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November 2023
Notable: Mercedes-P

The southern German AI company Besamungssation Greifenberg (BSG) is especially known for its very diverse line-up; from no less than fifteen different cattle breeds do they have bulls in their facilities with semen avail...

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November 2023
GGI - Spermex: ‘The figures on paper coincide with the field.‘

GGI: ‘This show was very well attended. In additon, we had many guests from abroad. After the show, a group of Latin Americans also went to farms and AI facilities to convince themselves about the high quality of the Ger...

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November 2023
Plenty of Brown Swiss Dynamics at New Generation Genetics

Next year, the American AI company New Generation Genetics (NGG) – specialized in Brown Swiss bulls – will celebrate its 30th anniversary. As such, it is a delight that CEO Brett Haines can report that NGG is enjoying a...

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November 2023
KI Kampen: FH and MRIJ Breeds Very Suitable for Three-Way Crossbreeding

Of course, the Dutch AI company KI Kampen has now become known world-wide due to successful progeny proven sires like Koepon Random and Weinterper Solution. However, in addition to the substantial selection of Holstein a...

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November 2023
Unique news from Japan: Supersire daughter Currywebb pulverizes world record for milk!

Those who read Holstein International from cover to cover each month, likely know her name: Bell-Smart SS Currywebb VG-87. In October 2020, she appeared in Cow Country due to an up-and-coming record production. This year...

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November 2023
The Global Cow 2023 is… Siemers Lmda Paris

She was the clear choice of the voting public, polling an impressive 22.4% of the total vote. In addition, all three of our official judges placed her in their top-5, giving her first place from our judging panel as well...

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November 2023
Abundant Quality at the Holstein and Red Holstein Shows: Shakira & Lilly-Red, Radiant Queens in Madison

Lynn Harbaugh and Phillip Topp, the judges of the Holsteins and Red Holsteins respectively, had plenty of splendid candidates from which to choose in each class – the WDE 2023 displayed a high quality in both categories....

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October 2023
Tony van Lith (Valiant Dairy Genetics): ‘I See Breeding as an Art Form.’

Showtime-RC, Rolex, Migos, Legit, Lizzo, Lazer-PP-Red, Allure-PP, Mombassa-PP-Red, Muffin-P-RC, Fallegro-PP-Red. During the past three years, ten sires with the Valiant prefix found their way to the barns of ABS, Semex,...

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October 2023
Boomaerts in France: ‘As much milk as possible from forages; so we need strong cows!’

In 1999, the couple Marco and Anita Boomaerts left the Netherlands for Aurseulles in Normandy, to begin their own dairy farm. They literally started there from square one. ‘We started with one fresh cow, our first shipme...

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October 2023
DeHo-Holsteins: An exquisite conformation source in Austria with international quality

The weather in the summer of 2023 in Austria showed many sides. A lot of rain and almost weekly storms made life difficult for farmers and their harvest. There were only individual nice summer days, and we took the oppor...

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October 2023
Intriguing Sires DNA - October 2023

Nr.1 on the German genomic bull list is Real Syn at 171 gRZG. With that, Real Syn enjoys a long lead over the rest of the field with Nr.2 Rockwell trailing 9 points behind at 162 gRZG. Both bulls are sons of Peak Rover,...

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October 2023
Sandy-Valley Conway: Another Solid Transmitter from the Cosmopolitans.

The Cosmopolitan family has delivered a number of widely respected bulls to the breed, with many featuring solid type and high components. Conway certainly fits that mold. Now ranked at Nr.13 on the daughter-proven TPI c...

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October 2023
Intriguing Sires DP - October 2023

‘Capone enjoyed a very good sales year, and his figures continue to steadily increase,’ tells Jordan Siemers from Select Sires about the Renegade son, who now has more than 200 milking daughters in Canada, and combines m...

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October 2023
Intriguing Sires DNA - October 2023

His name Sunburst was inspired by Skalsumer Sunny Boy, CRV’s famous globetrotter from the 1990s. Sunburst and Sunny Boy are both bred out of the Skalsumer Pietje family which has been successful in breeding for more than...

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October 2023
BullTalk - October 2023

Earlier this year, tremendous applause followed the selection of Comestar Lamadona Doorman EX-94 as Canada’s Cow of the Year. As you know: genetic progress is being made very quickly and thus it is not surprising that he...

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