Cow Families

October 2017

Cow Families

Successful for shows and index: BTS-Swann – the uncommon French Splendor

Do you like stories about very special cows? The ones that have something different than their paternal sisters? If you do, you should enjoy the BTS-Swann story! This French cow...

October 2017

Cow Families

Cow Country 2 - October 2017

She is the first cow in Quebec’s history to complete 3 generations of 94/95 dams and is regarded as the best cow the Master Breeder Vieuxsaule herd has bred… What...

September 2017

Cow Families

Havenvalley Gibson Zweetie: New Name for Elite Type

Seldom is a Holstein buried on a farm. An exception is Havenvalley Zweetie. Even more remarkable: Larry Dykstra buried the Gibson daughter on his property when he was not even...

September 2017

Cow Families

Uncovered: The Secrets behind Hilrose’s “Herd of Excellence” Success

The Princess family, belonging to Hilrose Holsteins in America, has been in this award-winning herd for nearly 30 years. Much of the herd’s success can be owed to this productive...

September 2017

Cow Families

Cow Country - July 2017

Developed in the western US, discovered in France and now successful in the far northern part of Germany. In short, this is the story of the pedigree behind THH Orlean...

August 2017

Cow Families

Tricia: The Foundation Cow Behind the “T-bulls”

Tricia is a Rudolph daughter whose descendants have put the Lars-Acres prefix on the map when it comes to successful bulls in AI. They were already a fitness family before...

August 2017

Cow Families

Longevity Non-stop: Ronbeth Stormatic Doll, 5th Generation with 100,000 kg!

Since the beginning of this century, longevity is playing a more prominent role in Holstein breeding. In the Ronbeth herd of the Warner family in Ontario, high lifetime production has...

August 2017

Cow Families

Weelder Esmonique 38 Continues Esmeralda Tradition

With the May release, Weelder Esmonique 38, a G-Force daughter owned by the Dutch Van de Kamp family provided 2 sons in the Dutch gNVI top-3, including the leader Esperanto....

August 2017

Cow Families

A Question of Character

Clearly, it was a special picture with a special cow that lured us to the farm of Clemens Eilmans in the town of Kevelaer in western Germany. The 56 Holsteins...

August 2017

Cow Families

Cow Country - August 2017

On the Gandy dairy farm owned by the Gandolfi family in the northern Italian province of Mantova, the percentages of fat and protein, as well as protein quality, are prominent...

August 2017

Cow Families

The International Reach of Canada’s Dragonfly Family

We last reported on the Dragonfly family in April 2012. Since then the family has been spreading its wings and is now supplying some exciting young bulls in different parts...

July 2017

Cow Families

The Lidias: Even More Complete Thanks to Tango and Charley

“New Italian Bertaiola Family Accelerates in the Netherlands”: In January 2013, that was the title of HI’s article about 2 full sisters of the Italian Bolton son Bertaiola Mincio that...