Exclusive: The ultimate update about the herds worldwide with the most EX cows (1)

To breed a Holstein that is distinguished as being EX is an accomplishment to be proud of even in times when Holstein breeding is continually striving towards more commercial goals. For dairy farmers that think only abou...

Pro Caseus: Selecting for Milk with Better Cheese-Making Properties

Cheese production is big business in Italy. And when it comes to the production of quality cheese, cow’s milk is not all the same. Now one Italian AI company has come up with a new way to identify and breed for cows that...

How Closely are You Looking at Milking Speed?

Milking speed: Is it a trait that could impact the profitability of your herd? Here we look more closely at this management trait to see how it is evaluated and could optimise your herd’s milking performance.

Discover Australia’s Top Star Brood Cows

From the Elmar Jessicas to Fairvale’s Bonnie family, Australia is renowned for its top Holstein families. However a performance indicator in terms of breeding is the Star Brood Cow system. Learn more about this award in...

Beef-on-Dairy Programs: Natural & LIC

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 Natural from Czech and LIC from Ne...

All Garioni in Italy: Purposeful Construction with Strong Cow Families and Progeny Proven Sires

For the public at large, the Garioni prefix became especially known for the Montross son Garioni Vanhalen, who with more than 6000 daughters now reaches 3579 PFT, 1.80 conformation and displays very favourable figures fo...

Hilrose in Wisconsin: A Herd of Excellence

It requires outstanding management and an aggressive breeding program to earn the Holstein Associations Herd of Excellence award. And symbolic of that excellence in this impressive Wisconsin herd is the great red cow Hil...

Loh Lilli Brax EX-95 – the representative of the L-family of the Lohmöllers

With 17 EX cows, Andreas Lohmöller, owner of the splendid 67 cow Loh-An herd in Germany, takes a strong 8th place in our listing of the herds with the most EX cows which is published in this issue. Andreas owns many impr...

Darlingo – Conformation for niches to fall in love with

It was February when the Doorman son Darlingo was classified EX-92, and with that overtook the status as Germany’s highest classified sire. Four weeks later, his dam DH Gold Chip Darling upheld her EX-96 status three mon...

Powerball and his impact on the polled population

When View-Home Poweball-P made his debut in 2014, he was not only by far the highest polled sire of the breed, but also one of the first polled bulls that could compete with conventional sirs. Never before was a sire in...

Intriguing Sires DNA - July 2021

Beerbum, after his Nr.1 debut with the December release, solidified his leading position in April. In addition, the Denovo Outlay (<Quantum) son is runner-up for the popular Italian index IES. ‘Since May, his semen is av...

Intriguing Sires - July 2021

‘Levis is very popular in France,’ says Lea Poncet from Evolution, ‘But that is certainly also the case for the rest of Europe and in South America, where he accounts for 75% of sales.’ Levis, with 184 ISU, is the highes...

Focus on - July 2021

With Halo-PP, the Nr.5 (2691 gTPI) on the US homozygous polled list, Select Sires not only has one of the highest PP sires in their lineup, but also one of the best conformation PP sires at the moment. Halo scores a +1.7...

BullTalk - July 2021

He is the revelation of the Italian list (new in the DNA top-3 with 4652 gPFT) and in fact, he is even more the revelation of the Swiss top list, where with 1717 gISET he is at a lonely height in the top lists! We are re...

Cow Country - July 2021

Strong and shallow udders, well-formed rumps: the 75 milking cows at Desnette Holsteins in Quebec display eye-catching type. This herd provided, for example, Desnette Adelicia Impression VG-89, HM All-Canadian Milking-1-...