Farmersbid.com – A new online auction service provider with lots of expertise

For years, live streaming and online bidding have been standard practice for auctions worldwide. The current Coronavirus pandemic has made the trend even more popular. And the experiences have largely been positive. A we...

Beef-on-Dairy Programs Evolution & Genetics Hokkaido

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 Evolution from France, and Genetic...

Spastic Paresis; costly defect in dairy cows

In recent years, there has been necessary attention for the increasingly straighter rear leg position in Holsteins. Too often we see young animals that have much straighter rear legs than optimal from side view, often re...

Italian Shara: Royal Source of Longevity, Fertility and Production

Ronelee Dabble, Whittier-Farms Roz, Stadacona Abel, Juniper Wish, Vieuxsaule Mary Sol, Windy-Knoll-View Pledge; the Holstein world has several famous bull dams by Comestar Outside. In this article, you will become acquai...

Intruiging Sires - April 2021

‘Bad was already very popular as a young sire,’ explains Marc-Henri Guillaume from Swissgenetics about the RC bull that in April 2020 received his first progeny proven index. ‘With 202 daughters, he has increased for mil...

Crush and Sons: Major Impact on the Elite Type Market

When the Planet son Bookem delivered two extreme type young bulls McCutchen and Doorman it came as something of a surprise; after-all, Planet was a production maestro not a type star. Now Doorman and McCutchen have gone...

BullTalk - April 2021

The family that earlier provided the respected sires of sons Mr Salvatore-RC and Swingman-Red, has provided yet another talent: Gen-NH Spirit-Red: Good for 2778 gTPI/+2.03 gPTAT as well as 3411 gLPI/+11 type. Spirit-Red...

Focus On - Fitness specialists

One can argue about many things: Is conformation important for sire selection? Is a deep pedigree important? If a sire should be polled or a red carrier? Is a specific aAa code or a particular casein profile the deciding...

Pine-Tree AltaOak: His Remarkable Foundation and His Intense Impact (2)

Why write a three-part series about the bull Pine-Tree AltaOak? Because Oak, with his outcross pedigree, was still able to reach the highest realms of the index lists, and thus received opportunities at numerous AI compa...

At Ards, High PLI and Type is Balanced by Strong Cow Families

Strong cow families, consistent type and profitable longevity sum up the Northern Irish Ards herd… and it is the reason why it has built great repute and adoration amongst breeders in the UK. Here HI talks to breeder Wil...

Horimetz Holstein: French Reprieve for the Hard-working Feys Family

The southern Belgian Wallonia is home to a lot of type splendor. This is demonstrated, for example, at “Nuit de la Holstein”. One of the most remarkable winners of this high caliber show in Libramont is Qottage d’Horimet...

The sequel: Here is the Second Preliminary Round of HI’s Cow Family Tournament!

In our recent March issue, HI’s tournament of the world’s most influential cow families commenced with preliminary round 1, in which 50 promising cow families from continents other than North America were presented. Now...

Page-House Shottle Noni: Australian Cow of the Year

The 2020 Australian Cow of the Year is… Page-House Shottle Noni. A fan favourite during her highly successful show career that included DairyWeek Intermediate Champion 2010 and Grand Champion 2012, Noni has also been a t...

Cow Country April 2021

In December 2020, HI published a breeders report about Ferme Mystique in Quebec. A proven sire from their Mystique Integrity Amilie family that traces back to Roycedale Sheik Adrienne is Mystique Acrobat (McCutchen-Gerar...

Bevandale in Australia: Farming in the Tropics

One of the keenest breeders from the Atherton Tablelands in far north Queensland is Henry Bevan from Bevandale Holsteins. Dairy farming in the tropics has its own distinct challenges, but that certainly hasn’t stopped th...