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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More