Beef-on-Dairy Programs: Norbreck Genetics & VOSt

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 VOSt in Germany and Norbreck Genet...

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Aumann and Hefner from BVN: ‘We Want to Preserve the Influence and Opportunities of Breeders Across the Board.’

One of the largest AI organizations in Europe can be found in the northern part of the German state of Bavaria: BVN. With more than 100 young Fleckvieh sires per year, the breeding program of this AI is one of the world’...

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Rager-Red: Leading Red Sire Popular With Black-and-White Breeders Too

Red bulls often appeal to a specialist niche market in the Holstein industry, a small group of enthusiastic breeders. However, Rager-Red has bridged this color barrier and has proven to be very popular with black-and-whi...

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Apple is the All-Time Red World Champion

It was the perfect time to conduct the All-Time Red World Champion competition, a silver lining to a dark cloud that has shrouded the world’s show rings over the past two years due to the impacts of Covid. The poster was...

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Crisdhome: Home to Impressive High-Type Holsteins

In the Top-3 of herds with the highest percentage of excellent cows (see HI 8/2021) we find Crisdhome in western Wisconsin. Here, two thirds of the 100-cow herd is scored EX. This includes 8 cows at EX-94 and 17 at 93! C...

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Bossink Holsteins: Highly Balanced, Quality Cows via Proven Genetics and aAa

‘We find it tremendous when our cows are good enough for the show, but we are certainly not show breeders.’ Gerrit van der Kolk consistently follows his own vision and likes to place facts in the right perspective. At Bo...

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Intruiging Sires DP - December 2021

‘For the past few years, there are a number of dairy plants in Spain that only process A2A2 milk. As such, sires with A2A2 are in higher demand here,’ says Jordi Farré Rebull from Aberekin. The most sold progeny proven b...

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From An American Dairyman: Suggestions for Sire Selection

An American Dairyman continues his series of contributions for Holstein International and now brings some interesting suggestions for sire selection. He also adds some actual sire names to his suggestions – all based on...

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Luster-P - The best and most reliable polled sire in the world

Admittedly, to choose a headline that so clearly defines the category of the sire featured is a bold move. But for Luster, the current Nr.1 for daughter-proven polled sires in the USA, we are willing to take the risk. Th...

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Simon-P: Vital Link Between his Unsurpassed Sire Semino and the Holstein Breed

On the right you see one of the most popular polled transmitters and sires of sons from Germany: Simon-P! Together with his sons Sampler-PP (left) and Signal-P (middle). In a moment, more about these two sons, as we will...

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Focus on their Background: Italy’s Champions, Two Special Breeding Stories

In early November, in the northern Italian city of Montichiari, Italy’s National Holstein Show took place. All results are included at the bottom of this page. Remarkable are the stories behind both the National Champion...

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Puckeroro Worthy Coralie: Foundation of a Great New Zealand Cow Family

Born in 1958, Coralie established a family that has provided numerous successful AI bulls, produced a number of multi-generational EX branches to the family, and has made a prominent contribution to various herds across...

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Cow Family Tournament: Responses from the Breeders

In November’s HI, you could become extensively acquainted with Nr.4 and Nr.3 of HI’s Global Cow Family Tournament: Braedale Gypsy Grand and Wesswood-HC Rudy Missy. On this page, you find the responses of the breeders beh...

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HI’s Cow Family Tournament: Here are the highest ranking, numbers 2 & 1!

In the HI issues of September, October, and November, the excitement continued to rise; in the meantime, you have become acquainted with numbers 3 through 10. Now follows the absolute apotheosis: the unveiling of the two...

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Cow Country II - December 2021

Solomon sired the Reserve Champion at the World Dairy Expo this year, the 4-year-old Oakfield Footloose, a rising superstar of the show world. Another Solomon daughter in the news is Avonlea Solomon Victory who topped th...

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