Exclusive in HI: Elite Club of 200,000 kg/440,000 lb. Holsteins Grows to Thirty-one Members Globally

In July 2020, HI presented a unique overview of 24 (Red) Holstein cows with lifetime production of 200,000 kg/440,000 lb. and more – an elite global club of absolute lifetime production champions. It’s a club which has g...

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Proof Reliabilities Give You a Means to Assess Risk

An animal’s genetic evaluation is an estimate of the genetics it will transmit to its offspring. The reliability tells us the likelihood of how much the proof might change once more data is added. Understanding what the...

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Carlos Ugarte: ‘Bulls must be easy to match!’

If there are key positions in the breeding business, then sire analyst is certainly among them. The bulls that they generate need to meet the demands of the dairy farmers. Furthermore: the requirements of the farmers set...

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Beef-on-Dairy Programs: AI Kampen & Dunmasc 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 AI Kampen from the Netherlands and...

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Decrausaz O’Kalibra The All-Time World Champion

O’Kalibra! The name alone commands respect and her unbelievable career certainly deserves it. She is a three-time Swiss Expo Supreme Champion, two -time HI World Champion, European winner and… All-Time World Champion. Sh...

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Cow Country II - April 2022

Last month, HI wrote about Ernevale Rosina EX-95, owned by Seamus Gunn, Northern Ireland. Did you know that her sire, Belan Mingo Jubilant-Red (<Jubilant), is also the maternal great-grandsire of Suard-Red Jordan Irene E...

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Stantons Freddie Cameo: During her Lifetime, Already a Top-3 Brood Cow in Canada

“Stantons: One of the World’s Most Eminent Sources of Sires.” So read the title above HI’s extensive report (08/21) about the Stanton family in Ontario. Adorable, Alligator, Chief, High Octane, Main Event; all of these i...

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Bles Dairies: Purpose Driven Company with Global Reach and Local Impact

The Dutch company Bles Dairies was founded in 1990 as a livestock exporter supplying pedigreed Holstein heifers to Europe, the Middle-East and Africa. A genetics division was added in 1997 when they became the Semex agen...

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Beef-On-Dairy at Select Sires: The New BART Program to Produce Bulls for Use on Dairy Cows

Beef semen sales in the US reached a record 8.7 million units in 2021, up 21% from the previous year. Indeed, 10 years earlier only 1.3 million units sold and as recently as 2018 the figure stood at 4 million units. This...

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Calf Diarrhea: A Prevalent and Also Solvable Phenomenon

On many dairy farms, calf diarrhea is a frequent source of frustration. Additional work, higher costs, reduced revenue, and even dead calves are all reasons for this. The best remedy: prevention! With a continual and str...

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An American Dairyman: Don’t Fence Me In

It’s April and time for new sire proofs. Many breeders want to update their sire selection after all new sire summaries worldwide. An American dairyman – who appears regularly with contributions in Holstein International...

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Unique HI Overview: The 58 Most Sold Red Holstein Sires at AI Organizations World-wide

Information from a total of 39 AIs from eleven different countries stand at the foundation of the list of 58 most sold Red Holstein sires for the year 2021. A unique overview, with more than a third including polled sire...

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Excluding Genomics: Would That Give Us a More Accurate Measure of a Proven Sire’s Genetic Merit?

Recently a breeder contacted Holstein International with an interesting question…’Once a bull gets a number of daughters in production why don’t they just remove the genomics from his proof altogether? That way we could...

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The Premiere: Polled Impact Competition 2022!

It is the first time that HI is conducting a vote for the Polled Impact Cow, but that does not mean that we are too late or too early: Quite the opposite. The start of this competition, the vote for the most influential...

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Bosside in Wisconsin: The Sale of Genetics has Always Moved us Forward in a Big Way

Over the last 30 years the Bosside name has had a constant presence on the international Holstein scene. At first it was Bosside Ruben, then Bosside AltaRoss, Co-op Bosside Massey and most recently, Bosside Rubels Rebel-...

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