Focus on... November 2021

Good conformation heritability is still a trait that a large portion of dairy farmers pay attention to. Bulls that separate themselves from the rest of the population but also improve production and fitness are stars of...

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Bulltalk - November 2021

You likely recognize him: This is Mr Farnear Helix Twitch, who graced the January 2020 HI cover. At the time, Twitch was already in high demand and there has not been any change to the situation. ‘Twitch is still extreme...

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Tiger-Lily Uno Leah: Foundation Behind the High Selling Cherrypencol Heifers

The Cherrypencol prefix is a partnership between Pen-Col and Hembury Farms from Pennsylvania. Earlier in the summer at the Pen-Col Gamechangers Sale, four six-month-old Cherrypencol heifers – all with indexes over 3000 g...

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Cow Country II - November 2021

The cow that we are talking about here is an original US product and has her home there at Budjon Farms. However, Our-Favorite Lustre, the VG-89 King Doc out of Lottos Atwood Lizette EX-94, can thank her offspring in Den...

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Cow Country I - November 2021

With 5.09 365d 23,782 kg/52,430 lb 5.9% 3.1%, Whiteleather Armani 2623 EX-91 is the second highest of all mature American Holsteins ever for pounds of fat. Taken at 305 days, she is even the national record holder. ‘Arma...

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Vote for your All-Time Red World Champion!

A critical mistake on HI’s Red Holstein poster from August meant that the competition could not proceed fairly. For that reason, HI’s editorial staff saw no other option than to halt the competition at the time, for whic...

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Focus-On Extra: Leg SetWhich elite sires transmit more curvature to the legs?

Be on guard for straight feet & legs! This advice can be heard regularly for using bulls: Very regularly. Yes, straight legs, short teats, and high pins are certainly among the points of attention with sire selection. “K...

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ABS Global, 80 Years, Focusing on the Next Step

In 1941, 80 years ago, J. Rockefeller Prentice was involved in founding the Northern Illinois Holstein Artificial Breeding Association. Prentice started more AI companies. All were merged into the American Breeders Servi...

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Beef-on-Dairy Programs: Genetics Australia & CRV

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 CRV from the Netherlands and Genet...

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Cow Family Tournament: Responses from the Breeders

In HI’s October issue, you were introduced to numbers 6 and 5 in HI’s global Cow Family Tournament: Glenridge Citation Roxy and Kamps-Hollow Altitude-RC. On these pages, you find the responses of the breeders behind thes...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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