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December 2018
Eberhard - Germany’s Best Herd for Milk Production… and with Room for Improvement

At 13,951kg, the 50-cow herd that Christoph and Wilhelm Eberhard milk at their meticulously cared for farm in the west German municipality of Kalkar had the highest milk production of all herds in Germany for 2017. This...

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December 2018
Extensive Family Passion Places the Kiko Name Increasingly in the Spotlights

On the cover of this HI edition, you already became acquainted with this farm: Kiko Holsteins from the American state of Ohio. On the cover picture is Elisabeth Kiko with herd favourite Kiko Gold Chip Maddie, who is also...

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December 2018
Lorita in California: ‘We Use Bulls that Tick Every Box.’

‘We use bulls that tick every box.’ With this statement, Chris Durrer gives a clear indication of the goal he has in mind. For years already, Lorita Holsteins has pursued type, but traits like production, fitness and fer...

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October 2018
Cookiecutter: On Its Way to 3,000 Cows

Nestled in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains at Hudson Falls, New York, is Ideal Dairy Farms. Ideal has been operated by the same family since 1908 and today milks 2,400 cows with an impressive average of over 30...

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November 2018
Scottish Novelty: Forte CS Elegance, the Third Generation EX-96

We are notably impressed in the beautiful new barn of Ve-Tech Holsteins in the Scottish county of Ayrshire, which makes use of all available automation, and where our very special picture cow hides among the herd of more...

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November 2018
Bull Fertility - Much Consulted Trait in Sire Selection

Timely pregnancy of heifers and cows is critical to the economics of dairy farms. That is the reason why during the past number of years, fertility has received increased attention within breeding programs. It is no long...

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November 2018
Cosmopolitan: A Living Legend of the Holstein Breed

The powerful, spotted Shottle daughter Larcrest Cosmopolitan captured worldwide attention when she became the Nr.1 GTPI cow of the US. Today the very vital 13-year-old continues to watch over the global dynasty she found...

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November 2018
Mascol Jelli Provided Kærgaarden with European Index Top

Partly because of the success of the German Bookem son Big Point, in January 2017 HI wrote about the comeback of the Tidy-Brook Elton Steph family. The final stop on the extensive tour along various remarkable European E...

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November 2018
Cow Country 1 - November 2018

At Mosnang Holsteins in the Canadian province of Alberta, 95 cows are being milked, and the highest producing cow family (L family) also provided the Grand Champion at the Alberta Dairy Congress. She is Mosnang Saloon Li...

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November 2018
Cow Country 2 - November 2018

Brandon and Lisa Weaver from Misty-Moor Holsteins in Pennsylvania had it right. During their visit to the dispersal of All-Riehl Holsteins in 2010, they purchased the favourably priced and uniquely bred All-Riehl Perfume...

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November 2018
Progenesis Fortune: Outcross Prospect at the Highest Level

In early October, at Character Holsteins in Canada, the Marius daughter Peaches was celebrated as the first female Holstein above 3000 gTPI for the Progenesis breeding program. A special detail: Peaches’ maternal grandsi...

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November 2018
Apoll-P-Red – Not a Perfect Nr.1, but Unbelievably Influential

At the start of this career he was the German Nr.1 among the red young sires. Then came his sons and Schreur Apoll, the Aikman son of the famous Verhages Bos Candlelight-Red-P, dominated Germany’s toplists for reds on a...

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November 2018
BullTalk - November 2018

He is one of the top-5 highest gTPI Red Holstein bulls and is widely available: Rhala-Re Blues-Red. Good for 2664 gTPI, owned by AI Total, a son of Salvatore (see elsewhere on this page) and good for all-round type. All-...

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November 2018
Intriguing Sires - Neutron & Daylite & Jacuzzi

Since April, Neutron has been in the Italian top-3 and is thus the most significant new name behind the reigning leader, Sound System. ‘Neutron is not only our second highest tested genomic bull behind the phenomenal Sou...

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November 2018
Focus on - November 2018

For commercial dairy farmers, it likely does not make a difference if a sire was born via ET/IVF or via more natural means. But for organic farms it does matter. The selection of naturally bred sires among the best bulls...

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