Juni 2021

Demling: Germany’s best production herd… … and the pursuit of the next level

We have long known that he is a very engaged and highly meticulous breeder who, alongside his wife, manages one of the best production herds in Germany. But somehow Ewald and Ingrid Demling and their 210 cows always flew...

Eildon-Tweed Chameleon: A “chameleon” that changes indeed… getting better all the time!

Do you still remember her? This imposing Mogul daughter of Eildon-Tweed Farm in the American state of New York? In 2018, she appeared for the first time in HI, then as a four-year old in her third lactation – she calved...

Silvermaple: ‘We want to breed quality, modern cows that breeders want to buy’

Located about 90 minutes north of Victoria, British Columbia, is Silvermaple Holsteins – owned and operated by the Cuthbert family. While most of Canada is still under a few feet of snow in April, the cherry blossom tree...

Charl - An exceptional bull that is in a league of his own

A sire that leads the US list has certainly earned the right to be thoroughly appreciated. However, for the first daughter-proven sire to exceed 3000 TPI, who also has 7 sons in the genomic top-25, new benchmarks need to...

Intriguing Sires - June 2021

With 2833 TPI, Positive debuted in America’s progeny proven top-10 during the recent April release; an official Canadian progeny proven index is expected in August. ‘Positive has been very popular since he became availab...

Intriguing Sires - June 2021

Pine-Tree Heroic (born 02/18) debuted in August 2019 with 2928 gTPI on the American top-3. Shortly thereafter, his first crop of descendants was born. From them, owner ABS Global already placed about 30 sons on their sir...

Focus On... June 2021

Of course, it is the largest breeding programs that dominate the top-lists worldwide with their genomic young sires. But that does not mean that only the big players have top sires on offer. Smaller AI studs are also abl...

BullTalk - June 2021

With 38 milking daughters (and 16 classified) he does not yet reach the official French top list, but with his 188 ISU and +3.1 type, he would clearly be the list leader; four points above current leader Levis. No wonder...

Intriguing Sires - June 2021

‘Following his spectacular debut during the April release, the first orders from abroad were immediately received. Currently he is being widely used within the Phönix program,’ tells Sabine Krüger from RinderAllianz (Phö...

Benner’s J-family continues to be a mainstay

Almost 35 years ago, the Penner family in Steinbach, Manitoba, purchased a Warden daughter from John Buckley: Caroldale Josey VG-88. She traveled from Ontario westbound to Manitoba, where she turned out to be a great bro...

Hilltara’s Maude family: A Nation’s Favourite!

The last time HI featured Hilltara’s Maude family was March 2006. 15 years can be “make or break” for a bloodline – it will either continue to do well and feature within a herd, or it will slowly disappear. Here we find...

Cow Country - June 2021

‘We regularly sell two-year-olds at the monthly RUW sales. Outstanding type can make a difference there of €3,000 instead of €2,000.’ Friedrich Köster from the German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen knows the added value of...

Here is the Grand Finale of HI's Cow Family Tournament

In HI’s March 2021 issue, you found preliminary round one: 50 impressive cow families from various continents. This presentation was followed in the April edition by preliminary round two, again with 50 impressive cow fa...

Will Selecting for Rump Improve Fertility and Calving-Ease?

Correct rump structure has long been considered an important part of the frame of a cow – often being linked to her fertility, her ease of giving birth, and to supporting her udder. Correct slope to the rump is seen as i...

Responses to question: Why do Outcross Sires not Receive More Opportunities?

’Why have AI companies not made more intensive use of outcross sires?’ This is one of the questions sent to HI by the Czech herd manager Jiří Fangl. Questions that HI’s editorial staff also found interesting, but were no...

Cow Comfort - Important Key to Success on Modern Dairy Farms

Cow comfort. In addition to various aspects around breeding, this is a frequently occurring theme in HI’s breeder’s reports. The more comfortable cows are in their environment, the better the obtained genetic progress co...

World Wide Sires: Assisting Farmers to Get the Most out of their Genetic Investment

This year, World Wide Sires celebrates its 50th anniversary. Established by the Californian Holstein breeder and entrepreneur Bill Clark in 1971, WWS has been the international representative for all American AI cooperat...

Beef-on-Dairy Programs: Aberekin & Genex

The surge in use of beef bulls on lower genetic merit dairy cows continues to grow, and part of the evolution in this market is the use of male sexed beef semen. This month we introduce Aberekin from Spain and Genex from...