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September 2022

Management

Unique in HI: Farms with the Highest kg/lb Fat + Protein Productions World-wide Part 1

In the Holstein world, high productions always speak to the imagination. Tremendous records of individual animals, but certainly also high averages at the herd level. But how high are the...

September 2022

Herd reports

Fairmont in Vermont: With Purebred Holsteins, Responding Flexibly to the Market

A commercial dairy with 1450 head and a breeding program with elite cows; Fairmont LLC in the northern part of the American state of Vermont has developed in the span...

August 2022

Sires report

Mirabell Sound System: Italian Combination of Production and Conformation

With 2662 TPI, Sound System is one of the very highest Silver sons world-wide. In his homeland of Italy, he is now developing into an historic transmitter, as evident from...

August 2022

Management

Good Udder Health: Important Key to Success on Modern Dairy Farms

A high somatic cell count, besides reducing milk revenue, also increases the likelihood of mastitis. Very undesirable then, due to its economic impact and the possible premature loss of valuable...

August 2022

Herd reports

Juniper Farms in Maine: Birth Barn of Jed and Wish is Successful Nowadays in the Show Ring

With a glorious victory at the Northeast All Breeds Holstein Show in the American state of Massachusetts, photo cow Juniper Missy-Red placed herself significantly in the limelight. HI went to...

July 2022

Herd reports

Robeth Holsteins: 240 Registered Atwoods and 170 Registered Diamondbacks

“Atwood Ave(nue)” and “Diamondback Drive”. The two notable street name signs in the tie stall barn at Liberty Hill Farm (Robeth Holsteins) turn out to be indicative of the breeding...

July 2022

Sires report

Intriguing Sires DNA 1 - July 2022

With a total index of 162 gRZG, Adwin debuted during the recent April release with an asterisk in second place on the German DNA list, as he combines a significant...

Brown Swiss International 2022

Sires report

Intriguing Sires DNA 1 - July 2022

Bari is a young bull and will become available this summer. Peter Zischg from Superbrown expects that the Italian Barca son will become popular, especially since he is a full...

June 2022

Sires report

Intriguing Sires Polled - June 2022

‘Hailstone is very popular and is thus following in the footsteps of bestselling homozygote polled sires like Dynamite-PP and Debut-PP,’ says Hannah Noble from Cogent about the son of Hulk-P...

June 2022

Sires report

Intriguing Sires DP - June 2022

‘Beatclub is now more popular than ever, as he was the big winner of the recent April release. His daughters display tremendous progress in the second lactation.’ Speaking is Bernd...

June 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country 2 - June 2022

The new Canadian Cow of the Year has been revealed: Paquet Kolya Goldwyn! That seems like more than a correct choice. The EX-92 Goldwyn daughter out of an EX-90 Titanic...

May 2022

Cow Families

Cow Country - May 2022

When we ask Jonathan Kelso from JK Genetics in Northern Ireland about the qualities of the Marq I family, his answer is clear: ‘Without a doubt: consistency. Consistency in providing...