The International Reach of Canada’s Dragonfly Family

We last reported on the Dragonfly family in April 2012. Since then the family has been spreading its wings and is now supplying some exciting young bulls in different parts of the world. Here is an update on the Dragonfl...

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Presenting the Progeny Proven Sons of Mountfield SSI Mogul

With 2494 TPI, Mogul is still nr.26 in the US. His index is now based on more than 17,000 daughters, with 72% of them on American soil. At the same time, the majority of Mogul sons are of American origin. But, in other c...

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Balisto and Topsy: Which One is the Best?

The full brothers Topsy and Balisto now sit at Nr.12 and Nr.19 on the daughter-proven TPI top-100 in the US. However, Topsy had no sons sampled in AI while his brother Balisto has become a genetic power-house with his so...

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BullTalk - August 2017

Last month we wrote about the “comeback” of progeny proven sires; in more and more countries, they are able to get closer to the DNA top. This is also the case in Scandinavia, where the impressive Booth with 32 NTM is si...

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Intriguing Sires - Lencomte & Cidre & Henley

Lencome is a “talk of the town” sire in France, combining high index, type and a top-class pedigree. Since the Capital Gain-son became available in May 2016, almost every straw of semen he has made has been sold immediat...

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High-Type Unix: Was He Worth The Hype?

Want to know more about the top conformation Uno-son who carries his sire’s key qualities, but unlike Uno, he transmits ample milk? Read all about Unix, the new breed-leader, here!

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Brabantdale: A Family-Run Farm with an Intense Strategy

The Nooyen family’s stringent breeding strategy has elevated their herd to a breed-leading level. Reason why their accomplishments and statistics are extremely impressive. Find out what exciting plans are in store for th...

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Green Meadow: Focusing on 100% Purebred Holsteins and Proven Cows

That attention to the individual and personalized matings can coexist well with a large herd is clearly affirmed by Green Meadow Farms in Michigan. On the farm where management, nutrition and daily care is top notch, bre...

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Liddleholme in New York: Where it’s all About Cow Families

Beautiful cows with beautiful pedigrees: That’s what you will find in the Liddleholme barn in New York. There’s a sense of discovery as you wait to hear which of the renowned cows of the breed each animal in the herd tra...

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Loh-An Holsteins – One of the Most Extraordinary Herds in Germany

To be honest, this report is long overdue. However, we now have the perfect reason to present Loh-An Holsteins to you, which is Loh Lilli Brax, the newly crowned German National Champion of the 2-year-old Holsteins. Howe...

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Teat Length: A Problem for Breeders Worldwide?

It is amazing how breeding and trait selection can transform and alter a breed.In Holsteins, over the decades we have seen alterations in size, fertility, milk output – to name just a few. A trait that was starting to ra...

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The Lidias: Even More Complete Thanks to Tango and Charley

“New Italian Bertaiola Family Accelerates in the Netherlands”: In January 2013, that was the title of HI’s article about 2 full sisters of the Italian Bolton son Bertaiola Mincio that had been sold to the Netherlands. Si...

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The Gigi’s: Seven Generations of Gold Medal Dams

It’s hard to ignore that kind of consistent transmitting power – 7 generations of Gold Medal Dams. ‘This family makes cows that show up to work everyday – no fuss, no drama – hitting the top of the list on test day, clas...

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Budjon Desire: Expo Champion with 19 EX daughters

Younger HI-readers may not remember the 2005 Madison Grand Champion, Budjon Redmarker Desire EX-96. However her achievements out of the show-ring will certainly earn her a new wave of fans.

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New Zealand: Incredible Family Power

Many national Herd-Book organizations award the “Cow of the Year” title to the most accomplished cow in their country. In New Zealand that award is the Valden Trophy, which is presented annually at the national conventio...

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