Thursday, June 24, 2010

See the cows–inside and out!

The national Holstein Convention heads to Minnesota this weekend. The last time it was in Minnesota, it was twenty-one years ago. (1989). Glenmark Genetics, owned by John and Bonnie Mohr, is one of the farm tours during the convention. You can see great cows in the barn, and just as attractive ones in Bonnie's art studio. You can see (and purchase) The "Foster Mother's of the Human Race" print or artist proof for yourself while on tour.
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

And--It's the Guernsey!

The American Guernsey Association auctioned their remarqued print this past weekend, and it fetched an impressive $2100. The winning bidder was Patty McMurray of Pennsylvania. National Outstanding Guernsey Youth Winner, Karen Anderson, poses with the remarqued print. The National Guernsey Convention was held in Pennsylvania... and you can read more about the convention on the AGA webite:

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Ayrshire convention sets the bar

Recognizing the special role of the dairy cow, Hoard’s Dairyman donated two limited edition prints to the seven breed associations. Both prints were remarqued and signed by artist, Bonnie Mohr. There are only two, of 1,250 limited edition prints, that are remarqued with a pencil etching of the respective breeds cow. A remarqued print typically brings twice or triple the value of what would be obtained for limited edition prints. One of these remarqued prints is being used in a fund-raising effort with proceeds going towards the breed’s youth programs.

The U.S. Ayrshire Breeders Association auctioned their remarqued print at the National Ayrshire Convention in Murfreesboro, Tenn. this week. This was the first of the seven remarqued prints to be sold. The lucky bidder was Lynn Lee of Tennessee who purchased the print for $425.

The six remaining remarqued prints will be auctioned off at the breed conventions or another breed event within the coming year.

To order your own print or giclee, visit

In the photo above, breed representatives at the 125th celebration stop to take a photo with Bonnie Mohr (sitting) before the remarqued prints were signed. From L to R: Kristin Paul, American Jersey Cattle Association; John Offer, President Wisconsin Ayrshire Breeders; Jillian Walther, American Guernsey Breeders Association; Mike Snyder, Holstein USA; Julie Wadzinski, Red and White Dairy Cattle Association Intern; Nicole Stout, Red and White Dairy Cattle Association; Dave Kendall, American Milking Shorthorn Society; Katelynn Robbins, American Milking Shorthorn Society Intern; and Roger Neitzel, Brown Swiss Cattle Breeder’s Association.
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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Foster Mothers Revealed

Greeted by a standing ovation, the newest edition of the Foster Mothers of the Human Race painting was revealed today at the Hoard's Dairyman farm during a 125th Anniversary Celebration. The painting was unveiled by creator and artist Bonnie Mohr and W.D. Hoard and Sons President Brian Knox. A crowd of over 100 was on hand to watch the unveiling. Representatives from each of the seven breed organizations were also present at the event to receive specialty remarked prints from Hoard's Dairyman in celebration of their breed's presence in the painting.

Below is a video of the unveiling. Let us know what you think!

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Monday, June 7, 2010

It's a Balancing Act!
Bonnie Mohr is known for her fine art, but balancing her life as a mother, wife, artist and dairy farmer is an art unto itself. Take a listen to her daily routine, and how she tries to keep all the components in her life balanced, yet moving forward. Watch tomorrow as the painting is unveiled!

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Friday, June 4, 2010


Bonnie Mohr has completed the painting, Foster Mothers of the Human Race. She reflects on the past several months of creating the updated version of this iconic image. The painting will be unveiled next Tuesday, June 8. Watch for more videos soon!

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

It's presstime for the Foster Mothers

From paint to printing plate, the new Foster Mothers of the Human Race painting has now headed to the printers! We were there with Bonnie as she viewed the first pieces to come off the press. Bonnie carefully inspects them and adjusts the press' color output to make sure it is just as it should be. Watch her explain the process and tweaking in the video below. The excitement for the unveiling is building here in our office — we're just one week away!

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