Using Milk for Pregnancy Detection

Knowing if a cow is open or pregnant plays a vital role in effectively managing your herd, but how do you detect pregnancies? In this management article we focus on pregnancy detection through milk analysis.

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Lakeside UPS Red Range: Most Influential Bull Dam World-wide Wins 15th Red Impact Title!

In HI’s July issue, she was described as one of the world’s most influential bull dams. Lakeside UPS Red Range, the dam of sixteen young AI sons, including the Canadian gLPI leader Ranger-Red, was one of the favorites to...

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Beef-on-Dairy Programs: Intermizoo & KI Samen

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 Intermizoo from Italy and KI Samen...

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Focus on... December 2021

In this spot in the last issue of HI you were able to read about several of the best genomic conformation sires in the breed. And, as promised in November, we now follow with four more conformation specialists. The diffe...

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Bull Talk - December 2021

‘He is very popular due to his high components, A2A2, unique aAa (516), average stature, low somatic cell, high udder index and plus for DPR,’ explains general manager Ron Sersland about why Leaninghouse Speak-Up (2790 g...

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EDG Rubicon: The World’s Highest Mogul Son Remains Popular

What follows is not only the story about the world’s highest Mogul son. It is also the story about his special dam and maternal line: Ruby and the Dellias. As well as the story about breeding expertise and passion. And t...

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Cow Country - December 2021

With Himeyers Brain, a brand new prefix appeared in the top of the Swiss sire line-up. The Letsgo son from Swissgenetics scores 1602 gIset, with high indexes for conformation and udder. He was the first bull that Eduard...

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OHG & VOSt: Why size does not determine success!

After years of alliances and mergers, the breeding landscape in Germany has been cleaned up considerably. Of the 12 breeding cooperatives that were in existence 10 years ago, there are only four left today. In addition t...

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LLG Iden: Germany’s Nr.1 Farm for Cows with 100,000 kg

The LLG Iden dairy herd in the eastern German state of Sachsen-Anhalt has 400 head, and is known for its high longevity. More than 150 Iden cows have now surpassed the production milestone of 100,000 kg/220,000 lb. milk...

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Holtbyholme - Every Cow that has Calved at Least Three Times is Classified EX

There are many type enthusiasts around the world who have developed elite type herds… but Holtbyholme has taken it to a whole new level. As published in HI’s recent August issue, this Canadian dairy farm has the world’s...

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Matfield: Striving for Well-Balanced Cows with Longevity

From previous HI herd reports, you will know that Northern Ireland holds a number of passionate breeders focused on type. The Matfield herd is no different. Join us as we uncover a treasure of solid, long-lasting cow fam...

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Westcoast Alcove: Big-Time Production with Strength and Capacity

At 3794 LPI, Alcove has a long lead of 273 LPI points on the Nr.2 proven bull in Canada! And that’s with 377 daughters in his production proof. Alcove combines outstanding production (+2524kg milk) with big component dev...

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Renegade: Outcross Sire now Highly Proven

In 2019, the young genomic bull Renegade was named “Outcross Sire of the Year.” In August 2021 he graduated with a progeny proof of 2867 TPI, good enough to rank him at Nr.4 on the TPI Top-100 list. In the interim he sir...

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Intriguing Sires DP - November 2021

The Halo family from Cookiecutter recently attained a splendid top-10 ranking in HI’s Cow Family Tournament. Partly because of the large number of strong scoring bulls that this successful branch of the Dellia family has...

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Intriguing Sires DNA - November 2021

With Delta Founder, after Big Malki (Maik-Jorryn) and his son Delta Topgear (mgs. Solero), a special Dutch-proven blood line once again provides a notable pedigree alternative. Via high DNA indexes and a rather uncommon...

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