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June 2022

Sires Report

“Surrogate Sires”: The Concept is now a Reality

How many times has this thought occurred? When an outstanding sire has a shortage of semen supply, or an elite bull is injured and cannot produce semen, or even when...

May 2022

Herd reports

Scarlet-Summer: The Only Two Red Cows in the World with 30,000kg/66,000lb Records

Central Pennsylvania is home to a herd that includes the world’s highest producing red cows. However, with two-thirds of the cows scored EX, even the keenest Holstein connoisseur would be...

May 2022

Cow Families

Puttergill Inka: A Leading Cow Family from South Africa

For over 30 years the Inka family has been rising to the top of the impressive Puttergill herd on the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The hard working Inka’s have...

May 2022

Management

Proof Reliabilities Give You a Means to Assess Risk

An animal’s genetic evaluation is an estimate of the genetics it will transmit to its offspring. The reliability tells us the likelihood of how much the proof might change once...

May 2022

Management

Beef-on-Dairy Programs: AI Kampen & Dunmasc Genetics.

The surge in use of beef bulls on lower genetic merit dairy cows continues to grow, and part of the evolution in this market is the use of male sexed...

May 2022

Management

Lionel The Most Extreme Milk Transmitter Ever

Bounding to the top of the TPI charts with the April proof release was the Frazzled son Lionel, with an amazing TPI of 3172. And at +3397lb of milk, he’s...

April 2022

Herd reports

Bosside in Wisconsin: The Sale of Genetics has Always Moved us Forward in a Big Way

Over the last 30 years the Bosside name has had a constant presence on the international Holstein scene. At first it was Bosside Ruben, then Bosside AltaRoss, Co-op Bosside Massey...

April 2022

Sires Report

Intriguing Sires Best Seller 2021 2 - April 2022

Moline was the highest volume selling bull in the Jetstream line-up last year. He is housed in the US and is an excellent semen producer in both conventional and sexed...

April 2022

Management

Bles Dairies: Purpose Driven Company with Global Reach and Local Impact

The Dutch company Bles Dairies was founded in 1990 as a livestock exporter supplying pedigreed Holstein heifers to Europe, the Middle-East and Africa. A genetics division was added in 1997...

April 2022

Management

Beef-On-Dairy at Select Sires: The New BART Program to Produce Bulls for Use on Dairy Cows

Beef semen sales in the US reached a record 8.7 million units in 2021, up 21% from the previous year. Indeed, 10 years earlier only 1.3 million units sold and...

April 2022

Management

Excluding Genomics: Would That Give Us a More Accurate Measure of a Proven Sire’s Genetic Merit?

Recently a breeder contacted Holstein International with an interesting question…’Once a bull gets a number of daughters in production why don’t they just remove the genomics from his proof altogether?...

March 2022

Herd reports

Lareleve Canada’s Top Production Herd

For 2021 they broke through the 17,000kg/37,400lb barrier!! Lareleve has a 305-day average of 17,061kg/37,613lb 3.9%f 3.2%p on110 cows. Join us for a visit to Canada’s top production herd.