Cow Country I - November 2021

With 5.09 365d 23,782 kg/52,430 lb 5.9% 3.1%, Whiteleather Armani 2623 EX-91 is the second highest of all mature American Holsteins ever for pounds of fat. Taken at 305 days, she is even the national record holder. ‘Arma...

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Vote for your All-Time Red World Champion!

A critical mistake on HI’s Red Holstein poster from August meant that the competition could not proceed fairly. For that reason, HI’s editorial staff saw no other option than to halt the competition at the time, for whic...

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Focus-On Extra: Leg SetWhich elite sires transmit more curvature to the legs?

Be on guard for straight feet & legs! This advice can be heard regularly for using bulls: Very regularly. Yes, straight legs, short teats, and high pins are certainly among the points of attention with sire selection. “K...

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ABS Global, 80 Years, Focusing on the Next Step

In 1941, 80 years ago, J. Rockefeller Prentice was involved in founding the Northern Illinois Holstein Artificial Breeding Association. Prentice started more AI companies. All were merged into the American Breeders Servi...

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Beef-on-Dairy Programs: Genetics Australia & CRV

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 CRV from the Netherlands and Genet...

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Cow Family Tournament: Responses from the Breeders

In HI’s October issue, you were introduced to numbers 6 and 5 in HI’s global Cow Family Tournament: Glenridge Citation Roxy and Kamps-Hollow Altitude-RC. On these pages, you find the responses of the breeders behind thes...

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Nosbisch Holsteins - The breeding barn with the widest base in Europe

The flourishing cattle dealing company European Livestock Service, the German Masters Sale, the young and closely watched breeding company Bullseye Genetics, positive sires like the new Dutch Nr.1 Mitch, the world record...

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Melarry: Breeder Herd with Solid Impact in the Genomic Era

Since the arrival of genomics, typical breeder herds have found it increasingly difficult to compete with the specialized breeding programs in producing the next generation of young bulls for the AI industry. However, on...

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BullTalk - October 2021

Remarkable: the entire progeny-proven Italian top-3 consists of sons of Sandy-Valley Afterburner, namely Miura (his report elsewhere in this HI issue), Kubrick and Pepsol, while also the Italian Nr.8, Sprite, is an After...

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Intriguing Sires - October 2021

‘He was nr.2 in Germany as a DNA bull, and now he is nr.2 of all German progeny proven sires. He has been intensively used in every Germany breeding program and was successful as a sire of sons, with sons Calvin, Carlos...

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Intriguing Sires DNA - October 2021

‘We are thrilled with everything that Dynamite has done for us. He is one of the most beautiful bulls that we have ever had in the barns of Cogent. The bull leaves an impression, every time that you see him,’ says Andrew...

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Intriguing Sires DNA I - October 2021

Monteverdi debuted in second place on the Canadian DNA list. In the US, he is situated in the gTPI top-25. But above all, he is far and away the nr.1 for DWP$ (1328). ‘Monteverdi is an extreme mating sire at 3092 GTPI wi...

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Pine-Tree Burley: Outcross Sire of 2021

In the genomic era with its short generation intervals and fast paced genetic gains it’s proving to be increasingly difficult for alternative bloodlines to keep up. The pool of bloodlines that are part of the elite bull...

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Go-Farm Miura: In the Limelight Thanks to Milking Daughters

Of all the Italian progeny proven bulls, Miura is the nr.1 for PFT and IES€. His PFT, now based on 520 daughters, increased by 612 points this year. Compared to his lowest DNA index, Miura even gained more than 1000 poin...

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Skredsviks Prästgård, Sweden:Reaching an Elite Level Entirely with their own Effort

Martin Grahm was not a farmer’s son when he was born. But: two of his uncles were dairy farmers and milked cows from the original Swedish breeds SRB (red & white) and SLB (black & white). As such, Martin’s interest in da...

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