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March 2024

Management

HI’s Anniversary Edition: Readers World-wide with their First Edition of Holstein International

“Please send us a picture of the first edition of Holstein International that you still have in your possession.” To this request posted by HI last year on social media,...

March 2024

Herd reports

Hinnemann Holstein in Germany:In the top-5 for Production Thanks to Elite Management and Focused Breeding

‘We try to make the production circumstances for our cows as optimal as possible.’ On the farm of Philipp Hinnemann in Germany, nothing is left to chance: Not in terms...

February 2024

Sires Report

Focus on... February 2024

They are interesting for enthusiasts of both red and black & white: high-indexing Holstein sires with the red factor. Here we present three interesting options.

February 2024

Cow Families

Swiss Expo: Hat Trick for Radiant Esprit

‘This cow is truly breathtaking!’ With these words, judge Molly Sloan expressed precisely what many spectators in the stands were thinking; the splendid Sunibelle Esprit became the undisputed Holstein Champion...

February 2024

Herd reports

Logic-PP & Leyhigh-PP: Representatives of Thriving Drewholme L Family

With the purchase of a Gibson daughter out of Idee Lustre, Andrew Martin, who was young at the time, laid the foundation for all the exceptional breeding success that is...

January 2024

Cow Families

Excellency World-Wide:HI Readers Share about Their Favourite EX Cows

Excellent cows; for many breeders that continues to be something special. The first, the most beautiful, the most special – HI readers around the world tell about their favourite EX...

January 2024

Cow Families

Nineteen-year-old ViG Grace EX-93: Epitome of East Friesian Excellence and Lifetime Production

She is nearly nineteen years old and is still in great shape: ViG Grace EX-93. We meet the Miss Ostfriesland of 2019 in her home herd on the banks of...

January 2024

Sires Report

Focus on... January 2024

High somatic cell counts and mastitis are costly on dairy farms: A reason for many farmers to have them play a role in sire selection. Therefore, a focus this time...

December 2023

Herd reports

Brenland Holsteins: Birth Barn of Conformation Specialist Brenland Denver

For years, Brenland Denver has been the most sold bull at St.Jacobs/ABC and subsequently signed for various championships at shows world-wide. For Denver’s breeder Brad Brenneman, this meant a dream...

December 2023

Management

Choose your Red Holstein World Champion 2023

No, not on a poster this time… but, the number of candidates has increased! For the selection of the Red Holstein World Champion 2023, no less than eighteen beautiful candidates...

December 2023

Sires Report

Focus on... December 2023

Good conformation continues to be an important item with sire selection for many farmers; preferably in combination with sufficient production and positive daughter fertility. Here are three credible options.

November 2023

Management

Abundant Quality at the Holstein and Red Holstein Shows: Shakira & Lilly-Red, Radiant Queens in Madison

Lynn Harbaugh and Phillip Topp, the judges of the Holsteins and Red Holsteins respectively, had plenty of splendid candidates from which to choose in each class – the WDE 2023...