September 2020

Castelverde’s Consistent Breeding Strategy Unfailingly Leads to Italy’s Best Holsteins

You likely know both names: Castelverde Holsteins and owner Giuseppe Quaini, also well-known as judge “Peppo” Quaini from numerous shows. In the meantime, Quaini is supported at Castelverde by his three enthusiastic sons...

Family Matters at Kings-Ransom Farm

Kings-Ransom Farm has been a part of the landscape of Schuylerville, New York, for many years. The King family has been at the present location since the late 1800’s. Although the facilities and cow numbers have changed...

Austria’s Figurehead on the International Breeding Stage

In all likelihood, Austria’s Holstein population is one of the most underestimated in the world. Anyone who enjoys good conformation, production and longevity would be well-kept here. However, the international breeding...

San Ray Beamer: The World’s Newest Millionaire - in New Zealand!

The world is welcoming a new Holstein millionaire: the 10-year-old New Zealand transmitter San Ray FM Beamer. A son of the legendary Fairmont Mint-Edition, he is out of a long-lasting Secret Skelton daughter who calved n...

Why this Bolton Son Certainly Deserves a Review

That is how it happened in 2009. Bull dam Mountfield Marsh Maxine VG-88-2yr had just recovered from a serious illness, and owners Marshfield-Fitzsimmons had decided together with the AI company Select Sires to flush the...

Focus On... September 2020

When it comes to the development of the breed, Holstein bulls that are carriers of the red factor have time and time again had their hands on the wheel. And in a positive way. Their contributions did not only serve the r...

BullTalk - September 2020

Note here one of the most popular Red Holstein and polled sires right now: Caudumer Solitair-P-Red. Liane Krauter from owner RUW in Germany can be clear about it: ‘Solitair-P is currently one of our most popular Red Hols...

Pinehurst Royal Rosa and the Excitement Surrounding the Race for the 21st Consecutive EX Generation

It was the 27th of June, 2019, when the 4-year-old Barbwire daughter Golden-Rose Barbritzi B-Red was the first Holstein, and obviously the first Red-Holstein, to complete 20 consecutive generations of EX cows. That is a...

Cow Country - September 2020

With 538 PLI, based on 3,035 daughters, Topcroft Pesky Trix is one of the highest bulls in the United Kingdom. Topcroft is the prefix of Robert Crawford, a dairy farmer with more than 100 Holsteins (two robots) near the...

Cow Country - September 2020

Ponte de Lima is the oldest villa in all of Portugal and was historically significant as a Roman settlement on the road from Braga to Santiago de Compostela. Close by at Poiares is the farm Encanto Natural Agro Pecuária...

A Chance To Heighten Profit… By Lowering Stature

He’s back: An American Dairyman. Since November 2019, our guest author has already written three articles for HI, packed with practical tips for dairy farmers worldwide. Here is his fourth contribution and this time it i...

Diamond Awards on the Emerald Isle

With its green rolling hills and vales, Ireland has earned itself the title of the Emerald Isle. Since emeralds and diamonds are the most precious of jewels, it is fitting then that the most prestigious awards presented...

Jonathan Lamb: ‘We want our programs to be effective tools for the membership’

Jonathan Lamb is no stranger to the dairy business. In partnership with his parents and brother Matthew, Jonathan and his wife Alicia, along with their two children Kyra (5) and Griffin (3), farm in Oakfield, New York, w...

Get Acquainted with Herdbooks All Over the World: Prim’Holstein France

With 1.5 million registered cows, France is one of the global Holstein giants. In total, 4,800 French Holstein breeders are associated with the independent herdbook Prim’Holstein France that organizes a wide variety of s...

New Progeny Proven Indexes World-Wide

Sound System, Helix, Louxor… many of the big leaders from the April release retained their top positions in August. Does that indicate little news with this round? Certainly not, as evident from this overview. In additio...

New DNA Indexes World-Wide

In April, many countries had a base adjustment. In order to then immediately be able to truly judge the new indexes at their value requires a lot of ability to adjust. Now, four months later, that is easier again. A big...

Worldwide Sire Breeding Values for Polled and Red Holstein

Dynamic! That was the word to describe the August evaluations which rewrote the international rankings, particularly in the polled sector. There were exciting debuts on a daughter-proven basis, like the Canadian Performe...