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March 2024

Management

Holstein World Championship: Choose your World Champion 2023

It’s in a new format and a new time-slot…but it’s the 26th edition of the World Champion competition! This time we have more cows representing more countries than ever before:...

March 2024

Management

Calf Vitality: Selecting Genetics to Improve Heifer Survival

Over the past 15 years, Holstein breeding programs worldwide have produced dramatic gains, not just in terms of production but also for health and welfare outcomes too. Especially the rebound...

March 2024

Cow Families

Cow Country - March 2024

Jean-Baptiste Decheppe of Gaec du Tombuy at Gimecourt in the north-east of France has a cow with a special story. ‘Gourmande was not born on our farm. It was our...

February 2024

Management

Maple Repeats as Red Holstein World Champion

She was the returning World Champion, only this year she had dominated the show world like no red cow before her, Blondin RD Unstopabull Maple-Red. And as her name suggests,...

February 2024

Sires Report

Intriguing Sires DNA - February 2024

With his very high combined fat and protein along with over 2.00 for PTAT and udders while maintaining strong mastitis resistance, Hardin has a lot to offer the breed. ‘Hardin...

February 2024

Cow Families

Ashlyn: The Most Excellent Daughters in Breed History

In this Excellency issue there is no better cow to feature than the one that has produced the most EX daughters in breed history, the 2001 World Champion Tri-Day Ashlyn....

February 2024

Cow Families

The Lass Family from Clydebank: One of Australia’s Best Transmitting Families

Two cows from the Lass family at Clydebank – the three-quarter sisters Gay Lass EX and Gay Lassie VG-88 – both rank among the top-10 star-brood-cows of the breed in...

February 2024

Cow Families

Comestar Laurie Sheik: Foundation of a Long Enduring Empire

In 1995 when the Canadian Cow of the Year award was established, they found exactly the right cow to set the standard, the inaugural winner being the legendary Comestar Laurie...

February 2024

Management

Proof Reliability: Providing a Risk Assessment for each Genetic Evaluation

The reliability of an animal’s genetic evaluation expressed as a percentage provides a means to assess the likelihood and by how much a proof might change once more complete data...

January 2024

Management

Setting the Standard: The Highest Classified Holsteins World-Wide

As a feature of this “Excellency” issue, Holstein International brings you this overview of the highest classified cows from different countries around the globe. They are the best of the...

January 2024

Herd reports

Wintersell: One of the Oldest Black-and-White Herds in the UK

The popular O-Man son Wintersell Milo received widespread use in the UK and semen was exported to various countries around the world. The Wintersell herd where he was bred is...

January 2024

Sires Report

Unix: Sire of the Best Young Cows of the Show Ring

For each of the past three years, the Premier Sire banner at the World Dairy Expo in Wisconsin has gone to Croteau Lesperron Unix. Among the young milking cow classes,...