December 2021

Management

OHG & VOSt: Why size does not determine success!

After years of alliances and mergers, the breeding landscape in Germany has been cleaned up considerably. Of the 12 breeding cooperatives that were in existence 10 years ago, there are...

December 2021

Sires report

Intruiging Sires DP - December 2021

‘For the past few years, there are a number of dairy plants in Spain that only process A2A2 milk. As such, sires with A2A2 are in higher demand here,’ says...

December 2021

Cow Families

Cow Country - December 2021

With Himeyers Brain, a brand new prefix appeared in the top of the Swiss sire line-up. The Letsgo son from Swissgenetics scores 1602 gIset, with high indexes for conformation and...

December 2021

Herd reports

Bossink Holsteins: Highly Balanced, Quality Cows via Proven Genetics and aAa

‘We find it tremendous when our cows are good enough for the show, but we are certainly not show breeders.’ Gerrit van der Kolk consistently follows his own vision and...

December 2021

Management

Using Milk for Pregnancy Detection

Knowing if a cow is open or pregnant plays a vital role in effectively managing your herd, but how do you detect pregnancies? In this management article we focus on...

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