Cow Families

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...

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

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

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...

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

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

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...

December 2023

Cow Families

2023 Global Cow winner Paris: 6-Year-Old with 200 Progeny

Last month, Siemers Lmda Paris 27856 was announced as the Global Cow for 2023. The 6-year-old Delta Lambda daughter is dam of the Nr.3 daughter-proven sire Parfect as well as...

December 2023

Cow Families

Cow Country - December 2023

Al-Lew Ashley (Monterey-Mogul) was recently classified EX-95 in the USA. Her son Mr. Frazzled Aristocrat was the top-seller at the World Classic Sale and went for a gigantic sum of...

December 2023

Cow Families

Shakira: Queen of the Largest Holstein Show Ever at RWF

With 434 head paraded in front of judge Adam Liddle and his assistant Aaron Eaton, this was the largest black and white Holstein show in the more than 100-year history...

December 2023

Cow Families

Halo: The Breed’s Most Consistent Family at Combining Elite Type with Solid Production and Health?

The HI Cow Family Tournament in 2021 selected Dellia as the Nr.1 cow family of the breed. The figurehead of a current family branch, and a major contributor to that...

December 2023

Cow Families

Cow Country II - December 2023

‘She is like the great American cheese “Monterey Jack”: Better with age!’ reads the Facebook post of Ferme Jacobs on August 29th, 2023. Beneath was a photo of their cow...