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December 2023
Halo: The Breed’s Most Consistent Family at Combining Elite Type with Solid Production and Health?

The HI Cow Family Tournament in 2021 selected Dellia as the Nr.1 cow family of the breed. The figurehead of a current family branch, and a major contributor to that success, was Cookiecutter MOM Halo, who along with her...

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December 2023
Cow Country II - December 2023

‘She is like the great American cheese “Monterey Jack”: Better with age!’ reads the Facebook post of Ferme Jacobs on August 29th, 2023. Beneath was a photo of their cow Midas-Touch Montery 1127, who was just recognized a...

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December 2023
Choose your Red Holstein World Champion 2023

No, not on a poster this time… but, the number of candidates has increased! For the selection of the Red Holstein World Champion 2023, no less than eighteen beautiful candidates are presented. Enjoy all of these show-win...

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December 2023
STg General Manager Juan Moreno:‘Our Industry Made a Significant Mistake!’

For most dairy farms, sexed semen has become an indispensable instrument in management. A driving force behind the global rise of sexed semen is Sexing Technologies. But: ST did not limit itself to sexed semen. Via the p...

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December 2023
For superior reproduction in herd management: Metrabol

Natual, Techna’s natural health nutrition range, has for over 15 years been demonstrating the value of the Metrabol bolus for reproduction that combines natural solutions and performance. Technical, economic and societal...

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December 2023
Improved Genetics for Fertility: A Major Success Story in Modern Breeding

Declining fertility rates as a consequence of intense selection for production improvement through the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s created a major negative for the Holstein breed. However, the implementation of genetic evaluat...

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December 2023
A successful start to lactation: decisive to production and fertility

The time around calving is always tied to a lot of stress and excitement. On hand, it means that there is new life coming to the farm, while on the other hand calving comes with an inherent level of risk and is considere...

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November 2023
Carpsdale in the US: Elite Level Type in both Red and Black Holsteins

Carpsdale has been a prominent name in New England Holsteins for decades. They have consistently been one of the top BAA herds in the north-east, and are regular exhibitors at New England shows, claiming a number of cham...

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November 2023
Nordera in Italy: Balance in Breeding and Management ‘Holstein Genetics Are Moving Faster than We Are.’

No, Luca Nordera does not strive for the highest possible genetic progress. For him, uniformity, productivity, health, and longevity are among his top priorities. Besides breeding, a prominent role is reserved for manage...

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November 2023
Calderbrae in Australia: Having Data Means you can be More Pro-Active, More Precise and have Better Decision-Making

The state of Victoria is heartland to the Australian dairy industry, accounting for 65% of all milk produced nationally. It is here in the Western Districts region of the state that we find the Master Breeder herd Calder...

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November 2023
BullTalk - November 2023

He is currently the bestseller in Switzerland: Hellender Brandy-P. Also beyond Switzerland, there is a lot of demand, as various countries are already importing his semen, reports Jürg Stoll from owner Swissgenetics. He...

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November 2023
The Fabulous Four: Sons of Ranger-Red

3Star-OH Ranger-Red received his first genomic proof in March 2020, and has been high on everyone’s radar ever since. Throughout 2021 he was Canada’s Nr.1 gLPI bull, a red bull dominating in a black-and-white world! Ther...

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November 2023
Focus On... November 2023

HI’s editorial in September discussed balance, inspired by responses that we as HI’s editorial staff often receive in the field. In connection with this, here you find three sires that transmit average for stature, in co...

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November 2023
Intriguing Sires DNA - November 2023

Ranger-Red has been a sensation as a sire of sons; the first red bull to dominate black & white young sire lists. Pringle-Red is his most outstanding red son and represents a step forward in almost every department when...

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November 2023
Delta Jacuzzi-Red: Providing an impulse of different bloodlines

The Dutch bulls Delta Jacuzzi-Red and Delta Reloader share two things in common; they both sit at Nr.1 on their respective daughter-proven sire lists in the Netherlands… and they both trace back to the same cow family. T...

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