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South Tyrol – A Holstein pearl in the northern Italian Alps

It is more than 60 years ago that dairy farmers in South Tyrol first imported black and white cows from northern Germany. What followed is a development that has still not reached its conclusion as the growth of the Hols...

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The French Breed INRA-95 was Produced Specifically for Use on Dairy Cows

Good early growth, extra muscularity in the hindquarter, and smaller calves to promote calving-ease; the breeding goals for the INRA-95 have been clear right from the start. This is one of the beef breeds developed espec...

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Ferme Madec, Bretagne ‘We try to obtain the best, most balanced sires from AI catalogues.’

Nothing is impossible on the farm of the Madec family in Hanvec in the far western part of Brittany, near the Atlantic Ocean. Here bull dams perform – then and now – and elite show cows reach European levels. All present...

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Pröbstings Arizona: Germany’s Nr.1 and the perfect example for the philosophy of his home barn

He is Germany’s Nr.1 and a highly requested sire of sons, that much is clear. But his outstanding RZG is based on special characteristics. Pröbstings Arizona, the Arrozo son that goes back to Pride Ramos Toward, is, abov...

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Brigeen Farms: Historic breeders herd with a modern and progressive outlook

‘Cow families are extremely important to us, because we are looking for predictability in breeding results.’ Betsy Bullard from Brigeen Farms attaches great value to the carefully constructed cow families on her modern d...

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Intriguing Sires DP - November 2022

‘In Switzerland, we are thrilled to have such a high production and fitness bull with correct conformation.’ Jürg Stoll from Swissgenetics is referring to Ewing who (after Ranger-Red) is the highest indexing Red Holstein...

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Focus on... - November 2022

While the genomic top-lists almost everywhere in the world are increasingly populated with high polled sires, high daughter-proven polled bulls continue to be a rare commodity. This is particularly true for daughter-prov...

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BullTalk - November 2022

One of the young and enthusiastic dairy farmers and breeders from Canada, without a doubt, is Tony van Lith. His “Valiant” prefix is quickly gaining recognition, also in part due to the success of the young all-rounder V...

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OH-DG Topstone: German Nr.1 from a Currently Successful Family

Germany has three Bomaz AltaTopshot sons. Masterrind tested Topstone and Topmodel. Both of them had an attractive daughter group at the Schau der Besten. A short while later, Topstone debuted as Germany’s progeny proven...

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Intriguing Sires DNA - November 2022

Lonestar carries Sandy-Valley breeding on both the top and bottom sides of his pedigree, combining the Cosmopolitan family behind his sire Conway with the Rudy Missy family. ‘Unfortunately his Legacy dam was lost as a he...

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Cow Country II - November 2022

In a time where breeding is producing ever higher breeding values at a swift tempo, this story is well suited to the breeding romantics. Birkentree Clover is a bull dam who does not conform to the pattern of the modern b...

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Cow Country I - November 2022

‘Until then we had been successful at local shows. This year for the first time, we competed for prizes at the national level.’ Thomas Just, the herd manager on the 540 milking cow farm of Hans Skovgaard near the city of...

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Morningview Super Deann Foundation of a High-Genomic Branch of the Roxy’s.

The Roxy family has developed the status of royalty in Holstein breeding, with a reputation built on consistent, long-lasting brood cows and solid transmitting bulls. However, one aspect that has typically eluded the Rox...

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Victor Lego: Legend-Maker on Both Sides of Her Pedigree

Here is the background of her enthusiastic young breeder Aaron Smith and his Legend-Maker prefix.

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Flechedor Zita EX-97: 20 breeding stars in Canada

Anyone visiting the World Dairy Expo expects to see the cream of the crop of the Holstein breed. This statement is unlikely to surprise, but perhaps you still remember the year 2010. In that year it seemed that more prom...

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