Cow Families

November 2018

Cow Families

Scottish Novelty: Forte CS Elegance, the Third Generation EX-96

We are notably impressed in the beautiful new barn of Ve-Tech Holsteins in the Scottish county of Ayrshire, which makes use of all available automation, and where our very special...

November 2018

Cow Families

Cosmopolitan: A Living Legend of the Holstein Breed

The powerful, spotted Shottle daughter Larcrest Cosmopolitan captured worldwide attention when she became the Nr.1 GTPI cow of the US. Today the very vital 13-year-old continues to watch over the...

November 2018

Cow Families

Cow Country 1 - November 2018

At Mosnang Holsteins in the Canadian province of Alberta, 95 cows are being milked, and the highest producing cow family (L family) also provided the Grand Champion at the Alberta...

November 2018

Cow Families

Cow Country 2 - November 2018

Brandon and Lisa Weaver from Misty-Moor Holsteins in Pennsylvania had it right. During their visit to the dispersal of All-Riehl Holsteins in 2010, they purchased the favourably priced and uniquely...

November 2018

Cow Families

Mascol Jelli Provided Kærgaarden with European Index Top

Partly because of the success of the German Bookem son Big Point, in January 2017 HI wrote about the comeback of the Tidy-Brook Elton Steph family. The final stop on...

October 2018

Cow Families

Freurehaven Shottle Lautella: Powerful Source of Milk and Functionality

The ultimate goal for many high-ranking index families is the breeding of numerous popular sires. This task can be confidently entrusted to the family of Freurehaven Shottle Lautella. Her descendant...

October 2018

Cow Families

Dorcy Dextra: Foundation of a Dominant Family at Kings-Ransom

The Kings-Ransom herd at Schuylerville, New York, is especially dazzling at present, home to the EX-95 full sisters Cleavage and Cleo, and also the 94-point dam-daughter pair of Dextra and...

October 2018

Cow Families

Invisible?

Progress for longevity in the Holstein world is clearly visible. So much so, that it is sometimes invisible. That may sound contradictory, but this is what we mean: in HI’s...

October 2018

Cow Families

Cow Country - October 2018

‘We do not breed a cow like her every day!’ These are the opening words of Sylvain Pioud from Ferme du Moulin Gallet in eastern France, about Laitwis Dorothee. This...

October 2018

Cow Families

Etazon Renate: CRV’s Supreme Foundation Dam

In the Netherlands and Flanders, Etazon Renate is a household name. Thanks to the combination of a superior NVI and abundant embryo production, the O-Man daughter with French roots has...

September 2018

Cow Families

Converse Judy: Globally Renowned for Fitness Traits and Udders

Morningview Converse Judy EX-93 contributed a lot to putting the Morningview herd from Iowa on the international Holstein map. Key bulls from this family around the globe include the Canadian...

September 2018

Cow Families

Do these European Elegances form the very best line of “good-old” Elegance?

She is world famous: Krull Broker Elegance, the formidable brood cow from Wisconsin. But in the meantime, her reputation is receiving competition, because since her granddaughter Cradenhill Elegance made the...