German R Family also Provides Popular Double W Sires in the Netherlands

With 130 RZG based on nearly 28,000 daughters, Guarini is the very highest of several dozens of German Goldwyn sons. Thanks to the strong maternal line from which he originates. In recent years, this R family is increasi...

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Welcome-Tel Brennan: 5 generations, 5 different prefixes

In June 2003 HI reported about the Hidden-View Lead Becca cow family and in October 2003 we wrote about a headline daughter-proven sire that had just emerged from the bloodline, Hidden-View Best. Prompted by another inte...

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Tiger-Lily Lulu: Ladd-P was Just the Beginning for this Special Cow Family

Five years ago the arrival of the high-type red bull Tiger-Lily Ladd-P focused attention on the Lulu family at Marshman Farms in New York. Via his sire Destry, Ladd-P offered Goldwyn style in a red package. However, his...

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Coyne-Farms Mass Jill: Males More Successful than Females

With 3 sons on the TPI and LPI top-lists, along with 5 grand-sons and great grand-sons on the genomic top-lists in the US and Germany, Coyne-Farms Mass Jill is having a solid impact on elite breeding... at least on the m...

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BullTalk - November 2017

Germany’s highest indexing Holstein calf – no less than 169 gRZM – is owned by the Giesmann family and is a daughter of the cow Balisto Jolene and the sire Superhero. As such, the spotlights are being placed once again o...

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Marathon: France’s Nr.6 is the Outcross Sire of the Year 2017

He is still young, only born at the end of June 2016. Furthermore, he is the Nr.6 of all French sires on the overall gISU index and the Nr.2 among the top 50 for conformation. But above all, he is an exception on the int...

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Larcrest Commander: High Performance from the Cosmopolitans

With 13 sons in the top 20 on the current TPI list in the US, Mogul is the dominant force in the breed right now. A Mogul son who distinguished himself by debuting on the top charts in both the US and Canada this round w...

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Intriguing Sires - Achiever & Addiction & Yoda

‘Achiever offers a wonderful combination of traits that are interesting today: medium stature (-0.24 stature), high components (952lb milk, +.30%F, +.06%P), great fitness (2.4 DPR, 2.77 SCS, 6.2 calving ease, 8.7 PL) and...

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Masato – Fat, Conformation and Fitness at the Highest Level

Whoever has followed Holstein history over the last 40 years knows that the requirements of modern sires changes with time. Certain traits become more important relative to older traits, or less important relative to new...

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Hammig Isy - This French Nr.1 has been Popular for Years

Since his debut in the French DNA top-3 – in April 2014 – Hammig Isy has been among the most used bulls at the French breeding company Evolution. Hammig has made good on his tremendous popularity. Stronger yet, since the...

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Bomaz: Successful with Consistent Breeding for Production and Fitness

The highest DNA bull with an AI code (Bomaz Skywalker, 2961 gTPI) and 14 female Holsteins in the top-200 for Net Merit; the Bomaz prefix is very strongly woven with current elite breeding in the US. HI travelled to Hammo...

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California’s “Supermarket for Genetics”: RuAnn & Maddox Dairy: 1,400 Home-Bred Excellent Cows!

The San Joaquin Valley in California is 300 miles long and 100 miles wide and is one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world. A combination of rich soils, irrigation water from the mountains, and a warm,...

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Hanalee’s Passion for Pedigrees Brings Expansion with a Difference!

A passion for deep pedigrees and good cows has driven the Hazeleger family to create an interesting operational strategy. A number of the world’s finest pedigrees can be found in their Hanalee herd – find out more here!

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Eilmans - The Little-known Home of one of the Strongest Herds in Germany

No, Clemens Eilmans is not a star of the scene. He is not a celebrated exhibitor at shows, not a successful seller at one of the many top-auctions and not a breeder of the best genomic animals. However, Eilmans should be...

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Saber Pansy Family Dominates at Selz-Pralle Dairy

The well-managed 425-cow operation at Selz-Pralle Dairy in Wisconsin achieves extreme production from high-type cows with well-attached udders that are built to last. A branch of the Saber Pansy family has developed into...

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