December 2023

Herd reports

Emu Banks: The Nr.1 BPI Herd in Australia

The Roumare son Emu Banks Christmas spent two years topping the daughter-proven sire list in Australia, and earlier this year Emu Banks Rizboy became the Nr.1 on the genomic bull...

November 2023

Sires Report

Mirand: PP Sire of the Very Highest Conformation Level for Black and Red

With his debut, Coomboona Zipit Mirand-PP-RC from Australia generated a lot of international attention. Never before had a PP sire been able to display such high conformation indexes. And on...

November 2023

Misc Breeds

Genetics Australia: Are the World’s Best Jerseys in Australia?

The most prominent breeds at the Australian AI company Genetics Australia are Holstein, Jersey, Australian-Red and Illawarra. ‘In addition, we have an extensive offering of beef breeds, with Angus being...

October 2023

Cow Families

Cow Country II - October 2023

Winwood Tatoo Lightsout VG-87 is a finalist in the All-Australian Photo competition. ‘My boyfriend Mal Nikora and I purchased her dam as a 5-month-old calf in 2018 and the Tatoo...

September 2023

Cow Families

Jessica Cow Family puts International Focus on Australian Holsteins

Few cow families have created as much excitement as the Elmar Jessica’s. Bred and developed over the last 35 years by the Hore family in northern Victoria, the Jessica’s produced...

August 2023

Sires Report

BullTalk - August 2023

Swissgenetics is marketing a polled sire with unique qualities: Vogue Hero-P. ‘He is extremely popular in Switzerland, because he is very all-round,’ tells Marc-Henri Guillaume from Swissgenetics, who points to...

May 2023

Cow Families

Cow Country II - May 2023

The state of Victoria is the heartland of the Australian dairy industry. In the north of the state at Bamawm is Mitch Holsteins, the 300-cow herd owned by Brent &...

April 2023

Cow Families

Cow Country II - April 2023

Grand Champion at the Estevanens Show in Switzerland last fall was Londaly Armani Lovely-Red EX-94. Earlier in her career Lovely had been Intermediate Champion at the Swiss Expo 2017 and...

March 2023

Cow Families

Cow Country 2 - March 2023

Keur Zohare VG-87, owned by Marcel Heylen (Keur Holsteins) in Belgium, is a remarkable Holstein. Thanks to her sire Ohare-P and her dam, a daughter of Laron-P, she was born...

January 2023

Cow Families

Cow Country II - January 2023

Eclipse Altitude Princess-Red was first Junior-2 and Intermediate Champion of the Holstein Show at Australia’s International DairyWeek 2022, as well as Intermediate and Grand Champion Red Holstein. ‘I’ve always liked...

October 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country II - October 2022

Claynook Holsteins has worked with two branches of the Rud Zip family: One based on OCD Planet Diamond, full sister to the dam of Global Cow winner Delicious whose many...

July 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country 2 - July 2022

Dogwood Farm in Virginia, 50 miles/80 km west of the centre of Washington DC, is the domain of Pottsdale Holsteins. ‘RORA Elevation was bred just seven miles or eleven kilometres...