Benninghoff Holsteins – Not only one of the biggest, but also one of the best herds in Germany
As there are only a handful of herds in western Germany that are of a similar size, simply the number of 1,200 cows that Marc Benninghoff milks on his north-German farm is a statement. But Benninghoff Holsteins has much...More
La Waebera - A Fixture of the Swiss breeding Scene Goes the Next Step
La Waebera, the ultra-modern farm of the Clément family, is world-class for conformation. But there is much more to the story than that. La Waebera does not only have a tradition as a successful breeding barn with variou...More
Coyne-Farms: How They Achieved 5 Global Cow Nominations in 3 Years
Numerous top TPI sires, globally impacting families and highly productive cattle thriving in a large scale environment are what symbolises the American Coyne-Farms herd. Home to the world-renown Yadda, Jelly and Daffers...More
Here is #7 of the most influential breeders of the past 25 years: Braedale!
Never before has interest in a competition during HI’s 25 years been as great as it is in the unique breeder competition that was introduced in HI’s January edition 2019. First, one hundred breeders were nominated from f...More
Ladys-Manor Shamrock: No Longer Bookem’s Little Brother
During the past decade, a lot has been said and written about the stature of Holsteins. The trend towards less tall Holsteins is now probably truly being pursued, partly because of Shamrock, one of Planet’s very best son...More
In France, Anticipation is Mounting Quickly… Will Louxor Make True on his Tremendous Promises?
‘He is the undisputed French leader at an unparalleled level – never before has a bull reached this high.’ This is what HI wrote in late 2016 about the new and promising French Louxor, who made his sensational debut in A...More
The Grietje/Genua Family: Every Generation Notable for High Components and Balance
Progressive elite breeding sometimes results in small, fragile Holsteins with insufficient durability for long-term production. This is anything but the case for the native Dutch Grietje/Genua family. This is the story o...More
Esprit: In the European footsteps of her great-great-granddam!
Grand Champion of the Swiss Expo and Reserve Grand at the European Show in Libramont: Sunibelle Dempsey Esprit is one of the true superstars of the European show ring. Here is a look at the background of one of Europe’s...More
Extreme Weather is on its Way: Alleviate the Impact of Heat Stress
Soon the stifling heat of summer will be with us and that can adversely affect the production levels of high yielding dairy cows. Here we look at some of the management steps you can take to help alleviate the impact and...More
Roger Turner: The Busiest Man in the Genetics Industry?
With a unique selection criteria, that includes the requirement of all bulls to be A2A2 and have no haplotypes, a look into Jetstream Genetics’ ethos makes interesting reading. Still a relatively new company in global AI...More