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Melarry: Breaks Through in Elite Breeding Due to Genomics

Last April, HI published an article about the deep F family at Melarry, and now – eight months later – the breeding enterprise from Minnesota has its own report. Rightfully so, because besides the F branch, the milking h...

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Oakfield Corners makes $200,000 sale tops and 6,500 embryos annually

We apologise! 11 generations of family farming, a large herd, breed-leading genomics and top type animals… There’s simply too much to write about Oakfield Corners Dairy in 2 pages – but we will give it our best shot! Her...

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Who Needs Genomics When You Have The Dolly Family?

There are 17 star-brood cows from the Dolly family in the British Kirkblythe herd. Born in 1991, the greatest is its founding member Kirkblythe Leadman Dolly EX-90 31*. Here we report on today’s impact left by this top U...

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Cow Country - December 2017

Ideal Dairy Farms (1,900 cows) in New York is the home of several excellent cow families. Well-known examples are the EX-94 Bookem daughter Quiet-Brook-D Babybrook and particularly the Cookiecutter Halo family, started b...

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SPH Mercury: Lots of Quality behind Germany’s Highest Mogul Son

His full-sister SPH Yelena VG-89, about whom you can read more in this issue, is the topic of conversation in the German breeding scene this year. Hardly any other Holstein in the country can bring together exciting show...

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BullTalk - December 2017

Do you know who is among the most sold sires at World-Wide Sires? Mapel Wood Brewmaster! The now 7-year-old Canadian is very popular world-wide, explains Scott Ruby from WWS. As a young sire, Garrett son Brewmaster was c...

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Intriguing Sires - Montey & Judo & Vitesse

With Montross, the American brood cow Unique-Style Bolton Money EX-93 provided the most influential Mogul son. In combination with Mogul, Money also provided a second successful transmitter: Monty, whose semen is being s...

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Marathon: French Pedigree Alternative at the Very Highest Level

In HI’s November issue, you could read about the selection of Marathon as the 2017 Outcross Sire. Notable: his half-brother Moyrath also ended up deservingly in the top-5. Both young French bulls combine very high indexe...

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Olmar Baby Bumble: Deep Minnesota Cow Family with Current Impact

Olmar has been one of the top breeder herds of Minnesota for almost 60 years. For most of that time, different branches of the one cow family have fought for dominance in the herd. At present it is the descendants of Olm...

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German R Family also Provides Popular Double W Sires in the Netherlands

With 130 RZG based on nearly 28,000 daughters, Guarini is the very highest of several dozens of German Goldwyn sons. Thanks to the strong maternal line from which he originates. In recent years, this R family is increasi...

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Welcome-Tel Brennan: 5 generations, 5 different prefixes

In June 2003 HI reported about the Hidden-View Lead Becca cow family and in October 2003 we wrote about a headline daughter-proven sire that had just emerged from the bloodline, Hidden-View Best. Prompted by another inte...

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Tiger-Lily Lulu: Ladd-P was Just the Beginning for this Special Cow Family

Five years ago the arrival of the high-type red bull Tiger-Lily Ladd-P focused attention on the Lulu family at Marshman Farms in New York. Via his sire Destry, Ladd-P offered Goldwyn style in a red package. However, his...

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Coyne-Farms Mass Jill: Males More Successful than Females

With 3 sons on the TPI and LPI top-lists, along with 5 grand-sons and great grand-sons on the genomic top-lists in the US and Germany, Coyne-Farms Mass Jill is having a solid impact on elite breeding... at least on the m...

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BullTalk - November 2017

Germany’s highest indexing Holstein calf – no less than 169 gRZM – is owned by the Giesmann family and is a daughter of the cow Balisto Jolene and the sire Superhero. As such, the spotlights are being placed once again o...

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Marathon: France’s Nr.6 is the Outcross Sire of the Year 2017

He is still young, only born at the end of June 2016. Furthermore, he is the Nr.6 of all French sires on the overall gISU index and the Nr.2 among the top 50 for conformation. But above all, he is an exception on the int...

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