October 2017

Star-Summit in Michigan: Emphasizing Great Cow Families and High Type

For more than 100 years, the Baker family has been farming at Star-Summit, a property located on the highest point of Kent County in south-western Michigan. On a clear day you can see for miles in any direction. And on m...

Simlahill: Northern Ireland’s Leading Type Herd

Although they share the same island, the “Republic of Ireland” and “Northern Ireland” are separate countries. Northern Ireland links with England, Scotland and Wales to form the “UK”. There are over 900 pedigree “Holstei...

Big Holsteins: Popular Sires from Prominent Production Herd

Exactly 10 years ago, HI published a farm report about Big Holsteins. At the time, the herd owned by the Knoef family had provided thirty 100,000 kg cows. One decade later, Big Holsteins remains, unabated, the leading Du...

Battlecry Impresses with his All-Round Sons Worldwide

This will be the 4th time HI has focused on 3-year-old Battlecry, the last time was in March earlier this year when he was featured in “BullTalk”. In that article, the final sentence about Battlecry stated: ‘Battlecry’s...

Intriguing Sires DP = Jameson & Addiction & Midnight

Jameson ranks at Nr.4 on the list in Germany, and is one of 7 in the top-10 that are out of Balisto dams. His mother Veenhuizer K&L Nelize is owned by Jannes Uineken and Gen-Hotel, the breeders of the bull, and is from t...

Silver Pleases with Strong Daughter-Proven Debut

The wait is finally over! Seagull-Bay Silver, the former gTPI headliner, has made his greatly anticipated daughter-proven debut. How did he fare? Find out here!

BullTalk - October 2017

He remains in the news, Garioni VanHalen, and there are many reasons. His career began in April 2016 when he immediately captured third place in Italy with 3691 gPFT. And while the company around him continually changes,...

All.Nure Secretariat – Italy’s New Top-Star

At first it was his many good daughters, that fresh in milk, gave high expectations. Then in April followed his debut on daughter-proven basis and with little surprise Secretariat emerged as Italy’s Nr.1 for conformation...

Intriguing Sires - October 2017

Bubba proves that we can’t always predict where the next breed-leading sire will be. Although the Jedi-son has 74 maternal siblings, with his score of 2875 gTPI, he is highest by quite a margin (119 gTPI points). While B...

Rubicon: High Fat and Positive Health Traits

Mogul now has 8 sons in the top-10 on the official TPI daughter-proven sire list. Sitting at Nr.4 with 2723 TPI – and the leader for fat yield at 107 lb. – is Rubicon, a Mogul out of an EX Robust sister to former Nr.1 Sa...

Saber Pansy Family Dominates at Selz-Pralle Dairy

The well-managed 425-cow operation at Selz-Pralle Dairy in Wisconsin achieves extreme production from high-type cows with well-attached udders that are built to last. A branch of the Saber Pansy family has developed into...

Camomile: The Conformation Queen

During the height of her show career Silvermaple Damion Camomile commanded a 6-figure price tag at public auction. Was she worth the investment? Find out here!

Successful for shows and index: BTS-Swann – the uncommon French Splendor

Do you like stories about very special cows? The ones that have something different than their paternal sisters? If you do, you should enjoy the BTS-Swann story! This French cow comes from the deep Splendor family and sh...

Cow Country 2 - October 2017

She is the first cow in Quebec’s history to complete 3 generations of 94/95 dams and is regarded as the best cow the Master Breeder Vieuxsaule herd has bred… What an introduction for Vieuxsaule Seaver Calina EX-94 (95 ud...

Electronic Cow-Management: Trust the Data and Breed the Cow as the System Recommends. It Works!

As herds get larger and livestock handling systems become more mechanized, time spent on heat detection for each individual cow continues to dwindle. However, next to top nutrition and elite genetics, getting cows to rep...