Cow Families

October 2021

Cow Families

HI’s Cow Family Tournament: Here are Numbers 6 & 5!

In September’s HI, you already became well acquainted with nr. 10, 9, 8 and 7 of HI’s unique Cow Family Tournament. And this time, we count down further, to 6...

October 2021

Cow Families

He was Born 100 Years Ago:JRAP, likely the most influential bull in the Holstein breed (1)

A truism in modern Holstein breeding: Round Oak Rag Apple Elevation and Pawnee Farm Arlinda Chief are the most influential foundation sires of the Holstein breed. When this duo was...

October 2021

Cow Families

Yan Jacobs: ‘A Good Cow Can Go Anywhere – That’s Why I Like the Britany Family’

Ferme Jacobs: There isn’t a more famous herd in the world for show-winning type. Only a handful of people can say they have bred a World Dairy Expo or Royal...

September 2021

Cow Families

Audrey Posch: This is the Multi-talented Brood Cow who Started the World’s Longest Chain of EX Generations

For many HI readers, the name Audrey Posch will be familiar, even though she was born 84 years ago. Audrey is namely the foundation cow of the cow family with...

September 2021

Cow Families

HI’s Cow Family Tournament: Here are Numbers 10, 9, 8 and 7!

After two preliminary rounds in March and April, and the grand finale in June’s HI, the project of 2021 – HI’s unique Cow Family Tournament – has notably gained momentum....

September 2021

Cow Families

Cow Country - September 2021

With two family branches in the top-10 of most recognized brood cows (HI 07/21), the L family in the Clydebank herd (300 milking cows) is one of the very strongest...

September 2021

Cow Families

Despite Heavy Competition in the Barn: ’This is Absolutely the Best Cow that I have ever Bred.’

Looking for an enthusiastic breeder? Someone who attains significant success with his strategy? Then we are at the right address at the farm of John de Vries in the Dutch...

September 2021

Cow Families

Why Brabantdale Triumphant Spooky Deserves to Rank Amongst Canada’s Best

With Gillette Blitz 2nd Wind, La Presentation Daurel and Stantons Freddie Cameo being the only three cows with more Canadian brood-stars than Brabantdale Spooky EX – you know she ranks...

August 2021

Cow Families

‘We can finally breed for healthy and economic cows – such as this Mowgli’

We spoke to Dominik Weber a week or so after he expanded his dairy farm. Weber milked 25 cows, but when a farm near-by (a free-stall barn near Welver to...

August 2021

Cow Families

Weelder Esmonique: The Powerful Family Behind Force, Empire, Esperanto, Endless and Eloy

The Weelder sires Empire and Esperanto, with 302 and 274 NVI, respectively lead the Dutch list of progeny proven sires. While from the same Esmonique family, the nr.1 DNA bull...

August 2021

Cow Families

Exclusive: The ultimate update about the herds worldwide with the most EX cows (2)

Noteworthy herds with dozens of EX Holsteins and a percentage of EX cows reaching to 70% were the focus of the first part of our analysis of the farms with...

August 2021

Cow Families

Goldwyn Deb: 11 EX Full Sisters, All With Different Owners

Eastriver Goldwyn Deb 176 was recently named “Star of the Breed” in the US and featured in CowCountry in our July edition. She combines elite level production with an impressive...