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Webb-Vue: Interactive Juncture of Technology, History, Science and Passion

Do you still remember him: Willow-Marsh Gabor, the powerful milk, fitness and width bull that was extremely popular for years? Sales of his semen exceeded 900,000 doses and today he has almost 55,000 daughters world-wide...

Udder Health: A Critical Element in Achieving High-Level Production

The combination of good genetics and good feed should lead to a high producing herd. However, seeing to all the smaller details that create an environment for healthy, contented cows is just as important. This month in o...

The Humbling Story behind Wendon’s Unstoppable Divine Family

Extreme 5-figure prices and show wins across North America have boosted the profile of Wendon’s Divine family this spring. And with many intriguing offspring coming through the ranks, much more is yet to come. The Divine...

Cow Country - June 2017

Keylas Sid Roxanna EX-93 recently won the Ontario Spring Show. The daughter of Keylas Roxanne VG-85 (Atlas-Aeroline-Lindy-Starbuck) was discovered by Rob Eby (Pleasant Nook Farm). For the past 2 years she has been owned...

Kopf Holsteins: A Driving Force Behind the Emerging Holsteins in Austria

Their history as an independent breed is relatively short, and for a long-time Holsteins had little chance in Austria against the dominance of Fleckvieh and Braunvieh breeds. However, since the beginning of the new mille...

98 Years of Holsteins at Pine Shelter in Minnesota

He stood patiently waiting for the train as it entered the station in Pine Island. His son Lloyd was returning home from University… bringing with him on the train a cow he had purchased from the University herd! The yea...

Vogue: Breaking Records, Setting Trends & Making Memories

You may have seen the “Vogue” name before… You may even know some of the animals in their eclectic portfolio – but do you know the people behind the prefix? Time to explore Vogue Cattle Co.

Holyland in Wisconsin: An Emerging Name in Elite Genetics

At the 2016 US National Holstein Convention, Joe Loehr was honoured as the National Distinguished Young Breeder of the Year. Some months later he received the equivalent award from the Brown Swiss Association. To receive...

Given its Low Heritability, is Breeding for Fertility Worth It?

Can fertility be improved through breeding? Or is it simply down to management? Here we investigate the impact you can make by selecting for fertility.

Long-Life Semen: A Revolution in Semen Technology

Did you know that 20% of semen sold in Norway is in the form of SpermVital? It’s a technology that prolongs the life of sperm after insemination into the uterus from the usual 24 hours to 48 hours. This makes the exact t...

Heat Detection or: “Big Brother is Watching”

Heat detection is an important aspect of fertility management. In the past, it primarily involved visual observations, whether or not supported by tail chalking. In recent decades, more and more smart technology has deve...