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Chalou: A Cow Anyone Would Love to have Standing in Their Barn

Boulet Goldwyn Chalou EX-96 was Canada’s Cow of the Year 2018. She first attracted international attention at the World Dairy Expo in 2012 when she was Honorable Mention Grand Champion. Here is an update on this great br...

Intriguing Sires - January 2021

During the past half year, Etesian was the most sold bull at Semex. According to Mike West, there are several reasons for this popularity. ‘As a progeny proven sire, he stands out for both TPI and LPI, and displays a ver...

Top Sires Waiting For Their Turn

This is a scene from fall 2019, which we encountered when we were allowed to enter the bull barns of Accelerated Genetics near the town of Baraboo in Wisconsin. Here we could face them completely “live”: a legend; a bull...

Bull Talk - January 2021

He has not yet appeared on HI’s cover as a mature bull… but now it seems like the right moment. Seagull-Bay Silver is no longer alive, but: he is the sire of the two Nr.1 bulls in Germany (Sinus and Semino), Nr.2 and 3 i...

Focus on... January 2021

The selection of high-quality sires who have the A2A2 or BB casein variants has been intensifying for y ears. And indeed, the offer of A2A2 and BB sires has never been as large as it is today. But for anyone who is looki...

Anderstrup Holsteins: New Function for Nr.1 Production Herd in Denmark

Dairy farmer: The name indicates exactly what this universal occupation means. Or calling? Either way, the Haahr family has all the necessary qualities in their genes. With an average production of 16,078 kg/35,445 lb, t...

This Les Ponts Benson Carine EX-92 Developed into a Remarkable Brood Cow

This scarcely happens. That we publish in large format a picture that was taken 12 years ago already. But… it is now entirely warranted! First of all, the cow that you see is one of the most prominent foundation cows in...

Farnear: Producing Show-Winning Type and Top Transmitting Sires

Farnear-TBR Aria Adler, who recently scored EX-96, has been a superstar on the American show scene this year: Grand Champion titles at the Mid-West Fall National and the Southern National among her list of victories. Mea...

Ferme Mystique in Canada: A Dream Come True

Francois Paiement was just 12 years old when his father sold the dairy herd. Even then, Francois dreamed of some day owning his own farm. After finishing school, he worked on a farm before becoming an AI technician for t...

Oelhorst Holsteins: Consistently and Correctly Using the Very Best Bulls World-Wide

Solid conformation cows with average production of 12,274 kg/27,060 lb. milk and 3.56% protein, and a lifetime total at culling of 55,000 kg/121,250 lb; at Oelhorst Holsteins in the Netherlands, nothing is left to chance...

Emerging Feet and Leg Concerns in Dairy Cattle

Canadian veterinarian Dr. Gordon Atkins is renowned internationally for his presentations on functional type in dairy cattle. He has been a practicing vet for more than 40 years, and since 2008 has been a member of the f...

Daily Change Equals Little Progress

In his 5th contribution to Holstein International, our guestwriter An American Dairyman is focusing on sire selection. As the headline says: changing your goals too often will result in too little progress. Stick with a...

Matthew Winter: ‘The social benefits of breed societies cannot be overstated’

Lively London to leisurely Lincolnshire: Why Matthew Winter left his big-league job in the city to return to the family farm… and what he wants to achieve in his role as a member of Holstein UK’s board.

Vytelle Opens a New IVF Lab in Scotland

A new IVF lab in Dumfries, Scotland, will enable Vytelle to make available its hormone-free IVF technology to dairy and beef cattle breeders in the UK and Ireland. In recent months Vytelle has also expanded its range of...

Dry Cow Management: Optimal Preparation Brings Out the Best in a Cow

Most health problems with the dairy cow occur when giving birth or within the first 2 months of lactation, when her body is dealing with the stresses of calving or adapting to the demands of peak production yield. It is...