November 2021

LLG Iden: Germany’s Nr.1 Farm for Cows with 100,000 kg

The LLG Iden dairy herd in the eastern German state of Sachsen-Anhalt has 400 head, and is known for its high longevity. More than 150 Iden cows have now surpassed the production milestone of 100,000 kg/220,000 lb. milk...

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Holtbyholme - Every Cow that has Calved at Least Three Times is Classified EX

There are many type enthusiasts around the world who have developed elite type herds… but Holtbyholme has taken it to a whole new level. As published in HI’s recent August issue, this Canadian dairy farm has the world’s...

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Matfield: Striving for Well-Balanced Cows with Longevity

From previous HI herd reports, you will know that Northern Ireland holds a number of passionate breeders focused on type. The Matfield herd is no different. Join us as we uncover a treasure of solid, long-lasting cow fam...

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Westcoast Alcove: Big-Time Production with Strength and Capacity

At 3794 LPI, Alcove has a long lead of 273 LPI points on the Nr.2 proven bull in Canada! And that’s with 377 daughters in his production proof. Alcove combines outstanding production (+2524kg milk) with big component dev...

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Renegade: Outcross Sire now Highly Proven

In 2019, the young genomic bull Renegade was named “Outcross Sire of the Year.” In August 2021 he graduated with a progeny proof of 2867 TPI, good enough to rank him at Nr.4 on the TPI Top-100 list. In the interim he sir...

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Intriguing Sires DP - November 2021

The Halo family from Cookiecutter recently attained a splendid top-10 ranking in HI’s Cow Family Tournament. Partly because of the large number of strong scoring bulls that this successful branch of the Dellia family has...

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Intriguing Sires DNA - November 2021

With Delta Founder, after Big Malki (Maik-Jorryn) and his son Delta Topgear (mgs. Solero), a special Dutch-proven blood line once again provides a notable pedigree alternative. Via high DNA indexes and a rather uncommon...

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Focus on... November 2021

Good conformation heritability is still a trait that a large portion of dairy farmers pay attention to. Bulls that separate themselves from the rest of the population but also improve production and fitness are stars of...

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Bulltalk - November 2021

You likely recognize him: This is Mr Farnear Helix Twitch, who graced the January 2020 HI cover. At the time, Twitch was already in high demand and there has not been any change to the situation. ‘Twitch is still extreme...

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Tiger-Lily Uno Leah: Foundation Behind the High Selling Cherrypencol Heifers

The Cherrypencol prefix is a partnership between Pen-Col and Hembury Farms from Pennsylvania. Earlier in the summer at the Pen-Col Gamechangers Sale, four six-month-old Cherrypencol heifers – all with indexes over 3000 g...

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Cow Country II - November 2021

The cow that we are talking about here is an original US product and has her home there at Budjon Farms. However, Our-Favorite Lustre, the VG-89 King Doc out of Lottos Atwood Lizette EX-94, can thank her offspring in Den...

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Cow Country I - November 2021

With 5.09 365d 23,782 kg/52,430 lb 5.9% 3.1%, Whiteleather Armani 2623 EX-91 is the second highest of all mature American Holsteins ever for pounds of fat. Taken at 305 days, she is even the national record holder. ‘Arma...

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Vote for your All-Time Red World Champion!

A critical mistake on HI’s Red Holstein poster from August meant that the competition could not proceed fairly. For that reason, HI’s editorial staff saw no other option than to halt the competition at the time, for whic...

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Focus-On Extra: Leg SetWhich elite sires transmit more curvature to the legs?

Be on guard for straight feet & legs! This advice can be heard regularly for using bulls: Very regularly. Yes, straight legs, short teats, and high pins are certainly among the points of attention with sire selection. “K...

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ABS Global, 80 Years, Focusing on the Next Step

In 1941, 80 years ago, J. Rockefeller Prentice was involved in founding the Northern Illinois Holstein Artificial Breeding Association. Prentice started more AI companies. All were merged into the American Breeders Servi...

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Beef-on-Dairy Programs: Genetics Australia & CRV

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 CRV from the Netherlands and Genet...

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Cow Family Tournament: Responses from the Breeders

In HI’s October issue, you were introduced to numbers 6 and 5 in HI’s global Cow Family Tournament: Glenridge Citation Roxy and Kamps-Hollow Altitude-RC. On these pages, you find the responses of the breeders behind thes...

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