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January 2019
Warnelview Holsteins: 123 Excellents and an Exemplary Warnelview Nita EX-97

Impressive! Our visit to Warnelview Holsteins in the far northwest of England can be summarized with just one word. Impressive, due to top-notch management and the well-kept appearance of the farm: Impressive, due to the...

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January 2019
Preventing Holsteins from Becoming Too Tall

The breeding of tall, impressive looking cows has been the goal for many a breeder down through the years. Now, slowly the tide of opinion is changing and many believe the stature of Holsteins is already tall enough. How...

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January 2019
TPI and Net Merit: Do You Know Exactly What They Include?

With US Holstein genetics playing a major role on the international scene, the TPI is widely recognized and has become a common language understood in many different countries around the world. However, do you know exact...

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December 2018
Undenied: Popular Type Star out of Breeding Icon Our-Favorite Unlimited

Our-Favorite Undenied is on the sire list of many type enthusiasts world-wide. The American Solomon son scores no less than 4.16 gPTAT, and with that, is certainly not an exception in the large brood of his dam Unlimited...

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December 2018
Elevation Dawn: Non-Stop in Bomaz’s Future

Bomaz, the farm owned by the Zwald and Schalla families in Wisconsin, with Skywalker and AltaDelson-P, bred two young sires that are remarkable right now. Both descend from the family of Dalse Bomaz 1551, who was feature...

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December 2018
Cow Comfort: What Are the Main Options for Bedding Material?

Improved cow comfort is often listed as a major contributor to increased milk production. Improved barn design, increased air flow and ventilation, better access to the feed bunk, and more spacious stalls all help to mak...

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December 2018
Lepoint: ‘Genomics Overestimates Popular Families. That Needs to Change.’

France has two large breeding companies: Evolution and Gènes Diffusion. At the latter, Frédéric Lepoint has already been employed for 28 years and thus is both a genetic manager and an ambassador. HI spoke with Lepoint a...

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December 2018
Gillette-I Durham Jericho: The Success Story that Could Have Never Happened

The opportunistic purchase of a 10-year-old dry cow resulted in an abundantly successful cow family at the world-famous Gillette herd in Canada. Read on to discover how this spontaneous acquisition created a solid founda...

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December 2018
Apple - Exemplary Show Star and Unparalleled Gene Source

Apple. The name has a magical ring in breeding. Certainly within the Red Holstein world, but also beyond, all over they speak with deep respect about the American Regiment daughter, who during her long career emerged as...

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December 2018
Cow Country - December 2019

‘Udder quality is certainly a family strength, as are the high productions.’ Lysanne Pelletier legitimately speaks about the qualities of the La Presentation Daurel dynasty. No less than 131 of the 410 milking Holsteins...

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December 2018
Gumball and Bazooka: Canada’s First Ever 96-Point Dam-Daughter Pair

Classified EX-96, this sublime transmitter has 13 EX daughters! Hendercroft Lheros Gumball was also Grand Champion at the East Ontario Championship Show 2008, while her 96-point daughter Bazooka was Champion at the same...

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December 2018
BullTalk - December 2018

Those who thought that genomics would eliminate them… are mistaken! They still exist, the tenacious super-millionaires. In October, we reported that the 15-year-old Planet passed the milestone of 1.5 million doses. A sir...

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December 2018
Intriguing Sires - Artist & Solito-Red & Thunder Storm

Since his start a good year ago, Stone-Front Artist has been one of the best-liked sires in the program of St Jacobs ABC. And now, with his first calves impressing at their farms, the run on Artist semen has continued un...

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December 2018
Focus on - December 2018

In contrast to beta casein, whose ideal form is A2A2, the kappa casein variant has real economic meaning. Milk from cows with the ideal genotype of BB can give a 1.5% increase in cheese yield at the same protein concentr...

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December 2018
Meet the World’s 55th Holstein millionaire: Seagull-Bay Supersire

At the end of this month, on December 28, 2018, he will turn 8 years old – and by then will have substantially exceeded one million doses produced. In early November, the millionth dose of Supersire semen was namely sold...

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