March 2020

High-ranking Sires on Progeny Proven and DNA Tested Lists Toullec: This Elite French Herd is Active on All Fronts

Striking: in the recent December release, the Toullec name appeared in the top of both the French progeny proven and the DNA tested list. For the “seniors”, it was JBToullec Jay who debuted in the top-10 with 89 daughter...

Schuwey Holsteins - With New Talents for an Exciting Future

When discussing the big names on the Swiss Red Holstein scene, the Schuwey prefix is bound to get mentioned. The farm, which was passed from Beat to his son Tobias within the last year, is the home of the great Schuwey R...

WinStar: ‘A Genetic Program to Enhance the Profitability of our Dairies’

WinStar is a new name in Holstein circles. It was formed at the start of 2017 and now after just three years of operation already has a number of popular sires in various bull-studs. Currently in the top-100 genomic bull...

Ladina’s Life Story, or:How Holsteins Came to Northern Italy

Widely known: in Italy, there is a lot of passion for Holsteins. A whole lot. This is likely the result of the early arrival of purebred Holsteins in the country. Italy is namely one of the countries in Europe where Hols...

Imax: Complete Profile also Available via Sons

An attractive pedigree that traces back to the highly esteemed Lead Mae. A complete transmitting profile for both production and type, including modest stature and outstanding udders. And favourable figures for the calvi...

Intriguing Sires - March 2020

With 33 daughters in Germany (25 classified) and Switzerland, Power stands at the beginning of his progeny proven career. A career that during the German show “Zukunft Rind 2020” received a powerful boost with a daughter...

Salvatore: Healthy Production Power for Black and Red

Salvatore began his career as the high-testing RC Supershot son. Currently, he is making good on his DNA figures, and even shows gains for fat & type. While Jetstream Genetics continues to sell Salvatore semen, numerous...

Intriguing Sires - March 2020

Rocketfire has been one of those pleasant surprises. As a young genomic bull he ranked at Nr.179 for NM, and now with milking daughters he ranks as the Nr.12 NM proven sire and Nr.4 for TPI, his proof jumping by 104 NM....

Focus on... Persistency

For anybody who wants to produce milk economically, persistency must count among the must important traits when making sire selections. However, there are still many countries where there is no breeding value for this tr...

Intriguing Sires - March 2020

‘He is clearly our best homozygous polled sire and he is helping us to increase the popularity of our polled program,’ says sire analyst Fancesco Veronese about Italy’s highest PP sire Typex. The Answer son has been an i...

Bull Talk - March 2020

Indeed: the muscleman from the famous French comic series finally has a successor in the Holstein world. From the Barbie family! With lots of milk and (of course) outstanding type! ‘Obelix is France’s nr.1 for milk, tran...

Cow Country - March 2020

Heidenskipster Goldwin Destiny, the dam of the German type and longevity specialist Beart, made her career in the Netherlands. Her best daughter is in Australia: Kaarmona Snowman Destiny 2 VG-86. Owner Rohan Sprunt comme...

Cow Country - March 2020

The 100-cow herd of Darita Holsteins in Indiana, Herd of Excellence in 2018, is the home of a bull-dam who only needed one son to make a name for herself. The bull of which we are speaking is Darita Saturn. The Meridian...

Windsor-Manor Zip: Elite Family Whose Fortunes Continue to Rise

Windsor-Manor Rud Zip EX-95 was a cow ahead of her time when it comes to productive life and the health traits she transmitted. The cow family rocketed to the top of the charts through the exploits of Global Cow winner O...

Missboard: German Wholesaler in High Polled Sires

Six appealing sons on the German DNA list, with two in the top-10. The record of KNS Missboard-P is truly phenomenal. Especially when we consider that four of these six sires have “P” behind their name, and two even “PP”...

The Swedish Barbies: ‘Survivors, Who Never Disappoint!’

Two full sisters. Both in their 10th lactation. Both scored excellent. Both 13 years old. Both have surpassed 100,000 kg. Both Shottles. Both outstanding brood cows. Both fit. Yes, indeed, this unique situation can be fo...

Bomaz Pizza: 30 Years of Hard Work An Experiment that Paid Off

The Nr.1 NM sire, Nr.2 gTPI sire, Nr.1 NM cow, Nr.1 gTPI female (<9 months old) and Nr.1 gPLI sire. What do they have in common? Impressively they’re all members of the Bomaz Pizza family – find out more, here!

Slick Gene - The Genetic Answer to Reduce Heat Stress

That heat and humidity cause stress for cows and reduce production is nothing new. But it is a phenomenon whose economic impact even in moderate climates is being ever-better explained by science. The economic loss from...

Fertility: How is it Evaluated in Different Countries?

Throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s, the global popularity of the Holstein cow continued to climb in line with her improved performance. Heavy selection emphasis on production resulted in impressive gains, but at the expense...

Who Are the UK’s Top Star Brood Cows?

In this investigative article HI explores the UK’s Star Brood system and discovers more about its leaders, as well as some select position holders.