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Weggelhorster Holsteins Strong Herd and Positive Bottom Line with Many Cows from Homebred Sires

‘We need to make money, that is the red thread on our farm.’ Richard and José Haytink from Weggelhorster Holsteins have clear goals in mind. They appreciate balanced cows, and put economics first. Managing for cost contr...

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Health after calving is determined in the time period before calving!

It is the typical diseases like hypocalcemia (milk fever), ketosis, mastitis and metritis that hang like threatening storm clouds over the post-calving phase. And, in addition to the clinically obvious, it is the subclin...

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Sugar-Creek Dairy: “Old Style but Good Style”

It is the home of the popular PP sire Sugar-C Just In Time-PP as well as several talented branches of deep families like the Apples, Juror Faiths, Ella Elevations, Royal Rosa’s and the Eroys. But above all, it is the hom...

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Du Bon Vent The French Source of Inkapi and Atacama is Home to More Quality

When you read this HI edition, she will be nine years old: Du Bon Vent Inkapi. The elite cow which year-in-year-out continues to capture titles and whose tremendous conformation is now recognized with ­EX-97. The Brawler...

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Expo Bulle 2022: Podium of the best Red Holstein show of all time?

In the final of the Expo Bulle, all eyes naturally turned towards the two new Swiss National Champions Hanna-Vray and All-Star Elegance. However, the conversations around the ring focused on the competition as a whole. W...

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Zwanebloem Holsteins: Beautiful Dairy Farm in Belgium with a Breeding Dream

Forty years ago, Roger and Annemie Masscheleyn purchased a lease farm with twenty cows and twenty hogs. Together with their sons Wannes and Reinout and their families, they founded one of the most progressive dairy farms...

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Wilcor Holsteins The Rise of one of the Top Addresses for Conformation in Germany

It is animals like Wiesenfeld Austrias Magic Talent EX-92, Curtat Shottle Benzouka EX-93, Le Moal Lheros Elaniss EX-94 and, of course, GS Alliance Sid O’Kamila EX-90 that have shaped the Wilcor barn of Cord Hormann into...

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Scarlet-Summer: The Only Two Red Cows in the World with 30,000kg/66,000lb Records

Central Pennsylvania is home to a herd that includes the world’s highest producing red cows. However, with two-thirds of the cows scored EX, even the keenest Holstein connoisseur would be impressed.

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Focus on... May 2022

Once again, the breeding evaluations in April revealed bulls with special traits like polled or red factor as sources of interesting newcomers. While polled and particularly RC sires at the top level are not rare, they r...

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BullTalk - May 2022

‘This will become one of our most influential sires of sons,’ said Jeff Ziegler from Select Sires in the summer of 2021. This statement was confirmed in April. And how! No less than half of the entire Canadian top-30 DNA...

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Puttergill Inka: A Leading Cow Family from South Africa

For over 30 years the Inka family has been rising to the top of the impressive Puttergill herd on the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The hard working Inka’s have run up impressive production figures at the same time as su...

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Au-Parchy Anemone Much more than just the granddam of the great Jolie

When Jean-Pierre Fragnière sold his classy 30-cow herd last September, an era ended for one of the most interesting prefixes that Switzerland had to offer for a long time. For decades, Au-Parchy stood for the balance of...

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A Unique and Unforgettable Encounter with a Red Holstein Legend

It was postponed time and again. Time and again, the pandemic impacted the plans when it came to our visit to Schrago, in order to see the unparalleled Suard-Red Jordan Irene. But… finally the restrictions were eased. Ea...

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Cow Country - May 2022

When we ask Jonathan Kelso from JK Genetics in Northern Ireland about the qualities of the Marq I family, his answer is clear: ‘Without a doubt: consistency. Consistency in providing extremely high components, outstandin...

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Cow Country II - May 2022

Calbrett Kingboy Miranda-P-RC EX-93, Global Cow 2021, was developed by Vogue Cattle Company. While the latter mentioned Canadian breeder syndicate has dissolved, the Miranda train continues to roll. For example, thanks t...

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