Intriguing Sires DP - August 2021

‘Aptitude continues to be a popular progeny proven sire. He has settled in several markets and continues to sell well,’ says Mike West about the Davinci son, who via Epic, MOM and Goldwyn descends from MD-Delight Durham...

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Focus on - August 2021

Coming with the interesting sire stack Discjockey-Applicable-Mascalese is the double headlining sire Sabbiona Inseme Tantum, who occupies the Nr.1 udder position in both Italy (4.68 ICM) and Switzerland (151 MS). From Go...

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Intriguing Sires DNA - August 2021

Fitters Choice is the nr.1 gPTAT bull. His dam and grandam died young, but that doesn’t mean anything. After all, before that, we find two Global Cow winners in a row: Cookiecutter Mog Hanker and foundation dam Halo. Via...

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‘We can finally breed for healthy and economic cows – such as this Mowgli’

We spoke to Dominik Weber a week or so after he expanded his dairy farm. Weber milked 25 cows, but when a farm near-by (a free-stall barn near Welver to the south east of Hamm in the German region North Rhine-Westphalia)...

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Weelder Esmonique: The Powerful Family Behind Force, Empire, Esperanto, Endless and Eloy

The Weelder sires Empire and Esperanto, with 302 and 274 NVI, respectively lead the Dutch list of progeny proven sires. While from the same Esmonique family, the nr.1 DNA bull Delta Endless-RC (390 gNVI) also descends. A...

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Goldwyn Deb: 11 EX Full Sisters, All With Different Owners

Eastriver Goldwyn Deb 176 was recently named “Star of the Breed” in the US and featured in CowCountry in our July edition. She combines elite level production with an impressive list of show-ring achievements. Even more...

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Exclusive: The ultimate update about the herds worldwide with the most EX cows (2)

Noteworthy herds with dozens of EX Holsteins and a percentage of EX cows reaching to 70% were the focus of the first part of our analysis of the farms with the most EX cows worldwide. But anyone who thinks an increase wo...

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Polled Increasingly Popular: Attention to P and Especially PP Sires Continues to Grow World-wide

What was still a niche market in most countries just a few years ago, has grown more and more into a serious category in the AI world: P and PP sires. To the extent that the genetic level increases, so does the popularit...

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Fertility: Significant Support Available for Indispensable Link

The cow should have been pregnant already, but is still not showing any heat signs. Other cows have already been bred five times, but still show up again every 3, 6 or 9 weeks. Getting cows pregnant at the desirable mome...

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Via Pax: Pioneers in Bringing Embryo Transfer to the Dairy Industry

Today almost every young bull that enters bull studs worldwide is the result of embryo transfer (ET). The technology is common place for multiplying and moving elite genetics around the globe. However, while ET is now re...

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Beef-on-Dairy Programs: Masterrind & Ascol

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 Masterrind from Germany and Ascol...

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Cow Country I August 2021

‘Until I flushed Nordic-Ridge Legacy VG-88 (< Supersire) with Delta, no ET work had been done with this family. I was fortunate to harvest twelve daughters from the flush, from which I eventually sold four of the high...

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Cow Country II August 2021

She recently classified EX again, has produced 129,309kgs/285,077lb 4.68% 3.42% in 14 lactations, and is gearing up to calve for the 15th time, due in mid-September: not bad for the 17-year-old Tarabella ESZ Jolie. She i...

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Exclusive: The ultimate update about the herds worldwide with the most EX cows (1)

To breed a Holstein that is distinguished as being EX is an accomplishment to be proud of even in times when Holstein breeding is continually striving towards more commercial goals. For dairy farmers that think only abou...

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Pro Caseus: Selecting for Milk with Better Cheese-Making Properties

Cheese production is big business in Italy. And when it comes to the production of quality cheese, cow’s milk is not all the same. Now one Italian AI company has come up with a new way to identify and breed for cows that...

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