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Weaning: A Crucial Early Moment During Calf Raising

Raising calves is an indispensable part of dairy farming. HI spoke to four international players with tremendous expertise in this area. They passionately share about how the first days, weeks, and months of a calf’s lif...

BoD Programs at BBG & ABS Global

The use of beef sires on the bottom end of the herd (Beef-on-Dairy) has become a popular concept on dairy farms. In this series of articles, each month HI will feature two AI companies with a BoD program. This time: BBG...

Polled Gallery - The influential icons behind the best PP sires worldwide

Polled breeding and the goal of bringing the polled segment to the peak of the conventional top lists are among the main tasks that breeding programs around the world are working on. The motivation for this lies in the s...

Eba Clara: ‘She is the cow that gave us everything The cow of a lifetime.’

We are taking you along to the French department of Sarthe, 245 km southwest of the metropolis of Parisz; To a Holstein farm close to St.Jean de la Motte. There we find the Bougie family, which has turned heads for years...

GGA Jolene – From homegrown to one of the most fashionable breeding wellsprings in Europe

She is the dam of the internationally intensively used sire of sons Keith and of the popular polled sire and DTG bull Mali-P. But above all, GGA Balisto Jolene is the dam of the super successful Gymnast daughter GGA Juan...

Oda Family at Ladys-Manor Produces the Nr.1 CTPI Cow

One of the most enduring cow families of the breed is again right at the top of the index list. The US has just one cow with >3000 CTPI: Her name is Ladys-Manor Granite Oohm. This star of the 380-cow Ladys-Manor herd in...

Cow Country - February 2021

Mark Brantner in Pennsylvania, together with his family, is pursuing a dream: owning a dairy farm with beautiful and high-producing Holsteins. And the realization of that dream could be assisted by a Holstein that prefer...

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...