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Global Dairy Youth Challenge: Preliminary Round One

After the success of the first competition in 2020, for the second time HI presents the Global Dairy Youth Challenge: a competition for young people. Via four preliminary rounds, the participants will be presented in two...

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Schau der Besten: Impressive Show Case for the Masterrind Breeding Region

‘Fantastic that we can do this again!’ Many participants, spectators, and organizers would have had a similar thought during their first elite show in perhaps two or maybe even three years. The 48th Schau der Besten, org...

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Stantons Chief: The New Standard for Uniform Quality at a High Level

‘Those who see a Chief want a Chief of their own. And those who milk a Chief want to milk more Chiefs.’ This quote was recorded in… 1966! When the very first daughters of Pawnee Farm Arlinda Chief, born in 1962, came int...

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“Surrogate Sires”: The Concept is now a Reality

How many times has this thought occurred? When an outstanding sire has a shortage of semen supply, or an elite bull is injured and cannot produce semen, or even when an outstanding young prospect fails a health test – th...

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Intriguing Sires Polled - June 2022

‘Hailstone is very popular and is thus following in the footsteps of bestselling homozygote polled sires like Dynamite-PP and Debut-PP,’ says Hannah Noble from Cogent about the son of Hulk-P (

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Do you know the answer? Who is the sire with the most EX daughters of all-time?

Hand on your heart: would you have known which sire left behind the most EX daughters in the history of global Holstein breeding? Of course, you probably have a hunch and names like Elevation, Starbuck, Durham, Outside,...

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Intriguing Sires DP - June 2022

‘Beatclub is now more popular than ever, as he was the big winner of the recent April release. His daughters display tremendous progress in the second lactation.’ Speaking is Bernd Koch from Qnetics (Phönix) about the so...

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BullTalk - June 2022

New sires regularly come and go in the top of the German progeny proven Red Holstein list. However, one name remains stable in the top-30: Arino-Red with a total index of 129 RZG, based on 4063 daughters. As such, he is...

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How the “old” Chief was Auctioned as an Unborn Calf

We go back in time sixty years. To – in Holstein country – an unusual state in the US: Nebraska. But: it is a place where one of the most powerful foundations of the Holstein breed was constructed. It is April 14, 1962,...

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Focus on - June 2022

It is not a foregone conclusion that outstanding show cows make outstanding breeding cows. But they do exist, as several of the biggest talents from the show ring with noteworthy sons prove. Not uncommonly, the breeding...

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Intriguing Sires DNA - June 2022

Precision debuted in April with a significant lead in first place on the German gRZG ranking. His trademark: indexes at the highest level in combination with the milk protein variants A2A2/BB and a slightly alternative s...

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Cow Country - June 2022

The family of Al-Lew Monterey Ashley EX-94 is gaining popularity. While her sons Aristocrat, Arrow and Armagedon-P have been well-liked for a while, the family most recently attracted attention at the Expo Bulle when Ash...

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The Amazones at Micheret: Cow Family Quality that Returns Rock Solidly with Each Generation

Searching for the intense power of cow families? At Ferme Micheret in St-Zephirin, Quebec, you come across this power in all its force. A few years ago when we walked through the barn of the Lemire family, we saw a true...

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Genetics of the Glendell daughter Rockton Della in France

When you read this, it will be almost exactly 35 years ago that a Chief Mark daughter, from the American Glendell Arlinda Chief daughter Rockton Della, was born in France. Della, whose dam was an Astronaut daughter, had...

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Cow Country 2 - June 2022

The new Canadian Cow of the Year has been revealed: Paquet Kolya Goldwyn! That seems like more than a correct choice. The EX-92 Goldwyn daughter out of an EX-90 Titanic will turn fifteen this month, in seven lactation ha...

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