Cow Families

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...

August 2021

Cow Families

Cow Country I August 2021

‘Until I flushed Nordic-Ridge Legacy VG-88 (< Supersire) with Delta, no ET work had been done with this family. I was fortunate to harvest twelve daughters from the flush, from...

August 2021

Cow Families

Cow Country II August 2021

She recently classified EX again, has produced 129,309kgs/285,077lb 4.68% 3.42% in 14 lactations, and is gearing up to calve for the 15th time, due in mid-September: not bad for the...

Juli 2021

Cow Families

Cow Country - July 2021

Strong and shallow udders, well-formed rumps: the 75 milking cows at Desnette Holsteins in Quebec display eye-catching type. This herd provided, for example, Desnette Adelicia Impression VG-89, HM All-Canadian Milking-1-Yr...

Juli 2021

Cow Families

Cow Country - July 2021

German breeder Andreas Proebsting milks 170 cows with the star of the herd being the red cow Big Dog RUW Syvana-Red VG-88. In 2016, RUW imported embryos from a red...

Juli 2021

Cow Families

Lakeside Ups Red Range: The Most Influential Red & White Bull Dam World-wide

Since the most recent index round, her sons make up the entire top-4 for red & white in Canada, while the Nr.1 (Ranger-Red) also leaves all black & white DNA...

Juli 2021

Cow Families

The Far Reaching Impact of Tony Beauty

Rainyridge Tony Beauty became a breed legend in 1999 when as a 14-year-old she became the oldest Grand Champion ever at the World Dairy Expo. She had also been Grand...

Juni 2021

Cow Families

Hilltara’s Maude family: A Nation’s Favourite!

The last time HI featured Hilltara’s Maude family was March 2006. 15 years can be “make or break” for a bloodline – it will either continue to do well and...

Juni 2021

Cow Families

Cow Country - June 2021

‘We regularly sell two-year-olds at the monthly RUW sales. Outstanding type can make a difference there of €3,000 instead of €2,000.’ Friedrich Köster from the German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen knows...