KI Samen has Set Its Own Breeding Strategy for Forty Years Already ‘We believe in practical truth.’

KI Samen was established in 1982 by Antoon van Nieuwenhoven and dairy farmers Bas and Theo Engelen. Forty years later, this privately-owned Dutch AI company still exudes lots of enthusiasm and passion, but has also certa...

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Boudewijn Koole, 3STAR Genetics ‘Working Together with Breeders and AIs is the Key to our Success.’

3Star-OH Ranger-Red, a much talked about elite sire for gLPI and gTPI. Visstein-3Star Gavino-Red, nr.1 bull in Spain. The Swiss Red Holstein leader Dykster-3Star Ewing-SG. Tirsvad-3Star Member, red PP sensation in German...

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BPS Panther Foxcatcher Outcross Sire 2022

‘Always a fun exercise and a difficult one as well. Yet we continue to focus on providing altenative bloodlines, that still do not steer our program off the firm objectives for user profitability.’ These words from Jeff...

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Bosgoed: Holstein, Jersey & Brown Swiss

This splendid, colourful photograph in the eastern Netherlands was taken by Han Hopman of dam Bosgoed Gre 241 and her son Bosgoed Black Pete (<Aurora Jeroen; Holstein). So far, the strong-legged, fifteen-year-old Gre 241...

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Masterpiece Genetics & Masterrind

Ed Crossland is the owner of a small dairy farm with Holsteins and Guernseys (Gladheart) in western Maryland, near West Virginia. Although his interest originally lie especially with Holsteins, he also became strongly in...

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KI Kampen & Danish Jersey Export

‘Customers of KI Kampen who use FH sires are especially looking for problem-free grazing animals in large herds. They are not looking for a few toppers, per se. As much as possible, they want a minimal number of dropouts...

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Dutch-Belted: The breed with the fastest growing fan club in the world?

It is not the first time that we report on Lakenvelder cattle in a DBI issue. And the breed, which most dairy farmers know as Dutch Belted, is going through such a dynamic development that it can no longer be ignored. In...

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GGI-Spermex & Genetics Australia

‘GGI-Spermex is the leading export organization for Fleckvieh and Brown Swiss world-wide,’ says Martin Wimmer from GGI-Spermex. ‘The fact that Germany has the largest Fleckvieh and Brown Swiss populations, and manages th...

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Brown Swiss Level in France Displays Significant Increase!

Of course, France is known for breeds like Holstein and Normande. And, of course, the numerous beef breeds. But did you know that France is also becoming an increasingly bigger source of top Brown Swiss genetics? And tha...

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Pischele Holsteins: Singular among the many top addresses in the very north of Italy

Although Italy has a leading role in Europe with more than 1.4 million Holstein cows, the most northern region of the country plays hardly any role this perception. And that, we are finding, should change. While South Ty...

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Mystique Lambda Anis: Bull Dam from a Deep Canadian Cow Family

Delta-Lambda has attracted admirers around the globe, a true ‘cross-over’ bull combining solid production with great type and impressive udders. The Delta son from the Lila Z family did not get many opportunities as a si...

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Jerseys: The Quickest Growing Breed in America’s Dairy Cattle Industry

For the very first time in Dairy Breeds International: an article about the oldest herdbook organization in the US, the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA). This organization was established already in 1868, but th...

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Not a Single AI Wanted to Buy Him… and Still Emerson Became One of Elton’s Bestselling Sons around the World!

Do you still remember him: Ricecrest Emerson? Born in 1994, broke through in the TPI-top-ranks in 1999, and subsequently for years a globally popular sire? And that when initially not a single AI gave him a chance, despi...

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Master Breeder Larenwood in Canada:Three-Time Winner of National Management Award

The Larenwood herd in Ontario – a homebred herd for over 60 years – is a three-time winner of the National Lactanet/CanWest DHI Herd Management award; in 2014-15-16. It also claimed a prestigious Holstein Canada Master B...

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Villstar The Other Top Address in Switzerland

If you are interested in showing and have always associated Switzerland with showing, the title may irritate you. If you carry on reading, it will not be one of these famous Swiss type barns waiting for you that we have...

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