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...

Agrar Auligk – The potential to use superior genetics even more consistently!

Do you remember SHA Rubicon Grumeti VG-85? Just in December past, the dam of Germany’s Nr.1, SHA Foreman, and several other well-placed top sires, she generated enough attention for us to give her a two-page feature. How...

Woodcrest King Doc Influence: Extreme PTATs and Competitive TPIs

Woodcrest King Doc, thanks to his combination of an exceptional gPTAT and good gTPI, was initially considered a “crossover” bull. Since his daughters came into production, and his TPI rose to a top-10 level, the Select S...

Intriguing Sires DP - August 2021

‘Aptitude continues to be a popular progeny proven sire. He has settled in several markets and continues to sell well,’ says Mike West about the Davinci son, who via Epic, MOM and Goldwyn descends from MD-Delight Durham...

Focus on - August 2021

Coming with the interesting sire stack Discjockey-Applicable-Mascalese is the double headlining sire Sabbiona Inseme Tantum, who occupies the Nr.1 udder position in both Italy (4.68 ICM) and Switzerland (151 MS). From Go...

Intriguing Sires DNA - August 2021

Fitters Choice is the nr.1 gPTAT bull. His dam and grandam died young, but that doesn’t mean anything. After all, before that, we find two Global Cow winners in a row: Cookiecutter Mog Hanker and foundation dam Halo. Via...

Vote for your All-Time Red World Champion!

Every cloud has a silver lining! It’s hard to find silver linings with Covid, but the pause in the global cattle show scene has given us the perfect opportunity to present the All-Time World Champion for Red-Holsteins –...

‘We can finally breed for healthy and economic cows – such as this Mowgli’

We spoke to Dominik Weber a week or so after he expanded his dairy farm. Weber milked 25 cows, but when a farm near-by (a free-stall barn near Welver to the south east of Hamm in the German region North Rhine-Westphalia)...

Weelder Esmonique: The Powerful Family Behind Force, Empire, Esperanto, Endless and Eloy

The Weelder sires Empire and Esperanto, with 302 and 274 NVI, respectively lead the Dutch list of progeny proven sires. While from the same Esmonique family, the nr.1 DNA bull Delta Endless-RC (390 gNVI) also descends. A...

Goldwyn Deb: 11 EX Full Sisters, All With Different Owners

Eastriver Goldwyn Deb 176 was recently named “Star of the Breed” in the US and featured in CowCountry in our July edition. She combines elite level production with an impressive list of show-ring achievements. Even more...

Exclusive: The ultimate update about the herds worldwide with the most EX cows (2)

Noteworthy herds with dozens of EX Holsteins and a percentage of EX cows reaching to 70% were the focus of the first part of our analysis of the farms with the most EX cows worldwide. But anyone who thinks an increase wo...

Polled Increasingly Popular: Attention to P and Especially PP Sires Continues to Grow World-wide

What was still a niche market in most countries just a few years ago, has grown more and more into a serious category in the AI world: P and PP sires. To the extent that the genetic level increases, so does the popularit...

Fertility: Significant Support Available for Indispensable Link

The cow should have been pregnant already, but is still not showing any heat signs. Other cows have already been bred five times, but still show up again every 3, 6 or 9 weeks. Getting cows pregnant at the desirable mome...