Hurtgenlea Yoder Modesto Dominant Bull Dam with Two Sons in the Breed’s Top-25

Mogul son Yoder had a number of successful sons with the most notable including Medley, Achiever and Outsiders. However, Yoder’s biggest impact has come as maternal grand-sire of bulls in the top ranks of the TPI charts....

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Cow Country II - March 2022

The fact that Templedale Enhancer Rosina 33* had long-term value is proven by her descendant and high LPI sire Silverstream Porter. The legacy of the much used Canadian also lives on in the Northern Irish Ernevale herd (...

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Beef-on-Dairy Programs: Agri-Gene & RUW

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 RUW in Germany and Agri-Gene from...

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Holstein Association USA: The Adoption of New Technology is Driving the Breed Forward

“To provide leadership, information, and services to help members and dairy producers worldwide be successful” …that’s the mission statement of the Holstein Association USA. As the largest dairy breed organization worldw...

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‘No One Knows What the Future Holds; As Such, Genetic Variation Remains Absolutely Essential!’

With 70-90 young sires launched annually, Bayern-Genetik is one of the global Fleckvieh AI giants. Annually, about 1.5 million doses of semen are sold, of which 50% are used in Germany and 50% internationally. Inseminati...

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Single-Step: Next Generation in Genetic Evaluations

Genomic evaluations first arrived in 2009 and created a revolution in Holstein breeding that more than doubled the rate of genetic gain. Continued refinements and improvements have produced incremental increases in the a...

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Unique HI Overview: These are the 92 Most Sold Holstein Sires at AI Companies Worldwide

Who were the most sold Holstein sires in 2021? The answer follows here, in a unique overview with 92 bestsellers from 38 breeding organizations in thirteen different countries. As well we present the current trends in th...

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Erbacres Snapple Shakira: Unanimously Selected as World Champion 2021!

More than 50% of the readers’ votes: In 23 editions, this has happened to just four World Champions. This year a new illustrious name can be added to the list Ashlyn, Paradise, Frantisco and Frosty. Erbacres Snapple Shak...

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Intriguing Sires DNA - March 2022

‘Champion has been extremely popular since his debut in May 2021, his semen is being sold to 25 countries world-wide,’ says Mike West from Semex, who names various reasons for this popularity. ‘The unique pedigree for re...

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Emprise Bell Elton: One of the Foundations of King Doc and the Holstein Breed

Prominent in this March edition of Holstein International is King Doc. His pedigree brings us immediately to one of the main players from the years around the turn of the century: Emprise Bell Elton. ‘Only already with h...

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Focus On... March 2022

After we presented several interesting RC newcomers in our February issue, we would now like to take a look at some special talents from the homozygous polled segment. We will focus on four sires that in addition to thei...

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Aurora Mitchell Outcross Bull Transmitting Wide Rumps, Super Udders and Ideal Leg Set

At 2828 TPI, Mitchell sits at Nr.13 on the proven sire TPI charts. His proof shows >1,000lb milk +.11%f +.04%p, while his 2.63 type makes him the highest type bull in the top-30. Indeed, there are only two bulls with hig...

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Cow Country I - March 2022

Perhaps the Bankroll daughter Déesse does not come from the strongest pedigree that Pascal Henchoz (Mollanges) of Switzerland works with, but that does not make her a product of chance. The ancestors in Déesse’s pedigree...

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The Ultimate Male “Personification” of the Roxy Genes: Woodcrest King Doc

‘He is extremely popular,’ reported Rick VerBeek in 2018 about the then 3-year-old sire Woodcrest King Doc. Absolutely nothing has changed, confirms Verbeek’s colleague Jeff Ziegler today. Every dose that Doc produces is...

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Caudumer Holsteins: Breeding Success with Lol Family Thanks to Genomics and Polled

What started with delivering sires like Fun-P-Red in the Netherlands and Batch-P in Germany, received a special sequel last year, especially with the unprecedented international sire of son success of Solitair-P-Red and...

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