July 2018

233 EXs: Discover the Sought After Secrets behind the World’s Nr.1 Herd, Brynhyfryd

A much talked about article was HI’s recent worldwide investigation to find the herds with the highest number of EX cows worldwide. The results showed a clear winner: The 1,600-cow Brynhyfryd herd with a massive 233 EXs....

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No “Pansy” Cows in the Type - Focused Peace & Plenty Herd

During a 5-day trip around the Maryland area in the US, an outstanding stop was with the Schwartzbeck family. Aggressive, strong, high-type cows with liveability are what you will see in their Peace & Plenty herd. Find o...

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A Powerful Storm Rages in this French Herd - With Positive “Damage”

Selecting consistently for type, balanced nutrition and a French American cow family. Those are the three most prominent ingredients that make the Riedill herd in eastern France more than noteworthy. And popular with man...

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The Truly Miraculous Career of Maxine, Mogul’s Magnificent Dam

US Route 20 is one of the longest highways in the entire US, which stretches from Oregon at the Pacific Ocean to Massachusetts at the Atlantic. We find ourselves on Route 20 in the state of New York, which leads us throu...

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Wiesenfeld - A Prefix with a Global Reputation is working on the Future

There are not many barns in Germany that enjoy a comparable international reputation. Martin Ruebesam, the breeder behind the Wiesenfeld prefix, was possessed by breeding. His first imports from the USA and the branches...

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En Route to the Great Ones?

It is still early in the morning, September 21, 2017. Nevertheless, it is warm already – a tropical day is in the works. But we are thinking of something entirely different though. From the barn of Select Sires in Ohio (...

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Louxor Reigns Supreme in France

Many bulls can be labelled as all-round: good production, solid type and positive fitness. Louxor, since April 2016 France’s Nr.1 for almost two years, gives the description all-round a whole new dimension thanks to exce...

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Why Missouri is the “dairyman’s satisfaction bull”

Over the last decade, Supersire, Mogul and Balisto have been among the most influential sires of the breed – and they represent 3 different branches of the Rudy Missy family. However, perhaps the most consistent transmit...

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BullTalk - July 2018

With 3293 gLPI, he is the highest Red Holstein bull in Canada. With 2676 gTPI, he is the highest Red Holstein bull in the US. And with 154 gRZG he is one of the top-5 Red Holsteins in Germany! And hence, a genuine red &...

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Intriguing Sires - Bluebill & Helix & Multicast

Bluebill has become the leading contender in the race to catch the long-time Italian Nr.1, Sound System... and he’s a rare Gatedancer (Alta1stClass-Supersire) son in the top ranks. Bred by Schulz GbR in Germany, Bluebill...

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Intriguing Sires - Bestday & Pinch & Hemingway

In all of the breeding evaluations he has gone through in his young career he has placed in the German top-10, although he had never reached Nr.1...until April 2018 anyway. The latest evaluation, which used a new formula...

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Focus on - July 2018

In the aAa system used by many dairy farmers, the “6” is the for the base type “style.” It describes a centrally placed thurl, durable bones, a long rump and is associated with fewer feet problems and longevity. However,...

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Intriguing Sires - Charl & Jeronimo & Treasure

Apart from his sky-high genomic values and the fact that he is the Nr.2 gTPI and Nr.1 NM$ sire ($1074), what else do you know about the bull whose name index-fans have been following – Hurtgenlea Richard Charl? At Hurtge...

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Loyalyn Goldwyn June - from a VG-85-2yr-old to a renowned North-American superstar

Owen Sound, a city in the northern area of southwestern Ontario, Canada, is located at the mouths of the Pottawatomi and Sydenham rivers. Dairy farming in this area is particularly challenging due to rocky land and a lim...

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Cow Country Red - July 2018

With maximum votes from judges, the American KHW Super Aderyn RC EX-90 from Nova Holsteins was selected in HI 06/2018 as Red Impact Cow 2018. Her dam KHW Goldwyn Aiko RC EX-91 won in 2015 and her grand-dam Kamps-Hollow A...

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Cow Country - July 2018

Fradon Rudolph Jodie EX 22*: The global success of this family needs no introduction. Numerous intriguing lines can be found in many different countries worldwide, however today we investigate the legacy of her British d...

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Irish Odettas: Stars for Protein and Longevity

Cows in their 7th, 8th, 10th and even 15th lactation. Protein figures of close to 4%, and even above. Impossible? Certainly not! Within the 90-head Radney dairy herd of Henry and Liam O’Keeffe, the proof is clearly provi...

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Pieter Karst Bouma: Get the Most from the Cows with a Milking Robot and Extra Information

A daily production of 40 kg/cow; Pieter Karst Bouma wants to reach this goal within two years. ‘After raising the roof on the old barn, that is certainly realistic,’ says the farmer from the Dutch province of Friesland....

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ProFitPlus in Germany: “The Program for Healthy Cows”

“The Program for Healthy Cows”: That is how the ProFitPlus program is described on the websites of the German AIs RinderAllianz (RA) and Rinderzucht Berlin Brandenburg (RBB). For more specific background, experiences and...

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