HI’s Cow Family Tournament: Here are Numbers 10, 9, 8 and 7!

After two preliminary rounds in March and April, and the grand finale in June’s HI, the project of 2021 – HI’s unique Cow Family Tournament – has notably gained momentum. In the meantime, the votes of the judges have bee...

Crampiness: Can it be Eradicated from the Holstein Breed?

The disappointment of discovering that a favourite cow has become crampy is a frustration many breeders have felt. The possibility that this condition may be becoming more prevalent has led many breeders to voice their c...

New Zealand’s objective: Animals whose progeny will be the most efficient converters of feed into farmer profit

Low cost milk production from pasture grazing has contributed to New Zealand becoming the world’s leading dairy export nation. Management practices and genetic selection programs aimed at maximizing efficiency of product...

Poppe Holsteins: Source of ­High-Testing Sires with a Clear Message

Poppe Snow-RC symbolizes the successful introduction of Poppe Holsteins in the European bull market. Now, a decade later, Poppe sires like San Remo, Sanchez-P, Freestyle and the German leader Flight-Red are among the att...

Mr Mogul Delta: Why this Elite Sire Deserves the Title ”Virtual Millionaire”

Did you know that during the past seven months, Farnear Delta-Lambda was the sire mentioned most often in all breeder reports in HI? And did you know that Lambda’s sire, Mr Mogul Delta, is the second highest Mogul son of...

BullTalk - September 2021

You already know Wilt Emilio, the Capital Gain son who as a young sire garnered attention in elite breeding realms and who last year fully made true on his promises. Today he scores +3.33 PTAT on the American base with 1...

Cow Country - September 2021

With two family branches in the top-10 of most recognized brood cows (HI 07/21), the L family in the Clydebank herd (300 milking cows) is one of the very strongest in Australia. In July, HI published a picture of Clydeba...

Despite Heavy Competition in the Barn: ’This is Absolutely the Best Cow that I have ever Bred.’

Looking for an enthusiastic breeder? Someone who attains significant success with his strategy? Then we are at the right address at the farm of John de Vries in the Dutch Boijl. ’I’ve been intensely passionate about bree...

Beef-on-Dairy Programs: Select Sires & Qnetics

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 Qnetics from Germany and Select Si...

Uecker LaCrosse Farms: Birthplace of the Extreme Production Bull Josuper

Legendary milk bull Uecker Josuper has put this Wisconsin family farm on the international Holstein map. In an era when genomic selection has moved bull breeding very much to the realm of large-scale, intensive breeding...

Focus on... September 2021

In this edition of HI we have nine pages on which we present the most important news from the various segments of daughter proven and genomic sires as well as the niches of polled and Red Holstein. Slightly apart are the...

Why Brabantdale Triumphant Spooky Deserves to Rank Amongst Canada’s Best

With Gillette Blitz 2nd Wind, La Presentation Daurel and Stantons Freddie Cameo being the only three cows with more Canadian brood-stars than Brabantdale Spooky EX – you know she ranks amongst the breed’s best. But how m...

BullTalk - August 2021

‘No matter how good a producer, we cannot supply the present demand in as timely a fashion as we would like.’ Speaking is Louis Prange from STgenetics about one of the big phenomena from the Holstein breed: Genosource Ca...

With Alligator and Chief as the Greatest Ambassadors Stantons: One of the World’s Most Eminent Sire Providers

They are being used world-wide: bulls born in the Stantons herd in Ontario. For many years already. ’He is extremely popular, with high demand from all over the world,’ we heard from owner Semex about the elite type bull...

Scientific Holsteins: At the home of the Debutantes, now robots do the milking

Scientific Holsteins of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, is owned by Matt & Mandy Nunes and family and is identified by Holstein enthusiasts around the globe as the home of the Debutante cow family. Scientific Debutante Rae EX...