Cow Country 2 - July 2022

Dogwood Farm in Virginia, 50 miles/80 km west of the centre of Washington DC, is the domain of Pottsdale Holsteins. ‘RORA Elevation was bred just seven miles or eleven kilometres away,’ explains Nancy Potts. A legend on...

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Jenlar: High Performance Brown Swiss in Wisconsin

At Jenlar the Brown Swiss compete with Holsteins on a daily basis to retain a position in this well-managed dairy herd. Along the way Jenlar has bred and developed a number of stars of the show ring too. Their cow Jenlar...

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Breeding is a marathon

For the families of Christian and Simon Schild of Ottoberg in the Swiss canton of Thurgau, daily life often revolves around Brown Swiss breeding. And about schwingen.

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Nor-Bella: Home to a Lifetime Production Champion

In July 2020, in the 6th edition of BSI, the name of the then 13-year-old Nor-Bella Supreme Dabble was paraded. She is one of the highest Canadian lifetime producers of the Brown Swiss breed. And you know what? Today, Da...

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Toi Toi Genetics: New Brown Swiss Source in Great Britain

When Brent and Anne Crothers emigrated seven years ago from New Zealand to Great Britain, they had milked Holsteins, Ayrshires and Jerseys for years – and also obtained various show titles. Their emigration to the Britis...

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The goal is a problem-free cow

The family of Georg Schedel of Egg in the Unterallgäu district in Germany milks around 200 cows, most of them Brown Swiss. Important is the strong family bond – and the healthy and fit cow.

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Sinatra: They persist superbly

The Seasidebloom son Sinatra of Genostar has proved himself with >1,100 daughters in milk. Particularly for fitness it looks good, with persistency, udder health and fertility being plus points.

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Pete: from zero to hero

Only a few weeks after he went back into service as a daughter-proven sire, Pete was the most-used sire in this category. Now everyone is excited to see how his breeding values develop with higher reliability.

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Volker: From a strong branch

Volker, from the cattle union Baden-Württemberg (RBW), delivers on his genomic breeding values and impresses as a strong production, daughter-proven sire. At the same time, he is the best udder sire among the sons from V...

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Intriguing Sires DNA 1 - July 2022

Bari is a young bull and will become available this summer. Peter Zischg from Superbrown expects that the Italian Barca son will become popular, especially since he is a full brother of Superbrown Jonio, the Italian Nr.1...

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Intriguing Sires 3 DNA - July 2022

‘Juri is the Nr.1 udder bull in Switzerland as well as in the German/Austrian system,’ explains Urs Wichser at Select Star. ‘In addition to pleasing overall type, Juri is a high component specialist with extreme fat and...

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The favourites of the AI studs

Which cow families drive the breeding train? That is what BSI wanted to know of the AI studs and enquired about. In addition, we carried out our own analyses: which cows delivered the most AI sires in recent years, more...

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Disolabruna Guarantees milk from Brown Swiss

The Italian Brown Swiss breeding association Anarb brought the brand Disolabruna to life 17 years ago. Only cheese and other dairy products from pure Brown Swiss milk can be marketed with its logo and more than a few con...

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Journey through the breeding world

Where is the trend heading the Brown Swiss AI studs? The following article will detail the answer, which shows that the differences in the bloodlines of the sires of sons are large.

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Intriguing Sires DNA 2 - July 2022

‘Riesling is the O’Malley son with the highest milk value in various countries, for example in Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland and the USA. Furthermore, he is currently the highest foreign bull in Germany with a GZW...

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