Blondin Sires

July 2024

Management

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...

April 2024

Sires Report

Avalanche and sons: A blessing and a curse

Dymentholm Mr Apples Avalanche-RC has had an enormous influence on show rings around the world. Particularly for red and whites his genetics are barely avoidable. And yet Avalanche is a...

November 2023

Cow Families

Cow Country I - November 2023

08-10-2023; a significant date for Jeff Lambrecht in Wisconsin. That day his Lambrecht Captain Eloise GP-83 became 36 months old, which marked the expiration of the purchase back rights of...

October 2023

Sires Report

Intriguing Sires DNA - October 2023

His name Sunburst was inspired by Skalsumer Sunny Boy, CRV’s famous globetrotter from the 1990s. Sunburst and Sunny Boy are both bred out of the Skalsumer Pietje family which has...

September 2023

Sires Report

BullTalk - September 2023

Last year in July he provided a memorable HI cover picture: the now four-year-old German bull Adissio-PP. ‘From the outset he was very popular; the first two years he was...

May 2023

Herd reports

Golden-Oaks: The embryo market hasreally picked up again

Golden-Oaks has been an important name in Holstein breeding for generations. Located in an urban setting close to Chicago, Golden-Oaks has been a successful dairy operation and breeder of elite...

April 2023

Sires Report

Intriguing Sires DNA - April 2023

In order to register any young bull in Canada a genomic test is required. The Dickieson family of Birkentree Holsteins at North Rustico, Prince Edward Island, wanted to register a...

January 2023

Sires Report

Unstopabull: The Sire of Champions

There are many high type bulls that make a lot of nice cows without ever producing a true champion: Unstopabull is not one of those! Although his proof of 2573...

August 2022

Sires Report

Intriguing Sires - August 2022

In April, with 254 daughters (78 classified), Hancock was just inside of the top-100 TPI. The Doc son and descendant of Global Cow 2019 winner Cookiecutter Mog Hanker combines a...

May 2022

Sires Report

Focus on... May 2022

Once again, the breeding evaluations in April revealed bulls with special traits like polled or red factor as sources of interesting newcomers. While polled and particularly RC sires at the...

March 2022

Sires Report

BullTalk - March 2022

One of the remarkable millionaires in the world is Mainstream Manifold, a bull that no one initially expected would become a millionaire. However, he actually developed into one of the...

March 2022

Management

Unique HI Overview: These are the 92 Most Sold Holstein Sires at AI Companies Worldwide

Who were the most sold Holstein sires in 2021? The answer follows here, in a unique overview with 92 bestsellers from 38 breeding organizations in thirteen different countries. As well...