May 2019

Ghardaia: The Splendid Breakthrough of Rogy Holsteins

Grand Champions of the prestigious Swiss Expo in Lausanne all enter Holstein history with full capitalization. Because victory at the prestigious Swiss Expo is in a “class of its own”. Being in a class of her own also de...

Stone-Front in Wisconsin: 100 Years of Holstein History

Stone-Front Iron Pasta EX-96 was Reserve Grand Champion at the World Dairy Expo in 2010. Currently the Stone-Front name attracts attention through the popular high type genomic bull Stone-Front Artist, while the young bu...

Veneriete Ida’s - Family with Components, Breeding Power and Longevity

‘The appearance of his first progeny proven index last December marked the comeback of Board, who is currently in high demand both at home and abroad,’ tells Liane Krauter from RUW, who indicates that during the Highligh...

Here is #8 of the most influential breeders of the past 25 years: Ferme Gillette!

In the meantime, you have read the stories about numbers 10 and 9 from the top-10 of HI’s unique Breeders Competition: Pine-Tree in March and Mil-R-Mor in April. Now follows the enterprise that ends up 8th in our competi...

Jedi: The Daughter Proven Story

Jedi has been one of the most extensively used sires of sons of the genomic era establishing his position as a major impact sire of the breed. However, now with over 4,000 milking daughters in his proof, not everything a...

Intriguing Sires - Rowdy & Balisto & Bardo

‘Rowdy is an exceptional production bull transmitting extreme milk and yet still with good components,’ comments Ryan Starkenburg from ABS. ‘Along with the extreme production he still does well on the health traits, whic...

Focus on... Climbers

No other evaluation period of the year routinely serves as many changes as the April evaluations. In addition to the base changes, tweaks to the evaluation formulas are another big reason why the numbers for certain bull...

BullTalk - May 2019

What a perfectly chosen name! His DNA index of 2010 (2098 gTPI) is virtually exactly the same as his progeny proven index today: 2060 TPI. And now based on 16,698 daughters! Yes, Mountfield AltaExacter is by and large do...

The Bresilienne family: in the spotlight thanks to Norman

For months, Frist PJP was the master of French conformation proofs before to be dethroned by a new sire: Norman EFP. This bull, who received his first proof in December 2018, comes from a new cow family: Shottle Bresilie...

Krull Broker Elegance: Remarkable Type Transmitter with World-Wide Impact

Elegance has 69 classified daughters in the US, 34 of which have scored EX. That ranks her third behind only Ashlyn (60) and Adeen (37) and level with Apple-Red for most EX daughters in breed history. And remarkably, Ele...

Bond Haven Dixie Rox: The UK’s Nr.2 has Potentially Achieved a World-First!

Debutante Rae, Rhonda, Perk Rae, Cinderella – the Roxy family has reinvented itself through many different lines. Here we discover a powerful UK branch that falls under the Canadian import Bond Haven Dixie Rox – excellin...

Cow Country 2 - May 2019

‘She makes you look smart,’ says Anthony Liddle about Liddleholme Resurrect Lu-RC, one of the breed’s newest 97-point cows. ‘She likes to be left alone – at a show you can just dump a load of food in front of her and she...

Cow Country - May 2019

The development and the discovery of new and unique cow families is one of the most important challenges facing Holstein breeding. But new families with breeding values at a top international level are not easy to find....

Robots and Sire Selection: Breeding “a Robot Cow”

Over the forecast period of 2017-2023, the robotic milking market is projected to grow at an annual growth rate of 9.78%. Yes: We can expect a lot more robot dairy farms in the future! From changing the barn to accommoda...

LPI and Pro$: The Inner Workings of Canada’s Total Merit Indexes.

Canada has two main total merit indexes. The Lifetime Performance Index (LPI) has been the recognized measure of Canadian genetics for decades, while the Pro$ was added as an alternative ranking commencing in August 2015...