Cow Families

February 2024

Cow Families

Ashlyn: The Most Excellent Daughters in Breed History

In this Excellency issue there is no better cow to feature than the one that has produced the most EX daughters in breed history, the 2001 World Champion Tri-Day Ashlyn....

February 2024

Cow Families

Cow Country 2 - February 2024

After Laury and Tom Loutsch-Scholtus completed their apprenticeship in Canda, they decided to take over the farm of Laury’s father in the Redange canton of Luxembourg. They have been breeding...

February 2024

Cow Families

Cow Country 1 - February 2024

Castelverde Goldsun Laura EX-96, bred by the Quaini family in Italy is not a normal cow. At an impressive age of 11 years and a lifetime production of almost 140,000kg/308,000lb...

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

Cow Families

Comestar Laurie Sheik: Foundation of a Long Enduring Empire

In 1995 when the Canadian Cow of the Year award was established, they found exactly the right cow to set the standard, the inaugural winner being the legendary Comestar Laurie...

February 2024

Cow Families

The Lass Family from Clydebank: One of Australia’s Best Transmitting Families

Two cows from the Lass family at Clydebank – the three-quarter sisters Gay Lass EX and Gay Lassie VG-88 – both rank among the top-10 star-brood-cows of the breed in...

January 2024

Cow Families

Spanish Victory in Cremona: Twelve-year-old Llinde Ariel Jordan Excels

With 22 Holsteins, Spanish breeders trekked to Italy for the Cremona International Dairy Show. And their success was overwhelming; both the Grand Champion and the Reserve Grand title went to...

January 2024

Cow Families

At a Dazzling French Centenary: Impressive Ducasse Jaka Captures All of the Elite Titles

Unprecedented. That is the only appropriate description of the stunning event held at the end of November by Prim’Holstein France (PHF) to celebrate its 100th anniversary: its “Centenaire”. As such,...

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

Cow Families

Cow Country 1 - January 2024

Show participation was not in the cards for Bernard, Steven and Cindy Routhier from Routina Holstein (130 milking cows/2 milking robots) in Quebec in recent years. Nevertheless, their farm, also...

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

Cow Country 2 - January 2024

If you glance through the European gTPI rankings you’ll notice a prefix that frequently appears: Cristella. This name belongs to an Italian farm situated near the village of San Daniele...