July 2020

Giessen Holsteins: Breeding for Width Provides Outstanding Cows and High Production

The Charitys and Cinderellas from Giessen Holsteins are well-known domestically and abroad and have provided various outstanding sires. In the home herd, Theo van Vliet thoroughly enjoys his outstanding cow families each...

Gaec Chartier: The French Breeding Phenomenon was Bred Here

In April 2016 he made his DNA debut: Izonogoud son Louxor, with a magnificent gISU score which gave him an unprecedented lead on his competitors. ‘Since that moment, everyone wanted to get their hands on his semen, at an...

Mooijman Holsteins in the Netherlands: 10% (!) of Milking Cows Above 100,000 kg/220,000 lb.

With the last milk production recording (June 2020), Ton and Wim Mooijman in the province of Groningen (northern Netherlands) had seven cows pass the milestone of 100,000 kg/220,000 lb. at one time. The total number of l...

Rising to Legendary Heights: Mogul & Supersire Together Surpass 2.5 Million Doses and 16% Influence

Recently, on June 22, Mountfield Mogul turned ten years old. In five months, on December 28, Seagull-Bay Supersire hopes to turn ten. The barn mates – owned by Select Sires in the American state of Ohio – are both fit an...

The Expanding Impact of Yoder and Sons

The dominance of Mogul bloodlines has been a significant factor in shaping the Holstein breed over the past decade. Leading his list of sons are such names as Rubicon (2788 TPI), Delta (2760), Denver (2726) and Yoder (26...

Intriguing Sires - July 2020

The Renegade son Heart is out of a Frazzled that traces through Montross to Cookiecutter Epic Hazel (dam of Hodedoe, Humblenkind and Harper) and then Global Cow winner Halo. Heart was bred at Welcome Stock Farm (NY) and...

Intriguing Sires - July 2020

When he got his first breeding values on daughter-proven basis in December, he exceeded his genomic evaluation from August by almost 50 points. In April there was not only data available from his first 258 milking daught...

Focus on... July 2020

In addition to the traditional overall breeding values, indexes that are focused on economically relevant traits are gaining traction. Besides production and longevity, health traits are heavily weighted. As a rule, thes...

BullTalk - July 2020

You already read it in HI: AOT Helix, America’s progeny proven nr.1 bull, is the “Talk-of-the-Town” with his outstanding profile. Now we go to a Helix daughter, from the widely appreciated Rudy Missy family: Sandy-Valley...

Cow Country - July 2020

Idole 91 VG-86, a Uno daughter from the 70-head milking herd of Vincent Belec in Lanrivoare (Brittany region) and her descendants score well on the base of the French ISU index. But their real specialty is their high TPI...

Cow Country - July 2020

The Isle of Man is situated in the Irish Sea midway between the UK and Ireland. It is self-governing and not actually part of the UK, and was never part of the EU. It is home to 85,000 people, the Manx breed of cats, and...

The Shottles of Feizor: Classified 97 and 96

The breeding power of Shottle is highly respected around the globe and has moved him into 4th place on the list of most influential sires on the current breed population behind only Elevation, Chief and O-Man. Of the fou...

Tirsvad Giga Star - Is there an evaluation system in which her genes do not work?

Her values on a US basis are formidable. Even there she has the level to be a bull dam. But as the Danish Tirsvad Giga Star VG-87 is home in Europe, one can find her sons and daughters there as well. Fortunately, the off...

„Best of the Breed“ The Personal Favourites from All Kinds of Barns Around the World

She could be the highest index cow in her country, have the most stars, the highest classification, production, lifetime production, or best health. No problem: Something like that could be but is not necessarily a requi...

Luck-E Asia: Red-Impact Cow 2020

The bull that spent much of the last two years as the Nr.1 udder bull in the breed – Luck-E Awesome-Red – was a major contributor to his dam Luck-E Asia becoming the Red-Impact Cow 2020. A number of other Asia offspring...

Unique Overview: All 200,000 kg/440,000 lb. Holsteins World-wide

The club has 24 members world-wide– with numbers 25 and 26 now standing on the threshold – and is considered an elite group of absolute lifetime production champions. No less than 24 Holstein cows with 24 different owner...

Introducing the Herd-Books around the world: Holstein Canada

Holstein breed associations around the globe are a significant force in directing the breed progress worldwide. In this series, Holstein International will introduce many of the leading herd-book associations around the...