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Ferme Intense, Quebec: ‘We want square, strong cows – not too tall – that can live long.’

In the foreground of the accompanying picture, you see the now 5-year-old Gold Chip daughter Redlodge Chip Alani VG-88. At the same time, in the background, you see the beautiful barn of Ferme Intense, built in 2012 and...

Reichenbach - Feed and labour costs viewed as the biggest challenges

The number of farms in German that have 1,300 cows or more is relatively low at around 300. And while there are always more farms that achieve this size, many herds reach their limit here. Their problem in a country like...

Wargo-Acres, Wisconsin: Last Year They Sold 126 Head for Breeding or Dairy Purposes

With 47 EX cows and a rolling herd average of 34,851lb./15,808kg 4.2% 3.3%, Wargo-Acres has the credentials to compete with the very best. Owned by the Carncross family, Wargo-Acres is located just a short drive from Mad...

Popular among Red & White: These are the Most Sold Red Holstein Sires at AI Companies World-wide

From Avatar to Power, Rambo to Mauro, Redalex to Unstopabull, Noah to Rager, Manana to Go Fast and Swingman to Solitair; here are the most sold Red Holstein sires at 29 breeding organizations world-wide. A unique overvie...

Why are people losing interest in genetics? Genetic Income Opportunities

Since the breakthrough of genomics in 2008, the situation in the breeding industry has clearly changed. Our regular guest writer, An American Dairyman, is taking a look at it and offers alternative paths to genetic incom...

Mark Comfort: Allowing Great Sires to Go Everywhere

Many of you will know at least one of Mark Comfort’s businesses – like “Udder Comfort”, “Comfort Holsteins”, or his former semen distribution company “Transfer Genetics”. Responsible for reshaping semen distribution in N...

The Value of Index Conversions

Holstein breeding is a truly international industry. Thousands of bulls enter AI studs around the globe every year. How do you know which ones are the best for your breeding program? Interbull enables countries to presen...

Dansk Holstein: Continually in Discussion with Farmers about their Wishes

That Denmark recently welcomed the 13-year-old Bojer daughter Frida as an ultra-young 200,000 kg cow is no coincidence. The Danish dairy industry has progressed tremendously. After a tumultuous period, there is now more...

Beef-on-Dairy Programs at VikingGenetics & Cogent

The surge in use of beef bulls on lower genetic merit dairy cows continues to grow, and part of the evolution in this market is the use of male sexed beef semen. This month we introduce VikingGenetics from Scandinavia, a...

Cow Country - March 2021

‘In our breeding goal we have always focused on conformation, production, and fitness.’ Lachlan Fry, the breeder at Katandra-Park Holsteins & Jerseys (140 milking cows) in Western Australia, has a strong preference for c...

Tappenvale Miss Universe: The New Name in Leading Genomic Conformation

Can you remember the first pedigree cow purchased for your herd? The Carlson family definitely do… Why? Because Brad Carlson’s great-grandfather purchased the founding purebred cow behind the Sunnyhome herd – from which...

Intriguing Sires - March 2021

The family of Clear-Echo Ramo 1200 has produced another high-flying bull, Hercules, currently ranked at Nr.2 on the US genomic list. His sire is the very successful sire of sons, Heroic (Achiever-Modesty), who transmits...

Sidekick: Popular Source of Elite Type

With +19 overall conformation based on 72 classified daughters, Sidekick is the highest progeny proven conformation sire available in Canada, while the three leading positions on the conformation list of DNA sires are he...

Focus on... March 2021

There are many traits that international Holstein breeding is working to develop at the moment. However, none of them have generated attention in the same way that feed efficiency has. And for good reason: feed is by far...

Intriguing Sires - March 2021

‘Multimate can attribute his popularity to the fact that he transmits cows that are robust and produce a lot of milk from well-attached, shallow udders,’ says Jaap Brinkman from CRV. Multimate is a son of Texel Beauty De...