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 1 - 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...

October 2021

Cow Families

Cow Country I - October 2021

Weenarda Farms (Ontario) is one of the twenty highest index farms in Canada. Notable: all animals on this farm with 52 milking cows have homebred pedigrees. ‘Early on, my parents...

Juli 2021


Exclusive: The ultimate update about the herds worldwide with the most EX cows (1)

To breed a Holstein that is distinguished as being EX is an accomplishment to be proud of even in times when Holstein breeding is continually striving towards more commercial goals....

October 2020

Cow Families

Cow Country - October 2020

Naturally, there are special reasons to explain why we are presenting the 4-year-old Maren here. The VG-88 Goldday daughter, whose pedigree, via daughters from Mascalese and Goldsun, goes back to...

September 2020

Herd reports

Austria’s Figurehead on the International Breeding Stage

In all likelihood, Austria’s Holstein population is one of the most underestimated in the world. Anyone who enjoys good conformation, production and longevity would be well-kept here. However, the international...

November 2019

Cow Families

A Special Cow in a Special Herd

While we were travelling for several stories two years ago in Austria, we had the opportunity to visit a special operation. The host on this lovely morning at the end...

September 2018

Cow Families

Cow Country - September 2018

It is a secret of the trade why the Pledge family, developed at Windy-Knoll-View in the USA and with many successful individuals around the world, is suddenly able to translate...

February 2018

Herd reports

Schönhof - One of the First Addresses for Holsteins in Austria

When the December HI was sent to thousands of breeders around the world two months ago with the World Champion Poster 2017, there were likely more than a few readers...