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Recent Successes at Oceanbrae!
June 7th, 2019

We've had a number of successes at Oceanbrae Farms that we're very thankful for:

  • We completed our new free-stall barn in February, and we're looking forward to inviting friends and fellow producers for an open house this summer.
  • Oceanbrae Foster is now available worldwide through Semex Alliance, with sexed doses available as well!
  • We had three Canadian Class Leaders for BCA in 2018, including Oceanbrae Turbo Felicity (Junior Two), Oceanbrae Adventure Indigo (Senior Three), and Oceanbrae TP Jocelyn (Four Year)
  • Oceanbrae Milking Shorthorns were once again the #1 BCA MS herd in Canada, and the #1 herd across all breeds for composite BCA in Atlantic Canada!
  • We had five more cows garner Lifetime Production Awards from the CMSS

Classification Update - May 2019
May 5th, 2019

We recently had the classifier here at Oceanbrae, and here are some of the highlights:

Three new VG-2 year olds, including:

  • Oceanbrae Pepper Becca VG-85 (photo), by Oceanbrae Bennett out of Oceanbrae Pepper Tea VG-88.
  • Oceanbrae TP Lauren VG-85 (Pingerly x Jurist Layla EX-92)
  • Oceanbrae KA Sapphire VG-85 (Anecdote-P x Pingerly Saffron VG-86-2y)

Four new reclassed VG cows in 2nd lactation:

  • Oceanbrae Lady Tory VG-86 (Turbo x Redrama Ladylike)
  • Oceanbrae Mocha Fern VG-85 (Mocha x Logic Feather)
  • Oceanbrae Turbo Fairy VG-85 (Turbo x Accent-P)
  • Oceanbrae Logic Ali Favour VG-85 (Logic x Accent-P)

Four multiple Excellent cows:

  • Oceanbrae Pingerly Betty EX-90-2E
  • Oceanbrae Ironman Ginger EX-91-2E
  • Oceanbrae Pete Idealistic EX-90-2E
  • Oceanbrae Belmont Zoe EX-91-3E

Classification Update - May 2018
May 2nd, 2018

Classification day at Oceanbrae today...and it was quite a day! We only classified 13 head...but 7 of them classified Excellent! Of those 7 EX cows, 4 of them are newly classified EX for the first time.

They include:

Oceanbrae Pingerly Betty EX-90 (pictured above)
Oceanbrae Adventure Tia EX-91
Oceanbrae Pete Idealistic EX-90
Oceanbrae Mocha Sydney EX-90

Gaining another E were:
Oceanbrae Fawn's Accent-P EX-94-4E,
Oceanbrae Logic Betty EX-90-3E, and
Oceanbrae Belmont Zoe EX-91-2E.

We also had two new VG Two Year Olds:
Oceanbrae Turbo Perrin-P VG-86
Oceanbrae Bennett Bailey VG-85

Both of these heifers are sired by homebred bulls. Turbo is a Mocha x Jurist Thyme and Bennett is Mocha x Jurist Betty (brother to Bentley).

Thanks to Recent Buyers!
April 30th, 2018

We'd like to thank some recent buyers!

  • Randall Affleck of Auchinleck Farms, Bedeque, PEI for purchasing Oceanbrae Andrew Premiere, a heifer calf out of Oceanbrae Turbo Perrin-P VG-86

  • Daryl Shoemaker of Elora, ON for purchasing Oceanbrae Royal Byron, a new herd sire who is a full brother to Bentley at Semex.

Stay tuned for our National Sale consignments later this year!

Classification Update - August 2017
August 18 th, 2017

We had a great day with the classifer today. The highlight was Oceanbrae Redrama Penny-P (above) scoring EX-94 in fourth lactation. She is out of our Ideal cow family.

Scoring Excellent for the first time is Penny's maternal sister, Oceanbrae Adam Precious-P EX-90.

Other highlights included Oceanbrae Jurist Layla scoring EX-90-5E, and Oceanbrae Adventure Indigo-P being raised to VG-85 in 2nd lact.

Celebrating many things in 2016!
December 29th, 2016

2016 has been another great year for us at Oceanbrae Farms. Here are some highlights from the year for us...

  • We had 10 Milking Shorthorn cows classified Excellent and 6 heifers classified Very Good in first lactation in 2016. We also had a new EX Jersey on our last classification round.

  • We supplied breeding stock to three new herds here in Prince Edward Island. Thanks to the Kuepfers of Cardigan, the Nicholsons of Lower Montague, and the Remonds from Kensington for purchasing Milking Shorthorns and Jerseys from us in the last year.

  • Oceanbrae Fawn's Accent-P EX-94-3E destroyed her own 305 day Fat Record by 100 kgs! She produced 807 kg F in 305 days, along with 10,789 kg M and 378 kg P in 5th lactation. "Fawn" has now produced a staggering 3,542 kg fat in 5 lactations, averaging 7.2% fat!

  • Oceanbrae TP Jocelyn VG-87 set a new 305 day Milk Record for Three Year Olds, producing 11,892 kg M in second lactation. She is a Pingerly out of our Bessie Joe family.

  • Our thanks to Richard and Pamela Wood of Ancaster, ON for purchasing embryos out of Missy by Pingerly in the CMSS National Sale.

  • We made some additions to our herd this fall from other Canadian Milking Shorthorn herds, in part to make up for a scarcity of heifer calves in recent years as well as replacing cows sold to new breeders. Thanks to the Richardson Family of St. Marys, Ontario for making some fine young cows available to us, including a Pingerly that has already scored VG in first lactation. We also added four animals from the Serol Dispersal in November.

We are thankful for everyone who has purchased animals from us in the last year. We continue to have quality bulls, cows, heifers and embryos available for purchase...please feel free to contact us for information! As well, if anyone is planning to visit PEI in 2017, please drop us a line!

Classification Update
May 7th, 2016

We had another great classification round in late April. Highlights included:

  • New Excellent: Oceanbrae Redrama Penny-P EX-93 (pictured above). She is newly fresh in 3rd lactation and is a grand-daughter of Fieldcrest Ideal-P EX-92
  • New Excellent: Oceanbrae Logic Betty EX-90. Logic daughter out of Oceanbrae Jurist Betty EX
  • Four cows reclassified EX:
    Oceanbrae Fawn's Accent-P EX-94-3E
    Oceanbrae Lady 57th EX-91-3E
    Oceanbrae Jurist Marigold EX-90-2E
    Oceanbrae Chili Pepper EX-90-2E
  • Three VG-2yr olds: Oceanbrae Adventure Tia VG-86 (out of Star Tiara)
    Oceanbrae Mocha Acadia VG-85 (out of Fawn's Accent-P)
    Oceanbrae Mocha Sydney VG-85 (out of All Spice)

National Show Results!
October 4th , 2015

It was well worth the drive to Lindsay, Ontario for the 2015 Canadian National Show! We were excited to come home with a number of honours including:

  • Grand Champion and Best Udder of Show with Oceanbrae Pingerly Betty VG-88-2yr.
  • Reserve Grand Champion with Oceanbrae Ironman Ginger VG-87-2yr
  • HM Grand Champion with Oceanbrae Redrama Peg-P VG-85
  • 1st Place Breeders Herd and 1st Progeny of Dam
  • Premier Breeder and Exhibitor
  • 2nd Summer Yearling with Oceanbrae Pepper Trinity
  • 2nd Four Year Old with Oceanbrae Logic Betty
  • 3rd Four Year Old with Oceanbrae Logic Feather

Also, a newly purchased heifer - Richford Pingerly Saffron - was 1st place Senior Calf for Richford Farms.

Thank you to everyone who helped us at the show, especially Richard and Pamela Wood for their help getting the girls ready for the ring. It was great to see many of our fellow breeders in Lindsay for the largest show in a number of years.