How the “old” Chief was Auctioned as an Unborn Calf

We go back in time sixty years. To – in Holstein country – an unusual state in the US: Nebraska. But: it is a place where one of the most powerful foundations of the Holstein breed was constructed. It is April 14, 1962, where close to the village of Central City, potential Holstein buyers from seven different states are gathered on the farmstead of Lester Fishler, who is selling his entire herd. Fishler’s prefix: Pawnee Farm. For insiders, a light will likely go on…

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