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Cow Country - February 2021

The forced cancellation of the annual Irish National Dairy Show in October led to a competition to determine the Champion of the Decade. Ridgefield Dundee Portea EX-95 claimed the title after being queen of the show-ring...

After a showdown, especially with Rose and Hailey: O’Kalibra is the All-Time World Champion!

Just three Holsteins were able to become a World Champion twice in their career: Thrulane James Rose, RF Goldwyn Hailey and Decrausaz Iron O’Kalibra. Precisely these three matadors ended up competing at a high level for...

Jameson - ‘He makes the cow that dairy farmers are looking for!’

Solid milk yields, high components, top udders, below average frame, easy calvings, high longevity, above average metabolic stability, and strong health. If commercial dairy farmers could create a bull themselves, he wou...

Intriguing Sires - February 2021

‘Star is bred for robot milking and combines everything that the RUW breeding program stands for: production, components, average stature, udder, feet & legs, excellent fitness, polled and RC.’ We are speaking with Liane...

Focus on... Top Red Conformation

An enormous frame, deep and open ribs, impressive milk type, outstanding udder and strikingly correct feet & legs are the eye-catching traits with which the ST sire Doral-Red is finding his way into the hearts of conform...

Intriguing Sires - February 2021

At Nr.4 on the genomic list in France is Prodigy, who combines impressive allround type with outstanding longevity and functional traits. Sired by Adlon-P (Adagio-P-Rubicon), Prodigy was bred at Gaec du Pigeon Blanc (Bre...

Intriguing Sires - February 2021

‘For three index releases in a row, Calvo has been able to improve, especially for production. His daughters leave a positive impression on farms. In the fall of 2019, we displayed a highly acclaimed daughter group. A gr...

Bull Talk - February 2021

Born in the US, housed in Canada, owned by a Spanish AI company. That is true of the young bull Siemers CD Pairing 31607. Sire analyst Juan Carlos Conde explains how Pairing ended up in Ascol’s line-up. ‘Granite son Dyla...

Blumenfeld: Progressive Breeding Program Delivering Successful Bulls

Blumenfeld has become a prominent name as a source of bulls for the breed – Resolve debuted last year in the top-10 of the TPI proven sire charts, while the list of the young Blumenfeld bulls includes the high-ranking Re...

Du Louvion – Two-time Source of French National Champions

There is one farm in France that has (twice) provided the National Champion for both Holsteins and Red Holsteins, and that won the Red Holstein Show during SIA for four successive years. Du Louvion Holstein is a true smo...

Seipel Holsteins: Why 2020 became the year of SEI Goldwyn Kendra

After months of restrictions due to the Coronavirus pandemic, anyone looking back at 2020 will likely remember better and perhaps more successful years. However, for the small German breeding barn of Seipel Holsteins, qu...

Holstein UK: Propelled by Passionate Breeders who Drive Innovation

For HI’s 3rd instalment of the “herdbook series” we visit Holstein UK – who continues to bolster its position as the pivotal British herdbook by nurturing the next generation, and offering a wealth of services to not onl...

Calving Ease and Daughter Calving Ability: Two Different Indexes with the Same Goal

Partially thanks to the arrival of genomics, there are fewer and fewer bulls from which the descendants are born with difficulty, or from whom the daughters themselves have a hard time calving. Nevertheless, there are st...

New Progeny Proven Indexes World-wide

Sound System, Sinus, Burley, Bosman, Empire, Uranus, Louxor, Perks, Sunlight… all names of sires that are positioned as Nr. 1 in December, and in the previous release (August) were also already 1 or 2. In other words: lo...

New DNA Indexes World-wide

The wide array of breeding values offers young Holstein bulls the possibility of tremendous indexes. High production and fitness values often turn out to be essential to this. Progress on the type front, in North America...