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August 2017
Longevity Non-stop: Ronbeth Stormatic Doll, 5th Generation with 100,000 kg!

Since the beginning of this century, longevity is playing a more prominent role in Holstein breeding. In the Ronbeth herd of the Warner family in Ontario, high lifetime production has received full attention for decades...

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August 2017
Weelder Esmonique 38 Continues Esmeralda Tradition

With the May release, Weelder Esmonique 38, a G-Force daughter owned by the Dutch Van de Kamp family provided 2 sons in the Dutch gNVI top-3, including the leader Esperanto. Force, the full brother of Esmonique 38, is pe...

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August 2017
A Question of Character

Clearly, it was a special picture with a special cow that lured us to the farm of Clemens Eilmans in the town of Kevelaer in western Germany. The 56 Holsteins in Eilman’s barn count among the best in the country in every...

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August 2017
Cow Country - August 2017

On the Gandy dairy farm owned by the Gandolfi family in the northern Italian province of Mantova, the percentages of fat and protein, as well as protein quality, are prominent breeding traits. The fact that their selecti...

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August 2017
The International Reach of Canada’s Dragonfly Family

We last reported on the Dragonfly family in April 2012. Since then the family has been spreading its wings and is now supplying some exciting young bulls in different parts of the world. Here is an update on the Dragonfl...

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August 2017
Presenting the Progeny Proven Sons of Mountfield SSI Mogul

With 2494 TPI, Mogul is still nr.26 in the US. His index is now based on more than 17,000 daughters, with 72% of them on American soil. At the same time, the majority of Mogul sons are of American origin. But, in other c...

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August 2017
Balisto and Topsy: Which One is the Best?

The full brothers Topsy and Balisto now sit at Nr.12 and Nr.19 on the daughter-proven TPI top-100 in the US. However, Topsy had no sons sampled in AI while his brother Balisto has become a genetic power-house with his so...

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August 2017
BullTalk - August 2017

Last month we wrote about the “comeback” of progeny proven sires; in more and more countries, they are able to get closer to the DNA top. This is also the case in Scandinavia, where the impressive Booth with 32 NTM is si...

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August 2017
Intriguing Sires - Lencomte & Cidre & Henley

Lencome is a “talk of the town” sire in France, combining high index, type and a top-class pedigree. Since the Capital Gain-son became available in May 2016, almost every straw of semen he has made has been sold immediat...

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August 2017
High-Type Unix: Was He Worth The Hype?

Want to know more about the top conformation Uno-son who carries his sire’s key qualities, but unlike Uno, he transmits ample milk? Read all about Unix, the new breed-leader, here!

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August 2017
Brabantdale: A Family-Run Farm with an Intense Strategy

The Nooyen family’s stringent breeding strategy has elevated their herd to a breed-leading level. Reason why their accomplishments and statistics are extremely impressive. Find out what exciting plans are in store for th...

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August 2017
Green Meadow: Focusing on 100% Purebred Holsteins and Proven Cows

That attention to the individual and personalized matings can coexist well with a large herd is clearly affirmed by Green Meadow Farms in Michigan. On the farm where management, nutrition and daily care is top notch, bre...

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August 2017
Liddleholme in New York: Where it’s all About Cow Families

Beautiful cows with beautiful pedigrees: That’s what you will find in the Liddleholme barn in New York. There’s a sense of discovery as you wait to hear which of the renowned cows of the breed each animal in the herd tra...

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August 2017
Loh-An Holsteins – One of the Most Extraordinary Herds in Germany

To be honest, this report is long overdue. However, we now have the perfect reason to present Loh-An Holsteins to you, which is Loh Lilli Brax, the newly crowned German National Champion of the 2-year-old Holsteins. Howe...

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July 2017
Teat Length: A Problem for Breeders Worldwide?

It is amazing how breeding and trait selection can transform and alter a breed.In Holsteins, over the decades we have seen alterations in size, fertility, milk output – to name just a few. A trait that was starting to ra...

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