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Brigitte Botnick
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2003 Breeder of Excellence - Virginia Baker

At the 2003 ADGA Convention in Nashville, TN, the International Nubian Breeders Association (INBA) unanimously voted to award Virginia Baker of Copper Hill Nubians, the Breeder of Excellence Award. The Breeder of Excellence Committee established the guidelines and provided information to support their choice for this award.

The attached information was presented to the INBA for their perusal.


Beverly Barnes
2003 Breeder of Excellence Award Chairperson

The INBA Breeder of Excellence award should be given to a living breeder who has made a significant contribution to the Nubian breed as a whole. The Award is an acknowledgment of a superior breeding program in a herd whose genetic dominance has been duplicated consistently in many herds over many generations. These animals have been proven through the participation in the various programs such as Linear Appraisal, DHIR testing (milk production), and National, State, and local show awards. The INBA Breeder of Excellence award is given in gratitude to the dedicated Nubian breeder who continually offers the very best in the Nubian breed.

The above has been the criteria in this committee's search for the recipient of the 2003 Breeder of Excellence.

There are many herds that either had the show wins, milk production, and/or linear appraisal scores for consideration, but to have placed high in all three categories quickly narrowed the playing field.

This year's award submission has been an ADGA member since June of 1982. She has been involved with purebred animals most of her adult life; she and her husband, Everett Lee, having developed a large herd of purebred Guernsey cows before purchasing her first two purebred Nubian does in 1980.

Knowing the importance of working with purebred genetics in creating a productive, structurally sound, and eye pleasing animal, she attended the ADGA National Shows religiously, surprising herself by repeatedly selecting winners from the grandstand. She found her preference almost always included those with Hallcienda backgrounds. Those genetics are the basis of today's COPPER HILL NUBIANS, owned by Virginia Baker.

Copper Hill does have been in the Top Ten Awards yearly since 1992, either with butterfat, protein and/or milk production. Many of those "hard working girls" have GCH before their names or Linear Appraisal scores in the Excellent (90 +) area. Copper Hill bucks are holding up their end. such as ++*B GCH Copper Hill Alginon's Breakaway, LA EX: 93. Breakaway was the National Premier Nubian Sire at the 2000 and 2001 ADGA National Shows. We are impressed with lines of Nubians that are correct and show well but also have high production behind them. He has produced Top Ten and GCH daughters. Breakaway's daughter, GCH Manges Colony Breakaway's Beauty is the 2000 ADGA National Champion. Another Breakaway daughter, CH Copper Hill A Lady in Red, holds the 2000 Reserve National Champion award. (See attachments).

Often times it is difficult for Copper Hill Nubians to attend distant shows and at best only two shows each season are made. Virginia has used the ADGA Linear Appraisal program in place of showing to validate her breeding program. However, Copper Hill animals in other herds have been more than competitive in the show ring and become champions in their own right. (See attachments.) Case in point: GCH +*B Copper Hill Milk Man, owned by the Noah Goddard family. Noah believes that the genetic strengths of Milk Man have been successfully transmitted to his granddaughters. For example: GCH Goddard Farm Teresa 5*M has been Grand or Reserve 15 times in shows in four states under ten different judges. Milk Man has sired several champion bucks including Teresa's sire, GCH +B Goddard Farm Hercules.

When asked what animals have made the greatest impact on her herd, Virginia responded quickly with the following bucks, " ++*B Amberwood Jack Frost North Wind and ++*B Amberwood Jedi's Winter Frost (LA EX: 91)". Long since deceased, they continue to provide the structural correctness, breed character, and the high milk production so important in the Copper Hill herd today. Copper Hill's philosophy is to breed not just for show, or high Linear Appraisal scores, or high milk production, but for ONE animal that HAS IT ALL; those qualities that represents the best of the whole animal.

The Breeder of Excellence committee unanimously chose Virginia Baker of Copper Hill Nubians as the recipient of this years Breeder of Excellence award. We feel that she strives to breed an animal that represents the Nubian as a whole; structurally correct, with good breed character, and animals that milk.

Respectfully submitted,

The Breeder of Excellence Committee:
Beverly Barnes
Joan Coolidge
Josiah Klinedinst

COPPER HILL DHIR - Records with >3000 lbs. Milk. Not owned by Virginia Baker

COPPER HILL NORTHWIND'S MELODY
3 0 4/05/1989 2 422 3,520 172
COPPER HILL T MARY POPPINS
1 10 2/25/1991 2 305 3,120 123 111
COPPER HILL T MARY POPPINS
1 10 2/25/1991 2 323 3,240 129 116
COPPER HILL WINTER GALE 3 0 3/16/1997 2 305 3,650 166 145

SIRE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Copper Hill Nubians possesses 3 bucks out of the top 5 bucks in the Sire Development Program:
ETA 1:2 ETA 2:1

COPPER HILLS BREAKAWAY ROBIN HOOD
67: 117

COPPER HILL BREAKAWAY'S BAKER MAN
61: 117

COPPER HILL BREAKAWAY'S RED ROVER
62: 107

Copper-Hill Linear Final Scores > 85 not owned by Virginia Baker

N1078894 COPPER-HILL -A- LADY IN RED 86 VVEV Owned By: BEHRMAN, JOACHIM
N1004109 COPPER-HILL BREAKAWAY'S ABBIE 88 VEEV Owned By: BEHRMAN, JOACHIM
N1202891 COPPER-HILL BREAKAWAY'S BLAZER 85 V V A Owned By: HENNEN, LAURA LEE
N1229378 COPPER-HILL BRKAWAYS RED ROVER 86 V E V Owned By: COOK, KATHRYN
N0944265 COPPER-HILL DAYBREAKER 90 E E V Owned By: GODDARD, NOAH L & SUE A
N0967803 COPPER-HILL LADY BLUE 89 E E E + Owned By: BEHRMAN, JOACHIM
N0900752 COPPER-HILL MILK MAN 91 V E E Owned By: GODDARD, NOAH L & SUE A
N0854651 COPPER-HILL MISS SUZI 87 V V V V Owned By: AMUNDSON, WAYNE & CAROL N1202893 COPPER-HILL PAPA'S CUPID 85 V + + V Owned By: HENNEN, LAURA LEE N0916030 COPPER-HILL WINTER GALAXY 87 V + E E Owned By: STRANG, ROBERT & ELIZABETH

DHIR - Top Ten Awards - owned by Copper Hill Nubians:

1992 - 1993 Test Period. N802294 COPPER HILL WINTER DAWN 11*M
1-11 305D 3790M 176F 132P Among the Top Ten in Milk, Fat, Protein

1993 Test Period. N828372 COPPER HILL BLUEBONNET 5*M
1-11 305D 3395M 163F (4.8%) 118P (3.5%) Breed Leader #6 in Butterfat
1994 3-01 305D 3160M 164F (5.2%) 114P (3.6%) Breed Leader #7 in Butterfat

1995 Test Period. N0902838 COPPER HILL WINTER BEAUTY 11*m
2-01 305D 3300M 174F (5.3%) 126P (3.8%) Breed Leader #5 in Butterfat
1997 4-00 305D 3530M 182F (5.2%) 138P (3.9%) Breed Leader #8 in Butterfat, #10 P.

1997 Test Period. N967802 COPPER HILL LADY IN BLACK 12*M
2-00 305D 3550M 173F (4.9%) 141P (4.0%) Breed Leader #10 in BF, #8 P

1997 Test Period N948563 COPPER HILL WINTER GALE 6*M
3-00 305D 3650M 166F (4.5%) 145P (4.0%) Breed Leader #9 in milk

1998 Test Period. N1004111 COPPER HILL BREAKAWAY'S BOBBIN 6*M
2-01 281D 2970M 166F (5.6%) 119P (4.0%) Breed Leader #9 in BF

2001 Test Period N1130349 COPPER HILL ABE'S BOBETTE 7*M
1-11 305D 3190M 176F (5.5%) 125P (3.9%) Breed Leader #7 in BF
*note* Bobbette is a 3rd. generation Breed Leader. Her dam, Bobbin (1998) and her maternal granddam, Bluebonnet, (1993/1994) were also Breed Leaders.

2002 Test Period N1130349 COPPER HILL ABE'S BOBBETTE 7*M
3-00 305D 2765M 151F (5.3%) 110P (4.0%) Breed Leader #6 in BF

2002 Test Period N1046451 COPPER HILL LEEANN 12*M
2-01 3588M 158F (4.4%) 134P (3.7%)
3-01 631D 5650M 256F 213P
5-01 305D 3460M 150fF (4.3%) 126P (3.6%) Breed Leader #7 in milk & protein, #9 BF.

Copper Hill Nubians - Grand Champion Award - owned by Virginia Baker:

N0664634 GCH COPPER HILL NORTHWIND'S MELODY
Sire: Amberwood Jack Frost's Northwind.

N0916030 GCH COPPER HILL WINTER GALAXY
Sire: Amberwood Jedi's Winter Frost

N0864477 GCH COPPER HILL GRAND SLAM

N0967801 GCH COPPER HILL ALGINON'S BREAKAWAY
Sire: Fra Jac's Lord Alginon

N0900752 GCH COPPER HILL MILKMAN

N1078271 CH COPPER HILL A LADY IN RED
Sire: GCH Copper Hill Alginon's Breakaway. Lady in Red was 2000 ADGA Res. Nat'l. Champion. GCH Manges Colony Breakaway's Beauty was 2000 ADGA Nat'l. Champion.

N1100993 +*B GCH COPPER HILL W.F. PAPA BEAR
Sire: Amberwood Jedi's Winter Frost LA EX: 90

N1130349 GCH COPPER HILL ABE'S BOBETTE
Sire: Split Creek Abe at Lincoln

EXCELLENT CLASSIFICATIONS - COPPER HILL NUBIANS, owned by Virginia Baker

N0828372 COPPER HILL BLUEBONNET 5*M LA:90 EEEV
N0902838 COPPER HILL WINTER BEAUTY 11*M LA:90 VEEE
N0784964 ++*B AMBERWOOD JEDI'S WINTER FROST LA:91 EVE
N0967801 ++*B COPPER HILL ALGINON'S BREAKAWAY LA:93 EEE
N0967802 COPPER HILL LADY IN BLACK 12*M LA:92 EEEE
N0114111 GCH COPPER HILL BREAKAWAY'S BOBBIN 6*M LA:90 EEEV
N1100993 +B GCH COPPER HILL W. F. PAPA BEAR LA:90 EVE
N1046451 COPPER HILL LEEANN 12*M LA:90 EEEE
N11100998 COPPER HILL BREAKAWAY'S BANNER LA:90 EEE
N11300398 COPPER HILL ABE'S SANDPIPER 13*M LA:90 EEEE
N1130349 GCH COPPER HILL ABE'S BOBETTE 7*M Top Ten LA: EEEE 91
 

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