April 2024

Stanton Farms: ‘We Want to Offer Genetic Solutions to our Customers.’

It is less than three years ago (HI 8/2021) that we provided extensive coverage of the unprecedented breeding achievements of Stanton Farms in the Canadian Ilderton. Or actually we should say: it is already almost three...

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Fankhauser: “Powerful Monia Ensured Family that Continually Provides Outstanding Cows”

‘Til we meet again in the Fankhauser herd!’ That is what we wrote in HI 07/2022, when a photo of the splendid black & white Redstream daughter Olivia-RC was published. And now the time has arrived, as we return to the ti...

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Focus on... April 2024

Sires with high conformation figures have always been fashionable. And that is still the case. However, more and more often, a restriction is being applied; many dairy farmers do not want their cows to get taller. Hence,...

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Avalanche and sons: A blessing and a curse

Dymentholm Mr Apples Avalanche-RC has had an enormous influence on show rings around the world. Particularly for red and whites his genetics are barely avoidable. And yet Avalanche is a bull that has a lot of fans on one...

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Bulltalk I - April 2024

‘I select bulls that score high for kg protein, longevity, and solid conformation. At the same time, I opt for polled sires since there is clearly demand for them. GPlus Super-PP was my bestseller in 2022 and his daughte...

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Cow Country I - April 2024

With 959 gPLI, Ballycairn Peace 6568 Sherese is far and away the nr.1 of all tested female Holsteins in the United Kingdom. The five-month-old DG Peace (<Captain) daughter traces via her dam Ballycairn 5798 Sherese VG-85...

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Larcrest Cosmopolitan: A Major Impact Bloodline Worldwide

Larcrest Cosmopolitan: A distinctive, speckled cow with a very distinctive name, she became the icon for a bloodline that gained respect throughout the Holstein world. Via a long list of influential sires including Larcr...

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Heat Stress: Recognizing Potential and Planning Ahead Before the Heat Comes!

For several decades global warming has been a topic of discussion and analysis. In this process, the overwhelming conclusion is that in many parts of the world, the climate will show more extremes. Particularly the conti...

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Fifty Years of ET and OPU/IVF: Large and Increasingly Broad Influence on the Holstein Breed

Fifty years ago, on March 12, 1974, the world’s first Holstein ET calf was born. This bull calf, named Rockalli Son of Bova, marks the starting shot of the enormous influence of the reproductive technique ET (Embryo Tran...

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A half century of genetics and innovation The success story of Semex

Since its founding in May, 1974, Semex has made a remarkable trip through the world of cattle breeding. What began quite humbly developed into a success story that now spans over 50 years and mirrors the worldwide progre...

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