BullTalk - July 2020

July 2020

You already read it in HI: AOT Helix, America’s progeny proven nr.1 bull, is the “Talk-of-the-Town” with his outstanding profile. Now we go to a...

Swingman: Complete Package for Red-Holsteins

August 2020

Right from the start it was evident that Swingman was a special bull, a generational sire that would give an impulse to Red-Holstein breeding. Shallow...

Focus on... August 2020

August 2020

Teat placement, teat length, udder form, udder health, milkability, character, movement – there are man traits that determine whether a sire is suited for automated...

BullTalk - August 2020

August 2020

Of course, everyone knows Jedi… S-S-I Montross Jedi, who in the meantime has about 15,000 daughters world-wide. But here it is about a different, lesser...

Rising to Legendary Heights: Mogul & Supersire Together Surpass 2.5 Million Doses and 16% Influence

July 2020

Recently, on June 22, Mountfield Mogul turned ten years old. In five months, on December 28, Seagull-Bay Supersire hopes to turn ten. The barn mates...

The Expanding Impact of Yoder and Sons

July 2020

The dominance of Mogul bloodlines has been a significant factor in shaping the Holstein breed over the past decade. Leading his list of sons are...

Intriguing Sires - July 2020

July 2020

The Renegade son Heart is out of a Frazzled that traces through Montross to Cookiecutter Epic Hazel (dam of Hodedoe, Humblenkind and Harper) and then...

Intriguing Sires - July 2020

July 2020

When he got his first breeding values on daughter-proven basis in December, he exceeded his genomic evaluation from August by almost 50 points. In April...

Focus on... July 2020

July 2020

In addition to the traditional overall breeding values, indexes that are focused on economically relevant traits are gaining traction. Besides production and longevity, health traits...

Intriguing Sires - Juny 2020

June 2020

After the April release, Captain is far and away the leader on the American gTPI list. His profile: lots of production (1481 lb +0.19% +.05%),...

Hotspot-P: Thousands of Vital Calves and Numerous High Sons

June 2020

In April, a large number of Hotspot sons stormed the international DNA lists. Geyser-P, Vogue 2020-PP, Harley-P, Halifax-P, Hesekiel-PP, Perfect, Otorina, Nippon-P, Hilmar-P; all members...

Focus On... June 2020

June 2020

They are all polled – homozygous polled (PP). They all debuted in April and they all started with noteworthy breeding values. The quartet that we...

Intriguing Sires - June 2020

June 2020

It really makes no difference if we present the Millington son Totem on US or Canadian basis. The debut for the allrounder, most of whose...

BullTalk - June 2020

June 2020

Now he has a progeny proven index! Indeed, no less than 609 milking daughters were included in one and the same release in the index...

Adagio-P: Canada’s Highest Proven Polled Bull Ever

May 2020

Polled Holsteins have been a part of the breed for many years, but have usually been considered something of a novelty. While all breeders can...

Focus on... May 2020

May 2020

They possess a high overall breeding value and a solid profile which generate interest among commercial dairy farmers and breeders alike. Also: they breed for...

BullTalk - May 2020

May 2020

They reign in Italy. Sire Mirabell Sound System is Nr.1 on the progeny proven list, while his grandson Zani Inseme Stradivari is Nr.1 on the...

Does this Sire Line Offer Useful Options in the Crucial Pursuit of Outcross?

May 2020

On the cover of this HI issue, you see a bull with rather uncommon type: VVH Repairman. ‘A “powerhouse” with lots of width and outstanding...

How the Masterful Milk Transmitter Montross made his Impact Indelible!

April 2020

On our photo pages this month, we turn our attention to the transmitter that in just six production years reached the magical milestone of one...

Intriguing Sires 2020 - April

April 2020

‘Legacy was heavily used as a mating sire and we have genomic-tested over 800 sons to date,’ explains Jeff Ziegler (Select Sires), ‘this obviously is...

Focus On... - April 2020

April 2020

A typical antagonism that the breed has been fighting with for generations is that of maternal and paternal calving ease. Calves that are born easily...

Bull Talk - April 2020

April 2020

At the German breeding company RBB, the use of DNA sires is high: 75%. Even so, among the progeny proven bulls, one stands out –...

Intriguing Sires - April 2020

April 2020

With 3.12 gPTAT, he counts among the best that can be found in the polled sector for conformation at this time. Above all for the...

Intriguing Sires 2020 - April

April 2020

The deep D family owned by the Niermanns (KNS Holsteins) has already proven itself for generations. And with Belsan, this strong breeding German cow family...

Popular Brekem: Successful Sire of Sons for Red

March 2020

For two years already, Brekem has been the most used import bull in the Netherlands, while he also remains popular in several other countries. The...

Imax: Complete Profile also Available via Sons

March 2020

An attractive pedigree that traces back to the highly esteemed Lead Mae. A complete transmitting profile for both production and type, including modest stature and...

Intriguing Sires - March 2020

March 2020

With 33 daughters in Germany (25 classified) and Switzerland, Power stands at the beginning of his progeny proven career. A career that during the German...

Salvatore: Healthy Production Power for Black and Red

March 2020

Salvatore began his career as the high-testing RC Supershot son. Currently, he is making good on his DNA figures, and even shows gains for fat...

Intriguing Sires - March 2020

March 2020

Rocketfire has been one of those pleasant surprises. As a young genomic bull he ranked at Nr.179 for NM, and now with milking daughters he...

Focus on... Persistency

March 2020

For anybody who wants to produce milk economically, persistency must count among the must important traits when making sire selections. However, there are still many...

Intriguing Sires - March 2020

March 2020

‘He is clearly our best homozygous polled sire and he is helping us to increase the popularity of our polled program,’ says sire analyst Fancesco...

Bull Talk - March 2020

March 2020

Indeed: the muscleman from the famous French comic series finally has a successor in the Holstein world. From the Barbie family! With lots of milk...

Berico: The Bull with a Unique aAa code

February 2020

615: That is the aAa code of the Italian bull Berico. As such, he was already very popular as a young sire, and today with...

French Record Bull Now Progeny Proven

February 2020

In April 2016, Louxor blew away the entire French DNA competition and debuted at a record high 237 gISU, no less than 24 points above...

Monarch : A Convincing All-Purpose Weapon on the German Throne

February 2020

It was a noteworthy debut given by Germany’s new daughter-proven Nr.1, the Mardi Gras son Monarch, in the December evaluations. It was particularly noteworthy because...

Intriguing Sires - February 2020

February 2020

AltaMarlon has a very balanced, no-holes proof that has steadily climbed and now lands him at Nr.1 LPI bull in Canada. ‘He sires consistently good...

Focus on... Old Packaging, Modern Product

February 2020

An Estonian proverb says, “If your spirit is wise, age does not judge.” Of course, this expression does necessarily apply to breeding. Nonetheless there is...

BullTalk - February 2020

February 2020

An interesting list from Holstein USA: the sires with 97% or higher reliability. Notable: half of this ranking is bulls from Select Sires. Even more...

Celebrated Sire with Five Talented Sons in a Brotherly Row

February 2020

Super sires: A phenomenon that we come across in Holstein breeding from time to time, among the very big names. These Holstein sires are so...

Intriguing Sires - February 2020

February 2020

For the second release in a row, Freemax is in second place in Germany with 164 gRZG. Employees at owner RBB are thrilled with their...

Intriguing Sires - February 2020

February 2020

For international RH breeding there is no way around this sire. Hoogerhorst Rubels-Red is the rising star on the red and white scene and an...

S-S-I Montross Duke: Production Power to the Third Degree

January 2020

With 2727 TPI based on 1776 daughters, Duke has well surpassed his DNA index. The greatest influence of the Montross son is being felt in...

Pure Breeder’s Workmanship Leads to France’s Only Millionaire

January 2020

Most likely Jocko will never lose this status: the most popular Holstein bull in French history. After all, no other French bull has ever passed...

Intriguing Sires - January 2020

January 2020

Whilst the start of the reigning Nr.1 gTPI sire, AltaZazzle’s pedigree story begins over 20 years ago with the legendary brood-cow Windsor-Manor Rud Zip –...

Focus on.. Fat & Protein

January 2020

The Dutch company CRV the selection for fat and protein has a long tradition. We could present an entire team of sires, but there is...

Bull Talk - January 2020

January 2020

In Italy, Westcoast Perseus (Penmanship-Doorman) is successful as a sire of sons: the list of top-25 DNA-tested sires includes no less than five Perseus sons....

Bouw Rocky: Robust Daughters and Successful Sons

December 2019

The Nr.1 bull in the Netherlands and the Nr.1 bull in Germany: Bouw Rocky is creating waves as a sire of sons! Rocky, compared to...

Renegade – The New Outcross Weapon is Coming to the Open Market

December 2019

Until now, S-S-I Renegade was only available from his owners Select Sires through the NxGEN program and produced an impressive 55 sons for that breeding...

Focus on... Dairy Strength

December 2019

Okay, even Axl, the young King Royal son from the Jetstream program, could have a slightly better rump angle (-0.47). But along with short teats...

Intriguing Sires - December 2019

December 2019

‘Alligator has always been very popular; every dose that he produced, is sold. That happened even before his official index, and his popularity has only...

Intriguing Sires - December 2019

December 2019

Twitch is the nr.1 gTPI son of Helix, since August, the progeny proven leader in the US. The more than two-year-old STgenetics bull displays an...

BullTalk - December 2019

December 2019

‘At Global AG Alliance, we believe that we have won the “jackpot” with this sire.’ Speaking is Wout van der Goot about the nr.1 bull...

Helix: The Leading Daughter-Proven Bull in the US

November 2019

With a jump of 162 TPI points, AOT Silver Helix stormed to the top of the TPI list in August. The Silver son from the...

Intriguing Sires - November 2019

November 2019

Apprentice has already left his mark on the breed, especially via his sons such as the wildly popular red bull Swingman. Apprentice was bred by...

Intriguing Sires - November 2019

November 2019

With two sons in the progeny proven top-10, the German bull dam KNS Reality VG-86 is meeting expectations in Italy. Her Balisto son Brasileiro (3398...

Focus on... Secret Polled Tips

November 2019

For more than a year IPS of the USA has been offering their Tobin son Chile-PP on the international market and the demand for the...

Bull Talk - November 2019

November 2019

In April, he had insufficient daughters (30). But by August, the number had risen to 138 head and he was able to storm onto America’s...

Frazzled Lives Up To Expectations

October 2019

With numerous Frazzled sons and daughters featuring on high genomic lists, the daughter-based proof of this Josuper son was highly anticipated: Quite a lot depended...

Josuper and Sons: Providing an Impulse of Milk for the Breed

October 2019

Supersire son Uecker Josuper sits at Nr.10 on the TPI charts with three sons ranked ahead of him: Frazzled, Rowdy and Raiden. His all important...

Molenkamp KP Carter: First Reserve, Now Top Sire in France

October 2019

In the French August release, three early sons debuted in the top-15. Among them were leader Oken and runner-up Ozy JBT. Molenkamp KP Carter himself...

Intriguing Sires - October 2019

October 2019

No matter what you think of line-breeding, it worked for Canada’s Nr.1 gLPI sire S-S-I Biggelo, as the Delroy-son features the O-Man Mirror family on...

Intriguing Sires - October 2019

October 2019

Combining the Lila Z family through his sire Westcoast Lighthouse (Spring-Distinction) with the Barbie family through his dam Walnutlawn Abbott Bree VG-85-2yr, already the high-conformation...

Focus on... International top sires

October 2019

In his debut on a daughter-proven basis in August he was able to celebrate being one of the most noteworthy newcomers with his 2612 TPI...

BullTalk - October 2019

October 2019

He is new in America’s progeny proven type top-10, holding 6th place, with no less than +3.48 PTAT. With 2525 TPI, he is the highest...

BullTalk - September 2019

September 2019

At Cogent in Great Britain, they had to bid farewell to a popular favourite in their sire facility: Cogent Twist. And… Twist was not only...

Focus on... September 2019

September 2019

On first glance, it is the all-around positive values for all management and health traits that grab attention. Additionally, there is the good heritability for...

Intriguing Sires DNA - Biggelo & Sano & Nashville

September 2019

No matter what you think of line-breeding, it worked for Canada’s Nr.1 gLPI sire S-S-I Biggelo, as the Delroy-son features the O-Man Mirror family on...

Defiant: Great Type Option for Red-Holstein Breeders

August 2019

After graduating with a daughter proof in December 2015, Scientific Defiant went on to spend more than 12 months sitting atop the Holstein type list...

Why Italy’s Most Fitting Ambassador Deserves an “Upgrade”

August 2019

We want to begin our story about Prince with an “upgrade”. Did you know that Prince produced a total of 501,084 doses of semen, that...

Intriguing Sires - August 2019

August 2019

The Caudumer Lol family has been a household name in Red Holstein breeding for years. In the Netherlands, but now also beyond. A prominent cow...

Focus on.. Red, Milk & Type

August 2019

He supplies the type, the udders and the width & depth to the body many Red-Holstein breeders are looking for. In addition he improves the...

Bull Talk - August 2019

August 2019

We already wrote about it: Salvatore continues to be a high calibre sire of sons and is still delivering remarkable sons. New in his top-5...

Intriguing Sires - Balic & Bandicoot & Duke

July 2019

‘Our dairy farmers appreciate Balic and are using him again as a progeny proven bull,’ states Mathias Poferl from Rinderzucht Baden-Württemberg (RBW). ‘Also in his...

Focus on.. Eyecatcher

July 2019

The breeding values for conformation are among the best the breed has to offer, but that is not the reason why we are presenting these...

Intriguing Sires - July 2019

July 2019

Giordano is the new Nr.1 DNA-proven bull in Italy and combines solid production (+1330kg milk) with high components (+.50%f +.24%p) and is the highest rated...

Bull Talk - July 2019

July 2019

Salvatore dominates for the red & white sire of sons, but in his wake we find Endco Apprentice RC, a Kingboy son of Blondin-TJR Supersire...

Ladys-Manor Shamrock: No Longer Bookem’s Little Brother

June 2019

During the past decade, a lot has been said and written about the stature of Holsteins. The trend towards less tall Holsteins is now probably...

In France, Anticipation is Mounting Quickly… Will Louxor Make True on his Tremendous Promises?

June 2019

‘He is the undisputed French leader at an unparalleled level – never before has a bull reached this high.’ This is what HI wrote in...

Intriguing Sires - Maestro & Spinoff & Tampa

June 2019

America’s nr.1 Einstein, Homeground, Mixology and Maestro in Canada; these four young Semex bulls debuted in the absolute top during the April release. Brian Carscadden,...

BullTalk - June 2019

June 2019

He is the very highest NTM transmitter of Scandinavia and is available both domestically and abroad: Growny with +41 NTM. ‘Certainly a very interesting bull:...

Focus on.. Polled Talents

June 2019

The dam is an early daughter of the Balisto son Brasil and the granddam is a productive Snowfever daughter with Laron-P, Canvas and Lightning in...

Intriguing Sires - Checkmate & Jeiraki & Nautic

June 2019

For the leading group of young DNA sires, Checkmate always came just a few RZG points short, but in the end, according to Ingo Schnoor...

Jedi: The Daughter Proven Story

May 2019

Jedi has been one of the most extensively used sires of sons of the genomic era establishing his position as a major impact sire of...

Intriguing Sires - Rowdy & Balisto & Bardo

May 2019

‘Rowdy is an exceptional production bull transmitting extreme milk and yet still with good components,’ comments Ryan Starkenburg from ABS. ‘Along with the extreme production...

Focus on... Climbers

May 2019

No other evaluation period of the year routinely serves as many changes as the April evaluations. In addition to the base changes, tweaks to the...

BullTalk - May 2019

May 2019

What a perfectly chosen name! His DNA index of 2010 (2098 gTPI) is virtually exactly the same as his progeny proven index today: 2060 TPI....

Intriguing Sires - Mayflower & Ilvolo & Baldur

April 2019

Mayflower is a high-production Snowman son, now with +2591 of milk, -.14% fat and +.00% protein along with 0.93 type. His dam, Roylane Socra Mira...

Focus on... Popular

April 2019

The dam No-Pe Yoder Elena is a granddaughter to Morningview Super Ellie EX-90, whose dam of course is Shottle Madilyn EX-94. With that the pedigree...

BullTalk - April 2019

April 2019

He is the highest available type transmitter of France: no less than +4.7! Plus… in the area of fitness, he is nearly faultless. Add to...

Seagull-Bay Supersire: Milk Transmitter Par Excellence, Making True on All Promises

March 2019

In December 2012, he was America’s nr.1 DNA tested sire with 2530 gTPI. Six years later, in December 2018, he scores 2518 TPI based on...

O’Kaliber: Swiss Champion Maker

March 2019

He has no more than 350 milking daughters in North America – even so, one of them becamethe Intermediate Champion at the World Dairy Expo...

Holbra Rodanas: The Complete Nr.1 from Italy

March 2019

As a DNA bull, he was already sky high in the index list and was thus popular. That popularity continues, because based on 1000 daughters,...

Do you still recognize this Mountain son?

March 2019

He looks at you sternly. Maintains a steady gaze. Yes, indeed, so it was when Han Hopman photographed this bull 18 years ago. Because Jesther...

L-L-M-Dairy Passat: New Source of the “Invisible” Holstein Cow

March 2019

Every top bull is unique. L-L-M-Dairy Pond Passat, a top-10 newcomer in America’s progeny proven list, especially stands out with his particularly rich profile for...

Intriguing Sires - Fullmarks & Nantais & Gigabyte

March 2019

Sandy-Valley Eternity is without doubt a female breed phenomenon, that will sustainably leave her marks in the population. This attractive VG-88 (2yr) Rubicon, a great...

Focus on.. beloved and reliable (1)

March 2019

They are not the highest bulls, not necessarily successful sires of sons, and not the top genomic sires, but they are proven, have hundreds of...

En Route to the Great Ones?

March 2019

It is still early in the morning, September 21, 2017. Nevertheless, it is warm already – a tropical day is in the works. But we...

Louxor Reigns Supreme in France

March 2019

Many bulls can be labelled as all-round: good production, solid type and positive fitness. Louxor, since April 2016 France’s Nr.1 for almost two years, gives...

Why Missouri is the “dairyman’s satisfaction bull”

March 2019

Over the last decade, Supersire, Mogul and Balisto have been among the most influential sires of the breed – and they represent 3 different branches...

Cogent Supershot: Source of Work Ethic and Functionality

March 2019

Cogent Supershot debuted in 2014 for the British breeding program Cogent as the Nr.1 bull for gTPI, gLPI and gPLI. His flamboyant debut coincided with...

Frist PJP: The Great Type Bull of France

March 2019

Once in a while a true outlier comes along who defies the odds and remains at the top of the list for an extended period...

Intriguing Sires - Presley & Emmitt & Mineral

March 2019

With sons like Hayes-P and Hologram-P or grandsons like Pontiac-P, Paiton-PP and Mystic-PP, Bomaz Uno 5904 (Uno-Lawn Boy-Laudan-Garter) has established herself as a productive wellspring...

Iznogoud: Alternative blood, new family – top genetics

March 2019

In the English language, the name “Iznogoud” might seem to be a peculiar choice. After all, it sounds like “Is no good” and that would...

First the Daughters, now the Sons – Yoder’s Impressive Balance as Sire of Sons

March 2019

To find an answer as to which sons of the exceptional Mogul are having the largest influence on the breed is not an easy task....

Snake-Red - Germany’s New Red & White Nr.1

March 2019

During the first edition of the breeding event Holstein Vision, RinderAllianz displayed an appealing daughter group from Snake-Red and the rumour mill had it already...

Influential Kingboy Sons: High Indexes and Outstanding Type

March 2019

A high PTAT (America’s index for type) traditionally generates a lot of attention. This is underscored by the American Kingboy. From the outset, breeders and...

Oh-River-Syc Byway: Meridian’s Premier Type Sire

March 2019

High Octane, Capital Gain, Gold Chip, Brokaw, Braxton, Baltimore, Brady, Bankroll: The Barbies are world-renowned for being one of the best breeding type families. And...

Genervations Epic: Canadian Bull with Worldwide Influence

March 2019

The Lead Mae family has produced a number of high-ranking bulls around the world with two of the most notable being Kingboy in the US...

Intriguing Sires - Drastic-P & Princi-P-Red & Hotspot-P

February 2019

‘Of course, it is too early to say it with certainty, but he will likely become one of the most popular polled sires world-wide,’ says...

Silver: Still the Most Popular Bull at ABS Global

February 2019

The most photographed bull?

Mr Mogul Delta: Consistent Source of Modern Holstein Cows

February 2019

With eleven sons in the TPI top-50, the consistent breeding qualities of Miss OCD Delicious are being clearly underscored. This consistency turns out to be...

BullTalk - February 2019

February 2019

We gave you a tip about him earlier already, the successful sire of sons for Red Holsteins: Mr Salvatore. In Canada, Germany and the US,...

Intriguing Sires - Barcley & Jingle & Millington

February 2019

It was the first 24 daughters with production data and 46 daughters with classification data that lifted the Balisto son Barcley to Nr.2 on the...

Intriguing Sires - Horizon & Riveting & Grateful

February 2019

The year 2019 is still young and just the right time to present Canada’s leading genomic young bull to the Holstein world. We are talking...

Focus on... Highly Productive and Prolific

February 2019

Anyone who breeds Holsteins will always have the traits milk production and fertility integrated in his philosophy in some way. And this exactly is a...

Intriguing Sires DNA - Tarrino & Braveness & Nebula

February 2019

‘Tarrino is currently Modesty’s highest available son, and his numbers have continued to climb,’ comments Rick VerBeek from Select Sires. ‘He comes from the Colby...

BullTalk - January 2019

January 2019

He is now more than 6 years old but continues to work hard. ‘He is still the most sold bull at Select,’ says Jeff Ziegler...

Focus on - January 2019

January 2019

Have you ever tried to find a sire of sons that has a high overall breeding value with below average inheritance for frame size? We...

BullTalk - December 2018

December 2018

Those who thought that genomics would eliminate them… are mistaken! They still exist, the tenacious super-millionaires. In October, we reported that the 15-year-old Planet passed...

Intriguing Sires - Artist & Solito-Red & Thunder Storm

December 2018

Since his start a good year ago, Stone-Front Artist has been one of the best-liked sires in the program of St Jacobs ABC. And now,...

Focus on - December 2018

December 2018

In contrast to beta casein, whose ideal form is A2A2, the kappa casein variant has real economic meaning. Milk from cows with the ideal genotype...

Meet the World’s 55th Holstein millionaire: Seagull-Bay Supersire

December 2018

At the end of this month, on December 28, 2018, he will turn 8 years old – and by then will have substantially exceeded one...

Progenesis Fortune: Outcross Prospect at the Highest Level

November 2018

In early October, at Character Holsteins in Canada, the Marius daughter Peaches was celebrated as the first female Holstein above 3000 gTPI for the Progenesis...

Apoll-P-Red – Not a Perfect Nr.1, but Unbelievably Influential

November 2018

At the start of this career he was the German Nr.1 among the red young sires. Then came his sons and Schreur Apoll, the Aikman...

BullTalk - November 2018

November 2018

He is one of the top-5 highest gTPI Red Holstein bulls and is widely available: Rhala-Re Blues-Red. Good for 2664 gTPI, owned by AI Total,...

Intriguing Sires - Neutron & Daylite & Jacuzzi

November 2018

Since April, Neutron has been in the Italian top-3 and is thus the most significant new name behind the reigning leader, Sound System. ‘Neutron is...

Focus on - November 2018

November 2018

For commercial dairy farmers, it likely does not make a difference if a sire was born via ET/IVF or via more natural means. But for...

Val-Bisson Doorman: Absolute Trendsetter for Type

November 2018

After the Mogul Memorandum in HI June 2018, we are now publishing the Doorman Dossier. It is a unique and extensive article about the background...

Intriguing Sires - Garant & Harper & Melvin

November 2018

With an increase of 5 points for his overall breeding value to 135 RZG and an impressive 8-point gain for conformation to a strong value...

Here is the Very Newest Super-Millionaire: Planet!

October 2018

It has happened! Eight giants have preceded him. One of these weeks, Ensenada Taboo Planet, more than 15 years old, will become the world’s ninth...

Outcross Sire of the Year 2018 – Three Years after his Sire, Fortune takes to the Spotlight

October 2018

Despite his age of three years, he still possesses outstanding numbers with 3315 gLPI and 2734 gTPI. His owner Semex alone has 12 sons with...

Rubicon: Shaping the Breed via his Sons and Grand-Sons

October 2018

Mogul sons abound among the top ranks on daughter-proven sire lists around the globe. Which one is the best? A strong contender for that title...

Poison: Popsy Son is Italy’s New Nr.1

October 2018

In 2012, Muri Popsy created a stir as the nr.1 gTPI cow of Europe. Now, six years later, the Planet daughter from the deep Italian...

Westcoast Swingman: The new “Hot Thing” in Canadian Red & Whites

October 2018

From time to time a generational sire appears that is a cut above the rest. In the world of red & whites, Westcoast Swingman appears...

BullTalk - October 2018

October 2018

Two years ago, his debut created quite the stir. Westcoast Styx-Red broke through with strong DNA total indexes in various countries; in his homeland of...

Intriguing Sires - Luster-P & Nagano-P & Marsden-P

October 2018

‘Even though it is still early in his career, Luster has rapidly risen to become one of the most popular polled sires in our program,’...

Focus on - October 2018

October 2018

For anybody studying the current bull catalogues will notice a severe lack of sires that inherit a high overall genetic level while also correcting for...

BullTalk - september 2018

September 2018

As a young DNA bull, Weigeline Tabasco expressly remained off the gTPI radar. With an average of 2515 gTPI, he did not stand out in...

Intriguing Sires - Gywer & Discjockey & Kenobi

September 2018

He’s the Nr.1 RZG bull in Germany at 165 and he is also a red carrier! Gywer is sired by the Doorsopen son Boldi Gymnast...

Focus on - September 2018

September 2018

‘If polled, then homozygous polled!’ – This is the declaration of many dairy farmer that are playing with the thought of breeding their herd to...

BullTalk - august 2018

August 2018

A note from the outset: this is not a Holstein bull! But: he is black & white and so special that he deserves his own...

Focus on - August 2018

August 2018

Bulls with a profile that offers more strength than size are few and far between. While hardly any breeder or sire analyst wants to bring...

BullTalk - July 2018

July 2018

With 3293 gLPI, he is the highest Red Holstein bull in Canada. With 2676 gTPI, he is the highest Red Holstein bull in the US....

Intriguing Sires - Bluebill & Helix & Multicast

July 2018

Bluebill has become the leading contender in the race to catch the long-time Italian Nr.1, Sound System... and he’s a rare Gatedancer (Alta1stClass-Supersire) son in...

Intriguing Sires - Bestday & Pinch & Hemingway

July 2018

In all of the breeding evaluations he has gone through in his young career he has placed in the German top-10, although he had never...

Focus on - July 2018

July 2018

In the aAa system used by many dairy farmers, the “6” is the for the base type “style.” It describes a centrally placed thurl, durable...

The HI Sire Guide: Charley Sons: Global Access to Sensational Genetics

June 2018

DG Charley, the production and somatic cell specialist from the esteemed Crimson family, is distinguishing himself with high sons in Germany, Italy and the US....

BullTalk - June 2018

June 2018

Owner RUW is very clear about their Epochal: ‘A type transmitter with superior quality.’ The German breeding company does not say this easily. The linear...

Intriguing Sires - Charl & Jeronimo & Treasure

June 2018

Apart from his sky-high genomic values and the fact that he is the Nr.2 gTPI and Nr.1 NM$ sire ($1074), what else do you know...

Hurion Isy: French Production Leader with an Abundance of Qualities

June 2018

Due to a gain of no less than nine points, Hurion Isy (184 ISU) is reigning supreme on the French index ranking since April. Lots...

BullTalk - May 2018

May 2018

In 2011, HI started its annual publication of notable outcross bulls. In October 2011, Va-Early-Dawn Sudan became HI’s first “Outcross Sire of the Year”. Today...

BullTalk - april 2018

April 2018

In the long list of Monterey sons, Vogue Leap Year stands out for type: +3.35 on the American base, +11 on the Canadian base. Not...

Newly-Proven Beemer Storms the PTAT Rankings

April 2018

Will the McCutchen-sons be better than their sire for type? To help you decide, here we bring you details of McCutchen’s highest ranking daughter-proven son:...

Why Gymnast Delivers His Biggest Headlines in Germany

April 2018

When Boldi-V Gymnast, the Doorsopen son from the Albany branch of the Atlees, got his first genomic breeding values at the end of 2016, he...

Intriguing Sires - Hypnotic RC & Flashy & Sidekick

April 2018

Tim Abbott, the former owner of St. Jacobs ABC, preferred to use bull dams that were tremendous individuals from families with several generations of proven...

BullTalk - March 2018

March 2018

It is not surprising that the influence of the milky Bacon-Hill Montross continues to increase. Elsewhere on this page we highlight his Italian son VanHalen,...

Intriguing Sires - Casper & First & Chairman

March 2018

‘Maybe,’ explains Rick VerBeek of Select Sires, ‘one should consider his good but not overwhelming production numbers when pairing him, but otherwise we are talking...

Chapeau: Complete Mogul Son & Italy’s Nr.1

March 2018

Based on his attractive DNA figures and pedigree, at a young age already, Inseme sold 50,000 doses of Chapeau semen. The high Italian Mogul son...

The Many Bulls from the Ladys-Manor Jem Family

February 2018

Over the last 30 years, 10 generations of the Ladys-Manor Jem family have sent bulls to AI. Such family products as Winchester, Wildman, Marbach, Shamrock,...

BullTalk - February 2018

February 2018

He is Nr.2 among the highest available black & white Dutch sires for type (see table): Lowlands Debark, owned by CRV. The DNA tested Danno...

Intriguing Sires - February 2018

February 2018

Usually in today’s genomic world, as a female ages the attention of her breeding potential is refocussed to the next generation. Luckily for Canada’s new...

Aftershock: En Route to 1 Million Doses Sold

January 2018

As the sire of the new world champion for production, MS Atlees Aftershock continues to be in the spotlights. But also without the world record...

Golden promise

January 2018

For enthusiasts of race horses, the name “Chip” is world famous. At one point, Pine Chip was the world’s fastest trotter. He celebrated tremendous successes...

Seaver: Goldwyn Son With a Difference

January 2018

Goldwyn was one of those “once in a lifetime” type of bulls in the way that he dominated show-rings around the world like no other...

BullTalk - January 2018

January 2018

Are you looking for outcross? Sires from deep cow families with several lactations, longevity and proven type? And DNA figures are less important to you?...

Intriguing Sires DNA - Lightstar & Mister Rey & Klutch

January 2018

‘Lightstar made a fantastic debut in December by jumping straight to Nr.2 for our total index with 163 gRZG,’ explains Torsten Lenk from Masterrind. ‘He...

Intriguing Sires - Jotani & Rager-Red & Red Impuls

January 2018

Besides Julandy in Germany, the Julia family from the Dutch Werler breeding herd also has an extremely popular transmitter in its home country, namely Jotani....

SPH Mercury: Lots of Quality behind Germany’s Highest Mogul Son

December 2017

His full-sister SPH Yelena VG-89, about whom you can read more in this issue, is the topic of conversation in the German breeding scene this...

BullTalk - December 2017

December 2017

Do you know who is among the most sold sires at World-Wide Sires? Mapel Wood Brewmaster! The now 7-year-old Canadian is very popular world-wide, explains...

Intriguing Sires - Montey & Judo & Vitesse

December 2017

With Montross, the American brood cow Unique-Style Bolton Money EX-93 provided the most influential Mogul son. In combination with Mogul, Money also provided a second...

Marathon: French Pedigree Alternative at the Very Highest Level

December 2017

In HI’s November issue, you could read about the selection of Marathon as the 2017 Outcross Sire. Notable: his half-brother Moyrath also ended up deservingly...

BullTalk - November 2017

November 2017

Germany’s highest indexing Holstein calf – no less than 169 gRZM – is owned by the Giesmann family and is a daughter of the cow...

Marathon: France’s Nr.6 is the Outcross Sire of the Year 2017

November 2017

He is still young, only born at the end of June 2016. Furthermore, he is the Nr.6 of all French sires on the overall gISU...

Larcrest Commander: High Performance from the Cosmopolitans

November 2017

With 13 sons in the top 20 on the current TPI list in the US, Mogul is the dominant force in the breed right now....

Intriguing Sires - Achiever & Addiction & Yoda

November 2017

‘Achiever offers a wonderful combination of traits that are interesting today: medium stature (-0.24 stature), high components (952lb milk, +.30%F, +.06%P), great fitness (2.4 DPR,...

Masato – Fat, Conformation and Fitness at the Highest Level

November 2017

Whoever has followed Holstein history over the last 40 years knows that the requirements of modern sires changes with time. Certain traits become more important...

Hammig Isy - This French Nr.1 has been Popular for Years

November 2017

Since his debut in the French DNA top-3 – in April 2014 – Hammig Isy has been among the most used bulls at the French...

Battlecry Impresses with his All-Round Sons Worldwide

October 2017

This will be the 4th time HI has focused on 3-year-old Battlecry, the last time was in March earlier this year when he was featured...

Intriguing Sires DP = Jameson & Addiction & Midnight

October 2017

Jameson ranks at Nr.4 on the list in Germany, and is one of 7 in the top-10 that are out of Balisto dams. His mother...

Silver Pleases with Strong Daughter-Proven Debut

October 2017

The wait is finally over! Seagull-Bay Silver, the former gTPI headliner, has made his greatly anticipated daughter-proven debut. How did he fare? Find out here!

BullTalk - October 2017

October 2017

He remains in the news, Garioni VanHalen, and there are many reasons. His career began in April 2016 when he immediately captured third place in...

All.Nure Secretariat – Italy’s New Top-Star

October 2017

At first it was his many good daughters, that fresh in milk, gave high expectations. Then in April followed his debut on daughter-proven basis and...

Intriguing Sires - October 2017

October 2017

Bubba proves that we can’t always predict where the next breed-leading sire will be. Although the Jedi-son has 74 maternal siblings, with his score of...

Rubicon: High Fat and Positive Health Traits

October 2017

Mogul now has 8 sons in the top-10 on the official TPI daughter-proven sire list. Sitting at Nr.4 with 2723 TPI – and the leader...

Josuper: The Most Extreme Production Sire in the Breed

September 2017

With the latest proof round, Josuper added milking daughters pushing up his production numbers by over 500lb. of milk, making him the most extreme production...

Intriguing Sires - Nighsky & Semino & Bloomfield

September 2017

Nightsky is the highest son available so far from the former Nr.1 gTPI female, Nightout. Nightout is one of the Uno daughters of Miss OCD...

Presenting the Progeny Proven Sons of Mountfield SSI Mogul

August 2017

With 2494 TPI, Mogul is still nr.26 in the US. His index is now based on more than 17,000 daughters, with 72% of them on...

Balisto and Topsy: Which One is the Best?

August 2017

The full brothers Topsy and Balisto now sit at Nr.12 and Nr.19 on the daughter-proven TPI top-100 in the US. However, Topsy had no sons...

BullTalk - August 2017

August 2017

Last month we wrote about the “comeback” of progeny proven sires; in more and more countries, they are able to get closer to the DNA...

Intriguing Sires - Lencomte & Cidre & Henley

August 2017

Lencome is a “talk of the town” sire in France, combining high index, type and a top-class pedigree. Since the Capital Gain-son became available in...

High-Type Unix: Was He Worth The Hype?

August 2017

Want to know more about the top conformation Uno-son who carries his sire’s key qualities, but unlike Uno, he transmits ample milk? Read all about...

Leadman Celebrated During his Life Already as a Holstein Legend

July 2017

‘Nothing is worse than waking up to an ugly cow.’ Those were the words of Jack Miller in 1991, when he shared his breeding goals....