September 2022


Unique in HI: Farms with the Highest kg/lb Fat + Protein Productions World-wide Part 1

In the Holstein world, high productions always speak to the imagination. Tremendous records of individual animals, but certainly also high averages at the herd level. But how high are the...

February 2021

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Cow Country - February 2021

The forced cancellation of the annual Irish National Dairy Show in October led to a competition to determine the Champion of the Decade. Ridgefield Dundee Portea EX-95 claimed the title...

March 2020


Focus on... Persistency

For anybody who wants to produce milk economically, persistency must count among the must important traits when making sire selections. However, there are still many countries where there is no...

December 2019

Herd reports

Vanhatalon Holsteins: Splendid Home Base of the New Finnish Champion

They reigned supreme during Finland’s National Show last summer in Okra. Vanhatalon Holsteins won all the champion titles for the milking animals, and provided a fantastic Grand Champion with Grace-Charmaine....

September 2019

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BullTalk - September 2019

At Cogent in Great Britain, they had to bid farewell to a popular favourite in their sire facility: Cogent Twist. And… Twist was not only a favourite among his caretakers,...

February 2019

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Focus on... Highly Productive and Prolific

Anyone who breeds Holsteins will always have the traits milk production and fertility integrated in his philosophy in some way. And this exactly is a matter of two of the...

January 2019

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Focus on - January 2019

Have you ever tried to find a sire of sons that has a high overall breeding value with below average inheritance for frame size? We admit that the search is...

December 2018

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Cow Country - December 2019

‘Udder quality is certainly a family strength, as are the high productions.’ Lysanne Pelletier legitimately speaks about the qualities of the La Presentation Daurel dynasty. No less than 131 of...

November 2018

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Focus on - November 2018

For commercial dairy farmers, it likely does not make a difference if a sire was born via ET/IVF or via more natural means. But for organic farms it does matter....

February 2018

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BullTalk - February 2018

He is Nr.2 among the highest available black & white Dutch sires for type (see table): Lowlands Debark, owned by CRV. The DNA tested Danno son combines his 114 type...

August 2017


BullTalk - August 2017

Last month we wrote about the “comeback” of progeny proven sires; in more and more countries, they are able to get closer to the DNA top. This is also the...

October 2023


The Early Foundation Animals of the Holstein Breed

Which animals are at the foundation of the modern Holstein breed? The global AI company AI Total was eager to highlight a number of them. Together with Holstein International, a...