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Hannan Farm in Ireland: Lisnalty Heidi as a Model of Conformation, Production, and Fertility

In HI’s overview of the highest production farms world-wide (HI 9/2022), Lisnalty Holsteins occupied an impressive second place for Ireland. With 36 EX and 123 VG scores, Paul Hannan is also one of the best conformation...

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Get Familiar with the Herd Karnview: You are Going to Hear Much More from Them!

The year 2022 saw the Karnview herd gain considerable prominence in Holstein circles. A successful sale in the spring was followed by a stellar show season. Exhibiting at the World Dairy Expo for the first time, Karnview...

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Heerenbrink Holsteins: Breeders of Red and Black & Whites Deliver a Unique Performance in the Dutch Show Ring

At the HHH Show 2022, the Steegink family from Okkenbroek (Heerenbrink Holsteins) provided an achievement never seen before at the national level in the Netherlands. With Heerenbrink Angelina and Heerenbrink Truus 4, the...

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Intriguing Sires DP - February 2023

‘The Holstein breed needs these types of bulls: Complete sires with a solid pedigree, that confirm their qualities progeny-proven: Sires that transmit good rump structure and strong feet & legs.’ Speaking is Francesco Ve...

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Morningview Kingboy Notably Influential Thanks to Outstanding Conformation

Who is the most prominent Holstein sire of the last ten years? Despite various appealing sons, including Woodcrest King Doc, Morningview Mcc Kingboy is likely not everyone’s favourite. But take note! Besides the global s...

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Focus on... February 2023

There is a certain tradition whereby we bring attention to outstanding RC sires that are among the best available internationally in this segment in the February issue of HI, two months after the December evaluations. Wi...

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Father, son and grandson Three generations and three special but rather unique stories

The idea for this picture came from the RUW and was not originally meant to be published in HI at some point. However, when our photographer Christine Massfeller came back with the picture of the daughter-proven German N...

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Intriguing Sires Red & Polled - February 2023

It is not the first time that the Shaggy branch, which has been developed in the Kra-Ho barn in the Czech Republic and goes back to Gen-I-Beq Goldwyn Secret, delivers outstanding results. First came the debut of Bord-P-R...

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Intriguing Sires DNA - February 2023

Rubble should sire medium sized cows with well-attached, high-quality udders, high components and trouble-free performance. This Conway son traces back to the Sandy-Valley Sapphire family that produced such bulls as Rubi...

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BullTalk - Febuary 2023

He has a remarkably high conformation index (146) in the DNA tested top of Germany’s Red Holstein list: Feit-Red-P, a son of Freestyle-Red (<Gywer-RC) out of Solitair daughter HWH Ella VG-85, followed by a VG-85 daughter...

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Cow Country I - February

Hil-Port Dream On (4.14 gPTAT/2704 gTPI) is one of the most talented Holsteins in the US. The Parfect daughter (13 months old) was bred by George Costa Jr, a Californian breeder with a mission. Costa is part of the manag...

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Afra: Luxemburg’s Source for High Lifetime Production

For decades, Luxemburg’s breeders have been known to like investing in good genetics from around the world to infuse new bloodlines into their herds. Pascal Vaessen has also made several purposeful purchases over the las...

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De-Su Delta 4900 Increasingly Influential at DeNovo Genetics and ABS

De-Su Frazz Tahiti (2986 TPI) in the top-5, Denovo 2705 Venture (2941 TPI) Nr. 9 and Denovo 14744 Ginetta (2898 TPI) in 17th place. With three sons in America’s progeny proven top-20, De-Su Delta 4900 VG-88 is proving he...

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The next chapter of the Roxy story Gloryland-I Goldwyn Locket

Glenridge Citation Roxy was born almost 55 years ago on April 15th, 1968. Her influence on the breed has been gigantic, to the point that she has been respectfully recognized as “Queen of the Breed.” It is remarkable how...

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Meander FMI April: The Perfect Brood Cow for the New Zealand System

The progeny proven Beamer son Meander SB Arrow is an absolute bestseller at the New Zealand breeding company LIC, while full brother Alias is popular at CRV. Among the high DNA sires are various half-brothers of Arrow an...

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