Cow Families

November 2021

Cow Families

Vote for your All-Time Red World Champion!

A critical mistake on HI’s Red Holstein poster from August meant that the competition could not proceed fairly. For that reason, HI’s editorial staff saw no other option than to...

October 2021

Cow Families

Cow Country II - October 2021

The bull Bosside Rubel Rebel-Red (2808 gTPI) is out of Bosside Seasaw Abby (Seasaw-Gatedancer-Megasire) who is a top-20 TPI red or red-carrier cow in the US. ‘We purchased the Megasire...

October 2021

Cow Families

Skredsviks Prästgård, Sweden:Reaching an Elite Level Entirely with their own Effort

Martin Grahm was not a farmer’s son when he was born. But: two of his uncles were dairy farmers and milked cows from the original Swedish breeds SRB (red &...

October 2021

Cow Families

Cow Country I - October 2021

Weenarda Farms (Ontario) is one of the twenty highest index farms in Canada. Notable: all animals on this farm with 52 milking cows have homebred pedigrees. ‘Early on, my parents...

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...