GTPI 2030 One of Baxter’s highest daughters Her Dam: Calbrett Shottle Linda VG-88 Next Dam: Petinesca-I Durham Ladina-ET VG-89 Full Sister To: LICORICE Contracted to Accelerated Genetics. Embryos by Punch and Supersire are for sale. Contact Cory at 435-386-2458 or 435-691-0577. Her first two daughters by JEEVES have high numbers: 2310 &...
Canyon Breeze AT Airlift-ET ranks #2 in PTA Type |... →
Canyon Breeze A Drum-Red-ET selling in the Haven Maid & Doubletree Invitational April 28th! Watch the video to see more information about the calf and her genetics. Find the full ad @ http://holsteinworld.com/catalogs12/havenmaiddoubletreeinvitational/
Canyon Breeze AT Airlift-ET ranks #2 in PTA Type
April proofs are out and Canyon Breeze AT Airlift-ET still ranks #2 in PTA Type! He is a bull that has a strong genetic background and can be genomically traced back to our Abigail that has produced many great animals (see earlier posts). This is a great accomplishment for Canyon Breeze because proven type is a very strong characteristic for us when selecting bulls. There are many factors...
Abigail - The Complete Story
We were asked recently by Dairy Bulls Online (www.dairybullsonline.com) to share some insight into Abigail and how she basically launched Canyon Breeze Holsteins. Here is the story: This story begins in the early 1990’s when Steve Gillins was looking for a cow with AI contracts. He began searching for a cow to purchase through different sales around the country. He looked at sells in...
Finding our voice
As we continue our pursuit of social media in the 21st century, we are also trying to find our voice. What do we want to do with this blog, twitter, and facebook? What message do we want to relay? One thing is we don’t really want to be negative because everyone has their trials and difficulties in this industry and people don’t want to hear about all of our problems. It seems like...
Sad News for Canyon Breeze Mor Alicha
Canyon Breeze Holsteins is sad to report that Alicha has passed away. Some of her major accomplishments include: EX95 classification, All-Utah Aged Cow 2010, 1st 4-Year-Old & Grand Champion Utah State Fair 2008, and1st Junior 2-Year-Old, Utah State Fair 2006. She will be greatly missed, but her legacy will live on! Alicha will continue to live on with her daughters which include: A Damion...
Cory Gillins elected to serve on the Utah Holstein...
Our very own Cory Gillins has been placed on the 2012-2013 Utah Holstein Board of Directors as one of the new directors along with Mark England and Ben Conrad. This was done at the Utah Holstein Breeders Annual Meeting in conjunction with the Utah Dairy Council Convention in St. George,UT on Wednesday, March 7th. The Utah Holstein Board of Directors works in conjunction with the Utah Holstein...
Our First Post - The Beginning
Welcome, This is our very first post on our brand new blog for Canyon Breeze Holsteins and we will continue to bring the latest information on the progress of our superior genetic line along with news, events, and whatever else we fill fits into our blog. Since this is the beginning of our blog, it seems only fitting to make our first post about the beginning of our genetic line. It all began...