Nosbisch Holsteins - The breeding barn with the widest base in Europe

The flourishing cattle dealing company European Livestock Service, the German Masters Sale, the young and closely watched breeding company Bullseye Genetics, positive sires like the new Dutch Nr.1 Mitch, the world record...

Melarry: Breeder Herd with Solid Impact in the Genomic Era

Since the arrival of genomics, typical breeder herds have found it increasingly difficult to compete with the specialized breeding programs in producing the next generation of young bulls for the AI industry. However, on...

BullTalk - October 2021

Remarkable: the entire progeny-proven Italian top-3 consists of sons of Sandy-Valley Afterburner, namely Miura (his report elsewhere in this HI issue), Kubrick and Pepsol, while also the Italian Nr.8, Sprite, is an After...

Intriguing Sires - October 2021

‘He was nr.2 in Germany as a DNA bull, and now he is nr.2 of all German progeny proven sires. He has been intensively used in every Germany breeding program and was successful as a sire of sons, with sons Calvin, Carlos...

Intriguing Sires DNA - October 2021

‘We are thrilled with everything that Dynamite has done for us. He is one of the most beautiful bulls that we have ever had in the barns of Cogent. The bull leaves an impression, every time that you see him,’ says Andrew...

Intriguing Sires DNA I - October 2021

Monteverdi debuted in second place on the Canadian DNA list. In the US, he is situated in the gTPI top-25. But above all, he is far and away the nr.1 for DWP$ (1328). ‘Monteverdi is an extreme mating sire at 3092 GTPI wi...

Pine-Tree Burley: Outcross Sire of 2021

In the genomic era with its short generation intervals and fast paced genetic gains it’s proving to be increasingly difficult for alternative bloodlines to keep up. The pool of bloodlines that are part of the elite bull...

Go-Farm Miura: In the Limelight Thanks to Milking Daughters

Of all the Italian progeny proven bulls, Miura is the nr.1 for PFT and IES€. His PFT, now based on 520 daughters, increased by 612 points this year. Compared to his lowest DNA index, Miura even gained more than 1000 poin...

Skredsviks Prästgård, Sweden:Reaching an Elite Level Entirely with their own Effort

Martin Grahm was not a farmer’s son when he was born. But: two of his uncles were dairy farmers and milked cows from the original Swedish breeds SRB (red & white) and SLB (black & white). As such, Martin’s interest in da...

From vacuum to teat cup liners: How milking equipment influences udder health

It is without question that genetics have an influence on udder health. But, of course, there are other factors that also have a lot of influence on the quality of the milk and the incidence of mastitis. In addition to t...

Beef-on-Dairy Programs: Genes Diffusion & Alta Genetics

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 Genes Diffusion from France and Al...

Mirand-PP-RC: Providing an ­Impulse to Polled Breeding Worldwide

For dairy producers the world over the task of de-horning calves is not very appealing…and it likely doesn’t appeal to the calves either! Over recent years there have been giant strides in the competitiveness of the top...

Cow Country II - October 2021

The bull Bosside Rubel Rebel-Red (2808 gTPI) is out of Bosside Seasaw Abby (Seasaw-Gatedancer-Megasire) who is a top-20 TPI red or red-carrier cow in the US. ‘We purchased the Megasire at the first Applemania Sale in 201...

Cow Country I - October 2021

Weenarda Farms (Ontario) is one of the twenty highest index farms in Canada. Notable: all animals on this farm with 52 milking cows have homebred pedigrees. ‘Early on, my parents gave me the responsibility for breeding....

Yan Jacobs: ‘A Good Cow Can Go Anywhere – That’s Why I Like the Britany Family’

Ferme Jacobs: There isn’t a more famous herd in the world for show-winning type. Only a handful of people can say they have bred a World Dairy Expo or Royal Winter Fair Grand Champion, but the Jacobs family from Quebec,...