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Intriguing Sires DNA - October 2022

Encourage is the new Nr.1 in the Netherlands and is an outstanding production bull with very high components. He will transmit moderate size with nice rear udders, and excels for all health traits with SCS and hoof healt...

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Tahiti Another Pure Milk Bull from Frazzled

Just like another Frazzled son Lionel, Tahiti’s proof has surged as daughters were added to his proof, and he now finds himself at Nr.2 on the TPI charts with only Lionel ahead of him. Tahiti sires high producing, medium...

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Intriguing Sires DP - October 2022

‘Yolo is very popular; his semen is sold out every month, both sexed and conventional,’ says Roger Turner from Jetstream Genetics about the Bandares son Yolo, who with more than 700 daughters reaches the top-15 of the Am...

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Hilrose Advent Anna: Remarkable Red Holstein Phenomenon in Wisconsin

Red Holsteins are making tremendous progress, especially thanks to the intensive Altitude/Apple/Aiko influence. Those searching for a pedigree alternative can turn to the American Midwest, where the twelve-year-old Hilro...

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Focus on... - October 2022

Actually, the title of this article isn’t quite appropriate, as the four bulls that we present here are not really just simple alternatives from the ever-growing offering of homozygous polled sires. Indeed, here we are d...

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BullTalk - October 2022

It is rare to find such a complete sire as Welcome In Our World! His name then appears to be well-chosen by breeder Bill Peck from Welcome Stock Farm, because with this transmitting profile, the Parfect son will certainl...

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Intriguing Sires Polled - October 2022

With Lucius-P, there is a young polled sire in the starting blocks that is interesting for several reasons. We will start with the pedigree of this Bedrock son, who is at the top of the polled list in both the USA and Ca...

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Cow Country I - October 2022

Should one take the time to study the gPTAT lists then one would notice that it has been topped by the same animal, SHG Avalanche Liv-RC, for a long period of time. In August there was change at the top. This succession...

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Cow Country II - October 2022

Claynook Holsteins has worked with two branches of the Rud Zip family: One based on OCD Planet Diamond, full sister to the dam of Global Cow winner Delicious whose many sons include Delta, Draco, Dynasty and Dante; the o...

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Francesco Veronese: The challenge is to maintain the identity of Italian genetics

Francesco Veronese has been working for the Italian breeding company Intermizoo for 15 years, the last 9 of which he has served as a sire analyst. And the 40-year-old, who selects around 35 sires every year for the breed...

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Unique in HI: Farms with the Highest kg/lb. Fat+Protein Production World-wide (Part 2)

In HI’s September issue, part one of our unique overview of the highest production farms world-wide appeared, with an overview of elite milkers from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Estonia, Great Britain, Mexico, the N...

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Round Table: Is the blockade of sires of sons a problem or a lot of noise about nothing?

Since various breeding programs have begun withholding their own top sires in the early phase of their career from the general population, this type of genetic protectionism has come under scrutiny. Particularly for priv...

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Hoof health deserves a higher weighting

Before reading this article, think about your feet for a moment! How many kilometres have they already travelled today? How many more kilometres will they cover before the end of the day? I hope your feet are healthy and...

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Beef-on-Dairy Programs: Swissgenetics

The surge in use of beef bulls on lower genetic merit dairy cows continues to grow, and part of the evolution in this market is the use of male sexed beef semen. This month we introduce Swissgenetics.

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Global Dairy Youth Challenge: Preliminary Round Four

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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