February 2024

Logic-PP & Leyhigh-PP: Representatives of Thriving Drewholme L Family

With the purchase of a Gibson daughter out of Idee Lustre, Andrew Martin, who was young at the time, laid the foundation for all the exceptional breeding success that is being enjoyed at Drewholme Holsteins today: With t...

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Mauk-E-Way Holsteins Youthful Enthusiasm Leads to Rapid Breeding Progress

This report takes you along to the dairy farm of a young and ambitious couple with five children in the eastern part of the American state of Wisconsin. They have changed their herd from grade status to registered and vi...

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Willem’s-Hoeve Holsteins:Pursuit of New AI Sires Keeps the Breeding Fire Burning

Until the arrival of genomics, Willem’s-Hoeve Holsteins provided many AI sires each year, in part due to the multi-talented and easy breeding Rita family. Subsequently, the market changed drastically. By deliberately ada...

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KAX Gladius: Nr.1 in Germany and a Model of Uniformity

First there was the admirable daughter group during HolsteinVision, followed shortly thereafter by a shared first place ranking on the German December release. Gladius could not have started his progeny proven period any...

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Intriguing Sires DP - February 2024

Handpick-P has an interesting pedigree behind him. The Luster-P son comes from a VG-86 Bandares, a VG-87 Numero Uno, a VG-86 Planet and goes back to the famous Comestar Goldwyn Lilac VG-89. Lilac was a great show and bre...

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Focus on... February 2024

They are interesting for enthusiasts of both red and black & white: high-indexing Holstein sires with the red factor. Here we present three interesting options.

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Aurora Mitchell Progeny Proven Model of a Faultless and Stable Transmitter

A model of stability! Indeed, seven years after his birth, Aurora Mitchell continues to be the nearly faultless bull that his DNA indexes predicted at the time. Those who look up Mitchell’s profile will immediately notic...

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Intriguing Sires RED - February 2024

Handout is one of three leaders on the German gRZG list. His trademarks: lots of milk, average stature, high attached and shallow udders, longevity, very good fitness indexes, and 124 RZRobot. ‘Handout scores very high f...

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BullTalk - February 2024

As a young sire, AltaZazzle ranked high and was extremely popular. Very unfortunate then that after an accident, he had to be culled at 25 months of age. Fortunately before that he was used intensively, so that sufficien...

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Intriguing Sires DNA - February 2024

With his very high combined fat and protein along with over 2.00 for PTAT and udders while maintaining strong mastitis resistance, Hardin has a lot to offer the breed. ‘Hardin is a young bull we are very excited about an...

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Cow Country 2 - February 2024

After Laury and Tom Loutsch-Scholtus completed their apprenticeship in Canda, they decided to take over the farm of Laury’s father in the Redange canton of Luxembourg. They have been breeding under the Attert Holsteins p...

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The Lass Family from Clydebank: One of Australia’s Best Transmitting Families

Two cows from the Lass family at Clydebank – the three-quarter sisters Gay Lass EX and Gay Lassie VG-88 – both rank among the top-10 star-brood-cows of the breed in Australia. Family member Clydebank Allen Leonie EX-94 w...

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Cow Country 1 - February 2024

Castelverde Goldsun Laura EX-96, bred by the Quaini family in Italy is not a normal cow. At an impressive age of 11 years and a lifetime production of almost 140,000kg/308,000lb milk she caused excitement once more at th...

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Comestar Laurie Sheik: Foundation of a Long Enduring Empire

In 1995 when the Canadian Cow of the Year award was established, they found exactly the right cow to set the standard, the inaugural winner being the legendary Comestar Laurie Sheik. Last year when the 2022 Cow of the Ye...

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Ashlyn: The Most Excellent Daughters in Breed History

In this Excellency issue there is no better cow to feature than the one that has produced the most EX daughters in breed history, the 2001 World Champion Tri-Day Ashlyn. With 73 EX daughters worldwide, there is no other...

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Swiss Expo: Hat Trick for Radiant Esprit

‘This cow is truly breathtaking!’ With these words, judge Molly Sloan expressed precisely what many spectators in the stands were thinking; the splendid Sunibelle Esprit became the undisputed Holstein Champion during the...

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Proof Reliability: Providing a Risk Assessment for each Genetic Evaluation

The reliability of an animal’s genetic evaluation expressed as a percentage provides a means to assess the likelihood and by how much a proof might change once more complete data is added. Understanding the confidence ra...

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Corn: The biggest differences are in the details

The key to efficient milk production is the quality of the forages. Only with high digestible, energy rich forages can the best results be achieved. This is where the biggest differences are often found between individua...

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Maple Repeats as Red Holstein World Champion

She was the returning World Champion, only this year she had dominated the show world like no red cow before her, Blondin RD Unstopabull Maple-Red. And as her name suggests, she again proved to be quite un-stoppable, bei...

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