Pischele Holsteins: Singular among the many top addresses in the very north of Italy
Although Italy has a leading role in Europe with more than 1.4 million Holstein cows, the most northern region of the country plays hardly any role this perception. And that, we are finding, should change. While South Ty...More
Ferme Madec, Bretagne ‘We try to obtain the best, most balanced sires from AI catalogues.’
Nothing is impossible on the farm of the Madec family in Hanvec in the far western part of Brittany, near the Atlantic Ocean. Here bull dams perform – then and now – and elite show cows reach European levels. All present...More
Pröbstings Arizona: Germany’s Nr.1 and the perfect example for the philosophy of his home barn
He is Germany’s Nr.1 and a highly requested sire of sons, that much is clear. But his outstanding RZG is based on special characteristics. Pröbstings Arizona, the Arrozo son that goes back to Pride Ramos Toward, is, abov...More
Brigeen Farms: Historic breeders herd with a modern and progressive outlook
‘Cow families are extremely important to us, because we are looking for predictability in breeding results.’ Betsy Bullard from Brigeen Farms attaches great value to the carefully constructed cow families on her modern d...More
OH-DG Topstone: German Nr.1 from a Currently Successful Family
Germany has three Bomaz AltaTopshot sons. Masterrind tested Topstone and Topmodel. Both of them had an attractive daughter group at the Schau der Besten. A short while later, Topstone debuted as Germany’s progeny proven...More
Mystique Lambda Anis: Bull Dam from a Deep Canadian Cow Family
Delta-Lambda has attracted admirers around the globe, a true ‘cross-over’ bull combining solid production with great type and impressive udders. The Delta son from the Lila Z family did not get many opportunities as a si...More
Morningview Super Deann Foundation of a High-Genomic Branch of the Roxy’s.
The Roxy family has developed the status of royalty in Holstein breeding, with a reputation built on consistent, long-lasting brood cows and solid transmitting bulls. However, one aspect that has typically eluded the Rox...More
KI Samen has Set Its Own Breeding Strategy for Forty Years Already ‘We believe in practical truth.’
KI Samen was established in 1982 by Antoon van Nieuwenhoven and dairy farmers Bas and Theo Engelen. Forty years later, this privately-owned Dutch AI company still exudes lots of enthusiasm and passion, but has also certa...More
Boudewijn Koole, 3STAR Genetics ‘Working Together with Breeders and AIs is the Key to our Success.’
3Star-OH Ranger-Red, a much talked about elite sire for gLPI and gTPI. Visstein-3Star Gavino-Red, nr.1 bull in Spain. The Swiss Red Holstein leader Dykster-3Star Ewing-SG. Tirsvad-3Star Member, red PP sensation in German...More
Jerseys: The Quickest Growing Breed in America’s Dairy Cattle Industry
For the very first time in Dairy Breeds International: an article about the oldest herdbook organization in the US, the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA). This organization was established already in 1868, but th...More
Dutch-Belted: The breed with the fastest growing fan club in the world?
It is not the first time that we report on Lakenvelder cattle in a DBI issue. And the breed, which most dairy farmers know as Dutch Belted, is going through such a dynamic development that it can no longer be ignored. In...More
Brown Swiss Level in France Displays Significant Increase!
Of course, France is known for breeds like Holstein and Normande. And, of course, the numerous beef breeds. But did you know that France is also becoming an increasingly bigger source of top Brown Swiss genetics? And tha...More