From vacuum to teat cup liners: How milking equipment influences udder health

It is without question that genetics have an influence on udder health. But, of course, there are other factors that also have a lot of influence on the quality of the milk and the incidence of mastitis. In addition to t...

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Beef-on-Dairy Programs: Genes Diffusion & Alta Genetics

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 Genes Diffusion from France and Al...

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Mirand-PP-RC: Providing an ­Impulse to Polled Breeding Worldwide

For dairy producers the world over the task of de-horning calves is not very appealing…and it likely doesn’t appeal to the calves either! Over recent years there have been giant strides in the competitiveness of the top...

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Cow Country II - October 2021

The bull Bosside Rubel Rebel-Red (2808 gTPI) is out of Bosside Seasaw Abby (Seasaw-Gatedancer-Megasire) who is a top-20 TPI red or red-carrier cow in the US. ‘We purchased the Megasire at the first Applemania Sale in 201...

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Cow Country I - October 2021

Weenarda Farms (Ontario) is one of the twenty highest index farms in Canada. Notable: all animals on this farm with 52 milking cows have homebred pedigrees. ‘Early on, my parents gave me the responsibility for breeding....

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Yan Jacobs: ‘A Good Cow Can Go Anywhere – That’s Why I Like the Britany Family’

Ferme Jacobs: There isn’t a more famous herd in the world for show-winning type. Only a handful of people can say they have bred a World Dairy Expo or Royal Winter Fair Grand Champion, but the Jacobs family from Quebec,...

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HI’s Cow Family Tournament: Here are Numbers 6 & 5!

In September’s HI, you already became well acquainted with nr. 10, 9, 8 and 7 of HI’s unique Cow Family Tournament. And this time, we count down further, to 6 and 5… In November’s HI, you may anticipate the families whic...

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He was Born 100 Years Ago:JRAP, likely the most influential bull in the Holstein breed (1)

A truism in modern Holstein breeding: Round Oak Rag Apple Elevation and Pawnee Farm Arlinda Chief are the most influential foundation sires of the Holstein breed. When this duo was nominated in 1999 for HI’s ”Holsteins o...

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Cow Family Tournament: Responses from the Breeders

In HI’s September issue, you were able to become well-acquainted with the families that placed 10, 9, 8 and 7 in HI’s Cow Family Tournament. Now it is time for up-to-date responses from the breeders about these special c...

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Josef Pott: Why Arcowin is not a forced, but rather a logical step into the future

When Arcowin officially begins its work on January 1st, 2022, it will not only be the structures in the areas of the breeding program, research and development at the three equal business partners Masterrind, Evolution (...

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Focus on... October 2021

When the Dutch company CRV asked its international distributors a few weeks ago which sires would generate the most demand in the coming months, Powerlift-RC (Abundant-Adorable-Loptimum) from the Cosmopolitans stood well...

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Audrey Posch: This is the Multi-talented Brood Cow who Started the World’s Longest Chain of EX Generations

For many HI readers, the name Audrey Posch will be familiar, even though she was born 84 years ago. Audrey is namely the foundation cow of the cow family with the most successive generations of EX in a row. Currently thi...

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Chart Toppers: The Highest Indexing Females of the US

In modern breeding the chart toppers of the elite females of the breed have become more valuable than ever. Extreme prices are being paid for the truly elite animals while those a little further down the rankings now att...

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HI’s Cow Family Tournament: Here are Numbers 10, 9, 8 and 7!

After two preliminary rounds in March and April, and the grand finale in June’s HI, the project of 2021 – HI’s unique Cow Family Tournament – has notably gained momentum. In the meantime, the votes of the judges have bee...

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Crampiness: Can it be Eradicated from the Holstein Breed?

The disappointment of discovering that a favourite cow has become crampy is a frustration many breeders have felt. The possibility that this condition may be becoming more prevalent has led many breeders to voice their c...

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