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Cow Country - July 2021

German breeder Andreas Proebsting milks 170 cows with the star of the herd being the red cow Big Dog RUW Syvana-Red VG-88. In 2016, RUW imported embryos from a red Pat heifer Coyne-Farms Silky-Red, who has since gone on...

Lakeside Ups Red Range: The Most Influential Red & White Bull Dam World-wide

Since the most recent index round, her sons make up the entire top-4 for red & white in Canada, while the Nr.1 (Ranger-Red) also leaves all black & white DNA sires behind him in a spectacular fashion, and is the Nr.1 Red...

The Far Reaching Impact of Tony Beauty

Rainyridge Tony Beauty became a breed legend in 1999 when as a 14-year-old she became the oldest Grand Champion ever at the World Dairy Expo. She had also been Grand at Expo in ’95 and also at the Royal in ’93, and Reser...

Irish Herdbook has Sights Set on a Sustainable Future

Currently dairy farming in Ireland is hot property. In December 2020 over 1.5 million milking dairy cows were recorded in Ireland (an increase of 2.1% on the year before), whilst domestic milk intake by creameries and pa...

Demling: Germany’s best production herd… … and the pursuit of the next level

We have long known that he is a very engaged and highly meticulous breeder who, alongside his wife, manages one of the best production herds in Germany. But somehow Ewald and Ingrid Demling and their 210 cows always flew...

Eildon-Tweed Chameleon: A “chameleon” that changes indeed… getting better all the time!

Do you still remember her? This imposing Mogul daughter of Eildon-Tweed Farm in the American state of New York? In 2018, she appeared for the first time in HI, then as a four-year old in her third lactation – she calved...

Silvermaple: ‘We want to breed quality, modern cows that breeders want to buy’

Located about 90 minutes north of Victoria, British Columbia, is Silvermaple Holsteins – owned and operated by the Cuthbert family. While most of Canada is still under a few feet of snow in April, the cherry blossom tree...

Charl - An exceptional bull that is in a league of his own

A sire that leads the US list has certainly earned the right to be thoroughly appreciated. However, for the first daughter-proven sire to exceed 3000 TPI, who also has 7 sons in the genomic top-25, new benchmarks need to...

Intriguing Sires - June 2021

With 2833 TPI, Positive debuted in America’s progeny proven top-10 during the recent April release; an official Canadian progeny proven index is expected in August. ‘Positive has been very popular since he became availab...

Intriguing Sires - June 2021

Pine-Tree Heroic (born 02/18) debuted in August 2019 with 2928 gTPI on the American top-3. Shortly thereafter, his first crop of descendants was born. From them, owner ABS Global already placed about 30 sons on their sir...

Focus On... June 2021

Of course, it is the largest breeding programs that dominate the top-lists worldwide with their genomic young sires. But that does not mean that only the big players have top sires on offer. Smaller AI studs are also abl...

BullTalk - June 2021

With 38 milking daughters (and 16 classified) he does not yet reach the official French top list, but with his 188 ISU and +3.1 type, he would clearly be the list leader; four points above current leader Levis. No wonder...

Intriguing Sires - June 2021

‘Following his spectacular debut during the April release, the first orders from abroad were immediately received. Currently he is being widely used within the Phönix program,’ tells Sabine Krüger from RinderAllianz (Phö...

Benner’s J-family continues to be a mainstay

Almost 35 years ago, the Penner family in Steinbach, Manitoba, purchased a Warden daughter from John Buckley: Caroldale Josey VG-88. She traveled from Ontario westbound to Manitoba, where she turned out to be a great bro...

Hilltara’s Maude family: A Nation’s Favourite!

The last time HI featured Hilltara’s Maude family was March 2006. 15 years can be “make or break” for a bloodline – it will either continue to do well and feature within a herd, or it will slowly disappear. Here we find...