August 2020

Saluden’s Special Discovery: This Cow Family Kept Its Red & White Genes a Secret for Decades!

What follows is a special story. Because the splendid French Red Holstein cow on the accompanying picture - in her 5th lactation and good for more than 53,000 kg (116,600 lb) lifetime production – appears to very simply...

Große-Honebrink - Though not in the spotlight, it is one of the most successful breeding barns in Germany

On first glance, the farm does not seem much different than so many family farms in Germany. A well-managed, high-producing herd in a typical free-stall barn of the’90’s, which was been expanded and modernized over the y...

Ladys-Manor Ruby Shawn’s Genetics from Maryland to Switzerland

All over the world, early summer is a busy season for dairy farmers. Sometimes it can be so busy, that a report about a breeding enterprise also turns out differently than planned. That is how it turned out for My Lady’s...

Plattery Holstein: Remarkable Stayer on the Red & White Type Front

In celebration of its 25th anniversary in 2019, HI organized a competition to highlight the best breeders worldwide during the past 25 years. As a result, a global top-25 was compiled. The highest Swiss farm (19th place)...

Swingman: Complete Package for Red-Holsteins

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 udders, high production and somewhat different bloodlines had definit...

Focus on... 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 milking systems. Indeed, many countries calculate a rob...

BullTalk - 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 known, Jedi: RZG Jedi, owned by Inseme in Italy. A Jedi who as a yo...

Eleonor: European Breeding Icon from the Alternative Linda Line

Savage-Leigh Bellwood Linda EX-92 GMD made significant furor as a brood cow, and in North America especially received a sequel with her famous Durham daughter Savage-Leigh Licorice, who built up her own empire. Much less...

Conceited and Cookie Dough:

Two 94-point cows, both over 200,000lb. (90,000kg), with a pedigree of 5 and 6 generations of EX: It’s the kind of cow family that dreams are made of! ‘There is only one problem with them, they don’t give enough heifers,...

Sofia and Sky: Shaping the Future of Red-Holsteins

Two bulls stand out as the major contributors to Red-Holstein proof lists worldwide at present, Salvatore RC and Swingman-Red. Placing second in HI’s 2020 Red-Impact competition was the dam of Salvatore, Snowbiz Sympatic...

Cow Country - August 2020

When the Dutchman Norwin Piet (NRP Holsteins) became the new owner of ALH Australia in 2014, he could not have imagined where this purchase would lead. The RC Supersire granddaughter of KHW Goldwyn Aiko turned out to bre...

Cow Country - August 2020

The enthusiasm with which Thomas Rindesbacher speaks about Sunibelle Dempsey Esprit, causes one to forget that the two-time Swiss Expo Grand Champion is grazing in the neighbour’s pasture. It is with the same passion tha...

The Eyecatchers of the Red Holstein Population: The Highest Living EX Cows in the Breed

Those who love Holsteins normally also love pretty Holsteins. The same is obviously true for those who are interested in Red Holsteins as well. As such, we set out to find the highest classified Red Holstein cows that ar...

Return On Genetic Investment

‘From my former work before joining the genetics industry I was very familiar with the concept of return on investment,’ comments Italian Luca Santuari. ‘The challenge for us is to find ways to clearly demonstrate the re...

Plenty of Possibilities for Accurate Heat Detection

Every birth demonstrates it again: fertility is an essential aspect of dairying. Heat detection plays a critical role in this. Cows and heifers, first of all, need to come into heat. Next, the heat needs to be observed s...

50 Years of Koepon - ‘I would do it all over again.’

This year it is 50 years ago that the first Koepon dairy farm was started in Garnwerd in the Dutch province of Groningen. The very first farm would later be joined by a significant group of “Koepon farm colleagues” in th...