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February 2023

Sires Report

Intriguing Sires DNA - February 2023

Rubble should sire medium sized cows with well-attached, high-quality udders, high components and trouble-free performance. This Conway son traces back to the Sandy-Valley Sapphire family that produced such bulls as...

February 2023

Herd reports

Get Familiar with the Herd Karnview: You are Going to Hear Much More from Them!

The year 2022 saw the Karnview herd gain considerable prominence in Holstein circles. A successful sale in the spring was followed by a stellar show season. Exhibiting at the World...

January 2023

Cow Families

Paris: Super Brood Cow with 25 Sons in AI

Over the last two years, Siemers Parfect has become one of the best known young genomic bulls in the industry and has many well-balanced, high indexing offspring to prove it....

January 2023

Management

The Value of Looking at the Actual Production Averages for Daughters of Bulls

Daughter production records – after adjustment for all the factors that might bias that data – are used to generate the genetic evaluation a bull receives. A reader of Holstein...

January 2023

Sires Report

Unstopabull: The Sire of Champions

There are many high type bulls that make a lot of nice cows without ever producing a true champion: Unstopabull is not one of those! Although his proof of 2573...

January 2023

Cow Families

Cow Country II - January 2023

Eclipse Altitude Princess-Red was first Junior-2 and Intermediate Champion of the Holstein Show at Australia’s International DairyWeek 2022, as well as Intermediate and Grand Champion Red Holstein. ‘I’ve always liked...

December 2022

Cow Families

Habitan Stellar Transmitter of Type and Production

In this fast paced world of modern genomic breeding it is amazing just how much influence one cow can create in just 5 years. The combination of prolific embryo production...

December 2022

Management

No Production Records and No Classification on Bull Dams?

Holstein International readers regularly contact us with requests or observations. Below is a request for us to look at the topic of missing performance data on bull dams, a comment...

December 2022

Sires Report

Intriguing Sires DP - December 2022

A balanced type profile with moderate stature, nice udders, good components and outstanding mastitis resistance… there is a lot to like about this red Apprentice son from the heart of...

December 2022

Management

Corn: Sowing the Seed of Success

One of the prime sources of forage for dairy cows around the globe is corn (maize), providing both high fibre and energy for the diet. One of corn’s many advantages...

December 2022

Management

The French Breed INRA-95 was Produced Specifically for Use on Dairy Cows

Good early growth, extra muscularity in the hindquarter, and smaller calves to promote calving-ease; the breeding goals for the INRA-95 have been clear right from the start. This is one...

November 2022

Sires Report

Intriguing Sires DNA - November 2022

Lonestar carries Sandy-Valley breeding on both the top and bottom sides of his pedigree, combining the Cosmopolitan family behind his sire Conway with the Rudy Missy family. ‘Unfortunately his Legacy...