February 2019

New Genetic Source on the Banks of the Po: Cristella Holsteins

AI companies like Inseme, Intermizoo, ABS and Semex keep a close eye on this Italian farm: Cristella, owned by the Marchi-Balestreri family. That is not surprising, because for a number of years already, Cristella has be...

Lisduff: Consistent Focus on Fertility, Protein and Type

The cows at Lisduff Farms in Ireland live entirely off of grass for eight months of the year, walking a significant distance daily to and from the parlour, have a seasonal calving pattern, and produce primarily for the e...

Awesome Udders at Luck-E Holsteins

The three main rules of marketing are location, location, location... and in that regard, Luck-E Holsteins fulfills them all. Located just 10 minutes off the main interstate highway that runs between the O’Hara Internati...

Hurtgenlea: Unswerving Breeding Strategy and Powerful Cow Family Lead to Remarkable Success

In December 2017, he debuted in the top position of the prestigious top-200 for DNA bulls in the US. In the meantime, he has remained stable in the top-3. We are talking about Hurtgenlea Richard Charl, who combines 2920...

Hemrik Holsteins: Preference for High Production Leads to 14,000 kg

‘We do not have the best land, or the best buildings, or the best cows, and yet, in one way or another, it works.’ He would never admit it himself, but his wife Gea de Vries nods in agreement: the high average production...

Mr Mogul Delta: Consistent Source of Modern Holstein Cows

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 epitomized by Delicious’ Mogul son Delta, who stands out with ne...

BullTalk - 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, we find numerous attractive sons. But: also in the Czech Republic. There the red &...

Intriguing Sires - Barcley & Jingle & Millington

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 German top-list. The December debut for the former Nr.1 genomic young sire i...

Intriguing Sires - Horizon & Riveting & Grateful

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 about Horizon, a Fortune testing 3590 gLPI and 2789 gTPI, a sire of sons with stro...

Focus on... Highly Productive and Prolific

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 matter of two of the biggest contrasts the breed has to offer. If you...

Intriguing Sires - Jotani & Rager-Red & Red Impuls

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. The more than 5-year-old Jotan son out of a Konvoy daughter o...

Redwing Family: Now Flying Higher with top Ranking Bulls

For many years the international icon for the Ri-Val-Re herd in Michigan has been the bull Ri-Val-Re Niagra. Now he is being superseded by the highly popular Ri-Val-Re Rager-Red. After more than a decade of prominence on...

Willswikk Outside Della: A Name to Remember!

‘Her older offspring in our herd are not quitting and in the meantime, new and talented young generations are emerging.’ Cindy Wikkerink identifies the source of this luxury problem: Willswikk Outside Della EX-95, the fi...

The amazing discovery of the french family Diablesse

The career of the Diablesse family is quite unusual. This bloodline was completely unknown some years ago, but now it is a popular source for bull dams and young AI bulls. How that could happen? Find the answer in the fo...

MS Kingstead Chief Adeen: The All-Time Number Two for Most EX Daughters

Bulls such as Atwood, Atlantic, Aftershock, Golden Dreams and Archrival rank among the great type transmitters of the past decade, and all trace back through their maternal line to Adeen. However, on the female side Adee...

Cow Country - February 2019

The achievements of the thirteen-year-old Feizor Shottle Delia speak volumes. Just starting her 11th lactation and well on her way to 140,000 kg lifetime production, in December she received the score of EX-96-9E from th...

“Beef on Dairy”: Significant Increase in the Use of Beef Bulls on Dairy Cows

In HI, we seldom or never write an article about the beef breeds. Nevertheless, there is a good reason to do that now, because the use of beef bulls on Holstein cows is becoming commonplace. In most Holstein countries, t...

Wellness Traits: Building a Healthier Herd

Use of genomics in official genetic evaluations has transformed the dairy cattle breeding industry over the past decade. Now genomics is being used to offer breeders new options when it comes to selecting healthier anima...