June 2024

Misc Breeds

Genostar looks to the future

With the construction of a new facility for semen production and processing at the existing Kagelberg site in Austria, Genostar shows trust in its breeders for its future. This investment...

May 2024

Cow Families

Cow Country II - May 2024

The story of Jolana starts in November 2013, when Otto Meinders had a hospital stay in Leer and happened to walk past the sale barn during the first VOST-Select-Sale while...

November 2023

Misc Breeds

Brown Swiss President

Since 2018, Thomas Schweigl has been the president of the European Brown Swiss Federation, before which he was the vice-president. At the same time, Schweigl together with his wife manages...

October 2023

Herd reports

DeHo-Holsteins: An exquisite conformation source in Austria with international quality

The weather in the summer of 2023 in Austria showed many sides. A lot of rain and almost weekly storms made life difficult for farmers and their harvest. There were...

August 2023

Cow Families

Cow Country - August 2023

She has an absolutely stunning appearance: Priestland 6877 Master James Rose VG-88, one of the five classified daughters of Golden-Oaks Master at Priestland Holsteins in Northern Ireland. Just as her...

July 2023

Misc Breeds

A French sire is the darling of AI studs The big analysis of breeding for AI

No sire has put more sons into AI service internationally in recent years than O’Malley: every twentieth AI sire from the birth year 2019 onwards, worldwide, is a son of...

June 2023


Austrian Genostar Aims for an Economical and Modern Dairy Cow

With the merger of smaller organizations in Steiermark and Niederösterreich, Genostar was established in 2009, thus becoming the largest AI company in Austria. The most prominent breeds in Genostar’s working...

December 2022


South Tyrol – A Holstein pearl in the northern Italian Alps

It is more than 60 years ago that dairy farmers in South Tyrol first imported black and white cows from northern Germany. What followed is a development that has still...

October 2022


Unique in HI: Farms with the Highest kg/lb. Fat+Protein Production World-wide (Part 2)

In HI’s September issue, part one of our unique overview of the highest production farms world-wide appeared, with an overview of elite milkers from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Estonia, Great...

July 2022


Holstein Austria and the rise to one of the most esteemed populations in Europe

Admittedly, the 48,000 herdbook cows makeup one of the small populations in Europe. Just as small, but with considerable international orientation, is the breeding program. Nonetheless, Austria’s Holsteins are on...

April 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country I - April 2022

The name Paul Mathay is a household one for many fans of the red and white scene within Europe. For decades he has been regularly investing in the best red...

November 2021

Cow Families

Cow Country II - November 2021

The cow that we are talking about here is an original US product and has her home there at Budjon Farms. However, Our-Favorite Lustre, the VG-89 King Doc out of...