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High-Type Unix: Was He Worth The Hype?

Want to know more about the top conformation Uno-son who carries his sire’s key qualities, but unlike Uno, he transmits ample milk? Read all about Unix, the new breed-leader, here!

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Brabantdale: A Family-Run Farm with an Intense Strategy

The Nooyen family’s stringent breeding strategy has elevated their herd to a breed-leading level. Reason why their accomplishments and statistics are extremely impressive. Find out what exciting plans are in store for th...

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Green Meadow: Focusing on 100% Purebred Holsteins and Proven Cows

That attention to the individual and personalized matings can coexist well with a large herd is clearly affirmed by Green Meadow Farms in Michigan. On the farm where management, nutrition and daily care is top notch, bre...

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Liddleholme in New York: Where it’s all About Cow Families

Beautiful cows with beautiful pedigrees: That’s what you will find in the Liddleholme barn in New York. There’s a sense of discovery as you wait to hear which of the renowned cows of the breed each animal in the herd tra...

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Loh-An Holsteins – One of the Most Extraordinary Herds in Germany

To be honest, this report is long overdue. However, we now have the perfect reason to present Loh-An Holsteins to you, which is Loh Lilli Brax, the newly crowned German National Champion of the 2-year-old Holsteins. Howe...

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Teat Length: A Problem for Breeders Worldwide?

It is amazing how breeding and trait selection can transform and alter a breed.In Holsteins, over the decades we have seen alterations in size, fertility, milk output – to name just a few. A trait that was starting to ra...

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The Lidias: Even More Complete Thanks to Tango and Charley

“New Italian Bertaiola Family Accelerates in the Netherlands”: In January 2013, that was the title of HI’s article about 2 full sisters of the Italian Bolton son Bertaiola Mincio that had been sold to the Netherlands. Si...

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The Gigi’s: Seven Generations of Gold Medal Dams

It’s hard to ignore that kind of consistent transmitting power – 7 generations of Gold Medal Dams. ‘This family makes cows that show up to work everyday – no fuss, no drama – hitting the top of the list on test day, clas...

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Budjon Desire: Expo Champion with 19 EX daughters

Younger HI-readers may not remember the 2005 Madison Grand Champion, Budjon Redmarker Desire EX-96. However her achievements out of the show-ring will certainly earn her a new wave of fans.

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New Zealand: Incredible Family Power

Many national Herd-Book organizations award the “Cow of the Year” title to the most accomplished cow in their country. In New Zealand that award is the Valden Trophy, which is presented annually at the national conventio...

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Goldwyn ATM’s Legacy Continues to Strengthen Worldwide

He was in the right place and the right time. The black, silky-hided Goldwyn yearling that walked into the sale ring at the 2008 Maryland State sale will be the bargain Nick Raggi will never forget. Here is the ATM story...

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Pompey: Conquering Two Market Sectors at the Same Time

A powerful cow that ranked among the highest Massey daughters worldwide, Pompey has gone on to make her mark in two different sectors of the market – polled and red. Here is an update on the career of Richmond-FD Pompey.

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Cow Country - July 2017

When the two friends and neighbours David McAfee (Glamour) and Morell McCollum (Boghill) started their partnership 5 years ago, the goal was to build one of the best PLI herds in Great Britain. The duo never took their e...

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Leadman Celebrated During his Life Already as a Holstein Legend

‘Nothing is worse than waking up to an ugly cow.’ Those were the words of Jack Miller in 1991, when he shared his breeding goals. Why did Miller become world famous? Because the breeding enterprise where he was the manag...

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Bosdale in Canada: Sixty Cows Scored Excellent!

Bosdale is highly regarded on the international scene as one of the high type herds of Canada, but did you know that as of their latest classification they now have 61 cows scored EX! That means that every third cow you...

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