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August 2018
From Stormatic to Unix, Now Lesperron has Produced 2 Top gTPI RC Sires

It achieved all of its goals and more – and realising the Lesperron herd’s breed-leading accomplishments was no easy feat. Read about how Lesperron shot to fame with the intelligent purchase of some special embryos… and...

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August 2018
L-L-M Dairy: 24 Consecutive Years of Progressive Genetics Awards

Located right in the heart of Wisconsin, L-L-M Dairy has been increasingly gaining attention over recent years with sale-topping consignments and bulls in AI. This month we put the focus on a herd that has consistently r...

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August 2018
The British Rickis: Unique with Eight Daughters Scored EX-93 and higher?!

From the outset, a question for all HI readers world-wide: do you know a cow with at least eight daughters that all score 93 points or more? A question that is difficult to answer as editors – but at any rate, the Britis...

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August 2018
Hezbollah: The Unexpected Breeding Potential of a Madison Winner

‘We are pleased to see several of her granddaughters coming up with impressive numbers – several of them have tested nearly 4 points on type. We really believe she will have a huge impact before she is done!’ Strong word...

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August 2018
Cow Country 1 - August 2018

In June, HI published part II of a unique overview of farms with the most living excellent cows. Appearing in fourth place on the Irish list was Lisnalty Holsteins with 52 excellents. A special number, especially conside...

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August 2018
Cow Country - August 2018

What do you know about Barbie’s older full-sister Rgncrst-Rh Durham Bianca EX-92? Perhaps you didn’t even know she existed? To us, this line of this world-renowned family has been in the shadows for too long. So here we...

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August 2018
BullTalk - august 2018

A note from the outset: this is not a Holstein bull! But: he is black & white and so special that he deserves his own place as a British-Friesian. Catlane Chad was the most used bull at Genus/ABS in Great Britain in 2016...

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August 2018
Focus on - August 2018

Bulls with a profile that offers more strength than size are few and far between. While hardly any breeder or sire analyst wants to bring more size into their herd of the population at large, there are few bulls that inh...

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August 2018
Larcrest in Minnesota: Home Base for the Cosmopolitans

The name Cosmopolitan brings instant name recognition throughout the Holstein world. This month we take you for a visit to her home in Minnesota, Larcrest, owned by Jon and Ann Larson and their son Tyler.

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August 2018
What a surprise!

We could not believe our eyes. The Swiss breeder Heinz Meier showed us his cow Editha, which he had made ready for a picture. For a moment, we think: why this cow? Then immediately it becomes clear: Editha is already 11...

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July 2018
Pieter Karst Bouma: Get the Most from the Cows with a Milking Robot and Extra Information

A daily production of 40 kg/cow; Pieter Karst Bouma wants to reach this goal within two years. ‘After raising the roof on the old barn, that is certainly realistic,’ says the farmer from the Dutch province of Friesland....

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July 2018
Loyalyn Goldwyn June - from a VG-85-2yr-old to a renowned North-American superstar

Owen Sound, a city in the northern area of southwestern Ontario, Canada, is located at the mouths of the Pottawatomi and Sydenham rivers. Dairy farming in this area is particularly challenging due to rocky land and a lim...

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July 2018
233 EXs: Discover the Sought After Secrets behind the World’s Nr.1 Herd, Brynhyfryd

A much talked about article was HI’s recent worldwide investigation to find the herds with the highest number of EX cows worldwide. The results showed a clear winner: The 1,600-cow Brynhyfryd herd with a massive 233 EXs....

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July 2018
No “Pansy” Cows in the Type - Focused Peace & Plenty Herd

During a 5-day trip around the Maryland area in the US, an outstanding stop was with the Schwartzbeck family. Aggressive, strong, high-type cows with liveability are what you will see in their Peace & Plenty herd. Find o...

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July 2018
A Powerful Storm Rages in this French Herd - With Positive “Damage”

Selecting consistently for type, balanced nutrition and a French American cow family. Those are the three most prominent ingredients that make the Riedill herd in eastern France more than noteworthy. And popular with man...

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