Juniper Farms in Maine: Birth Barn of Jed and Wish is Successful Nowadays in the Show Ring

With a glorious victory at the Northeast All Breeds Holstein Show in the American state of Massachusetts, photo cow Juniper Missy-Red placed herself significantly in the limelight. HI went to her home barn of Juniper Far...

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THI Holsteins ‘Genomic stars are not found by chance, you have to breed for them!’

It is the home of the two highest PP sires in Germany, the highest worldwide red factor sire, a top-25 sire in Spain, and many other top sires. It is a herd with one of the most intensive genomic breeding programs to be...

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Intriguing Sires - August 2022

In April, with 254 daughters (78 classified), Hancock was just inside of the top-100 TPI. The Doc son and descendant of Global Cow 2019 winner Cookiecutter Mog Hanker combines a competitive TPI with the highest conformat...

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BullTalk - August 2022

‘They are cows that put milk in the tank, is a frequently heard comment. Remarks that they have the desirable slightly curved legs, above average teat length and capacity are often heard from users as well,’ explains Din...

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Focus on - August 2022

In the past edition of HI we gave you an update about the global conformation elite. Outstanding conformation sires are not to be found only in the black and white segment, but also in all segments of the Holstein breed....

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Mirabell Sound System: Italian Combination of Production and Conformation

With 2662 TPI, Sound System is one of the very highest Silver sons world-wide. In his homeland of Italy, he is now developing into an historic transmitter, as evident from the words of Fabiola Canavesi from Inseme: ‘Soun...

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Cow Country - August 2022

In 2019, as a teenager, Aloïs Boudry showed the Red Holstein two-year-old EHB Apoll Rosalie for Belgium at the European show in Libramont. Together, that day, they earned a well-deserved 4th in the class. Today Boudry is...

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Stadacona Outside Abel: Fountainhead of a Family of Super Brood Cows

Eastside Lewisdale Gold Missy sold for 1.2 million dollars, was Grand Champion at the World Dairy Expo and the Royal in 2011, and was Canadian Cow of the Year 2012. This breed super-star immediately put the spotlight on...

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Cow Country II - August 2022

The silky black heifer in the picture goes by the name of RUW Frosty and belongs to the Huesecken Gbr in Hagen. She is one of the few Peak Aztec (<Robson-Yoder) daughters in Germany and was imported from Canada as part o...

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Selecting for Longevity: Now With Much Greater Progress

It seems that the dramatic improvement in production traits for Holsteins over the years has often been at the expense of longevity… or at least any gains in longevity have been minimal. Now all that is changing!

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Beef-On-Dairy: Growing Interest in Angus Genetics

Angus has become the dominant breed in a number of major beef-producing countries around the globe. Effective marketing and breed improvement programs have helped to grow market share. Now that dairy herds have become a...

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Galys-Vray & Hanna-Vray: Beloved in France, Switzerland, and around the world

Within the Holstein community there are likely few for whom the two Atwood sisters Galys-Vray and Hanna-Vray are foreign. While Galys was already featured once by HI (02/2016), a spotlight has not yet been properly shone...

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Good Udder Health: Important Key to Success on Modern Dairy Farms

A high somatic cell count, besides reducing milk revenue, also increases the likelihood of mastitis. Very undesirable then, due to its economic impact and the possible premature loss of valuable milking cows. Besides goo...

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Pine-Tree from the Steiner Family: Continuous Vision in Combination with Abundant Passion

We will begin with her for a moment anyway. Even though, the Steiner family – the owner of Pine-Tree Dairy – will not quickly put her in the forefront nowadays. In a moment we will explain why. But nevertheless, we like...

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Global Dairy Youth Challenge: Preliminary Round Two

After the success of the first competition in 2020, for the second time HI presents the Global Dairy Youth Challenge: a competition for young people. Via four preliminary rounds, the participants will be presented in two...

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