Todd Whittier: ‘Breeding Cows that Make Every Farmer Happy.’

“Whittier Farms since 1945” appears on the farm sign at the beginning of Douglas Road near Sutton, in the American state of Massachusetts. More than a kilometer down the road, we arrive at our destination and meet the fr...

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GHH Marie EX-96 Model Cow at Kastens Holsteins: ‘Not extremely tall, but extremely correct.’

At six elite sales held in Germany during the past half year, a total of twelve animals were consigned by Kastens Holsteins. Originating from various splendid cow families. What started as a hobby has in the meantime bec...

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Les Ponts Holsteins:‘Cows that Get Old Easily and Also Stay Beautiful.’

Enthusiastic and passionate. That is the first impression when arriving for a visit at the Dumas family and their farm Les Ponts Holsteins. Situated near Vaulruz, not far from the town of Bulle, well-known for Switzerlan...

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Remarkable Diversity at Synergy Holsteins: Longevity, high genomics, cow family power, and: the newest 440,000 lb cow!

What is the best way to introduce the modern dairy and breeding enterprise Synergy Holsteins owned by the Jauquet family in the American state of Wisconsin? With the powerfully breeding P family? With the large influence...

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BullTalk - January 2023

As of late, the lineup of sires in the absolute top from AI Total has grown significantly; in that abundant offering, we turn our attention here to the young Wet Faneca Madman, who stands out with a very complete profile...

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How the German Globetrotter Manat is Staying Connected with Current Genetics

At the turn of the century, he broke through impressively: Imperial Mandel Manat. He became the dazzling new Nr.1 of Germany – progeny proven of course, because we are writing about 2000, several years before the arrival...

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Unstopabull: The Sire of Champions

There are many high type bulls that make a lot of nice cows without ever producing a true champion: Unstopabull is not one of those! Although his proof of 2573 LPI +8 conformation or 1975 TPI with 2.18 PTAT is solid enou...

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Cow Country II - January 2023

Eclipse Altitude Princess-Red was first Junior-2 and Intermediate Champion of the Holstein Show at Australia’s International DairyWeek 2022, as well as Intermediate and Grand Champion Red Holstein. ‘I’ve always liked the...

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Calbrett Kingboy Miranda-P-RC Makes True on Breeding Visions

Global Cow 2021, Polled Impact Cow 2022 and runner-up Red Impact Cow 2022 This impressive summation displays the tremendous value of the multi-talented Canadian Calbrett Kingboy Miranda-P-RC EX-93 for international Holst...

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Paris: Super Brood Cow with 25 Sons in AI

Over the last two years, Siemers Parfect has become one of the best known young genomic bulls in the industry and has many well-balanced, high indexing offspring to prove it. Now his younger brother Siemers Pazzle is get...

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Jürg and Alexander Hofmann (Hokovit) ‘Only the smart ones buy from us!’

For decades, the Swiss company Hofmann Nutrition AG, under the brand name Hokovit, has been an esteemed name in the European feed industry. Hokovit, which is primarily known for its competency in the micronutrient aspect...

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The Value of Looking at the Actual Production Averages for Daughters of Bulls

Daughter production records – after adjustment for all the factors that might bias that data – are used to generate the genetic evaluation a bull receives. A reader of Holstein International asks us to delve into just ho...

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Cow Country I - January 2023

Randy Frasier, the owner of Elmvue Farms in New York, started participating in North American national shows more than 50 years ago. Highlights were the Supreme Champion titles in 1992 and 1993 with Merkley Starbuck Whit...

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Farnear Delta-Lambda: Elite Sire and Tremendous Maternal Line Bundled in One Masterful Transmitter

While his daughter numbers have risen exponentially, Farnear Delta-Lambda’s TPI has continued to increase since HI’s sire report in November 2020: One of several good reasons for an extensive portrait! ‘We purchased Delt...

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