Red & White Minnesota is the Dazzling Model at Wiewer Holsteins
Udder quality is at an exceptionally high level, there are no cows with poor feet & legs, and the herd average is currently 10,600 kg (23,370 lb.) with 4.30% fat and 3.50% protein. Splendid results from focused sire sele...More
Pierstein: A Herd Developed on a Passion for Great Udders!
Thrulane James Rose, Loyalyn Goldwyn June and Bruynland Storm Kendra: Three 97-point cows that are just a few of the many great cows that have come from the Pierstein barn. Here we talk to the mastermind behind them – Pi...More
An Interview with Marc Comtois, the Most Influential Breeder of the Past 25 Years!
The last couple of months have been especially exciting for Marc Comtois, of Comestar Holsteins at Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada. In December he learned that he was voted Nr.1 in HI’s prestigious competition for the Most...More
AOT: A Very Influential Name with a Hidden Secret!
Currently AOT Silver Helix reigns supreme as the Nr.1 TPI daughter-proven sire in the US following his breakthrough in August of 2019. His maternal sister AOT Salvatore Hiccup is the dam of the Nr.1 and 2 genomic red bul...More
S-S-I Montross Duke: Production Power to the Third Degree
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 Canada. Good components, besides lots of milk, in combination with plenty of dairy...More
Pure Breeder’s Workmanship Leads to France’s Only Millionaire
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 the milestone of one million doses of semen sold – but Jocko did so with a...More
Australian Bonnie Family Hits the Big-Time in North America
Throughout the Holstein world there are many, many examples of highly successful cows and cow families that have been established from animals exported from North America. However, here is a cow family imported to North...More
Pen-Col Rubicon Beth: Four Sons for the Future of the Breed
A Rubicon daughter is one of the most appreciated progeny proven bulls in recent years. She herself was the 18th VG/EX in a row, descending from the same bloodline that provided foundation sire Mtoto. The four-year-old P...More
Glinzer Holsteins: Outstanding Herd Achieved through their own Breeding Strategy
An average production of 10,756 kg (23,715 lb.) milk with 4.43% fat and 3.62% protein, average type of nearly 86 points and 16 cows that surpassed the milestone of 100,000 kg (220,000 lb.); the 74-head milking herd of Ja...More
SOP Lagoon: Mitigating Greenhouse Gas... and it Gets Rid of the Smell Too
In modern farming, environmental regulations controlling farming practices are becoming more and more restrictive in many regions of the world. Climate change and the contribution of agriculture to global warming are inc...More
Heat Tolerance: A Trait That Should be in our Genetic Evaluations
In 2017 Australia became the first country to publish genetic evaluations for Heat Tolerance. At first glance it would seem that a trait such as Heat Tolerance would really only be of importance in hot or tropical countr...More
A closer look at milk components When Balance is Bad
Picture a glass of JERSEY milk… rich & creamy! Picture a glass of GUERNSEY milk… golden & flavorful! Now, picture a glass of HOLSTEIN milk… nothing coming to mind yet?! Watery & white. Why is it that the lesser breeds ca...More