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August 2017
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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July 2017
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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July 2017
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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July 2017
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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July 2017
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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July 2017
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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July 2017
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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July 2017
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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July 2017
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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July 2017
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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July 2017
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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July 2017
Dueholm: Family Farm with Passion for International Marketing and High Production

Dueholm, the family farm of Martin and Ann Rasmussen in the northern Danish Skive, has developed since 2004 into the home of international cow families. Unabated, they continually invest in new purchases; based on profit...

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July 2017
Webb-Vue: Interactive Juncture of Technology, History, Science and Passion

Do you still remember him: Willow-Marsh Gabor, the powerful milk, fitness and width bull that was extremely popular for years? Sales of his semen exceeded 900,000 doses and today he has almost 55,000 daughters world-wide...

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June 2017
Udder Health: A Critical Element in Achieving High-Level Production

The combination of good genetics and good feed should lead to a high producing herd. However, seeing to all the smaller details that create an environment for healthy, contented cows is just as important. This month in o...

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June 2017
The Humbling Story behind Wendon’s Unstoppable Divine Family

Extreme 5-figure prices and show wins across North America have boosted the profile of Wendon’s Divine family this spring. And with many intriguing offspring coming through the ranks, much more is yet to come. The Divine...

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