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September 2022

Management

Mike West: ‘Using our Extensive International Network to Keep us in Tune with What Producers will Need in the Future.’

You have often read his comments on bulls from the Semex line-up, product support specialist Mike West. The Canadian based brand name Semex has held a prominent position in the...

September 2022

Management

10 Years of Peak: A Constantly Evolving Genetic Program

The prefix Peak is now a constant on sire ranking lists, not just in the US but other countries too. The number of studs that include bulls bred by Peak...

September 2022

Cow Families

Gumball A Resume that Rivals the Great Roxy

Roxy had 16 EX daughters, 3 VG and 2 GP. Gumball has 20 EX daughters, 3 VG and 1 GP. Roxy was EX-97 with a highest daughter at 94: Gumball...

August 2022

Management

Beef-On-Dairy: Growing Interest in Angus Genetics

Angus has become the dominant breed in a number of major beef-producing countries around the globe. Effective marketing and breed improvement programs have helped to grow market share. Now that...

August 2022

Management

Selecting for Longevity: Now With Much Greater Progress

It seems that the dramatic improvement in production traits for Holsteins over the years has often been at the expense of longevity… or at least any gains in longevity have...

August 2022

Cow Families

Stadacona Outside Abel: Fountainhead of a Family of Super Brood Cows

Eastside Lewisdale Gold Missy sold for 1.2 million dollars, was Grand Champion at the World Dairy Expo and the Royal in 2011, and was Canadian Cow of the Year 2012....

July 2022

Herd reports

Berryholme: ‘Be honest with yourself. There is no value in wearing rose-colored glasses’

Berryholme, H. Wright & Son, Cumbria, was one of 10 names to appear on the list when Holstein UK announced the winners of the Master Breeder Awards for 2022. The...

July 2022

Management

Round-Table Which Total Performance Index Do You Prefer?

Which total merit index do you use in choosing the bulls for your herd? Which traits do you focus on in particular? Which traits do you put less emphasis on?...

July 2022

Management

Beef-on-Dairy at Cogent: Strategic Use of Male Sexed Beef Semen

‘By the end of 2022 we expect figures to show that over 60% of beef produced in the UK comes from dairy herds,’ explains Cogent beef program manager Boomer Birch....

July 2022

Sires report

Intriguing Sires DP - July 2022

At first he attracted attention with his successful sons – including the much publicized Mendel-P (see BullTalk HI 06/2022) – and now with milking daughters in his proof Entity is...

July 2022

Sires report

Pride Ramos Toward: Deep Cow Family with Alternative Bloodlines

The recent Sunrise Sale in Germany on March 25th saw a sensational record price of €70,300 for the young heifer Talika-P-RC. A search to find the origins of the cow...

Brown Swiss International 2022

Misc Breeds

Jenlar: High Performance Brown Swiss in Wisconsin

At Jenlar the Brown Swiss compete with Holsteins on a daily basis to retain a position in this well-managed dairy herd. Along the way Jenlar has bred and developed a...