July 2024


Simon Lalande: Always Searching for that Special Cow

Simon Lalande is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished cattlemen in the industry. His Ferme Blondin just west of Montreal has bred or developed numerous show champions, he...

July 2023

Herd reports

The Ambition at OCD: ‘Breeding an Elite Conformation Sire That is Also Very Suitable for Commercial Herds.’

The prefix is one of the best known in modern Holstein breeding: OCD. It is the source of one of the most influential Holstein cows in recent times (Miss OCD...

June 2023

Cow Families

Glengarry Alexis: Going from Strength to Strength

A short generation interval has helped to keep this Canadian cow family current, not just from a production standpoint but also for solid, functional type. With a history of over...

Juni 2021

Cow Families

Here is the Grand Finale of HI's Cow Family Tournament

In HI’s March 2021 issue, you found preliminary round one: 50 impressive cow families from various continents. This presentation was followed in the April edition by preliminary round two, again...

April 2021

Cow Families

The sequel: Here is the Second Preliminary Round of HI’s Cow Family Tournament!

In our recent March issue, HI’s tournament of the world’s most influential cow families commenced with preliminary round 1, in which 50 promising cow families from continents other than North...

December 2020

Sires Report

Focus on... December 2020

It is not always the breeding values that explain the popularity of certain sires. There are more characteristics that are important to dairy farmers when selecting bulls, like cow families,...

June 2020

Cow Families

Updates from the Blondin Supra family: Leading Type Sires, Top Sellers and National Champions

Amazingly it has been over five years since HI has dedicated a cow family story to the Canadian Blondin Supra family. Starting at Blondin with the purchase of Diamond-Hill Warden...